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ORYA AMIT -- HOME & SELF CARE PRODUCTS
Home & Self-Care Products DIY
Orya will share her journey to DIY–Do It Yourself sustainability. She will explain how she makes the products she uses including vinegar, all purpose cleaners, laundry detergent, air freshener, mosquito repellent, toothpaste, and deodorant. Time permitting we will make laundry detergent samples to take home.
MICHELLE ANNE -- REFLEXOLOGIST
Michelle Anne was trained at Cape Reflexology College in South Africa. With 18 years of experience she uses her skills to improve quality of life. She made her home in Israel in 2002 and is raising two wonderful teenagers and yes! Reflexology is great for calming the nerves of both parents and hormonally challenged teens!
Experience Reflexology from Mother Nature in a Barefoot walk on stones, grass, sand and wood. Connecting to the Earth's natural energy in this way is called Grounding or Earthing and can diminish chronic pain, fatigue and other ailments that plague so many of us today. When our feet come in contact with the earth, free electrons are taken up into the body. They help neutralise the damaging excess free radicals that can lead to inflammation and disease. With the development of synthetic soles, the rapid advances in technology and our modern fast-paced lifestyles, many of us have become separated from our basic bond with mother Earth.
I invite you learn about the basic principles of reflexology and let's take off our shoes and reconnect, to the Earth and to ourselves.
DR JANICE BLOCK, MD, PHD -- HOLISTIC SPORTS MEDICINE/MEDICAL HYPNOTHERAPY
Dr. Janice Block is a physician and naturopath certified by the American Naturopathic Certification Board. She has been practicing in the Beit Shemesh area for the last 15 years. Dr. Block received her medical degree and pediatric specialization from the University of Miami School of Medicine and her alternative medical degrees from the Indian Board of Alternative Medicine. She continued her studies in classical homeopathy at the Segula Academy in Zichron Yaakov, Israel, where she completed the program in advanced classical homeopathy. Dr. Block is a popular columnist in Connections Magazine, Beit Shemesh, where she writes on topics relevant to complementary and alternative medicine. Her special interests include pediatrics, homeopathy, medical hypnotherapy, and sports medicine.
Classical Homeopathy: Natural & Effective Remedies for Common Conditions
Classical homeopathy is a safe, gentle, time-tested modality which utilizes the concept of "simillimum" to stimulate the body's innate power to heal itself. In fact, homeopathy is the most widely used alternative modality in the world. According to the World Health Organization, homeopathy is second only to conventional Western medicine in global prevalence and popularity. Classical homeopathy is effective for a variety of health conditions, both acute and chronic, including conditions for which conventional Western medicine has few answers. In this talk, Dr. Block will focus on homeopathic treatment of simple and acute conditions such as colds, fevers, sore throats, bruises, joint pain, toothaches, and more.
SELMA BRAIER -- ART THERAPY
Selma Braier’s penchant for art began at a young age with drawing, painting and handicrafts. It naturally followed for her to study in the School of Arts in the Universidad Catholica in her native Lima, Peru. In Israel she began her study of graphic arts in Jerusalem’s Betzalel Academy in 1979. Selma completed a degree in the history of art and geography at the Hebrew University. In 1990 she learned co-counseling, a self awareness technique she has taught since. In 1999 she discovered art therapy, a profession that combines her talents of both art and therapy. She completed studies at David Yellin teacher’s college and has worked as an art therapist since. Selma teaches art as a way to connect to creativity, exposing her students to fine arts techniques in their process of self-discovery.
Artistic Self Discovery
As an art therapist Selma recognizes the arts as one of our biggest sources of joy and self connection. She facilitates enjoyment, play and discovery in people not necessarily experienced in plastic arts. In this workshop Selma will introduce you to a self-discovery process through the medium of art.
CHAYA SARA BRAND -- PSYCHOTHERAPY
Chaya Sara Brand L.M.S.W. is a practicing psychotherapist with over 40 years of international experience synthesizing Chassidut with psychology. She facilitates emotional and spiritual healing with an holistic approach that includes breath work, empathetic listening, EFT, energy healing, and guided visualization. She has guided hundreds of individuals and couples toward healing their emotional wounds and discovering their healthy, essential selves and believe in their self-worth. This means you believe and feel that you are unique, lovable and that you count.
