Meet Dorit Knobel, expert for communication and Trauma Therapy

Hi everybody :

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I am Dorit Knobel and I can’t wait to meet you all in July at my first Peace Camp experience.

I do all kind of things that help people ( adults and teens ) feel better about themselves and make it easier for them to communicate with others. We talk about what they are good at and what they appreciate about themselves today . We also talk about how they have been able to overcome difficult moments, as in moments of conflict when they might have forgotten about all the good stuff. And we also bring up memories of very difficult events , which are called traumatic events , that often feel as if they were still happening today, with all the thoughts, feelings and often bodily sensations that belong to that event. And we then do something called EMDR to turn the intruding event into a neutral memory, so it won't bother them ever again.
In addition to working with clients, I have been active in the Humanitarian Assistance Program of our EMDR association and EMDR HAP Europe ,who deliver innovative training to local professionals all over the world in a common effort to alleviate the burden of trauma when and wherever possible.

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Meet Markus Priller, workshop Talks4peace

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My name is Markus Priller. I was born in Switzerland and grew up in South Tirol, Italy, where after several decades of struggle, three different language groups now live together peacefully. I studied history and film science,but after a short career as a scientist I realized that I prefer working with people and began conducting peace projects in both Austria and abroad. In the last two years I have been working in a school project for the Austrian Red Cross. Focus of my work was to foster understanding and empathy for the situation of refugees and people of different cultural backgrounds. I am looking forward to meeting you all and being part of the great peace camp experience 2016.

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Meet Alexandra Lux, workshop Talks4peace

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Hi everybody!

I´m Alexandra Lux. We will meet in Talks4Peace and I´m really looking forward to that. I met Evelyn and Ronny many years ago through Markus (who´s also part of our team). I visited Peacecamp several times and this year is the 4th one where I work with the group.
I´m an Austrian high school teacher for Mathematics and History. I´m interested in working on the issue of finding ways of living peacefully together (with having historical developments in mind) and I´m interested in working with students.
In previous Peacecamps I found it always very enriching to learn about different point of views from the students, getting a little insight in the challenges of their daily lives and their opinions about peace issues. It´s a gift to see how the time at Peacecamp itself and sometimes even our work there have some impact on their opinions and their lives. And I´m pretty sure that this year will be a very special experience for all of us again.
I´ll participate only part-time in Talks4Peace actively as Markus and I have our little son with us. His name is Aaron, he´s 3 years old (3 years and 4 months to be precise ;-) and it´s his 4th Peacecamp now, too. He loves playing football, hide and seek, making fun, talking, singing… He´s usually a little shy in the beginning and needs time to warm up. It´s even likely that he will scream at you and bluster. That´s his way at the moment to deal with new situations and means he is a little bit frightened and doesn´t know how what do do. Not such a big difference of how some adults behave in situations that frighten them. So don´t hesitate if you´d like to play with him, just keep it rolling and help him to learn that strangers can become friends! Oh yes, he loves words and talking and singing! Would be fantastic if he´d learn some words or songs in different languages from you :-)
See you soon!
P.S. I´m already so much looking forward to see your videos!!!!

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