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Alessandra Pigni is a clinical psychologist and Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Oxford with the Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict. Her work is about equipping aid workers and humanitarian organisations with the skills needed to deal with stress and prevent burnout in the field. In the past, she worked with Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders and the Kvinna till Kvinna Foundation, and also taught mindfulness to aid workers in Palestine. She blogs at Mindfulnext.org, and you can follow her on Twitter at @mindfulnext.

Are you psychologically equipped for working in aid and development? Self-help 

Are you psychologically equipped for working in aid and development?

Alessandra Pigni has collected stories, reflections and suggestions from humanitarian professionals on the topic of self-care. With this, she has put together a white paper series of practical recommendations to better prepare humanitarian professionals for field missions. Read more about this ground-breaking series in her second post for whydev.org. Continue reading