STARK – stabilizing group therapy

After stressful experiences, many people suffer from strong feelings such as anger, fear or sadness. STARK (Skills Training for Affect Regulation) is a culturally sensitive approach that teaches strategies to regain control over one’s own feelings and to cope better with them. It is a low-threshold group offer that takes into account cultural knowledge about values, habits and traditions.

The group consists of 14 weekly sessions and is interpreter-assisted. The same language is spoken in each of the groups. A new Farsi-language group for men will start in October, which will take place every Thursday from 3.00 to 4.30 pm at Centra (Heidenkampsweg 97, 22337 Hamburg). Further groups are being planned, please contact us!

More information and registration with Nahid Yakmanesh; Email:,
Tel.: 040/2320522-18.

Overview of the offer

  • Stabilising group for dealing with stressful feelings
  • 14 weekly meetings supported by interpreters
  • From October 2020 new Farsi-speaking group for men
  • Contact person at Centra: Nahid Yakmanesh (


You can make an appointment for a consultation via our appointment service:

Monday: 9-12 a.m.

(in German, Farsi/Dari and Arabic)

Wednesday: 14-17 p.m.
(in German, Farsi/Dari and Arabic)

Friday: 9-12 a.m.

(in German and Arabic)

Tel.: 040/23 20 522-22


Join our network!

The care of refugees with traumatic experiences can only succeed together, through the cooperation of all those who have contact with people with refugee experiences. Your competences are the basis for a growing network of help, whether you already have experience and special knowledge in dealing with affected persons or whether you want to acquire this. We look forward to welcoming you as a partner in our Hamburg network!