Garrison Institute


I am pleased to have joined Garrison Institute International (GII) as an Executive Director, as of December 2018. The flagship program of GII is the CBR Training program, designed for humanitarian professionals in crises areas in the Middle East, Africa and Europe. After three years as MD of Mind & Life Europe, I am happy to lend my support to this critically needed applied contemplative program. CBR stands for Contemplative-Based Resilience, and offers a unique and evidence-based methodology for professionals to significantly improve stress-management and well-being, thus becoming a more effective provider of care to those in need in humanitarian crisis areas.  Garrison Institute is premier conference and retreat venue as well as a think-tank / innovator in the development of human consciousness for the creation of social impact, based in a former monastery in Garrison, New York.

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