SYRIA CRISIS: Stress Management & Resilience TRAINING Programs IN JORDAN

The  CBR Project helps humanitarian aid workers to combat the physical and psychological effects of the chronic stress they experience in conflict zones and natural disasters.

We provide knowledge, practical tools and peer support through 4-day training programs and introductory 1-day Workshops. (Read an article about our work here.)

Our goal is transform the entire aid industry’s attitude and practices around well-being, mental strength and resilience in order to improve the overall quality of humanitarian response. 

We're setting up a Contemplative-Based Resilience Training Center in the Middle East. The CBR Project is going to run programs from a regional hub in the relative security of Jordan. From there we can help our friends working on humanitarian relief projects in Turkey, and Syria, and Gaza, and Iraq, and Afghanistan and more.

If you want to contribute, DONATE HERE to support aid workers on the front lines of the Syrian crisis.

Not only is there a moral obligation to support humanitarian aid workers who give so much, but investing in wellbeing programs has been shown in the private sector and elsewhere to create value and Return on Investment by reducing absenteeism, medical costs, insurance costs and recruitment costs. 

As an industry, we can do more to support our staff, and save money as we do so.  

On this issue, the efficient approach is also the right thing to do. 




   Four Day Stress Management and Resilience Training PRogram


March 26 - 29, 2018

One Day Workshop

March 21, 2018

Amman, Jordan

Come spend one day with a faculty including US mindfulness expert Hugh Byrne. You will learn about the common psychological and physiological effects of working in high-stress environments, and what you can do to protect and strengthen yourself mentally and physically. 

Remember, burnout isn't for the weak. Burnout is what happens when people are strong for too long without admitting they could use some help. 

Our combination approach of psychological education, mindfulness, stretching exercises, simple breathing techniques and creating peer support networks has been shown to improve the health and happiness of aid workers.

At an institutional level, our courses help organizations to improve decision-making, increase staff retention, retain institutional knowledge and decrease insurance, medical and hiring costs. 

Ultimately, investing in aid workers' health is a leveraged approach - helping them to be healthier and improve the quality of their work, and thereby measurably improving the lives of refugees and other beneficiaries that they serve.

The Contemplative-Based Resilience (CBR) Project is an independent non-profit organization. The Advisory Board includes leaders in the field of humanitarian relief, psychology, meditation and mindful movement.The CBR Project was created and incubated at the Garrison Institute, a non-sectarian not-for-profit exploring the inter-section of contemplation and engaged action in the world. Garrison Institute provides the CBR Project with sponsorship through its 501c3 status.