My Articles

Opinion: For aid workers, is burnout part of the job description?, Devex, 7 March 2017

Preventing Burnout in the New Era. How do you avoid burnout while engaged in activism and social change? in Psychology Today, February 6, 2017

Work: it’s time for a new year’s revolution, in Open Democracy, 9 January 2017.

How to Prevent Burnout in Aid Work, in Getting development right: Fresh and frank voices in ending poverty (ebook), Published on May 18, 2016 by WhyDev.

"No, you can't 'be the change' alone", in Transformation at Open Democracy, 31 July 2015

Psychologists stay home: Nepal doesn't need you on Irin News, 11 May 2015 (in Arabic too here)

Protecting the Humanitarian Individual: Mindfulness and Self-Care in Humanitarian Action, The Individualisation of War blog, a project by the European University Institute, 29 April 2015

Building resilience and preventing burnout among aid workers in Palestine: a personal account of mindfulness based staff care, in Intervention, July 2014 - Volume 12 - Issue 2 - pp. 231–239

How to prevent burnout in aid work on WhyDev, April 2014

Organizations as communities: lessons from Deir Mar Musa in Syria on Transformation at Open Democracy, 24 March 2014

Practising mindfulness at the checkpoint on Transformation at Open Democracy, 17 July 2013

A First-Person Account of Using Mindfulness as a Therapeutic Tool in the Palestinian TerritoriesJournal of Child and Family Study (2010) 19:152–156

And this is from my work before aid:

Symbolic communication and silence in an informal interpersonal helping process (extract from the film Chocolat by Lasse Hallström), in Psychodynamic Practice: Individuals, Groups and Organisations, Volume 12, Issue 4, 2006.