Treasures of the winning couple:
Mr. Body & Ms. Awareness
Establishing together a language for coping
Dr. Meirav Tal-Margalit
A dance/movement therapist- supervisor
and psychotherapist is qualified in the
Somatic Experiencing (SE) practitioner and
supervisor with 30 years of therapeutic
experience. She was a creative movement
teacher for children and a choreographer
for a hearing/hearing-impaired dance
group. She specialize is in treating trauma
and stress while focusing on building
resilience, based on her long standing
treatment of survivors of sexual abuse
and domestic violence. She developed the
STREAM therapy model (Somatic
Therapies, Resilience Enhancement,
Awareness & Movement).For a decade
she is co-directing Connections & Links-
From Trauma to Resilience. She trains
therapists at the David Yellin Academic
College, and the Seminar Kibbutzim
Academic College, is in a private clinic,
researcher and presenter at conferences
in Israel and abroad. Her articles have
been published in books and journals in
Israel and abroad. She lives in Haifa.
Judith Spanglet, MSW
A clinical social worker, family therapist and a practitioner and supervisor of the Somatic Experience (SE) method. She treats children, adolescents and adults who must face life’s challenges for almost 40 years, and is a senior supervisor of field work in the
social work department at Ben Gurion
University of the Negev.
A decade ago, Ms. Spanglet founded
Connections & Links- From Trauma to
Resilience and has since then been a co-
director. She develops tools for dealing
with overwhelming events, and is
involved in research, writing and
presenting her studies and work in
conferences in Israel and abroad. She has developed a way to deal with trauma based on the combination of faith and spirituality that is anchored in the physical body. Judith lives in Beer Sheva, and runs a private clinic Beer Sheva. She works at the Resilience Center in Sdot Negev.
About the authors
Judith and Meirav are co-directors of
Connections & Links – From Trauma to Resilience,
A Non-Profit Organization and have been the co-winners of the Inbar “Facing Terrorism” Fund prize for
combining therapy and research in the community. They co-developed the “Treasures of the Winning Couple” program for children.
The Journey and Vision
In mid-life each of us had already marched on her own individual journey as a woman, a mother, a professional and as a therapist.
In Jerusalem in the year 2001 our different professional and life paths crossed and we received a gift, a new way of looking at trauma
and trauma healing. We met at the trauma therapy training of Somatic Experiencing (SE). At this point we began a joint journey and began creating, climbing mountains and crossing oceans Combining SE, body-oriented psychotherapy, and dance movement therapy enabled us to
merge individual professional paths to help various populations. This enriched our creativity as we collaborated on a common journey.
With the foundation of knowledge, which had accumulated during decades, Meirav contributed the STREAM model (Somatic Therapies, Resilience Enhancement, Awareness & Movement Therapy) and Judith "Embodied Faith and Spirituality".
Together we continued to develop professionally both in practice and research. Then we decided to add an additional focus, our vision's mission is to enable children the opportunity of gaining body-mind tools for coping from a young age and to expand the therapeutic span of our practice to include also trauma prevention and building resilience.
In nature's inspiring locations, four years ago we began to write this book and to develop coping tools.
We enthusiastically invite you to join us on this life's journey and together flow towards resilience, movement, awareness, health and coping with the help of "The Treasures of the Winning Couple: Mr. Body and Ms. Awareness".