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Center for Mind-Body Medicine

Healing and Building Resiliency for Syrian Refugees in Jordan

The Center for Mind-Body Medicine (CMBM) is a worldwide leader in making self-care, group support, and community-building a central part of training and education for healthcare providers. It provides trauma relief solutions to some of the world’s most intractable and complex psychological and physical problems, with proven success in Gaza and post-war Kosovo among other challenging populations including U.S. veterans, Haiti’s most disadvantaged women and children, and Lakota children on the Pine Ridge Reservation, most with extremely high rates of suicide.

CMBM has laid the groundwork to launch its training for those working with Syrian refugees in Jordan, with plans to run the program at scale.

Opportunity

  • Provide self-care and coping skills for providers serving on the front lines of refugee relief efforts
  • Scale a highly effective approach to trauma relief for those affected by the world’s largest humanitarian crisis of the 21st Century
  • Act as a model program for mental health and psychosocial support for refugees throughout the region

Impact

  • Immediate trauma relief to 600+ traumatized Syrian refugees in Jordan, while addressing burnout for 50 refugee service providers
  • Service organizations in Jordan are equipped to provide trauma relief for thousands of Syrian refugees in the years to come

Grants awarded

  • 2017-2018 - Full-scale training for care providers, community leaders and refugees to learn and deliver mind-body skills in the face of significant trauma