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Stress Management and Resilience Program for Key Workers in the COVID-19 response

Overcome these challenging times with a unique breathing meditation program

We stand with all key workers during this global pandemic. We offer to each of you, at 50% of cost, our evidence-based breathing techniques to keep you resilient and strong on the frontlines.

The International Association for Human Values in partnership with the Art of Living Foundation

€ 300,- € 150,-

From the UK?  Enroll in our UK program

Thank you, Key Workers

As key workers, you are taking care of the sick and needy in an overstrained system, ensuring food supply is maintained for all, keeping law and order in troubled times, providing essential transport, as well as many more support services for the vital needs of all of us during the COVID-19 pandemic.

This unprecedented situation and huge responsibility are likely putting immense strain on you. You may be feeling stressed, overwhelmed, frustrated, anxious and increasingly exhausted physically and mentally.

We, here at the International Association for Human Values, are here to support you.



Through our Stress Management and Resilience Programs, we want to provide you with tools you can quickly put into practice to help sustain you during this time and to improve stress management, personal resilience, well-being, performance capacity and prevent burn-out.


The HRE (Healing, Resilience and Empowerment) workshop is a low threshold workshop (3 x 1 hour) to address psycho-social consequences of conflict and violence, releasing acute and basic stress and fears, improving sleep and providing relief. HRE is a basic IAHV intervention program that can reach a large number of individuals while still effecting strong personal benefits.

November: 12th, 19th, 26th
December: 3rd, 10th, 17th
January: 14th, 21st, 28th

The live online workshop is on Thursday evening: 19.00-20.00 CET


Guided by one of our experienced instructors you will learn simple but effective breathing techniques in small groups in a 3 days x 2 hours live online-format. You will learn the SKY breath meditation.

The live online training will be offered on:
16-18 November 2020, 19.00 – 21.00 (Dutch/English)
4-6 December 2020,
Fri 19.00 – 21.00; Sat & Sun 10.00 – 12.00 (Dutch/English)
14-16 December 2020,
19.00 – 21.00 (Dutch/English)
15-17 January 2021, Fri 19.00 – 21.00; Sat & Sun 10.00 – 12.00 (Dutch/English)
25-27 January 2021, 19.00 – 21.00 (Dutch/English)

€ 300,- € 150,-

Elligible Key Workers include

  • doctor
  • pharmacist
  • policeman
    Law, Order & Security
  • truck
    Essential Transport Workers
  • cashier
    Food Supply & Distribution
  • old
    Social Care

Practical benefits for personal well-being and resilience

  • Improved health, immunity, sleep and reduced anxiety, depression, burn-out
  • Increased energy levels and sense of rejuvenation
  • Deep release of chronic and accumulated stress, trauma and healing
  • Access to inner peace in the midst of conflict
  • Better clarity of mind and greater focus
  • Improved ability to manage challenging situations and people

These evidence-based techniques have been shown in over 70 peer-reviewed studies to increase immune cells, reduce stress, depression and anxiety, and improve sleep and well-being.

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Independent research from four different continents, published in more than 70 peer-reviewed articles, has shown that SKY and accompanying practices significantly:

  • Reduce levels of stress (reduces cortisol – the “stress” hormone)
  • Benefit the immune system
  • Relieve anxiety & depression (mild, moderate & severe)
  • Relieve Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) symptoms
  • Enhance health, well-being, emotional regulation & peace of mind
  • Affect the mind-body system at the molecular level
  • Enhance brain and autonomic nervous system function (increases mental focus, calmness & recovery from stressful stimuli)

For more detailed information, please see:

Key Findings


Online Live Training with a qualified IAHV instructor

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  • Energy of the group
  • Share experiences
  • Direct feed back on techniques
  • Connect with other key workers
  • Learn from your home
  • Interactive session

To all the doctors, the paramedics, frontline workers, for your services, your dedication, we cannot express our gratitude enough. Please don't ignore yourself. Your good rest is absolutely essential and it’s necessary to keep you charged and keep you healthy. IAHV and its counselors are ready for you, anytime to help you. This meditation will be tremendously beneficial to you. You'll feel the energy and enthusiasm renewed in you to carry your noble mission forward. 

— Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Founder IAHV and Art of Living Foundation


“I have never seen such an effective stress relief as in this workshop…” 

“You are more effective than any other psycho-social support organisations” 

“This program helped me in finding one of the most important keys to achieve my psychological, mental and physical health”

“This course has released a lot of tension and irritability, leaving me feeling refreshed, cleansed, and quite free in mind, body and spirit.” 

 “I feel as if every negative thought in my mind was erased.” 

“I benefitted from the course on the psychological, mental and physical levels. I was passing through a very stressful phase that I was able to deal with it. I also had sleeping disorders, now my sleeping is settled perfectly and I wake up fresh early.”

“I realised my ability to face problems and obstacles in a better way. I got deep physical rest, and released the stress of the tensions, instability and problems.”


For any more information about this course or any general queries about anything related to IAHV or The Art of Living please email:


If you value our work and want to support us, we welcome free donations

About IAHV:

The International Association for Human Values (IAHV) is a non-profit, United Nations-affiliated organisation with consultative status at ECOSOC (UN). Founded in 1997 by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and other global humanitarian leaders in Geneva, Switzerland, its mission is to build a sustainable and inclusive peace by promoting the development of human values in both the individual and societies on a global scale. IAHV is specialised in effectively transforming traumas, stress, mindsets and wellbeing of survivors, perpetrators and first responders in conflict, violence and disasters. |

About Art of Living Foundation

The Art of Living is a non-profit organisation founded in 1981 by the world-renowned humanitarian and spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar.

Art of Living offers effective educational and self-development programs and tools that facilitate the elimination of stress and foster deep and profound inner peace, happiness and well-being.

These programs, which include breathing techniques, meditation, yoga, and practical wisdom for daily living, have helped millions around the world to completely transform their lives. Its core value is to find peace within oneself and to unite people in our society – of different cultures, religions and nationalities, reminding us that we have one goal; to uplift human life everywhere.

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