Our Work

Leaders in the Farsi-speaking and Iranian-American communities recognize the need for culturally relevant, evidence-based tools to manage community trauma related to displacement, migration, and systemic racism. CMBM has established collaborative relationships with Iranian leaders in the US and abroad, and has successfully facilitated mind-body skills groups and training in Farsi.

Our Iran Empowerment and Trauma Support Initiative began in March 2021 as part of our first-ever Global Professional Training Program in Mind-Body Medicine, a five-day intensive training that brought together more than three hundred professionals from around the world.

Our Initial Impact

Between April 2021 and November 2022, we trained dozens of Iranian, Iranian-American, and Farsi-speaking professionals in our model of self-care, awareness, and group support:

  • 80 professionals have completed our Professional Training Program in Mind-Body Medicine
  • 50 professionals have completed our Advanced Training Program in Mind-Body Medicine
  • 23 Trainees have begun facilitating groups in community

Looking Ahead

We are continuing our work to expand our team of CMBM Faculty to include additional Iranian leaders who will continue to implement training, mentoring, and integration activities within their communities.

Farsi-Language Self-Care Practices

Breathing Practice Led by CMBM Faculty Member Noshene Ranjbar, MD

Movement Practice Led by CMBM Faculty Member Noshene Ranjbar, MD

CMBM in the Media

Learn more about The Center for Mind-Body Medicine’s work with Iranian and Farsi-speaking professionals as featured in Dr. Ranjbar’s interview with IranWire.

Hear Dr. Ranjbar in conversation with Let’s Clean House host Parastoo Jangouk, MD on this Farsi-language podcast centering the well-being of Persian women.