Alei Zahav, Israel
Elana has been facilitating groups and providing support for parents and educators for over 12 years and has been co-managing Life Center, the attachment parenting center in Israel, with her mother - Shoshana Hayman. Since first participating in the intensive 1 in 2010, Elana has been working on the translation of Neufeld materials to Hebrew and assisting with the training of Israeli facilitators of the Neufeld courses. In 2014 Elana finished internship for Neufeld faculty.
Elana has a BA in education administration and non-formal education and is in the process of working her way towards an MA in Psychology.
While Elana enjoys all the different projects she's part of, the bulk of her learning and most delight comes from her 5 children, who provide her with many opportunities for understanding children from the inside out and opportunities for personal growth.
Elana facilitates the 3 parts of the Power to Parent series in Hebrew and English, in various settings in Israel: private homes, preschools and community centers. A private track is also being offered, in which participants can view the course videos online and recieve private support for further learning and implementation of material. Upon request, Elana also presents one-time-lectures and the shorter courses: Making Sense of Preschoolers, Making Sense of Aggression, Making Sense of Counterwill, Making Sense of Discipline and Making Sense of Anxiety.
Elana offers private consultation to parents and teachers of preschoolers and young children, in the Tel Aviv area and online.