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 disaster sites.

We advocate for change within the aid industry, and provide knowledge, practical tools and peer support through training programs, workshops, online resources, and by building community among aid workers. 

Our goal is to destigmatize discussion of mental health among aid workers, and to 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 have run training programs in Africa, Europe, and North America, and for the last two years have been primarily focused on the Middle East, basing our operations in Jordan. Working in Jordan, we can help our friends working on humanitarian relief projects across the region in Syria, Iraq, Palestine, Turkey, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and farther afield. 

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 organization exploring the intersection of contemplation and engaged action in the world. Garrison Institute provides the CBR Project with sponsorship through its 501c3 status.