“I don’t know if everyone here feels the same way as I do. Each time, they say take a (yoga) position. Then I take the position. Since (the moment) that my eyes close, I feel like there is something going through me. Like having my heart in my head. I lay down with both eyes closed. I feel a sadness attack me slowly like a leaking faucet. Then I feel my body “unfrustrate” and a hand is caressing my head, and then my body start to release.”
We believe trauma survivors can become powerful healers and change makers in their communities. To help improve global access to mental health and wellbeing, TIMBo partners with like-minded organizations in some of the world's most marginalized societies to provide a simple, accessible and powerful tool for re-empowerment at virtually no cost to them. International partners include organizations in Haiti, Iran, and Kenya.
Global TIMBo Galleries
In February 2017 the The Global TIMBo Empowerment Project in partnership with the Rona Foundation in Kenya, Africa completed phase 1 of our 3 phase training. This project was funded entirely by fundraiser dollars raised by a group of women who then accompanied us to Kenya. Browse through the gallery below to see images captured during this life changing journey to Africa.
In February 2017 the The Global TIMBo Empowerment Project in partnership with the OMID Foundation in Tehran, Iran completed phase 2 of our 3 phase training. This project was funded by the NOVO Foundation. The recently trained TIMBo facilitators in Iran are currently rolling the TIMBo program out to the girls of OMID and we are thrilled to move toward support and supervision of these programs. Browse through the gallery below to see images captured during the training at OMID in Tehran.
Our group of OMID Facilitators, graduated and ready to spread TIMBo to the girls of OMID.
Our amazing Iranian/American TIMBo training team.
more photos coming soon
In 2012 and 2013 we completed our first Global TIMBo Empowerment Project in Port-au-Prince and the northwest region of Haiti. In partnership with AMURT Haiti and the support of the Fetzer Institute and many fundraiser/traveler dollars, we trained over 20 TIMBo Facilitators. Today, Remise Belizaire (TIMBo Facilitator) has spread TIMBo through Haiti! There are 55 TIMBo groups being offered across five regions of the country. Browse through the gallery below to see images captured during the many trainings in Haiti. For inspiration read our interview with Remise, one of her facilitators and a TIMBo group member.