Emotional moments, inspiring people, local food and wild nature – this was Resilient training for me. During nine days full of physical exercises, theatre lessons, meditation sessions and challenging activities, I got the opportunity to slow down, open my comfort zone and take a step forward.
My experience is indescribable by words. It was an opportunity to find a way how to get closer to myself and look at myself, and how to find the beginning of the way to my body. My personal questions were: ”Who am I?” “What do I want?”, “What do I feel”, “Where does it manifest itself in my body?”
Italy. The country full of beautiful architecture, powerful art history, full of smell of pasta on every corner and loud laughter. A country full of life with a heart in the palm of hand. My Italian experience completely changed me. It helped me turn into a better person. It changed my view of people, of the world but especially of myself. I have learned seize my own identity. Every day it taught me to be more fearless, a more kind and selfless person. I spent half of a year in Bologna, in Italy. Here I worked with mentally disabled people in one of the center of Saint Clare.
Behind the sun, calming, restoring faith in ourselves and in powers that transcend us. Experience beauty and love firsthand. Knowing that everything is happening at the right time, in the right place, with the right people.
When I left for Stilness in Motion on Thursday, March 5, 2020, I knew it would be great. But when we returned from it on Monday, March 16, 2020, I knew it changed my life.
We set out for the training course in Sofia called Code Communication in quite uneasy times, because the fear of coronavirus was already starting to spread. Despite that, I can´t say that our experience was somehow affected by this – quite the opposite. Joking around saying „He sneezed, now we all have it!“ became something that bonded our group, which arrived all safe & sound and healthy back to our own countries. But that´s for later.
What was the most intriguing for me, and I think that I can speak on behalf of the rest of our czech team as well, was the possibility to develop my communication skills. (As you could guess already by the training´s name). During the 8 days we focused on techniques such as NLP (neurolinguistic programming) or DISK.