Healing Through Guided Visualization
In this mini-workshop based on the Torah description of the revelation at Har Sinai, Chaya Sara will offer an explanation of the inner journey from ego to higher self. This will be followed by a guided visualization with intentional breathing for you to experience a physical and emotional healing of the issues that are blocking you from being all you can be. She will do this through a three-step process of helping you identify your wound, choose to be empowered, and connect to your divine soul. That connection enables you to feel the Divine love that can heal you. Please bring a journal. Sharing invited and not required.
Chaya Sara Brand
NECHAMA BURGEMAN -- SPIRITUAL KABALISTIC HEALING -- TWELVE TRIBE THERAPY RELATIVE TO THE 12 ORGANS OF THE BODY
Nechama Sarah Gila is an author, artist, musician and teacher living in Israel for 35 years. She has 22 years of experience in her personal development program of movement, music, Torah sources, journaling and positive affirmations to achieve clarity, calmness and connectedness. Nechama Sarah Gila has written two books based on extensive research from both the written and oral Torah, especially the Kaballah of the Ari z”l and her meditations in the land of Israel on the Twelve Tribes.
The Twelve Tribe Kaballah Experimental Healing
This workshop brings the teachings of Chassidism and Kabbalah to practical healing. The emphasis of this unique inner work is to access the spiritual function of each of our twelve evarim (body parts). Each evar corresponds to a specific tribe, month, hoosh (sense), permutation of G-d’s 4-lettered name, mazal, simple letter etc. After teaching about each particular dimension, Nechama leads a creative movement experience accompanied by her original harp music. This deep inner work enhances creativity, spiritual wellness and clarity to actualize our soul’s purpose in this world.
HANNAH CAMHI, JAPANESE ACUPUNCTURE & DIAGNOSIS
Hannah Camhi is a licensed acupuncturist and Chinese herbal practitioner. She graduated from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego California, in 2004. Hannah specializes in Japanese acupuncture integrating her private practice in nutrition, Chinese herbal remedies, moxibustion and acupressure. She worked in San Diego for four years in a clinic with other practitioners before aliya making in 2007. Hannah opened a community clinic in Hadera with another acupuncturist and has a successful private practice in Zichron Yaacov where she treats people with all kinds of imbalances including acute and chronic pain, gastrointestinal problems, woman’s health, autoimmune diseases, cardiovascular problems, insomnia, depression and more.
Hanna will talk about the practical use of Mugwort moxibustion for calming the nervous system and strengthening the immune system. She will demonstrate different types of moxa and their application, and will have participants practice on each other.
ZOLA DUBNIKOVA -- SACRED DANCE
Holistic Dance Language - Sacred Dance for Women
Zola's work is deeply informed by years of immersion into cultural traditional dance forms, yet all her classes contain a language beyond culture and time. Pleasurable embodiment, diverse physicality, subtle body language, ritual movement and inner alchemy are the main elements of her holistic dance language. Informed by ancient tradition, seeped in contemporary somatic/body science, infused with movement medicine and immersed in sacred dance inspired across time and worlds, the practices revive our hidden (forgotten) abilities, creating pathways of remembrance in the body. Through these practices we have the power of complete metamorphosis and enhanced communication at our fingertips. The earth-based foundational work guides us to trust the ground beneath us, deepen our roots and “fly” from a supported place. Connecting to our pelvis, to the earth and to our voice gives us deeper roots. Connecting to the heart, we open the sky. Through this work we access deep softness, grace and potent strength. We release blocked energy and build inner power. We learn a unique vocabulary of movement, mudra and subtle energetic principles. Though a combination of slowed inner listening, breath/sound work, focused practice, and liberating trance-inducing movement, we bring our prayers to the physical world, planting the seeds of our dreams and deepest missions within every cell of our bodies.
Zola Dubnikova bridges sacred dance, movement medicine, contemporary body science, masterful form, somatic awareness and ritual through her unique approach known as “Holistic Dance Language.” Her extensive background fused with absolute devotion to dance as an ecstatic, spiritual experience has birthed a unique style of both teaching & performing, which truly embodies the marriage between form and spirit. Trained extensively in contemporary dance forms and healing arts as well as Odissi Temple Dance Tradition, Sufi tradition, Mevlana whirling practices, Dances of the Silk Road, the gypsy trails and beyond, her style brings forth the wisdom of ancient dance ritual through a holistic lens intended to guide people in accessing their divine capabilities. With invitations to teach across the world, Zola tours extensively giving seminars, retreats, performances and collective experiences.
