Monday, August 19, 2019

Juditta Ben David and David Treleaven - Mindfulness and Trauma - How?

We're announcing this webinar with joy
> David Treleaven and Juditta Ben David <
on *Mindfulness sensitive to Trauma*

from the author of TSM, and the founder of MiA
Two researchers of this junction
We think it's going to be fascinating and a good discussion.

Join us 


REGISTER HERE:  - for inquiries

September 24th 2019
... send in your questions 

And if you feel so inclined we'd love your sharing it forward. 
The MiA course development will benefit from any and all sums.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Off to Ireland's MBSE training again :-) After a day EFA_SE workshop in the Galilee of the most exciting scientific discoveries the last twenty years is: 
How we focus our attention shapes the structure the brain!....and- that we can actually grow these new connections throughout our lives, not just in childhood. (D. Siegel)

After a delightful workshop in Clil Israel, the west Galilee, through the ToWo group and GHS, I'll be travelling to Ireland, the Green emerald, again. 

We shall be offering my baby, the MBSE training in Cork
28-30 November
Mindfulness Based Somatic Experiencing Trauma Therapy

and Leemore Butler is our amazing coordinator there
So to join our course, for info, questions -
for prices and registration:  or
and 086-8148658 (Ireland)

We shall also offer a special one day intro, EFA_SE
Basic skills of Somatic Experiencing, as an Emotional First Aid 
for those of you that did not take the intro during my other visits and yet would like to join the training... :-))  on the 28th Nov...
Or you can enjoy a short taste of the technique if you're curious, and contemplating taking the training maybe another time ;-)
in Cork and in Dublin this time !  or
and 086-8148658 (Ireland)- Leemore Butler 
ToWo admin person in Ireland ~~~  ~~~  for all your inquiries ~~~ 

Leemore and Jan have created this wonderful flyer, please take a look
I was surprised !

See you there
Juditta Ben-David  MA SEP

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Julis- a new course- Mindfulness in everyday life- Mindfulness with stress

Juditta has been asked to open a new course in Julis, Western Galilee, Medica college_
together with the ToWo group

Mindfulness in everyday life- Dealing with Stress, Pain, Loss.

9 meetings, and a long day retreat.

more info: 04-6996913 .   054-5799978 Medica college

Here's an audio piece about Mindfulness of the body and pain

Monday, July 21, 2014

Cork Ireland- first MBSE training has concluded !

Amazing, surprising, and then not.. 10 women, 10 fine professional therapists, 10 beautiful people,  have concluded the first Irish MBSE training, this last May.
That is, they've come through ;-) all the workshops, and experiential learning needed, and now we are waiting for the final video assignment, a full session facilitated and documented by each one of them. 
The times are times of anticipation, wonder, sheer pride, bubbling joy, and patience. 
After all the videos will be assessed, and all small admin details will be taken care of, they will receive the MBSE certificate of therapy. 
We shall publish the names and ways of contact, as soon as possible, so that you can approach them for sessions.

Here is a picture taken at the end of our last workshop, in Dingle:

What a lively group, what a great experience to teach these women, and this time around in a retreat setting.

If you'd like to join the next MBSE training in Cork,
If you'd like to get info about the full 2 years, 76 hours/year program,
or just an Intro weekend, satisfying in itself;

Please do not hesitate to write or call:

Mrs. Leemore Butler
course admin
Tel:  086-8148658

Juditta Ben-David MA SEP
MBSE founder and instructor
ToWo group director and senior trainer

,The points we shall cover are written in the flyers attached here
Please remember to contact Leemore !! and not Maria (which is on the flyer) i.e.  

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Congrats ** Now a full Mindfulness and Dharma instructor at Tovana **

Juditta has been invited to the Tovana Family as a Dharma and Mindfulness instructor. Tovana is a large Dharma community in Israel, it's roots in the Teravada tradition, in a way resembling the Insight meditation organisations abroad. Juditta has been facilitating mindfulness community groups and 8 week intro courses during these last years, some on behalf of Tovana. Now she has been offered to join Tovana's teacher and instructors list. We are delighted to congrat her for this appreciation of her work.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Ireland 2012

I'm so happy to share the work in Ireland with the SHEP community of counselors and psychotherapists in Cork.

This June taught there the EFA (emotional first aid) course from the SE school, and advanced work in MBSE (Mindfulness based Somatic Experiencing).
Such an amazing group of people, with curiousity and genuine interest in personal development. A group that inspires me in the work they do in their community and with their kindness and honest inquiry.

Another training will happen this October, if you know of anyone that would like to join.

At the same time Sogyal Rinpoche was at Dzogchen Beara and I was so lucky to sit on his week long retreat. The subject was Compassion and the practice was Tonglen. I do love that practice, and recommend it wholeheartedly.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Mind-Body perspectives in Trauma therapy: SE and MBSE; JuDitta Ben-David M.A. SEP

Workshop: 10 - 12 May 2012 - House in Clil
An intro to Perspectives and Techniques in Trauma 
based in the Mind - Body Paradigm

Besel van der Kolk, Peter Levine, and Pat Ogden, from the pioneers in trauma therapy and research, both emphasis that Trauma is not the event, but in the holistic perception of it within the mind-body organism - "The Horror beyond Words". The Body is the Portal, and Mindfulness based techniques are the Vehicles to gentle heightened awareness, tracking and untangling what is 
Implicit and in a bind. of the most exciting scientific discoveries the last twenty years is: How we focus our attention shapes the structure of the brain!...and- that we can grow these new connections throughout our lives, 
not just in childhood. (D. Siegel)

Basic skills in Somatic Experience (SE), Focusing and Mindfulness will be taught embedded in Body oriented Psychotherapy and Neuroscience research - as well as an understanding of the inherent relationship to the age old wise Buddhist Dharma.

