IBF And The United Nations (Latest news)
Conscious Breathing Training for Trauma Recovery.
In July 2016, the International Breathwork Foundation (IBF) http://www.ibfnetwork.com was granted Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC). The IBF_UN committee intends to contribute to the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals http://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment by proposing programmes featuring conscious breathing in fields such as Mass Disaster Relief, Refugee Aid, Education in Schools, Equality for Women, Burnout and Addiction Prevention.
The IBF_UN committee has been developing a Conscious Breathing Training Programme for Trauma Recovery. The training consists of a one-day experiential workshop, followed by two additional training days for future facilitators of the one-day model. The programme can be adapted to suit a diverse range of trauma recovery situations, including refugee war camps, natural disaster recovery operations and refugee resettlement projects.
The IBF_UN team will be piloting the programme this January in Greece in collaboration with AMURTEL, an international disaster relief organisation. Athens is host to a diverse cultural mix of refugees, the majority from Africa and the Middle East. The training will be offered at the AMURTEL natal clinic in downtown Athens http://greece.amurtel.org/index.php/our-projects/.
Over the last twelve months, the clinic has welcomed more than 1,000 refugee families for peri-natal support and education, and offered birthing assistance to over 60 mothers. In tandem with their natal care services, volunteers at the clinic also provide translation services in 22 languages.
The upcoming Athens mission represents a significant step forward in the IBF’s vision of bringing awareness of the value of conscious breathing to a wider public. It also honours the UN pledge
“No-one will be left behind”, promised in their September 2015 publication, “Transforming our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”. https://vimeo.com/globalgoalsun/sdgsummit.