Video Links: ROOTS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=llQFp2F9Db0; HIDDEN LANGUAGES OF THE SOUL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHf9-VIPpvQ&t=1s
TZIPPORAH SARAH EISEN -- YOGA & NIA INSTRUCTOR
Tzipporah Sarah Eisen is a certified Yoga and Nia instructor who is passionate about everything to do with the expressive arts, music, movement, body-centered anything, healing and wellness. She believes dancing is a sacred path to ecstasy and joyful soul expression. Tzipporah enjoys sharing her love of movement with others so that everyone can feel better! On the side she also works as a grant writer and is a mother of three blessed vilda chayas.
Energize your Body and Soul with Nia Movement! (Women only)
Nia is a powerful sensation-based experience that is expressive, FUN and healing. Inspired by music from around the world and 9 movement forms including dance (Jazz/Modern/Duncan), martial arts (Tae Kwon Doe/Aikido,/Tai Chi) and therapeutic movement (Yoga/Alexander technique/Feldenskrais), Nia creates a dynamic and highly versatile practice. The dance-movement experience leaves one energized, mentally clear and emotionally balanced.
Nia is non-impact, accessible to every body type and adaptable to different levels of intensity. No previous dance experience is required–just bring your dancing feet.
DR MICHAEL FEINERMAN, MD, HEALING PANEL/MODERN MEDICAL MARVELS
After graduating from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York in 1964, Dr. Feinerman took residency training in plastic surgery. He served in U.S. Army Medical Corps, including a year with the corps in Viet Nam. He later practiced plastic surgery in Atlanta, GA for 12 years and is now retired after 25 years of active practice in Israel.
Frustrated with the conventional options for improving his own medical issue of osteoarthritis, the good doctor adopted a holistic approach to good nutrition. This then led him to macrobiotics as a solution. Intensive self-education was augmented by study at the Kushi Institute for macrobiotics.
ESTHER FRUMKIN -- MACROBIOTIC COOKING TEACHER
Esther Frumkin has studied macrobiotic cooking with many teachers over the past 2 decades, including Ginat Rice. She periodically cooks macrobiotic food for clients and teaches macrobiotic/vegan cooking classes. She is also a certified Traditional Chinese Medicine herbalist. In her practice, she combines herbal treatments with nutritional counseling.
In this class, we will demonstrate how to strengthen the body’s energy by cooking in ways that support digestion. We will focus on various methods of vegetable preparation to this end including several kinds of pickles, boiled salad, greens rolls, pressed salad, nishime-style vegetables and brine pickles.
JEFF GOLDSTEIN -- ALTERNATIVE TRAUMA THERAPIST
Energy Ball for Self-Healing
Inside each of us is an enormous healing power that knows how to repair and care for the physical body, emotions and mental capacity. Accessing and knowing how to utilize your healing potential is an art! An energy ball gives you an easy access. It is simple to create and allows access to internal communication. The results are feeling stronger and more connected to your true self. Some of the many purposes of the energy ball are relaxation, deep sleep, meditation, nurturing spiritual connection and extending blessings to others.
Jeff Goldstein is an alternative trauma therapist in Jerusalem specializing in the methods of Attunement and Somatic Experiencing®.
Visit Jeff at www.jeffgoldsteinattuner.com
or contact him at 052-655-7195
JEANNE GROSSET -- MACROBIOTIC COOKING
Jeanne is a Natural Health Specialist in Los Angeles, California who focuses her teachings and guidance on the principles of macrobiotics for better health and longevity. Jeanne is also a Kundalini yoga teacher. Her company, 7th Element Services, offers a weekly meal service and a cleanse program and classes throughout the year. She is the Retreat Director for the Vegetarian Educational Institute, a non-profit organization dedicated to spreading a plant based diet for happy, healthier lives and carrying forward the tradition of the French Meadows Summer Camp by the George Oshawa Macrobiotic Foundation. Jeanne is passionately working for one peaceful world, one day at a time.
