TC Life Mapping in Youth Work

During the Erasmus training course from 8-16.11.22, we were fortunate to have two expert trainers – NLP trainer Vlad Grigoras and professional coach Miu Adrian – who conducted a comprehensive program divided into two parts. The training methods were varied and included workshops, discussions, coaching, and role-playing exercises, which allowed us to apply our knowledge and skills effectively. Overall, it was an enriching experience that helped us develop personally and professionally.

The participants in this project were fortunate to be surrounded by beautiful nature in Eco-Complex Izvori, 15km from Varna, which created a peaceful and serene atmosphere that helped them to reflect on their experiences. Additionally, they had access to a sauna, which provided a perfect way to relax and unwind after a long day of training. The activity room was also a great place for them to engage in colorful and stimulating activities that helped to foster a sense of creativity and collaboration. Overall, the natural surroundings and well-equipped facilities provided the perfect environment for the participants to learn, grow, and connect with one another.

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What we have done

🤩Conversations are getting deeper, hearing is turning into listening, and attention is becoming thicker as the participants are integrating their coaching learnings and practice.
🧠It started off on the 8th with Vlad and Adrian getting to know the participants and the other way around. We spent a nice day in the sun talking about ourselves and our reasons to attend this training. After that, Vlad kicked off the learning process by introducing the participants to the NLP principles. He shared ideas about how the mind works and how the brain processes experiences.
👂On the third day, the participants started the Coaching practice. The first thing they learned about was the importance of great listening skills, which are key when it comes to coaching. People were invited to talk about a present and real problem, ambition or aspiration, while a peer had to just listen without interfering in any way.
✊Once the listening was sharpened, Adrian introduced the first level of interventions. The participants were now able to validate, use connection words (as, and, or, then) summarize and reinterpret the information. Layer by layer, with every session and every day people got more connected, more encouraged to talk about themselves, trust was built, conversations got richer as more and more tehniques were introduced and practiced.
⭐️As we are reaching the final days of our sessions, people have become more aware of themselves, their emotions, they have learned how to hold the space for someone else, how to empower them to reach the results they want instead of trying to help them or solve their problems.

Since this project youth workers across Europe have been learning about NLP and Coaching and how to use tools from these two areas to support young people in their communities in pursuing their goals.
It’s not coaching or NLP training, but techniques like multi-level listening, mirroring and paraphrasing, plus an attitude of “I’m with you and I know you have all the resources to get you where you want to be.” I think they are essential in working with young people. That’s why any youth worker should have a minimum understanding of Coaching and NLP. First of all for that real listening, which many of us don’t really do.
Participants are more and more open to listen, learn and practice what they learn. 😍
Well done, Adrian & Vlad for the training and Dare to Scale Academy for making it possible!

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