Topic: General

Development Workers: Are you Building Your Resilience?

Recent studies have shown that 30% of development workers are diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) upon returning from aid missions. This type of statistic immediately begs the questions, what percentage of development workers returning from the field have undiagnosed PTSD and what percentage return with very high stress levels that affects their effectiveness… Read more »

Closing off 2013

The last few months of 2013 saw many exciting opportunities for the Sarah Bird Foundation to offer its work and spread its message of transforming communities through healing trauma (insert correct mini version of SBF mission). There were two projects initiated, one domestic and one international, and three fundraising events took place. The Charity Football match… Read more »

The Birth

Like all births, there’s a feeling of great excitement and expectation along with nervous trepidation of what your life is going to be in the future. And yesterday was no exception! As of 10am on 7th February the Sarah Bird Foundation was quietly launched in the Stephens Green Hibernian Club in Dublin. The Board of… Read more »

The Incubation

2nd January 2012 – 6th February 2013 Having this idea of the Sarah Bird Foundation come to me, I sat with it for a month wondering if this was possible or beyond reach, a goal too far. Then I put together a focus group of business professionals and friends I trusted, got them all into… Read more »

The Conception

Ten years ago in August 2002, while at the second European Energy Psychology conference in Oxford University, England, I had a powerful experience of what I would be doing in the future. That moment of insight started me on a journey that has led me to this moment in time, and to the creation of… Read more »