You've heard about the Cook Apprentice Program in the kitchen where aspiring chefs learn everything there is to know about the natural kitchen? If you can't devote five days to that intensive, then join Jeanne for the abbreviated version of healthy living through good cooking. Of the many diets, trends and nutritional protocols from all over the world, a broad category called vegan is the new worldwide craze for better health and longevity. What if you could take a veggie-focused diet and fine tune it to boost the body’s natural ability to self heal? This is the magic of macrobiotics. Join Jeanne for a cooking class exploring how powerful plant based foods can change your world starting right in your own kitchen.
Macrobiotics for All - Daily Cooking Class - 4:30pm
Sunday - “Food Energy”
Monday - “Foundational Foods for Health & Happiness”
Tuesday - “Not all Carbohydrates are Created Equal”
Wednesday - “Protein Packed Plant-Based Bounty”
Thursday - “Ferment Your Gut”
Macro Magic - Wednesday 10:30-11:30am
Secrets of the Magical Umeboshi Plum - Friday 9-10am
The umeboshi plum is a universal home remedy noted for its alkaline properties, supporting the immune system, boosting digestion and so much more. Learn simple home remedies that are highly effective for the common cold to serious illness and safe for most conditions and people.
Jeanne will be offering personal Macrobiotic Guidance Sessions & a special deal on her Body Reset Cleanse program at the event...
Contact Jeanne via Email - Cooking4Life@gmail.com
MARY HO - MACROBIOTICS
Mary Ho dedicated herself to working with orphans from a very young age and from 2009 as a full time volunteer in Shanghai for 4.5 years. Her epitome charity work resulted in a TEDX Shanghai talk in 2010 about her moving inspirations.
Mary embodies a holistic lifestyle and shares her knowledge as an educator of macrobiotics /whole foods plant-based diet, lymphatic drainage and craniosacral therapy, and practitioner in shamanic healing. She trekked in solo sacred pilgrimages to Camino de Santiago, China temples and the sacred valley of Machu Picchu. In the course of self discovery she underwent profound transformation that enhanced her soul purpose to share and help the community towards a higher consciousness and responsibility for our personal health. She is a passionate natural healer who believes in the power of food for emotional and physical well-being. She conducts regular cooking classes and healthy life workshop in her native Singapore and overseas.
SIMCHA HOFFMAN -- SWEET TREATS sans SUGAR, GLUTEN or GUILT
Simcha Hoffman is an integrative nutrition health coach and healthy chef. She is the former manager and chef at the organic café of Zemora Organi in Jerusalem. Simcha began studying macrobiotic cooking in 1994 and ran her own sushi business for several years. She supports her clients in making positive life transformational changes through food and other lifestyle changes tailored to their individual needs.
Wrap & Roll with Simcha
This is a hands-on integrative class where participants will learn to prepare wholesome wholegrain sushi and spring rolls. Participants will be given recipe handouts and delicious tastings!
SARA KALLAI--RE-EVALUATION COUNSELING
Re-evaluation Counseling (RC) is a process whereby people of all ages and backgrounds can exchange effective help by lending their attention to each other in turns, listening and allowing emotional discharge, the outward signs of which are tears, shaking, cold or hot sweats, yawning, active kidneys and talking. RC practitioners encourage people to 'go back' and look at early hurts, despite the pull to forget what happened and 'get on' with life, because this frees the individual from the grip of the choices we had to make back then sometimes in desperate circumstances. Even just 'sharing time’–simple listening to one another in a lighter vein–improves thinking and feeling. Heart opening, closer relationships, energy and good health are all results that can come of getting and giving attention.
Sara Kallai is the eldest of four sisters and made aliyah from the US in 1968. She teaches math to gifted students, and loves to garden and dance. Sara learned Re-evaluation Counseling in 1977 and had been working with this empowering modality ever since.
AVITAL KATZ -- LYMPHATIC FACIAL MASSAGE
Lymphatic Facial Massage tones your skin and deeply relaxes your facial muscles, releasing tension and facilitating profound calm and equilibrium. Learn to tone, relax and rejuvenate your skin and release tension throughout your body as you treat yourself or someone else. All welcome!
Avital Katz offers individual Lymphatic Facial Massage mini-sessions along with other methods to effectively release tension.
