The year was 2004, a trip to Nepal, a bus accident in which I was seriously injured. As a result of this accident, in which the bus fell 25 meters down an abyss , I was left almost completely paralyzed from the neck down. My lecture – “To the Abyss and Back” deals with the story of my injury, my coping and my rehabilitation during the last years which have elapsed since then. With the desire to move forward, in spite of the difficulties which accompanied and accompany me, I chose not to dwell on the past but to focus on the future, not to ask why, and to make the best of any situation – making lemonade from the lemon.
About the Lecture
To the Abyss and Back – All between therapist and patient
The lecture reveals the experience I gained during the time I was hospitalized in Nepal and Israel and the physical and psychological rehabilitation that I had during this period. I am telling about the relationship and interaction with the professional treatment team at the hospital and some important process that I went through. As part of this lecture, I reveal the sentiments and feelings of the individual patient, hoping to provide medical and technical personnel insights that will help the medical stuff in the performance of their duties. The lecture is intended for medical and professionals in rehabilitation – this include fields of medicine, nursing, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, psychology, and social work. It is also recommended for students in these professions.
To the abyss and back – How to make lemonade from the lemons.
The lecture has been described as overwhelming, exciting and fascinating and its essence is to make the audience understand from my life experiences the power of positive thinking, optimism and faith. It demonstrates the strength to cope and the drive to overcome difficulties and obstacles in life, even in the face of the seemingly impossible. The desire is to inspire the audience to think and understand that they can choose to look on the bright side, the “what is” rather than “is not” and then to draw strength and move forward even in moments when everything seems difficult. Since the lecture deals with issues that many people have to handle on a regular basis, the lecture is relevant to the general public and to all Forums (home department, organizations, conferences) regardless of religion, race or sex …
Watched the Lecture
Thanks for the amazing evening we experienced together. we waited so much to hear your lecture”
Your lecture was fascinating, exciting and inspiring. We continue to receive enthusiastic responses from participants”