The training offered the participants an integral process of internal inversion, wherein their attitude and active participation was important. It began at the moment of mutual acquaintance and mixing of the characters in the group. It passed along the “River of Life”, so each one of them can find the excitement of different emotions from key moments of their personal story and change the perspective toward those of them, which were notable and sometimes very painful, consequently deeply hidden.
It reached “the reason to get up every morning” (ikigai), found in the crossing point of four primary elements, which the participants searched for for themselves.
Taking off masks, overcoming mistakes – our own and those of others, shifting the focus to playing, doing, acting – this was offered to the participants from the methodology of improv theatre.
The improv games unleashed the imagination, the emotions, they silenced the detrimental critic, whom we cultivate within ourselves and who stops us from taking new steps.
Training in storytelling – the skill to present ourselves to others and connect with them, to rethink ourselves and retell ourselves in a new and different way. The participants learned dramatic approaches, used in literature, cinema, theatre, through which some of the most exciting and impactful stories are created. They themselves began their stories, built upon their own experiences.
The training included an experiential walk on the paths of the Pirin mountain, in search of answers from “the wisest man on Earth”, amid silence and nature. A new focus, outside the routine and the known, earning time for ourselves and for the desires, people often silence, neglect and forget, swept away by everyday life. In the mountains the participants found their limiting beliefs, hindering their steps forward, and bravely rephrased them into positive ones. The process of finding or rediscovering oneself ended with a night under the stars, which left each participant alone with themselves, enveloped by the wisdom of the mountain.
And after that – storytelling! Sharing the experience, weaving it into stories, a game of form, content, presence, emotions…
Captivating stories, created by the participants, filled the air and proved that the world is big and stories lurk around each corner. We are the ones who can capture them and recreate them in an unforgettable way.