Commitment To Psychological And Humane Growth In The City Of Lod
The seeds of the ‘Human Spirit’ vision were planted in the city of Lod due to our ethical-ideological decision to implement profound change in the local community, through a unique model of psychoanalytic intervention. Psychoanalytic treatments are offered to members of the community free-of-charge. These psychoanalyses aim to improve the mental health of individuals and to provide an alternative path to psychological development based on values of dignity, companionship and solidarity.
The ‘Human Spirit’ program inspires change from the inside and is committed to establishing complete integration into the city and its population. And even more than that it aims to be a model of inspiration for the foundation of similar initiatives of psychological growth and mental awakening in many weakened communities around the world that are desperately in need of revitalization of their inner humane core and potentiality.
From The ‘Adam Campus’ To International Cooperation
Although based in Israel, the ‘Human Spirit’ project has already established collaborative initiatives in Italy, the United States, and India.
On the ‘Adam Campus’, (‘Kiryat Adam’ in Hebrew, using the biblical word ‘Adam’ to create a humanistic universal connotation), the ‘Human Spirit’ project has created the facilities to provide free psychoanalytic treatments to Lod’s children, adolescents and adults from various strata of the city population.
Side by side to ‘Human Spirit’ project, the Israel Association for Self-Psychology and the Study of Subjectivity has already developed an advanced program in psychotherapy for mental health professionals, as well as training and supervision for the city’s professional agents of change in areas of education, culture, mental health, welfare and community support.