Building Capacity to Serve: Coregulating and Connecting During Times of Crisis/Violence

With the current crisis in Ukraine (and Yemen and other parts of the world), many peacebuilders are asking how we can use our skills to be effective and support those directly affected by these tragedies? Mediators Beyond Borders International, drawing from 15 years of global experience has developed several tracks to provide trauma-informed tools and support for peacebuilders across the globe.

No matter where you are in the world, there is a role for you. Collectively, we can make an impact now that will be felt by generations to come.  

All proceeds go directly to providing trauma-related support to those working in the heart of the current crisis, however there is a no cost option to ensure these sessions are available to all.   

For additional training, please review our Global Peacebuilder Training Institute: Trauma-Informed Peacebuilding


 “Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it.” Helen Keller Photography by: Külli Kittus via Unsplash @kyllik

Track 1. Building Capacity to Serve:

Trauma Awareness for Peacebuilders

This workshop series is designed for mediators, practitioners and facilitators who are passionate about building peace and want to engage more thoughtfully during times of crisis. 

Part 1: Intro to Trauma-Informed Peacebuilding. (90min) This fully interactive workshop will discuss the role of trauma and vicarious trauma in the current crisis, share best practices and tools for co-regulation, connection, as well as how to support others in your community or network who might be struggling with the ongoing war in Ukraine. 

Tuesday, May 3rd 19:00 EST, Cost $25 USD (suggested investment)
Register here for May 3

Part 2: Application of TIP Toolkit (90min) This experiential workshop will build on the tools discussed in Part 1 and practice its application. We will focus on creating spaces (in-person and virtual) for healing through listening while adhering to the principles of do no harm.  These practices could be used to support refugees or diaspora communities around the world. 

Session: Tuesday, May 10th 19:00 EST Cost $25 USD (suggested investment)
Register here for May 10


 “One of the most important things you can do on this earth is to let people know they are not alone.” – Shannon L. Alder. Hungarian volunteers assisting Ukrainian refugees. Photography by: Elekes Andor (CC-BY-SA)

Track 2. Building Capacity to Serve:

Trauma Awareness for Frontline Humanitarians

This workshop series is designed for those working directly in Ukraine and/or the region or with Ukrainian refugees. 

Part 1: Intro to Trauma-Informed Peacebuilding. (90min) This interactive workshop will discuss the role of trauma with the populations you serve and how to identify the impact of vicarious trauma in yourself.  Experts will share best practices and tools for co-regulation, self-care, and simple techniques to support vulnerable populations affected by the current crisis.

Session: Wednesday, May 4th 11:00 EST  Cost $25 USD (suggested investment)
Register here for May 4

Part 2: Building Healthy Narratives. This experiential workshop will build on the tools discussed in Part 1 and practice its application with the support of expert facilitators. We will focus on creating spaces (in-person and virtual) for healing through listening and how to develop healthy narratives for ourselves and those we serve while adhering to the principles of do no harm

Session: Wednesday, May 11th 11:00 EST  Cost $25 USD (suggested investment)
Register here for May 11


”Its when we start working together that the real healing takes place.” David Hume. Photography by: Beth Macdonald via Unsplash @elsbethcat

TRACK 3: TIPDA three-day workshop for ORGANIZATIONS interested in building their staff’s capacity by going through MBBIs training

Dates TBD with Partners

Building Capacity to Serve: Supporting those at the Heart of Conflict 

ONGOING Closed Groups :

This on-going series will occur weekly to provide a consistent listening space for those directly affected by the current war to share experiences, challenges and triumphs. Participants will learn tools that can be utilized immediately to help themselves or those whom they are helping to process their experiences in healthy and healing ways.  Closed sessions- only available upon request. 

  • ROTARACT  CLOSED GROUP Ongoing: Wednesdays, 16:00 EST / 22:00 EET 
  • PROJECT KESHER CLOSED GROUP: Dates TBD
  • MBBI & RI: GG participants. Dates TBD

MBBI will start more Closed Groups for: Building Capacity to Serve: Supporting those at the Heart of Conflict as needed.