Help Your Community Recover More Quickly and Easily from Stressful Events

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Welcome to ACEP's Emotional First Aid Training!

We're glad to offer you professional slide decks and training videos to support your humanitarian outreach efforts. We hope these materials make a big difference in your life and in the lives of others you touch.

Your free training includes

  • Public PowerPoint presentation (with notes) you can use to share these skills with your community 
  • Coaching PowerPoint presentation (with notes) that has additional material for your use alone
  • 2 training videos that walk you through how to use the presentation and give you great tips, including how to create successful outreach in your community 
  • Free access to videos that demonstrate each technique plus written instructions you can download in English and Spanish 
  • Free digital brochure containing a few simple Emotional First Aid techniques that you can share with your community

Please watch these training videos before using the slide presentation

Video 1

You'll learn how to bring Emotional First Aid into your community. Kristin Miller, PhD, walks you through each slide in the presentation deck and gives you lots of tips so you can use it effectively.

Important: There are 2 versions of the slide deck. The deck with some purple slides is a coaching deck, and contains material for you only. This is the deck Kristin uses in her training video for you. The second deck is for you to use publicly. Both decks have facilitator notes.

Video 2

Learn more valuable tips about how to use this training in your community from ACEP's Humanitarian Committee members.

Download the Presentation & Notes

View Videos of Emotional First Aid Techniques

You can view videos and download written instructions for Emotional First Aid techniqes in English, Spanish and Portuguese by visiting ACEP's Resources for Resilience. 





Download the Brochure to Share with Your Community

What is Emotional First Aid?  

Simple, holistic, self-help techniques that can help you and your community recover more quickly and easily from stressful events such as fires, natural disasters and mass shootings. They can help clear stress from the body-mind system. And they can help build resilience.  

Most of these mind-body methods have no words, and are easily used by people of all ages and backgrounds.  

These techniques have been used successfully to help people throughout the world, including:  

  • Communities experiencing major fires in California, USA
  • Syrian refugee camps
  • Rwandan genocide survivors
  • Shooting in an elementary school in Connecticut, USA

Want More Training in How to Offer Humanitarian Outreach?

Check out this video series created through a joint effort of ACEP's Humanitarian Committee and Gunilla Hamne and Ulf Sandstrom of the Peaceful Heart Network.

1. How to Build a Workshop - An approach to practical humanitarian outreach

2. Symptoms of Stress - Learn to recognize how stress and trauma can be expressed

3. Empowerment - One of the most important aspects of humanitarian outreach

4. Your Part in the Puzzle - You already have everything necessary for humanitarian outreach.ur text in this area

5. Self-Care - Make sure you know the basics of daily emotional self-care before helping others

6. Scaling - Help every person be part of spreading relief.

7. Self-Medication - When the system is helped into balance, the need to self-medicate (e.g., with alcohol) can disappear.

8. Manifesto - Guidelines in practice and attitude for humanitarian outreach.

Questions? Need help?  


ACEP Humanitarian Outreach Committee |

Coralee Pringle Nelson, Chair 

Please Help Us Expand Our Work

ACEP’s Humanitarian Committee has invested heavily in providing this resource to be used in traumatic circumstances. The resource can also be used as a series of preventive techniques to provide self and collective community resilience. If you would like to contribute to our work in providing further resources, we would be delighted to receive your donation.

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This training has been developed by the Humanitarian Committee - Emotional First Aid subcommittee - of the Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology. It is part of ACEP's Resources for Resilience.

The mission of the Emotional First Aid subcommittee is to alleviate suffering by teaching self-help techniques to those affected by violence, trauma and natural disasters. We believe that humans are naturally flexible and resilient; and given effective tools, information and support, can recover from disaster and adversity. In our hope to foster confident outreach and meaningful service of that mission,  we have developed Emotional First-Aid trainings to assist professionals who want to bring these resources into their communities and a Resources for Resilience website to assist people experiencing the effects of violence, trauma and natural disasters so that they can help themselves and others. 

Committee members include psychologists, social workers, physicians, counselors, teachers, international relief workers and allied health professionals. Collectively, they are deeply experienced in bringing Emotional First Aid into communities experiencing stress and trauma.

ACEP is a 501(c3) nonprofit organization committed to bringing the simple, effective mind-body techniques of energy psychology to all who need them. ACEP provides professional trainings, humanitarian outreach, and research. Learn more at

Disclaimer - Important - Please Read  

This training is a gift created by the ACEP Humanitarian Committee for those who wish to bring emotional first aid training to their community. It is the hope of the authors that the information contained in the PowerPoint will be beneficial to those who use it. However, these slides are for educational purposes only and are not, and should not be used as, a substitute for mental health treatment by a qualified mental health professional.  

Further, the authors state that any such use of this information as a substitute for mental health treatment by a qualified mental health professional constitutes misuse of the gift. Further, neither ACEP nor the ACEP Humanitarian Committee, or any of its members or authors of this PowerPoint accepts any responsibility or liability whatsoever for the use or misuse of the PowerPoint or the information contained therein. 

While the authors are unaware of any evidence that the methods presented in the PowerPoint have caused significant adverse effects, by using or viewing these slides you (the recipient of the gift) agree to fully release, indemnify, and hold harmless, ACEP, its employees, Board, volunteers and others associated with ACEP from any claim or liability whatsoever and for any damage or injury, personal, emotional, financial or otherwise, which you may incur arising at any time out of or in relation to the use of the PowerPoint, any of the slides contained therein, ideas, suggestions, techniques, and/or any information or other materials contained herein.  

Any information, stories, examples, or testimonials offered as part of the PowerPoint or the presentation of the PowerPoint do not constitute a warranty, guarantee, or prediction regarding any outcome that may or may not be experienced by any individual as a result of using any such material or information contained within the PowerPoint and/or the presentation of the PowerPoint for any particular purpose or issue.  

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