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Healing, Resilience and Empowerment (HRE) Workshop

Main target group : Survivors of terrorist attacks, domestic violence, harrassment, rape, and abuse 

In Brussels we organise HRE programs for the above target groups on a regular basis. The program is offered as a single session or several sessions of 2hrs each.  

The 4th of March 2018 we will be offering all survivors of terrorist attacks a session. In the meantime, feel free to send a message here if you are interested.

Main target group : Refugees 

In Europe, IAHV provides Healing, Resilience and Empowerment (HRE) Workshops for refugees and long term migrants. We provide flexible programs, ranging from 1 to 10 hours, as well as follow up sessions. 

Our 1st HRE training was held from the 19th to the 21st of September 2017 in cooperation with Terra Nova VZW with very positive results. Get a first hand experience from this 3min video made during the sessions !

We now support social cohesion activities led by Singa ASBL by providing an HRE session every 2 weeks to their members. More info HERE

Refugee Support in the Netherlands

IAHV Belgium is also administering the IAHV Refugee Support Team in the Netherlands.

This team of Dutch volunteers offers stress relief programs to refugees and status holders in the Netherlands. During the courses and follow ups, participants are introduced to stress release techniques in a very accessible and practical manner. The participants report increased focus, better quality of sleep, more joy in life and a better connection with themselves and others. At the same time, feelings of anxiety, restlessness and negative thoughts are diminished. Breathing exercises, light yoga and guided meditations form the basis of the applied techniques. The programs that are offered, consist of 3 sessions on 3 consecutive days, followed by weekly follow ups.

Currently, different Refugee Support Teams are active in The Hague, Drachten and Zutphen. On a local level, the Teams cooperate with governmental and non-governmental organisations. In the area Eindhoven/Den Bosch we are exploring the possibilities to start a fourth team. All teams consist of trained volunteers, that offer structural support, through weekly follow ups.

Coördinator: Heleen Klinkert, H.Klinkert@IAHV.nl