CHANA RACHEL KEAN -- MACROBIOTIC COOKING
Chana Rachel began to practice Macrobiotics back in 1983 and has taught cooking classes in vegan macrobiotics, vegetarian and vegan food preparation. For many years she attended macrobiotic and vegetarian events sponsored by the Kushi Institute, studied there with a number of renowned teachers, and has also worked at the North American Vegetarian Society conferences and French Meadows Summer Camp. Chana Rachel has counseled clients in Macrobiotics and has given cooking classes.
After a 10 year break from her macrobiotic practice during at which time she practiced mainly raw foods (2003), she is now practicing what is known as Full Spectrum Macrobiotics. She is taking clients for consultations and giving cooking classes in the Jerusalem area. Chana Rachel is also a violinist, string instrument teacher and has directed orchestras in the U.S. and plays in a local Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra.
What's For Breakfast?
In this class, Chana Rachel will emphasize the preparation of breakfast according to the season and weather. How shall we start our day? This class includes tastings along with recipes and step by step instructions.
DR DIKLA KEREM -- MUSIC THERAPIST
Dr. Dikla Kerem is a registered music therapist having more than 30 years experience with various clinical populations. Currently she is the head of the music therapy program and lecturer at the Graduate School of Creative Arts Therapies at the University of Haifa. Dikla holds a BA degree in psychology and special education from the University of Haifa, an MA in music therapy from Hahnemann Medical College, Philadelphia (currently Drexel University), a psychotherapy certificate from the psychology dept. at the University of Haifa, and a PhD from Aalborg University, Denmark. Dr. Kerem’s approach is psychodynamic combined with ideas from cognitive-behavioral therapy.
GIM – Guided Imagery and Music
The Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music (GIM) is a form of music-facilitated psychotherapy and an important receptive music therapy model in the world. In this workshop you will experience a basic short GIM session. You will be ‘traveling’ to where the music takes you in raising spontaneous images, feelings, senses, thoughts or memories evoked by the music. The ‘guide’ facilitates the process and guards you. This will be followed by creating art work such as a mandala painting and verbally working through and integrating the experience in a creative therapeutic process.
See more information on GIM at http://gimtherapy.eu/
PEARL KOELEWYN -- DO-IN & YOGA
Pearl Koelewyn has been practicing Do-In and Yoga for more than 20 years, studying continuously in Jerusalem and her native Washington D.C.
Pearl works as a high school language teacher, incorporating classroom relaxation techniques to promote focus, calm and stress relief. She conducts Yoga workshops for both students and teachers and teaches Do-In and Yoga to special needs autistic students. Pearl has a passion for her students and devotes her energies to the education of Israeli youth.
Do-In is a self massage technique taught by the late Michio Kushi of the macrobiotic movement. Do-In concentrates on the extremities and spine, including head and face, fingers and feet with some attention to shoulders and back. This will be accompanied in Pearl's class by breathing techniques to promote relaxation and well-being, combined with the signature repetitive movements of Kundalini Yoga to get your blood circulating for health and well-being.
SHULAMIT LANDO -- PSYCHOTHERAPIST
Shulamit Lando is a body-mind psychotherapist, bereavement counselor, trauma specialist, medical coach and author of Hope Beyond Illness– A Guide to Living WELL with a Chronic Condition. She has been counseling those with chronic and terminal illnesses for more than 30 years. She leads support groups for people dealing with loss and those living with chronic and life threatening illnesses such as cancer, MS and HIV-AIDS in both her native Mexico and in Israel. Besides her private practice she volunteers at The Yuri Shtern Holistic Center for Cancer Patients in Jerusalem. She is also the author of an autobiographical novel in Spanish, “Amor Arroba Desierto.”
Like a Dream Catcher, we’ll create our own sacred hoop to catch our awareness and our consciousness, recognizing the beliefs and patterns that facilitate or impede our wellness. We'll experience the power of sharing, validating and blessing each other and the healing effects of group consciousness.
