If you feel the need to pursue on a deeper level and debrief with professional, we are happy to recommend you the following contacts who are used to welcome humanitarian volunteers.
For more information, please refer to their own website. 

Finance should never disqualify someone to seek proper debriefing when needed. Most of the following contacts offer affordable prices or for some no fix prices. If finance should enable you to find proper support, please don’t hesitate to contact me, we will see together what the best solution is.

  • Time to ,,land » and adjust.
  • Time in making decisions about what’s next and seek advice from those you trust.
  • And don’t forget to move forward.

• Identify your expectation. This can help you avoid a lot of challenges and grief.
• Ask yourself if your expectations are realistic and where they come from.
• If an expectation is to high, accept to remolde it or to walk into grief.

• Expect mixed responses from those you speak to on your return.
• Expect that most people you speak to will have no insight or empathy to situations or stories you describe so it’s hard for them to respond appropriately.
• Some people may not have even realized you were away!


• Be ready with three responses to the tough, ‘So, how was your trip?’ question:

1. Two sentences for those who are asking out of politeness.
2. Two minutes for those who are asking because they want to know but don’t want a full run down.
3. Two cups of tea for those precious friends or family who give you their ear and let you talk.
– You need to remember that the type 3 person is rare so treasure them!
– Don’t be surprised or offended if someone changes the topic back to their lives and mundane details about curtains or paint samples when you’ve been sharing a significant story. Don’t be too critical of those who do this. Save your two cups of tea stories for those who you know will listen but also make sure you listen to them.

3. I will write to everyone I met! This is a feeling that quickly disappears when home. Do stay in touch with one or two people. This communication will help you adjust to being home, plus it keeps your new vision alive.
2. People are dying to hear about my trip! Some people would rather die than hear about your trip! Very few people want all the details and schedules. Prepare a specific story about a person or lesson learned. Share this clearly and briefly. Leave them wanting more.
1. I will be glad to be home! Of course, there are things you will have missed. However, you may experience some re-entry adjustment or low mood. Recognise this is a part of re-entry.