Amman, Jordan May 20, 2017

WHERE:  Intercontinental Hotel, Amman, Jordan.  

WHEN:   One day Program, May 20th 2017.  10am to 5pm

WHO:    Training programs are open to staff (national or expatriate) of national NGOs, International NGOs & UN agencies.

LANGUAGE: The training will be conducted in English. To benefit meaningfully, participants will require a sufficient level of linguistic competence to engage in discussion of relatively complex emotional and scientific material.

PRICE:  Inclusive of meals, the training is priced at $150 USD.

SCHOLARSHIPS: Thanks to the generosity of our donors, there are a number of scholarships available. If price is a barrier for you, please contact us to discuss scholarship eligibility.  

DETAILS:  This one day training program has been specifically designed to help humanitarian and development aid workers to combat the psychological effects of the chronic stress they experience working on the Syria response. We also welcome Human Rights Defenders and Journalists. 

The Personal Resilience Training provides education and practical tools for stress management, and helps individuals and organizations to open up a necessary conversation about mental health, stress, PTSD and burnout. The program breaks down stigma and encourages colleagues to discuss more openly how they are feeling, and what can be done practically to create more resilience and peer-to-peer support. 

Our approach is to improve the quality of services delivered to beneficiary populations by building the mental strength and resilience of aid workers delivering the response. Based on private sector experience, this kind of staff wellness program has also been shown to provide considerable return on investment for organizations by reducing absenteeism, medical costs, insurance costs and recruitment costs.


Psychological stress is widely recognized as a major contributor to absenteeism, high staff turnover, poor  morale and reduced productivity at work. Stress has also been shown to significantly impair memory and the ability to learn. The CBR Project approach is based on the enormous body of medical evidence showing that mindfulness, meditation and yoga help to reduce stress, anxiety, and depression as well as increase stress-management, self-awareness, creative thinking and concentration.