Subud International Health Association
Albatina Rach Phillimore DO
SIHA INTERNATIONAL COORDINATOR 2018-2024
Mother of 4 boys, she became British National SIHA Coordinator in 2016 where she first felt that her role was in supporting members around the country particularly youth and elderly at gatherings. Attending her first World Congress at Freiburg in 2018 she ran the wellbeing area. She worked hard running this very busy area offering natural therapies, exercise classes and rest to attendees. She was put forwards as a potential SIHA International Coordinator at the last minute. Her receiving was of holding a large egg (the world) balanced beautifully upon a large, brimmed hat.
Her Aim since becoming the International Coordinator for SIHA is to develop a team that offers support to Subud members and to the world through collaboration with all the Wings.
Marisol trained in 2016 in Holistic Massage after working in Housing for 18 years. She does deep tissue, hands free, and pregnancy massage, and is currently working on building up her practice.
Latidjah served as SIHA International Coordinator for eight years starting at the Spokane World Congress. Formerly a Registered Nurse, she is currently owner of Human Diamond Nutrition in Virginia, USA.
SIHA Zone Reps, National Coordinators, and Contacts
CONNECT WITH US
SIti Salamah Salie
ZONE 3 REP AND BRITISH NATIONAL COORDINATOR
Elsa Van Amern
ZONE 4 REP
ZONE 1 & 2 REP
NEW ZEALAND CONTACT
The Story of SIHA
The Subud International Health Association came into being at the 10th Subud World Congress in Spokane during August of 1997. It was by no means a new idea.
The intention to have a registry of Subud professionals working in the health and caring fields dates back to the late 1950's in England when the first attempts to make this happen took place. It came alive again at the Anugraha Congress in 1984. At that time, Bapak gave the name of "Subud International Health Association."
Health is a universal issue that touches everyone. SIHA provides a resource for Subud Members, and helps to support the many Subud professionals who work in the health and caring professions. The activities of SIHA are a demonstration of the latihan in practice.
ZONE REP and NATIONAL COORDINATOR
THE SIHA ZONE REP
Connects with members and activities within the Zone that relate to SIHA
Is present at the annual Zone meeting
Initiates activities on the Zonal level
Communicates and exchanges reports with the International SIHA Committee.
Applicants must be tested into this role with National or International Helpers. It may be helpful to test what talents and skills you bring to the role, and explore how the role might impact your life.
THE SIHA NATIONAL COORDINATOR ACTIVELY WORKS TO:
Encourage support between health practitioners in Subud
Promote health related ventures
Organize events (Workshops, Presentations, Ect.)
Attend National Committee meetings, as well as the National Congress
Advance and celebrate health and health practice for our brothers and sisters in Subud
An annual report, as well as progress reports for the National Committee, depending on the amount of activity. There is support available for anyone in this role from the International SIHA Steering Group.
Candidates need to have good communication skills, including a good standard of English, and enthusiasm for the role. This is a voluntary post, so we understand that not everyone has much time to spare.
Expenses such as traveling can be supported by 50% from the SIHA Steering Committee (subject to prior approval).
APPLYING AND TESTING: If you are interested, please:
1. Test with your local helpers initially whether it is right for you to put your name forward at this time for this role.
2. If the receiving is positive, then send your CV with a letter about yourself by email to SIHA Steering Committee and alert your National Committee Chair.
3. Applicants must be tested into this role with the National or International Helpers. It may be helpful to test what talents and skills you bring to the role as well as how this role might impact your life.
If you are not able to become a SIHA Coordinator but would like to be involved, please consider becoming a National Representative for SIHA and simply act as a point of contact for spreading information about SIHA within your country.
Either way, you will be joining an enthusiastic and hardworking team offering support to members as well as working towards projects to make a real difference to lives.