• Crisis Intervention for Helpers

    Crisis Intervention for Helpers

  • Peer Support Training

    Peer Support Training

  • Support after critical incidents

    Support after critical incidents

  • When helping others becomes a burden to yourself

    When helping others becomes a burden to yourself


CRITICAL INCIDENTS are sudden, unusually challenging events that generate a strong reaction (crisis). This reaction can manifest itself on different levels*:

  • Physical - our body
  • Emotional - our feeling
  • Cognitive - our thinking
  • Behaviour - our actions
  • Spiritual - our values and beliefs

CIvH provides training to social support teams at work, buddies and other peer supporters in helping their colleagues who have experienced a critical incident in order to:*

  • Mitigate impact of event
  • Facilitate normal recovery processes in normal people who are having normal reactions to abnormal events
  • Restoration to adaptive function
  • When necessary: refer to a higher level of psychosocial support

(*Adapted from Everly & Mitchell)


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Our news


CIvH has become a member of the Association of Traumatic Stress Specialists (ATSS) in the United States.

"ATSS certifications provide recognition to our members for having met a rigorous standard of education, training, knowledge, and experiential requirements in the field of trauma services, response and treatment."


Happy New Year and Parttime PTSD

Read a personal experience of PTSD and fire works as triggers.


New Terms and Conditions

Terms & Conditions

Assisting first responders afer a horrific fire and multiple casualties



Good article on CISD and police:

http://How critical incident stress debriefing teams help cops in crisis


On 4 and 5 December 2014 CIvH trained 15 Air France pilots in "Advanced Group Crisis Intervention". It was a great pleasure to train this highly motivated and interested group.

The received evaluations were very positive and we are looking forward to the next training for Air France in February/March 2015.