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A visit to the Jombang youth shelter

Final end of year evaluation of our shelter in Jombang, Java, for youths released from children’s prison.
Much has happened since my last visit half a year ago. Computerskills, repairing cell phones and many other skills were learned. These pictures show one of our youth in his working corner repairing cell phones.
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Once more we sat together in Surabaya and worked over the final financial statement for the sponsoring agency. Part of this was, to visit our vegetarian restaurant for lunch. Our team is represented there: Tiwi, Ayuni, Yusti, Ria and myself enjoying chinese vegetarian lunch.
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Youth shelter Jombang

Our youth shelter in Jombang offered a seminar for the various authorities dealing with youths during and after release. I worked with the participants with what we call anger management. To asset them to become aware of their emotions, to learn to dis-identify and identify, learning to observe as well as transforming anger. It was a successful event, with participants leaving with tools to be used on their own.
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In the back of the shelter we have three ducks. They like to east watermelon, which I was feeding them on this picture.
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Surabaya Mosque

During a working visit with my collegues in Surabaya, Java, I visited the largest mosque there and wanted to share a few pics with you.

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Soul, the Jiwa Damai baby

This is Soul, the first child born at Jiwa Damai. This picture is taken in Jiwa Damai at age 1 month.

The bay was born in a natural underwater birth, so called Lotus birth, where the placenta remains attached until it dries up by itself, which happened the second day after the birth. The Mom was assisted by her husband and Ibu Robin, a famous Balinese midwife.

In this picture one of our volunteers is taking care of the one month old Soul at Jiwa Damai.

Here, Margret is visiting Miquela and Soul, which had grown tremendously for age 4 months, in upstate New York.

Evaluation at Jombang youth shelter

Thie is one of the regular evaluations we hold in Jombang Java at our shelter for youths released from prison. We usually invoke the youths and other organizations which provide services to us to join us for meditation and discussions about current issues.

Part of the evaluation process is also to monitor our youths, which receive special skills training at the shelter. Some of them are already employed.

Faculty of psychology of Ubaya – 30th anniversary

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the faculty of psychology of Ubaya university in Surabaya, I was invited to do a workshop at their conference about holistic healing.


Simultaneously it was a celebration of our working together for nearly 10 years now. As  project advisors and consultants we worked on many different projects. Lately in form of a team of four.
One picture shows the group of my colleagues, the other the groups of participants from as far away as Sumatra, and other islands.

Transpersonal psychology class at UGM Jogjakarta

I taught a first year of transpersonal psychology at the university at UGM in Jogjakarta, Java at the faculty of clinical psychology. Below you see our group of students working.

The person next to me is Bo Kwartarini, the head of the department of clinical psychology and indigenous psychology.

Jogjakarta was the old capital of Java, with the Sultan living there in his palace. Nowadays it is a student’s town with 40 universities. I teach a three day course every two months there.