Jul 26, 2022
“The Power of Presence: Empathy and Mindfulness in Youth Work” with Ilze Jēče
Why is it good to slow down and be present? What is the relation of empathy, mindfulness and body work with non-formal education and youth work? What is the value of watching ants and clouds? Have the pandemic and the war changed the needs of youth work? And is it ok to give a massage to somebody?
Our guest Ilze Jēče is a youth work trainer, movement educator and body worker from Latvia, with a demonstrated history of working in the area of sustainability for people and the planet. She has been working in the field of wellness since 2007. Broadly skilled in topics of wellness in personal and professional life. Ilze, with her strong background in wellbeing, organizational management, and psychology, is organizing various courses, workshops, and retreats for personal and professional development.
In this episode, Ilze draws from her long standing experience of applying empathy, mindfulness and body work in non-formal education and youth work, both as content and as an approach.