YAKIRA LEE -- INTUITIVE
Yakira Lee is a highly intuitive master healer for more than 20 years. As founder of LifeChoice Consultant, she helps those that have experienced trauma, abuse and addictions and individuals needing help with life's challenges and/or relationships. Divinely inspired, she started pursuing her passion of helping people when she was a child. From age seven to 15 she “shadowed” her doctor grandfather and learned to “see” in the body, and “hear” the messages of organs. When she was diagnosed in the early 1990s with final stage liver cirrhosis and hypo-functioning pancreas, she augmented her grandfather’s wisdom with classes in natural healing techniques. She left her management career in 1994 to teach others how to discover “stuck places” (blocked energy), release reactive responses and realize new ways of living life proactively. When spirit and emotions are healed, optimal physical living can blossom and thrive.
Contact Yakira via Email: email@example.com
AWAKEN BEAUTIFUL YOU... PAST LIFE INSIGHTS FOR TODAY'S HEALTH
In this fun filled interactive workshop you will learn to hear the body whispers, what your body aches are saying to you, what foods your body desires, the emotional roots of disease, how to live on a higher vibrational level and PROACTIVE POSITIVE LIVING. Awaken to greater ways to fine tune and realign the connection of your body, mind and soul. You will gain greater energy, deeper sleep, harmony with people and the ability to manifest abundance.
- Develop a more positive mindset
- Discover the roots of what is keeping you "stuck"
- Maximize your strengths and learn to openly accept challenges
- Take concrete steps towards your personal goals
- Create balance between life, work, and all things in between
- Transform your diet for optimal health and living
- Build a stronger sense of self awareness
SPA NIGHT–HOT STONE MASSAGE - Mini Session
- Release tension to experience deep relaxation
- Improve circulation
- Assist the body to detox
- Ease muscle pain
- Lessens the joint pains of arthritis
- Relieve the pain of fibromyalgia
MAUREEN LEVY -- COMEDY IMPROVISATION
Maureen Levy is an artist-writer-teacher-integrative psychotherapist with many years experience in education, mental health care and the arts. Improvisational comedy turned her life around to appreciate the profound benefits of play and laughter. Mo lives in Dublin, Ireland with her two large sons and dog, performing sporadically with a local Improv Troupe.
Mo loves books, traveling, singing, philosophy, conversation, photography, teaching and singing. She dreams of owning an Ice Cream Van to house her own Talk Radio Show. She has taught all kinds of things to all sorts of people in USA, Canada, UK, Italy, Spain, Ireland, and most recently, Ghana. She looks forward to bringing the joys of Improvisational Comedy to new-to-her people in a new-to-her country.
CHANA LIEBERMAN -- FEEL GREAT, LOSE WEIGHT
Chana Necha Lieberman is an ultra-orthodox woman with three children. She grew up in Stamford Hill (London), the centre of the largest Ashkenazi ultra-Orthodox Jewish and predominantly Hasidic community in Europe, often referred to as the, “square mile of piety.” The congregations often represent historical links with particular Eastern European Jewish communities such as Chana’s, a typically generous Hungarian household of "kokosh cakes" and "polotchintos." After her first baby was born Chana suffered hormonal abnormalities that led her to recognize the need to change her diet in order to have more children.
"You are what you eat,“ soon became, "You are what you digest,” and ultimately, "You are what you think.” After a complete turnaround, today Chana is passionate to spread the word. She feels strongly that nourishing ones mind and body can transform and upgrade the quality of life. Chana helps people accesses their inner power to reach seemingly elusive goals and happily embrace and maintain a healthy lifestyle!
FEEL GREAT, LOSE WEIGHT!
Dieting is not your fate! Discover and dissolve seemingly difficult dieting dilemmas as you recolonize your mind with constructive talk and harness your inner powers. This class is a short taster session of a comprehensive ten week program where we learn to feel good emotionally and physically, discover a rare positive twist on healthy lifestyle and become able to happily embrace a holistic, healthy lifestyle. This program is focused on nourishing your mind and body based on the philosophy, “You Can Heal Your Life.”
PEARL LOPIAN -- EFT
Can't resist sweet food? Find it hard to stick to a diet? Do you eat when you're not even hungry? This EFT tapping workshop is for you. You will learn to use tapping to reduce cravings, eliminate emotional eating, take back control over food and be the weight you want to be.
Pearl Lopian made aliya in Feb 2017. She is a counsellor, EFT and NLP practitioner in practice for 10 years. As well as seeing clients privately she runs groups in weight issues and self help in stressful situations.