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Introduction
Objectives & 
Principles of work
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Awareness through the body

Photos of different
themes and activities

The theme and activity are mentioned in the caption near the photograph.

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Different types of 'breathometers'

Breathing

Different types of 'Breathometers'

Different types of 'Breathometers'

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Sensory awareness

Refinement and internalizing the senses through explorations of the Elements

Exploring the Water Element

Exploring the Water Element

Exploring Air, Fire and Water
(the one who spaces out
is exploring Ether..!)

Exploring Air, Fire and Water

Exploration of Earth Element:
working with clay

Exploration of earth Element

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Labyrinth

While the child is developing awareness of the feet, he increases his capacity to concentrate and experiences quietness

Physical structure

Labyrinth

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After a 'soft' Structures Setting, children practice relaxation in different places and in different positions

Relaxation

After a 'soft' Structures Setting, children practice relaxation in different places and in different positions

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Structures setting

Structures Setting allows multiple fields of exploration that touch on every theme and objective in our work. For example, individual attitudes encountered in life are mirrored here; consequently, the structure setting provides an opportunity to safely explore emotions. Structures Setting also provides children with an opportunity to work on ambition: "there is no need to show anything to the others, whatever I do, I do it to explore myself with all my awareness." And, it makes it possible to work on body contact, and the fears and inhibitions that can come with it.

Combination of hard
and soft landscape

Combination of hard and soft landscape

Unstable landscape

Unstable landscape

Flying clothes

Flying clothes

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Games

Games offer opportunities to work on awareness of emotions; on interactions between individuals and the group; on awareness of the vital energy, and how to express it and channel it. It also offers possibilities to work out many other qualities depending on the focus or direction the leader gives to the game or to the debriefing following the game.

Crossing the river

Crossing the river

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Sticks

This activity, like Structures Setting, touches on every theme and objective in our work. It especially opens the peripheral vision and requires from the children coordination, quick reflexes and above all to be fully present in their being.

Sticks coordination pattern

Sticks coordination pattern

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Plates

An aluminum plate on top of a stick becomes a field of exploration for balance, concentration, relaxation, breathing, awareness of the physical structure and its interrelation with gravity, perception of unnecessary tensions, awareness of the use of oneself, interaction between mind, emotion and body, and the interaction between the group and the individual.

The work also shows how the mood of one individual can affect others and how the mood of the group can affect the individual, making evident the web that links all the individuals who form a group. For example, when a child is nervous and drops his plate, very often other children lose their concentration and drop their plates as well. Plates are a field of exploration for attitudes and qualities like gentleness, care, giving and receiving and for the pre-set attitudes with which we do things. Plates also create the habit of self-observation and introspection. This type of work feeds the witness attitude.

Two different moments of exploration with Plates

 

 

 

Free exploration with Plates

Free exploration with Plates

Combining activities like Plates and Structures Setting creates an intense environment for advanced exploration

Combining activities like Plates and Structures Setting creates an intense environment for advanced exploration

 

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