⛵ Training Course:THE WAY OF NATURE: growing the roots of connection

📌 Location: Gudevitsa village, Bulgaria

⏰ Dates: 13-22 October 2023

👣 Number of participants: 24 participants

🏁 Participating countries: Erasmus+ Youth Programme countries

🚲 Organizer: LEARNING FOR CHANGE (Others)

🍇 Apply here: Application form

🚦 Deadline to apply: (24H UTC) 20 August, 2023

🚦 Date of Selection: 1 September, 2023

📱Inquiries about this training course: Galena Tsvetkova at galena.tsvetkova@gmail.com

💰💶 Costs:

  • Participation fee: We have set a sliding scale from 50 to 150€. You will be free to choose your contribution according to your own personal financial possibilities and the value you see in this 8 days training program.
  • 100% accommodation, food and program materials are covered
  • Travel reimbursement: The maximum reimbursement rates will folow the distance band calculator from the European Commission:
    Travel/Standard/ Green
    distance/ travel/ travel
    10 – 99 km 23 EUR
    100 – 499 km 180 EUR/ 210 EUR
    500 – 1999 km 275 EUR/ 320 EUR
    2000 – 2999 km 360 EUR/ 410 EUR
    3000 – 3999 km 530 EUR/ 610 EUR
    4000 – 7999 km 820 EUR

 

 

THE WAY OF NATURE: growing the roots of connection

 

CONNECTED means being rooted in one’s deep purpose, body, emotional intelligence, and wisdom of the heart. The program offers a space for growing roots of connection with inner wisdom, wild nature, spirituality, emotions, imagination, dreams and visions.

THE WAY OF NATURE is an international training course aimed to people who consider themselves – or strive to become – agents of cultural (r)evolution and social transformation. Humans who, with their daily actions, are models in their community and leaders of the awakening and change in the world. People who are ready to turn their look inwards and explore everything – light and dark – that is in their hearts and souls.

The need for CONNECTION is basic for every being in the ecosystem.

“Ecologically, everything is what it is by virtue of its relationships with everything else.” – Bill Plotkin

Nowadays humanity lives the most disconnected life we can ever imagine. All the relationships are mediated by electronic devices, processed information, protective fences and imposed values. Dominant-materialistic-industrial culture destroyed connection of the people with their inner inherited wisdom, wild nature, spiritual world, emotions and imagination, dreams and visions and our place in more-than-human world.

By offering an eight day intensive immersion program we are creating a space for growing roots of connectedness with inner and outer nature of the human, embodied intelligence, deep imagination and the wild world.

Reconnecting in the Web of Life

Re-establishing the connection of humans with the natural world is an essential step in solving many of today’s social, economical and health problems. Living connected with Nature means to be rooted in one’s deep purpose, somatic and emotional intelligence, wisdom of the heart and gratitude to all living and non-living beings of the Cosmos where we fully belong.

Raising the awareness of youth and social workers, psychologists, and educators about the ecological role of humans and humanity is a guarantee for the ecological awakening of future generations. Thus breaking the chains of (patho)adolescent life-destroying materialistic economy and evolving into mature adult life-enhancing culture of environmental justice, spirituality, compassion, acceptance.

AIM OF THE PROGRAM

To provide innovative ways and methods to address the developmental needs for belonging, meaningful connection, authenticity and purpose, and take steps towards personal transformation in a more wholesome and connected way. It will also aim at empowering the participants to offer these methods to the various groups and individuals they work with and become agents of visionary changewithin their communities.

OBJECTIVES

  • To develop participant’s knowledge in nature-based human development by learning and practicing the principles and models of eco-centric development;
  • To develop new skills, competences and ideas in facilitating the development of deep nature connection;
  • To provide an opportunity to experience a space of safety, intimacy, and profound connection in which personal exploration is encouraged and supported by community;
  • To engage and guide participants through innovative processes of personal transformation aiming at eco-awakening;
  • To inspire in the participants a shift in values and worldviews that will foster a deep nature connection, empathy to all creatures and a sense of oneness with the natural world;
  • To support participant’s connection to their sense of responsibility for the environment and Earth’s future.

You can find more information here