What is Heart of the Matter?
A: A Heart of the Matter session is scheduled once for each psychosynthesis group during the week of Yunasa. Individual groups meets with Dr. Patricia Gatto-Walden, licensed psychologist and Yunasa Senior Fellow for an hour-and-a-half period in which campers discuss struggles, worries, concerns, and victories from the past year. Heart of the Matter is not a therapy session, and issues of health and safety are typically not discussed. However, Dr. Gatto-Walden clearly communicates that campers are welcome and encouraged to approach her or any Fellow, counselor, or IEA staff member if they have serious problems or concerns with which they need help.