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Wellbeing and Resilience (WebR) Leadership Training

Peace-building, human rights, civil society, and development leaders who work in communities are confronted by violence every day. The prevalence of traumatic stress in the lives of individuals and communities impacted by human rights abuses, violent extremism, criminal gangs, and gender-based violence is extraordinarily high.

Often these individuals and families have experienced on-going trauma throughout their lives in the form of childhood abuse and neglect, domestic violence, community violence, human rights abuses and the trauma associated with poverty and the loss of home, safety, and sense of security.

These experiences have a significant impact on how leaders think, feel, behave, relate to others, and cope with future experiences. Leaders have learned to adapt to these traumatic circumstances in order to survive, but their ways of coping may seem confusing and out-of-place in their current circumstances.

Often, leaders become negatively affected by trauma which they have not directly experienced themselves. When we are involved in supporting others who have experienced trauma, there can be a build-up of stress over time causing changes to our psychological, physical, and spiritual well-being.

A key component of vicarious/secondary trauma is changing our belief system, significantly affecting the way we see the world and our deepest sense of meaning and hope. Anyone who works with or supports people who have been traumatized is at risk for developing vicarious/secondary trauma.

Proposed agenda for 5-day WebR workshop

The WebR Framework is comprised of seven Key Elements as they relate to violence, compounded stress, and the effects of trauma.

  • Day 1: WebR Cross-Cutting Element: Stress and Trauma Awareness
  • Day 2: WebR Cross-Cutting Elements Stress and Trauma Awareness continued and Wellbeing and Practice
  • Day 3: WebR Elements of Security and Relationships
  • Day 4: WebR Elements of Identity and Resilience
  • Day 5: WebR Leadership

GSN offers a five-day WebR for Leaders training, get in touch with us (info@green-string.org ) to learn more about the training and how to schedule it for your team.

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