Mindfulness Day 1 in Siatista, Greece

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Our first local workshop on Mindfulness took place on Saturday 19th of January 2019 at the Event Hall of the Public Library of Siatista, Greece. There were 4 Initiates: Maria Stefanidou, Markos Chionos, Dimitris Mpatsis and Thomas Tomopoulos, as well as 13 young participants.

The arrivals were at 11.30 in the morning and once all the participants gathered in a circle, the Initiates started with a small introduction to our “GO Alive” project as well to our Informal Group of Young People. Later on, we proceeded to some team building activities:

- “name and an adjective”, to get familiar with everyone’s name
- “how did I find out about the activity and why did I come?” to know better participant’s motivations
- “Speed dating” in order to start getting to know each other more
- “pass the bunny” as an ice-breaker
- “human chain” as an ice-breaker, problem-solving game in order to bond the team
13.00-13.45 workshop “Intro to Mindfulness- 5 rooms of life”(Maria)
Energizer: “clap jump kuku”
13.45-14.30 workshop “Sound environment analysis” (Dimitris)
14.30-15.00 lunch break
15.00-16.00 workshop “Hero’s journey” (Markos)
16.00-16.45 workshop “Heartbeat” (Thomas)
16.45-17.00 Discussion about future local workshops and other Erasmus+ opportunities
17.00-17.25 reflexion in groups

The participants felt part of the group, were able to work as a team and had a lot of fun today. They learnt many interesting things that they can put into practice in the future and the whole event was very beneficial to them.