20 jan CREN TEAM DOES MINDFULNESS TRAINING
The CREN technical team is being trained on mindfulness skills by the international consultant Walter Link.
The mindfulness technique has gained more and more adherents around the world. The mindful investigation helps in the process of self-knowledge of the individual and has affinity with the methodology applied in CREN, based on the concepts of Fr. Luigi Giussani.
According to the mindfulness method, effective listening is one of the most important skills of anyone who wants to become a change maker. The technique deepens individual´s perception and experiences, which increases our ability for understanding, communication and action.
Walter Link is consultant, entrepreneur, co-creator and leader of different sustainability movements around the world. His career has led him to understand that the human factor is the main key to personal or global transformations.
For 40 years, he has been dedicated to working with people, improving a process of research and personal work that develops the creative potential synthesized in mindfulness.
The experience with Walter Link at CREN, therefore, focused on the personal experience of the institution’s professionals and educators, once listening and speaking skills are the team’s main working tools for transforming patients’ lives.
Gisela Solymos, psychologist and one of the founders of CREN, was responsible for Walter Link’s visit to the institution. “I was moved by the beauty of the moment to look deeply into our own experience, which is very similar Giussani´s ideas”.
Founder of the Catholic movement of Communion and Liberation, Fr. Giussani was an Italian priest who dedicated decades of his life to teaching young people and adults. The methodology of CREN is based on his teachings, especially in the precepts of the book “Religious Sense”. The following excerpt confirms the relationship between Giussani’s ideas and the proposal of Mindfulness.
“Not starting from an existential investigation would be like asking another the consistency of a phenomenon that I live. If it was not confirmation, enrichment or contestation as a consequence of a reflection that I personally have done, the opinion of others would only be the substitution of a work that belongs to me and a vehicle of opinion that is inevitably alienating.” (Giussani, Luigi)