Listen: The force of self-awareness in Iraq with Asmaa Ibrahim and Jiyan Foundation
Jiyan Foundation’s Co-head of Trauma Care & Health Asmaa Ibrahim joins Philippa White to answer questions ranging from how she began training in psychotherapy to the culture and stigma associated with mental health treatment.
During this conversation, Asmaa gives us a brief window into life in Iraq. Asmaa talks about the stories from when the war broke out in 2014, and what she has heard from the people that she helps. Then she explains what she does to help start the healing process.
Asmaa tells us one of her favorite techniques that she uses to help people heal from trauma. We hear about how children were militarized and educated under ISIS. We learn what she and Jiyan Foundation are going to do to reintegrate these now-young adults back into society.
There is a lot here. So grab that favorite beverage or throw on those running shoes, and enjoy this conversation with Asmaa.
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We need you now more than ever. Jiyan Foundation for Human Rights US provides mental health, psychotherapy, medical treatment & other support services to survivors of trauma, terror, domestic violence & human rights violations. Our programs support 9 treatment centers, a clinic for Yazidi women & families, a Healing Garden and mobile teams helping survivors in 11 refugee & IDP camps & 9 regions throughout Kurdistan-Iraq, Iraq & Syria.
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