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TALK – Reflections on well-being

October 2016, a travel to Scandinavia, hosting workshops and a talk about well-being at 2 Power Shift events, in Finland and Sweden respectively.  What follows is some of the material brought to participants.

Background

While working on an international residential training in the youth climate movement about practical skills, the coordinator of Power Shift Finland send among the team an innocuous email asking for some input.  From sharing ideas and experience, over finding recognition, this became a conversation about team / project management and well-being.  Thus followed an invitation to be a workshop host, with the necessary support.  And given that Power Shift Sweden was only 1 week later, it was all too easy to host sessions there as well.  Starting point was twice the established validation workshop and then adding more / new content.

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Validation (well-being workshop)

Validation is a 90 minutes workshop about well-being.

Background

Introduction and video of “validation”, followed by a creative process to see and appreciate people as they are.

In order to face our daunting task to make the world better, not only “product” but also process and people matter.  Movements mostly run on volunteers, who are diverse.  Therefore it’s important to recognise and voice the positive in people and (their) work.

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