Vanessa Reid is a global soul who, in action-researching her own life, pioneers new practice across generations and cultures with the people she meets and the places she is called to. She is the co-founder of Living Wholeness Institute, which works with citizens, teams, organizations and social movements around the globe on initiatives that are transforming broken systems and creating new, deeply sustainable social realities. Vanessa works with the lifecycles of living and dying, and combines participatory practices and deep hospitality to help us access our collective intelligence. She is a Masters in Architecture and a recent graduate of the Masters in Process Oriented Psychology. Vanessa and Yitzhak are co-initiators of the Art of Hosting-Athens.
Dr. Yitzhak Mendelsohn is based in Jerusalem and is part of the professional psychotherapist landscape. Since 2008 he is pioneering a new field of practice of “protection” which has emerged during his clinical practice, via dialogue groups between Palestinians and Israelis. With his Jewish and Mexican identity, he has developed mastery in intercultural relationships. In the last three years he has developed theoretical and practical tools for a better understanding of the essence of relationships, in particular those between victims and perpetrators, people and groups, as well as conflictual relationships. Yitzhak is an Elder of Living Wholeness Institute, and a proud grandfather of eight.
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