Juditta Ben-David MA SEP: Body oriented Psyhotherapist, Contemplatice psy, and Mindfulness instructor (Tovana). Lecture at the Tel Hai College trauma dept., Wingate Institute, and Megged school for Advanced Psychotherapy (More info here)
077-6639903  for registration

Going Abroad:  Trainings in Somatic Experiencing (SE) MBSE, and emotional first aid (EFA) will be held also in Ireland and Turkey (April - May 2012)
See: ToWo goes to Turkey: Earthquake Relief

Friday, March 16, 2012

"Focusing & Mindfulness" - House in Clil

23 - 24 March 2012

Practice the art of "Listening Within" and "Contact your own inner Wisdom".

We invite you for this weekend to the House in Clil, which is nestled in the foothills of the Western Galilee, surrounded by olive trees and carobs, where wide open skies overlook the mediterranian sea.

There is another way to communicate and that is to just live your practice, just by being a mindful person,you are communicating something and expressing something.....   

FocusingFocusing is direct access to a 
             Bodily Knowing. A Felt Sense.
As in ancient times, philosophy now has a practice derived from it.. and there, following the entry into the implicit, surprising new steps of change, thought, and action come about. 
Check the book "Focusing" by Eugine Gendlin. the focusing institute 
The root and influence on many new Psychotherapy techniques these last 20 years.

MindfulnessMindfulness is the practice of paying attention 
to one thing in the moment without judgment in order to meet the present with acceptance and equanimity.
What a delightful practice to augment personal inquiry, and to deepen the understanding of Focusing.

Chen Ein-Habar: Certified Focusing instructor. 
Juditta Ben-David: Body oriented Psychotherapist, Contemplative psy, and Mindfulness instructor (Tovana).

            - Hours in this Workshop can be used towards a Certificate in Focusing -

Monday, October 31, 2011

"Focusing" - The house in Clil

What better venue for a Focusing workshop?
The House in Clil, with it's pastoral surroundings, olive trees carobs wide open skies...  dirt roads leading to simple houses, yurts, and lovely angles to the meditteranian sea.
A delightful group of women gathered for this opportunity, for a weekend. Making food together and practicing the art of listening within.

Cease looking for flowers!
There blooms a garden in your own home.
While you look for trinkets                                      
The treasure house awaits you
in your own Being.

Focusing- Focusing is direct access to a bodily knowing.
As in ancient times, philosophy now has a practice derived from it.. and there, following the entry into the implicit, surprising new steps of change, thought, and action come about. 
Check the book "Focusing" by Eugine Gendlin. the focusing institute 
The root and influence on many new Psychotherapy techniques these last 20 years.

Chen Ein-Habar: Focusing instructor, 
Juditta Ben-David:Body oriented Psychotherapist, host and Mindfulness instructor.
for further information, we shall hold more weekends as such, and there is a monthly get together of Focusing practicioners for deepening insights.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Life Loss and the Unknown- Kibbutz Evron- fridays

Ajahn Amarro: "Let the mind and body assume the natural peace and ease that is the natural peace and ease that are the peace and ease of the natural body". Simple.

Inviting you for
5 fridays of contemplating inquring practicing how we meet fear, pain, impermanence, loss, grief
and how this affects our life.
How can these practices of loving kindness, compassion and equanimity benefit our life.
17/06, 29/07 , 19/08, 09/09, 28/10 09:30-12:00 Kibbutz Evron "Baderech"
Kati 0524-281134 for info

Pema chodron on Maitri

Honouring that present of Life :-) Precious human life.

Dana Based teaching - Juditta Ben-David,
70 shekel for the whole series (5 fridays) for the place.
Inquire with Kati about arriving for one friday if needed.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Tel Chai- Trauma and Somatization, Istanbul- Trauma therapy

Dear ones
Just offered a day workshop at Tel Chai college, Israel-
Trauma and Somatization, which was well accepted and the group of students were alive with curious questions !
Then Istanbul, Turkey, assisted Beginning Somatic Experiencing at Bilgi University.
A delightful group of professionals, psychologists and therapists. Working with Dr. Diane Heller Poole, and her depth of clarity - so wise.

Friday, December 17, 2010

A Sacred Pause

A course in Mindfulness is opening in Kibbutz Evron, starting
the 27th morning, 09:30-11:30, for 7 meetings thereafter...
facilitated by Juditta. Yuppie!

A piece by Tara Brach as a small present an inspiration and a blessing-
4:30 minutes .. a homecoming, a sacred pause, letting life live through you.

077-6639903 for info for registration
Bederech center in Kibbutz Evron