Peace of Mind is a program of Metiv | The Israel Psychotrauma Center
Metiv promotes healthy coping and post-traumatic growth within Israeli society through innovative evidence based interventions, training and research.
Herzog Israel Center for the Treatment of Psychotrauma (Metiv) is an affiliate of Sarah Herzog Hospital. Established in 1894, Herzog Hospital is Israel’s foremost center for geriatric, respiratory, mental health and psychotrauma care, treatment and research.
Peace of Mind Team
Danny Brom, Ph.D.
Dr. Danny Brom, founding director of Metiv: The Israel Psychotrauma Center, is an internationally renowned expert on trauma and resilience in the face of terror and disaster.
As Director of Metiv, he has brought his expertise in trauma to the fields of education, community resilience, health and mental health care to increase the capacity of Israeli society to cope with ongoing existential threats.
Dr. Brom served as Adjunct Associate Professor at the Paul Baerwald School of Social Work at Hebrew University in Jerusalem. He is former chair of the Israel Trauma Coalition and served as Director of Research for AMCHA, which provides psychosocial support for first and second generation Holocaust survivors. Internationally, he has provided trauma and resilience training and consulting to professionals and service providers in the wake of terrorism and disaster, including New York after 9/11, Haiti, Turkey, New Orleans, and Mexico.
Alon Weltman has been working with Peace of Mind since 2008. He earned his M.A. in Psychology at the Academic College of Tel Aviv-Yafo, and is a medical psychologist currently completing his residency at Hadassah-Ein Kerem Hospital. Alon is trained in hypnosis, EMDR, and CBT. He completed his B.A. in Behavioral Sciences at Ben Gurion University.
Living in London, Anthony and his family, became involved in the organisation, having hosted two veterans on the Peace of Mind programme in his Synagogue in St John’s Wood in 2014. Since that time, he has arranged over 35 groups in many Jewish communities in the UK, and now in Europe.
Anthony has now taken a keen interest in understanding the issues of Veterans’ Mental Health, and is helping build the international network of the Peace of Mind programme.
After making aliyah from the United States, Chaim Landau served in the IDF tank corps and completed a degree in political science at Bar-Ilan University. He also obtained a postgraduate degree in international relations from the London School of Economics.
Previously he was a Legacy Heritage Fellow, studied at Sha’alvim and Pardes, and directed Perspectives Israel, an initiative that educates Jewish leaders about the challenges and opportunities facing Israel and its people from multiple viewpoints.
Roni Maisels completed his MA in Social Work at Ben Gurion University and his BA at Hebrew University in Sociology. He served in the IDF Nachal demolition unit. A social entrepreneur, Roni studied film and creative writing which he used in workshops he led for staff working with youth at risk and at the National Service. Roni loves to listen to and create podcasts.
Anna Harwood-Gross, ph.D
Anna received her Ph.D in Clinical Psychology from Bar Ilan University, and her BSc in Psychology from Oxford University. Previously she served as a psychologist at Hadassah Medical Center. Anna has been with Metiv since 2019, directing its evaluation and research work.
Joel Wardi has been the director of the clinical division of Metiv | The Israel Center for the Treatment of Psychotrauma since 2000. Joel obtained his M.A. in Psychology from Bar Ilan University and worked over the years with traumatic brain injury, Holocaust survivors and combat soldiers. He is a clinical psychologist and a senior supervisor of a group of therapists who work with a variety of traumatized populations.
Additionally, as part of the work at the center, Joel conducts community and group interventions with first responders and government professionals, including preparedness for traumatic events, early intervention after terrorist attacks, and community and individual post trauma treatment. Joel’s special interest is in integrative trauma treatment modalities with special emphasis on the transition from a victim identity to a sense of agency.
Daniela obtained her degree in social work from Hebrew University. Previously she served as program coordinator for the Jewish Federation of LA and as Jewish Agency Israel Fellow – Hillel at Davis and Sacramento