Ралица, Пламена и Саня за младежкия обмен за комуникационни умения „A(E)ffective Communication“ в Саку, Естония

В периода 16 – 25 юли 2018 г. YOUTHub в партньорство с Risti-Rasti изпрати шестима българи за участие в младежкия обмен за комуникационни умения „A(E)ffective Communication“ в Саку, Естония.

Ето какво ни разказаха Ралица и Пламена за преживяването си:

 Just the moment when I came back to Bulgaria my daily routines started again. I tried and I’m still trying to do these usual things that I normally do but in a completely different way. I’m trying to implement all the knowledge I gained during this whole project.  I’m trying to speak only for myself, only for my feeling and thought. I do not use words like „always“, „never“, „everybody“ anymore and I believe that my life became much easier. However, I consider that I had understood the main aim of the project in a wrong way because in the begging I was trying to educate the other people how to communicate with me in an appropriate way and what words they shouldn’t use.  Eventually, I ended up receiving only the feedback that I had change, not in an improved way after the programme in Estonia. All I was doing is judging and expecting from people to communicate with me the way I wanted. I’m happy that I managed to realize what was happening fastly. I spent some time reflecting again and I came up with the conclusion that the only thing that I can change is the was how I communicate with others and the way how I see the world. This is what is up to me and this is what matters.  So I started working in this direction – how can I express myself in the most corrective and kind way. Еven though I still not communicate the way I want, I’m learning and exploring, so I’m on my way. The thing that I’m most grateful about is that I started to communicate with myself for the first time in my life after this project. Now I ask myself what I want, how do I feel and why and I became my own best friend. I definitely became more peaceful as a person. Also, when I know myself better, I’m more confident. I’m looking forward to seeing myself progressing. Here’s the time to thank for the opportunity that had been given to me. Big applause to the facilitators and every person who helped for this project to become such an unforgettable memory in my heart. I love everything (I know it is a generalization but EVERYTHING) related to Estonia and my experience there. I love you guys.
~Ralitsa

I am more than happy that I had the opportunity to take part in this amazingly executed project. Since It was my first ever Erasmus+ project I had a vague idea what to expect. However, I came back more than satisfied with my experience. Thanks to the tasks in the project I was able to explore my feelings more thorough and strengthen the connection I have with myself. I learned a lot about assumptions and how important it is to express myself in the I-form. I was also able to change my perception of vulnerability. I used to believe that this is something I should hide because it makes me weak and fragile. However, during this project I realised how comfortable I feel when I am being vulnerable. What is more, when I am being my true self, I inspire others to show their true colors. That lead me to the realization that my vulnerability is my strength, my power. It is what will help me create a meaningful connection with other people. I just want to give a big and sincere thank you to everyone involved in this project because after those 10 days in Estonia I feel wiser and ready to conquer the challenges ahead of me. The unforgettable memories I created there and the amazing people I met will stay close to my heart for a very long time. :))
~Plamena

Spending a week at the Risti-Rasti training course was a unique experience I will always remember. I had the chance to meet so many great and interesting people and to discuss topics that concern our life itself. We built a community that everyone has its own role and in which we played games, shared emotions and expressed ourselves. Every activity we did was interesting and useful to our spiritual development. I can definitely confirm that I’ve enjoyed every single one of it. The food was conformed to a healthy lifestyle routine that aimed to show and teach us a better nutrition routine. Everything was so so delicious that I’ve tried to obtain some of the habits we build there when I got home. I just didn’t want to leave…

Four weeks since I’ve left Kulla Vila but I still think about the way we humans perceive the world. The way we cope with our daily tasks, what is that makes us happy, are we living the life we always wanted or we are just surviving, are we happy with the people that surround us, do we behave well with them or we can improve ourselves, which is the right way to communicate with people and is there any right way. Those are the topics that concern my mind since Im home.  And I can say that i’m pretty much happy with my life – I have friends and family, people that love me, what else a person needs on this life. Its all about communication, love and being nice to people. It’s a perception of life that everyone can obtain but someone has to show it to you. For me this ‘’someone’’ was this program. Thank you for giving me the chance to be part of it.

~Sanya