We attach the utmost importance to tolerant and respectful behavior towards all participants. Intolerant, disrespectful, or discriminatory behavior against any person, but in particular because of their ethnic origin, skin color, sexual orientation, religion, ideology, disability, or status as an elderly person, will never be tolerated.
Violence is prohibited – both in physical and psychological form. In particular, we attach great importance to non-violent communication.
Creating positive emotions
Research shows that the arts challenge our brain, excite us, and evoke feelings of love.
According to Csikszentmihalyi, people are happiest in a state of “flow.” This state is described as the “complete involvement in an activity for its own sake.”
We hope, through a variety of arts-based activities, to evoke feelings of happiness through the state of “flow” in our participants, counteracting negative emotions and promoting psychological resilience.
Terms of illness will not be used
We will not use psychiatric terms of illness such as “mental illness” or “mental disorder”, nor will we refer to clinical terms or diagnoses.
Art in Social Work Practice. Theory and Practice: International Perspectives. Edited by Ephrat Huss & Eltje Bos 2019
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (2002): Flow: The classic work on how to achieve happiness.