eamba Exchange welcomes Zhassulan Abishev who will kindly share his personal experience with an adapted version of MBSR for refugees.
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Meeting ID: 869 2965 5635
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Hosted by Stassie King (Mindfulness Bulgaria) and Katharina Mullen (Moment Belgium) eamba board member.
Teaching MBSR in a new reality
Zhass points out: “Since the war in Ukraine began 8 months ago, as an MBSR teacher, I have been working with Ukrainian and Russian refugees, and I clearly sensed the necessity to adapt the program.. Intense levels of stress and trauma are quite common in the current frametime of human history and also a shared experience within this community of displaced people who are still suffering the consequences of such unfortunate circumstances. Sensitivity to trauma was therefore essential. During this meeting, I will share my personal story, how things have evolved, why I decided to do what I did and which kind of feedback I’ve received from those who participated in the Mindfulness-Based Trauma Sensitive and Recovery course, focusing on Traumatic Stress Reduction.”