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SMILE! - Positive psychology, Creativity and Nature for inclusion of marginalized youth

Training Course

26 September - 4 October 2019 | Gudevica, Bulgaria

SMILE! - aims at training youth workers to use the practices of positive psychology, creativity and nature based methods within an integrated approach to individual and group support to marginalized youth.

SMILE! - Positive psychology, Creativity and Nature for inclusion of marginalized youth provides opportunities for personal development and competence gaining for youth workers. The whole concept of the training process is based on innovative methods and modern psychological concepts targeting personal and professional development of the participants. The positive psychology is recognized as powerful trend in personal development and we belief that it can be very beneficial for young people. In the training we will introduce integrated approach consisting of elements from psychology, nature based personal development and creativity.

During the training based on modern psychological practices participants will explore how these practices can serve as a tool for increasing happiness, confidence and create sustainable positive mindset. These results can be in great benefit of young people with fewer opportunities.



The training course is built on a flow which combines elements of practice/experience, reflection, theory and application. Thus, we are aiming at:

  • Providing knowledge and skills linking Positive psychology, Creativity and Nature based personal development;
  • Raising the awareness of youth workers about the marginalized youths’ need for support in their mental health, personal and professional development;
  • Developing skills to provide inclusion of young people through an integrated approach;
  • Demonstration of innovative methods and tools for working with marginalized young people from the areas of Positive psychology, Creativity and Nature based personal development;
  • Development of practical tools for working with marginalized young people.


  • Self-analysis and self-development - how to transfer understanding about ourselves into process of conscious development.
  • Positive psychology - practices to develop sustainable happiness and habits of positive mindset.
  • Meditation and mindfulness - tools for focus and balance of attention, emotions and consciousness.
  • Connectedness and nature - connecting with yourself, nature, other people, the outside world.
  • Creativity, art and music – as tools for self-expression and communication.

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Training overview


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This Training Course is

for 24 participants

from Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Greece, Italy, Poland, Republic of North Macedonia, Slovenia, United Kingdom

and recommended for

Youth workers, Trainers, Youth leaders, Youth coaches

Working language(s):



Learning for Change Foundation (Others)

“Learning for Change” Foundation is established in 2016 by experts in the field of education, training and project activities.

Two main areas of work of Learning for Change are:
1. Ecocentric development – modern developmental psychological concept promoting holistic personal growth;
2. Positive psychology – modern trend exploiting resources of the brain to creates positive attitudes and thus affecting learning, working and social capacities of the people;

Contact for questions:

Ognian Gadoularov


Phone: +359 896756267


Participation fee

There is NO participation fee for this training.

Accommodation and food

All the activities, accommodation and food are 100% covered by the EU grant.

Travel reimbursement

The travel costs will be reimbursed to the participants after the course in the amounts limit according the Erasmus + regulations.

Slovenia - 275 euro

UK - 360 euro

Czech Republic - 275 euro

Poland - 275 euro

Greece - 180 euro

North Macedonia - 180 euro

France - 275 euro

Italy  - 275 euro

Croatia - 275 euro

Bulgaria - 180 euro

Participants are entitled to receive a Youthpass certificate from the organiser, for recognition of their competence development during the activity. Read more about Youthpass:

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