Dafna Paz Katrien
Dafna Paz Katrien Hertog, and Nouran Gergues, both teachers of The Art of Living, have been conducting trauma relief courses and garnering relief materials in Israel and Palestine. During the war in Lebanon, Dafna co-ordinated the relief work in the underground shelters of Haifa, and Katrien conducted a program in Jerusalem, which brought together secular and religious Jews, Israeli Arabs and Palestinians. Katrien and Dafna both have helped in carrying out peace initiatives along the Wall that separates Israel and Palestine.
Snjezana Nisevic, is director of The Art of Living programs in Kosovo and Albania. The Kosovo area of the Balkans has been an embattled area throughout history for almost 2000 years. The Art of Living has carried out special courses for women’s welfare. Over 180 abused women underwent the course to help them alleviate shame, guilt, a sense of isolation and distrust. “I have been working with trauma victims in the war from Balkan and especially Kosovo since early post-war days. The Art of Living program has helped them to move beyond the trauma. Our ultimate objective is to build a foundation in Kosovo that will lead to peaceful co-existence, the nonviolent resolution of disputes, and a feeling of belonging among all people regardless of race, religion or ethnicity for generations to come.” – Snjezana