After a three-month summer break in 2019, in the UK and Canada where I had the pleasure of doing a bit of performing, recording, and studying (dramatherapy), I came back to Saudi and resumed teaching drama and established a new one-semester course in Digital Arts, essentially focused on digital media. I directed and produced a murder mystery dinner theatre production, and am now working with my high school students on devised theatre and a short, short play fest.
I’ve been on two trainings (physical and verbatim theatre methods) in Dubai, Mindful Self-Compassion Teacher Training in Scotts Valley, California, and now I am co-leading a group of students back to the UAE on a Week Without Walls trip for a week, and a Compassionate Action leadership team of students to Manama, Bahrain in the spring for a summit.
Life in Saudi Arabia is further enriched by my current immersion in post-graduate psychology studies with a Canadian university.
I continue to train in Mindful Self Compassion, practice the methods, and implement the MSC practices/approaches in our school and at district level with my students and colleagues. This January 2020, I attended the MSC Teacher Training course for the 8-week intensive, and am now establishing my first course, to take place in the Middle East in 2020.
When I’m not studying psychotherapeutic/counselling theories, teaching drama/digital arts, directing a play, or leading in compassionate action initiatives in our school or the community, I am in the gym.
Or I’m in the desert or somewhere adventurous enjoying Saudi culture. This is where life feels the most peaceful of all.
2020 is the year I will be dedicating myself to helping people overcome the painful effects of weight loss. I am currently accepting coaching clients. And I’m writing new music.