أنشئت نفس للتمكين للاستشارات النفسية والاجتماعية عام 2010 استجابة لحاجة ملحة في المجتمع الفلسطيني الذي مر بأحداث عنيفة أثرت بشكل كبير وعميق على أفراد المجتمع الفلسطيني. وتسعى الجمعية لإيجاد مواطن قادر على التكيف مع الواقع، وتمكينه نفسياً واجتماعياً لمواجهة التحديات الحالية والمستقبلية بأمان، آخذين بعين الاعتبار أهمية العمل مع المؤسسات الحكومية والأهلية على تطبيق مبادئ حقوق الإنسان والاتفاقيات الدولية والإقليمية ذات الصلة، للوصول إلى الرفاه النفسي والاجتماعي والصحة الشمولية والعدالة الاجتماعية.
15/08/2010: A meeting with the president of “Shams Organization” for human rights (Mr. Omar Rahhal), that discussed mechanisms of mutual support and expertise exchange between “Nafs empowerment” and “Shams Organization”. The meeting went positively , an agreement was reached to perform some mutual activities of common interests.
17/08/2010: A meeting between “Gaza Center” for human rights, represented by Mr. Samih Muhsin and “Nafs empowerment” represented by Mr. Nasser Yousef, about the forms of coordination and cooperation.
22/08/2010: A meeting with the Ministry of Social Affairs representative and the coordinator of organization support Ms. Abeer Abu Kishk with the director of “Nafs empowerment” Mr. Nasser Mattar and Ibrahim Musa. Which discussed ways of supporting “Nafs” organization. A Meeting with Mr. Amin Annab General Manager of Social Affairs Directorate in Ramallah and Mr. Ahmad Hattab the Coordinator of Organizations Affairs at the Directorate, the meeting was about ways of cooperation to help and empower the society.
A Meeting with Dr. Eyad Al Barghouthi, director of “Ramallah Center for Human Rights Studies”, where he welcomed to cooperate and coordinate with “Nafs empowerment” to hold mutual activities, also he offered “Nafs” to use the hall at the Center.
26/10/2010: Workshop joint with Psychiatry Specialists Union in Bethlehem for four hours, 20 participants attended the workshop.
A Meeting between the head of Psychology Department at Birzeit University Mr. Mouris and the director of “Nafs empowerment” Mr. Nasser Mattar, they discussed mutual cooperation and agreed to hold specialized workshops for students at the university to train students and graduates on the skills of psychological counseling process.
09/01/2011 Workshop about Empowerment and Stress at Palestine Technical College in cooperation with Students Affairs at the College, 22 students and teachers attended.
20/02/2011: Workshop about Empowerment and Stress for parents of students that suffer Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) at Surda Center for Autistic Children.
25/04/2011: Italian delegation from the village of Romallo, members of Confronte Organization met with the director of “Nafs empowerment”, number of Minsters and Parliament Members, the delegation offered condolence for Arguny.
30/04/2011: The director of “Nafs empowerment” and the vice president – Durgham Khalil, met with an Italian delegation of 9 members from Confronti Organization among the delegation were ambassadors, university teachers and journalists, also a representative from the Ministry of Interior.
President and the vice president of Nafs along with the undersecretary of the Ministry of Detainee’s Affairs Mr. Zeyad Abu A’ein and the president of the Prisoners’ Club Mr. Qadurah Fares, met with an Italian delegation of 9 members from Confronti Organization among the delegation were ambassadors, university teachers and journalists.
30/04/2011: The director of “Nafs empowerment” Mr. Nasser Mattar and the vice president Mr. Durgham Khalil, met with an Italian delegation and a number of Parliament Members at a Business Lunch in Jifna village – Ramallah.
30/04/2011: The director of “Nafs empowerment” accompanies the Italian delegation from Confronti Organization in a visit to Birzeit University and the Public Relations department at the university, during the visit they were introduced to the operations and teaching at the university.
22/05/2011: A meeting between The director of “Nafs empowerment”, with Mr. Basim Qashua’ Manager of the “Continuous Education Center” at Al Quds open university and the president of the Social Development Program Dr. Emad Shtayah, it was initially agreed to execute the Diploma Project for graduates in cooperation with “Nafs Empowerment”.
