Welcome to Mindcraft – Reconnecting to creative source through manual arts and body expression
Here you can find stories and results from our past projects & invitations for planned ones, inspiring resources and materials to the topic of embodied practices, pictures, videos and more.
The project ”Mindcraft“ was a seven days training course in the frame of Erasmus+ program that took place in Italy, from 20th to 28th of September 2021.
ACTIVITIES – METHODOLOGIES – RESOURCES
TRAINERS AND SUPPORT TEAM
BOOKLET OF MINDCRAFT
SOME TESTIMONIALS FROM PARTICIPANTS
“This program helped me understand and clarify what I would really like to transmit and encourage in others : imagination, creativity, taking initiative, connection and exploration. I learnt how these enriching tools for life can be developed through manual and creative activities, through letting the hands and heart decide, not always the head.” Sarah (Spain)
“Mindcraft was an inspiration box, we worked with our bodies, hands, using different technics. I developed my current skills, discovered new possibilities and interests. What is more I felt we all are the team, together.” Izabela (Poland)
“Mindcraft was a safe space where pure energy, love, creativity and collectivity run through me all day and all night long. I could be anything I wanted, supported and loved.” Sofia (Greece)
“After very stressful September at work that exhausted me mentally and physically, altough it was an active training course, I was able to rest actively, to remember what I like in education, to remind myself who am I, and that me grumpy, tired, and frustrated creature it is not the real person, but the facade I take on when my everyday life and job do not flow with my core values and self-care. Suddenly I was joking around, being out there as smiling and creative being, while It was hard to imagine the whole past month. So I’m coming back grounded and with new energy to start all over again and again 🙂 I also strengthened my sense of setting boundaries for what it doesn’t serve me. I feel inspired by new tools and boosted with those I knew, but that I have put aside on my youth worker path.” Paulina (Poland)
“Upon a special journey, I met my self in a simple and true way…. humble personalities guide us with sophisticated music, amazing creations, sacred songs, delicious food and warm company!!! Kindness, knowledge, intuition and hospitality were there every day on the table!!!” Nichol (Italy)
“Mindcraft showed me the entrance for a fantastic world to enjoy alone or in company, to which I will have from now on always access to – Thank you !” Lina (Germany)
“My chest is more open. I’m feeling I’m breathing better (that’s not only a physical thing). This new little kick on creativity gives me new solutions to afford “the normal life” Damiano (Italy)
“It was my best ”youth” project so far. I really liked all the activities and organizers really created safe place for all group members to connect, not only with words but trough movement, touch, etc. I really liked food and was very impressed by the place, although i missed nature little bit.” Lara (Slovenia)
Erasmus+ is the European Union programme for education, training, youth and sport. It runs for seven years, from 2014 to 2020, with organisations invited to apply for funding each year to undertake creative and worthwhile activities.
Erasmus+ aims to modernise education, training and youth work across Europe. It is open to education, training, youth and sport organisations across all sectors of lifelong learning, including school education, further and higher education, adult education and the youth sector. It offers exciting opportunities to study, work, volunteer, teach and train abroad.
For more information about the programme please visit the official website.
The Youthpass certificate helps to document the development of competences, as well as to confirm participation and describe the respective project. An essential part of the initiative is attention to the planning of the learning process and reflection upon the participants’ personal learning outcomes. As a strategy, it aims at fostering the recognition of non-formal learning and youth work.
The main ideas behind Youthpass are to enhance reflection on learning and competence development in youth work, receive greater recognition of youth work throughout Europe, support the employability of young people and youth workers, and promote active participation of young people.
For more information about Youthpass please visit the official website.