Welcome to gishur.ca

The Gishur Center for Mediation and Counseling

Welcome to gishur.ca

The Gishur Center for Mediation and Counseling


The Gishur Center for Mediation and Counseling

Welcome to gishur.ca

The Gishur Center for Counseling and Mediation

Welcome to gishur.ca

The Gishur Center for Counseling and Mediation

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Family Mediation, Commercial Mediation, Elder Mediation, Community Mediation, Divorce Mediation, Divorce Coaching for Collaborative Divorce (IACP),  ADR (Alternative Dispute Resolution) Coaching, ADR Training.

Counseling and Psychotherapy

Individual Psychotherapy, Couple Counseling, Pastoral Counseling, Family Therapy, Grief and Loss, Trauma, Couples Communication, Depression, Anxiety, Clinical Supervision.


Online Services

All of our services are available online from the comfort of your home or away…  You don’t have to fight traffic, look for a parking place or wait for the bus in the rain…  Using the new technologies, you can use your desktop, laptop, tablet or smart phone for real-time high definition video conferencing from any place in the world.

Rabbi Ely Braun

Rabbi Ely M. Braun, M.Sc. (Ed), is a Chartered Mediator (C.Med.), a Roster Mediator, Ontario Mandatory Mediation Program – Ottawa /Toronto. He is also an RP (Registered Psychotherapist) in Ontario, Canada. He first started mediating in the mid-1970s while working as a Hillel Chaplain on a university campuses of Buffalo, New York. There he dealt with issues ranging from student/landlord disputes, community/campus conflicts, educational discipline and on campus inter-organizational conflicts. As a C.P.E. trained Hospital Chaplain, his mediation repertoire expanded to family conflicts connected to health care and end-of-life decision-making. Having been trained in Family Systems, as well as serving congregations in the U.S. and Canada, his mediation expanded to family issues regarding rites of passage, children, adoption, separation, and divorce.

As a Sessional Professor, he has taught more than a dozen different courses in Religion, Theology and Ethics. He has serves on several Institutional Ethics Committees.

He has been involved in hundreds of educational and training programs. For a number of years, he was contracted as a Conflict Resolution Specialist for the Department of National Defense (Canada), where he facilitated and mediated work-related issues, and interpersonal conflicts of DND personnel. He also served as a Trainer for Conflict Resolution Courses.

In Israel, Rabbi Braun serves as a Community Mediator affiliated with the Small Claims Court in Afula, and is in private practice as a face-to-face and on-line psychotherapist and Pastoral Counselor.

Our Mediation Services...​

The Gishur Center utilizes “interest-based mediation” where we focus not on a winner and a loser, but on finding a situation that’s of mutual interest to both parties. The true goal of mediation is to retain a sense of respect for both parties, no matter what the issue is. We use creative problem solving techniques, brainstorming, discussion and counseling/coaching techniques to find out exactly what your needs are, and what you hope to achieve, so that we can work together on a goal. We help you find the best solution for what may seem to be an unresolvable problem. For more information, or to schedule a consultation, feel free to contact the Gishur Center.

Disagreements, conflicts and disputes are part of everyday life. Sometimes, we need help in managing a conflict or arriving at a resolution that will be acceptable to all parties and will endure over time.

Gishur Center

The Gishur Center is a provider of a variety of Alternative Despute Resolution (ADR) Services.  The Gishur Center was founded by Rabbi Ely Braun who has dedicated four decades to building bridges to understanding.

 What is Mediation?

Mediation is a voluntary and confidential process in which the parties to a conflict agree to appoint a neutral third-party who will assist them in resolving their dispute. Through the examination of their interests and needs, as well as the exploration of creative options, the parties develop mutually satisfactory solutions in a timely and cost-effective manner.


  • Commercial
  • Insurance
  • The Not-for-Profit Sector
  • Employment Conflicts
  • Clergy/Congregation Conflicts
  • Education and Academic Sector
  • Ontario Mandatory Mediation Rules 24.1 and 75.1 of the Rules of Civil Procedure


Family Mediation

  • Divorce and Separation Mediation
  • Divorce Coaching for Collaborative Divorce (IACP)
  • Get (Issues Relating to Jewish Religious Divorce)
  • Adoption
  • Elder Mediation and End-of-life Decision Making
  • Inheritance


Conflict Resolution Training and Coaching

  • Pre-mediation Coaching
  • Conflict Coaching
  • Conciliation
  • Facilitation
  • Hybrid ADR Programs
  • Couple Communication I (Collaborative Marriage Skills)
  • Couple Communication II (Thriving Together in the SkillsZone)
  • Core Communication for Individuals


Our Counseling Services...

Rabbi Ely (Eliahu) Braun is a Registered Psychotherapist (RP) in the Province of Ontario, Canada. He works with Adult individuals, Couples and  Families. His training included Family Systems, Hospital based Clinical Chaplaincy, Hypnosis, Brief Dynamic Psychotherapy, Instructor training in Core and Couple Communication, as well as, training in Clinical Supervision.

Areas of Interest

  • Adjustments
  • Anxiety
  • Couple and Core Communication
  • Depression
  • Divorce 
  • Family Issues
  • Grief/Loss
  • Infertility
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital Counseling
  • Personality Disorders
  • Self-Esteem
  • Spiritual Concerns
  • Trauma

Treatment Approach

Family Systems,


Trauma Informed Therapies   EMDR

Short Dynamic Psychotherapy,

Relaxation techniques,


Spiritual Guidance,

Holistic Psychotherapy,

Conflict Coaching, 



Client Focus








Is Your Life A Puzzle...?
Do You Need Help Putting Your Life Together?


Are You In An Emotional Fog...
Need Help Finding Your Way?


Having Problems Communicating With Your Loved One?


Too Much Conflict In Your Life?

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Contact Us...

The Gishur Center

Our Israeli Address:

51A/4 Jerusalem Street  

Afula  1825153

You can call during office hours 


You can email us at   info@gishur.ca

Our Canadian Address: 

1165 Woodside Drive  

Ottawa, ON  K2C 2G7

Our Canadian phone number:

613-721-5964 (Please remember: Israel is usually 7 hours ahead of E.S.T. (NY))

You can email us at     info@gishur.ca

Our USA Address:

14111 81st Avenue

Seminole, FL   33776

866-GISHUR1 (447-4871) (Please remember: Israel is usually 7 hours ahead of EST (NY))

You may contact us by filling in this form any time you need professional support or have any questions. You can also fill in the form to leave your comments or feedback.  (Please remember to press SUBMIT)