12/05/2011:A meeting of the representatives of “Nafs empowerment” and the Palestine Friendship Center for Cultural Exchange where it was agreed to hold mutual social, cultural and psychological activities.
13/05/2011: “Nafs empowerment” and the “Palestine Friendship Center” visit Bila’een Village to stand on the conditions of the people, and to think of ways to cooperate and coordinate together in order to provide a professional aid socially and psychologically for the people of the village. Also, the delegation visited “Alhadaf center” and stood on the activities provided by the center and discussed ways of cooperation in order to serve the future goals of our Palestinian society.
20/05/2011:A meeting between “Nafs empowerment” and the director of the “Friendship & Cultural Cooperation Organization” Mr. BasimQashua’, with the purpose of cooperation and coordination between the two organizations.
25/05/2011:A meeting with the president of “Hayat” institution in Ramallah Mr. Fadel Al Khaledi that discussed cooperation and coordination to encourage the development and empowerment of youth and non-violence philosophy.
Taking part in the Non-violence Conference in Beirut with “ANWAR university” (Arabic Non-violence) in 04/02/2011, several Arab and International Organizations were present.
Meeting with Dr. Walid Salibi and Aghareed Yunan to discuss ways of cooperation between “Nafs empowerment” and “ANWAR university” to support non-violence philosophy also “Hayat Palestine society” was present at the meeting.
Meeting with Nahlah Ghandour, Laila Kanafani and Hana Al Khalil from “RawdatGhassan” institute to discuss cooperation and executing mutual educational and psychological projects.
25\9\2011 “Nafs empowerment” and “Ramallah Center for Human Rights Studies”, hosted an Italian delegation from Aosta province (North of Italy) led by Mr. Jan Carlo Russo the head of the “International Group for tolerance and non-violence”, and Ms. Sabia the head of “Peace & Development institute”, they discussed “Nafs” organization’s role in supporting and empowering the Palestinian society and mitigating their stress, and “Nafs’” role in spreading the culture of democracy, human rights and tolerance in Palestine and around the world.
25/09/2011: “Nafs empowerment” and the Aosta province delegation visit the Ministry of Detainees and meet with the minister Mr. Issa Qaraqe who briefed the delegation on the status of Palestinian prisoners (in Israeli prisons) and their daily sufferings.
25/09/2011: the Italian Aosta province delegation met with the manager of “Nafs” in Gaza Strip joined by a number of Parliament Members, they were listening to their daily hardships and suffering that resulted from the siege on the Strip, and discussed ways of providing psychological and social aid to the people of Gaza.
Participating in the “Voluntary Work” conference with Ramallah Center for Birzeit University students, and lecturing the participating students.
Taking part at the seminar that was held on the Palestinian Quest for a State and its Political, Social, Economic and Psychological effect on the Palestinian Society.
Providing support for individuals and groups, and trying to mitigat their social and mental hardships.
Executing a number of individual counseling interventions for families that suffer from stress and mental hardships.
Carrying out several lectures and activities for children regarding Child Rights
Workshop for Birzeit University students about communication and social work, and course about the enhancement and development of the society in cooperation with Ramallah Center for Human Rights.
10/11/2011: workshop about leadership and team work, 23 students from the Faculty of Education at “Al-Najah University” took part in the workshop, it was executed in cooperation and coordination with Mr. Sami Al-Kilani the Dean of the Faculty. Dr. Ali Habaieb vice president of the university expressed his great appreciation for the idea and the effort put on for this workshop, he also welcomed all the visitors and participants. The workshop, which was led by trainer Mr. Nasser Mattar (director of Nafs), included a number of practical and theoretical activities about leadership and its qualities and the importance of a leader in holding a team together.
15-16/12/2011 participating in a workshop on the role of youth in the change and the achievement of social justice and inclusion of mental health with the Association and Arab Resource in the Jordan implementation of a workshop for mentors in the schools about enabling light guidance counselors professionally trained through self-regulation of their activities and management of the school counseling program.
Participation in the workshop held by the “Ramallah Center for Human Rights Studies” on the role of Islamic movements in the Arab socio-political system.
26/12/2011 A Meeting with the Director of Continuing Education Program at the University of Jerusalem and the initial agreement on cooperation in groups and workshops for graduates of social service
28/12/2011 follow up with individual counseling cases at “Nafs empowerment.