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Girl - power: resilience training

With Sanne Detrez, Heidi Defever (Belgium)

Dates and time: 17/6 at 14.00 – 18/6 17:00 (with overnight).

Location: outdoor area near the Krimulda Church, Latvia

As a part of the European Adventure Therapy Conference GATE 4 that will be held in June 2024 in Latvia, Sigulda region we would like to invite you to participate in the pre-conference event “Girl -power: Resilience Training”.

During this 2-day event, we want to fuel our girl/women-power together. We will do this through physical activities, some resilience exercises, and experiential learning for example archery,

grounding, breathing, and focusing exercises. At the same time, we go back to basics. We will camp together in nature and cook on a campfire.

We believe that when we move with our bodies, we also set something in motion in our minds and meaningful connections will strengthen our mental wellbeing. The group will be a mix of young and elder women who will participate equally in all activities. We will briefly share our experiences about the activities we do and have a lot of fun together.

We invite to apply for this training 1 -2 girls from the organization age 14-20 together with adult (social worker, mentor, volunteer from the organization).

What we offer:

A physical, active training in strengthening our resilience and power. Given by experienced, professional trainers from the organization Alba in Belgium. Alba is an NGO that works in the field of justice and youth care. For young offenders Alba offers victim-

offender mediation, delict-oriented family counseling, and community service. For youngsters in youth care, we organize outdoor activities in an active and experiential learning way. Sanne and Heidi who will give this training, work in the youth care support team.

The training will be free of charge for participants from Latvia. You will need to provide only a practical or financial contribution for the meals during the event.

The training language will be English. Translation will be provided for participants who will need that.

What we need from you:

An open heart and mind, and motivation to participate in the activities. Willing to share experiences/feelings/thoughts with the group and learn from each other.

A practical or financial contribution for the meals (1x dinner, 1x breakfast, 1x lunch) and snacks.

You can choose to bring some food to share with at least 5 others or pay 25 EUR so we can buy additional food.

You will need a sleeping bag, one tent for your team, clothing and shoes appropriate for outdoor activities.

Written permission of parents or guardians if you are younger than 18.

Please apply until May 5th by filling in the application form:

Contact person: Sanne Detrez,

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