About This Project

Throughout decades of conflict and war and exacerbated by the most recent events, many people from Afghanistan suffer from anxiety, depression, sleeping problems and PTSD, a loss of hope and feelings of anger. At the same time, they carry great inner resources of resilience, hope and solidarity.

IAHV offers its global expertise in stress- and trauma-relief, empowerment and peacebuilding to support Afghan individuals, groups and families around the world to cope with the most recent events and gain energy to contribute towards the betterment of Afghanistan.

HRE Workshop (Healing, Resilience and Empowerment) - ONLINE

The HRE workshop is a low threshold workshop to address psycho-social consequences of conflict and violence, releasing acute and basic stress and fears, improving sleep and providing relief.

The HRE workshop is a basic IAHV intervention program that can reach a large number of individuals while still effecting strong personal benefits.

The workshops are evidence-based, inclusive, accessible, applicable across cultures and cost-effective. They have an immediate positive effect and empower participants with techniques they can continue practising independently to improve their own wellbeing.


Hours: 90 mins x 3 consecutive days

For whom: all Afghans are welcome, whether in Afghanistan, Europe, USA or elsewhere

Dates and timings: 

Offered on a regular basis, on weekdays and weekends, at different timings - see registration link for next dates

Also organised on suitable dates and timings for specific groups - kindly get in contact

Medium: Zoom app

Language: The workshops can be conducted in English, with translation, or in Dari (and other languages on request).

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For more information about the workshops, please contact:

Contact: Sara Vassari


  • Make sure you have good internet connection, and are hands-free connected
  • Make sure you have a space which is as quiet and undisturbed as possible, something to lie on, some space to move, easy clothes
  • Keep a bottle of water next to you

Max number of participants per workshop: 15. Please register to reserve your place.


Feeling very peaceful. Before the session there was tiredness and feeling of sadness, but now feeling very relaxed and very peaceful, and even feeling my whole outlook is brighter about myself and about life. Now I have discovered this positive and hopeful outlook and optimism for the future and the continuity of life.

Participant from Afghanistan:

Day 1 - October 2021

For the last two weeks since being evacuated, every night I was having nightmares that some person was trying to kill me. After the first day of the workshop, that night I did not have any of those nightmares anymore.

Participant from Afghanistan:

Day 3 - October 2021

Thank you it was a great session for me, and for all of us. The techniques we learnt were very helpful. Today I feel more comfortable and calm. Especially in my mind, when I observe it. Thank you, I want to do more sessions and more breathing techniques.

Participant from Afghanistan:

Day 3 - October 2021

It was very useful. Especially for me I really needed it. In these days my mind was everywhere, and now I feel so relaxed, so different. In my whole body I feel different. Thank you so much for arranging this session'

Participant from Afghanistan:

Day 1 - October 2021

Human-oriented approach

IAHV's approach is human-oriented, inclusive, respectful, empathetic, and culturally sensitive.

IAHV has instructors from a wide variety of religious, cultural, national and social backgrounds and our programs have proven effective in a wide range of varied settings across the globe.


We can also organize HRE workshops specifically for your organization, partners and beneficiaries. Do not hesitate to get in contact with us to discuss.

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