About Shiluv Center
Shiluv Center (shiluv means Integration) is an interdisciplinary learning campus that engages in deepening knowledge of the interrelationships between body, mind, and spirit in conditions of disability and health.
Shiluv Center was established with the aim of creating a unique type of learning experience based on the simple principles in our world: presence, physical contact, acceptance, and balance, together with subtle and simple attention to the hardships and suffering of the human experience. We undergo a long journey “to live simply and to simply live.”
Our study programs combine Eastern and Western theoretical approaches. They connect the foundations of dynamic psychotherapy together with additional approaches that blend body, mind, and spirit processes, ranging from body-focused psychotherapy and psychology to Buddhist-oriented psychology.
The activities of Shiluv Center are conducted in partnership with the University of Haifa's Faculty of Welfare and Health Sciences and its Continuing Education Unit. Certification in Focusing is granted by the International Focusing Institute in New York.
The uniqueness of Shiluv Center
Shiluv Center was established in Kfar Tikva in Kiryat Tivon, located in northern Israel, where it still operates. The center is characterized by a fabric of human relations consisting of reciprocal learning and influence between students, teachers, and residents of the village, who are adults with disabilities.
Shiluv Center engages in psychology with a special emphasis on the interconnections between body, mind, and spirit. We raise questions concerning physical contact and its boundaries within the therapeutic process. We examine possibilities of using the sensory, sensual, physical, and energetic qualities of the subconscious mind. These serve as a means of examining therapeutic and rehabilitative applications.
At the hub of our activities is the School for Somatic and Mental Psychotherapy based on Mindfulness, which provides full training. In addition, the school offers three different comprehensive learning tracks: focusing-directed psychotherapy (full certification), Buddhist psychology, and third-wave Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) based on Mindfulness.
Who is the center designated for?
The center is open to all populations interested in learning and guidance for professionals in multiple fields of therapy, rehabilitation, health, and education. The studies cater to those who wish to broaden their theoretical knowledge and incorporate body-mind-spirit treatment and intervention skills in their work.
Limited enrollment is reserved in our professional courses for non-professionals with a background or occupation especially suited to these studies. Many students and teachers have joined together in the formation of Shiluv Center; each has contributed his or her perspective and capabilities, for which we are grateful. Shiluv Center has paved its unique path through the common experience of being that we share.