Training Course: Game of Wellness
Dates: 8-16 December 2018
Venue: Brno, Czech Republic
Eligible are 25 participants coming from: Bulgaria, Czech Republic, France, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, United Kingdom
Application deadline: 28th October 2018
We will explore the concept of “wellness” as a state of complete physical, mental, social & spiritual well-being and introduce practical & fun tools, games, strategies of promoting holistic health and personal development in young people & youth workers.
Do you sometimes feel tired/ exhausted/ overwhelmed by your work?
Do you want to learn how to live a bit healthier lifestyle both in your personal life and your professional life as a youth worker/ educator? Do you want to inspire young people you work with to become well?
We will explore the concept of wellness as a state of complete physical, mental, social & spiritual well-being. We will focus both on the personal and professional development and on how the concept of wellness can empower both the youth workers and the young people they are working with. We wish to support our participants to find ways to healthier, more joyful and sustainable lifestyle and approach to work.
The training course is a 3rd edition of a successful training concept, that took place for the first time in December 2016, 2nd time in July 2007, both in the Czech Republic.
How was it? Read these blog posts!
Well-being and active lifestyle
The training will happen in a beautiful environmental center Kaprálův Mlýn, just outside Brno, Czech Republic.
Objectives of the Training Course
1) to introduce and explore concepts of wellness and gamification
in the context of community youth work;
2) to create space for professionals to practice and refresh their trainers skills and to share their best practices and receive feedback;
3) to introduce practical online + offline tools and activities that promote healthy living, community building, conflict resolution and inclusion;
4) to empower youth workers to develop programs that support sustainable, healthy and joyful living in their communities and organisations;
5) to facilitate constructive development of realistic project ideas
and support formation of new partnerships.
Why this Course?
We see youth work as a demanding profession that requires a lot from their professionals. Youth workers, educators and trainers across countries and cultures start working with passion, dedicate their dreams and often their free time to their work.
Unfortunately, many in their everyday reality face lack of resources, time, social recognition or meaning which too often results in burnt out youth workers that no longer enjoy their work. A burnt-out youth worker imbalances his work-life and as a result of a growing amount of associated stressors loses his initial energy, ideas, creativity, inspiration and patience that are so crucial in his work that addresses topics and issues that are important but difficult to repair or work on due to their complexity. (there is a need for self-care, work-life balance, sense of purpose in our work)
How will we Work?
Variety of non-formal education methods, the program will be co-created by the team and the participants. The programme will include time slots for workshops that will be facilitated by participants (meaning: possibly YOU!), to be offered to the rest of the group, in a structure of parallel sessions. You will have a chance to offer a good practice, an innovative methodology or activity connected with the topics of the course.
The Trainer Team
Jana Stará: university lecturer and wellness coach: www.wellcome.cz
Bára Rodi: medical doctor, trainer: trainers.salto-youth.net/BaraRodi/
Carmine Rodi Falanga: comedian,game expert, trainer: trainers.salto-youth.net/CarmineRodi/
This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.
The costs related to accommodation and food will be completely covered by the hosting organisation. Accommodation will be provided in shared rooms (3, 4 or 6 people), meals will be provided 5x daily.
Travel costs of the participants will be refunded after the training course (after participants send all their travel documents and boarding passes) to this maximum amounts:
– Czech Republic: 20 EUR
– Hungary, Slovenia: 180 EUR
– Bulgaria, Romania, Poland, UK, France, Italy, Spain (mainland) 275 EUR
– Spain (Canary islands): 530 EUR
Money shouldn’t be the only obstacle for your participation – therefore we suggest a sliding scale from 50 to 120€ for participation fee. For students and persons without paid job we suggest 50€, for other we suggest 60-120€ according to their financial possibilities and the value they see in 7 days training programme.