Become who YOU Are

A project funded by the European Union under the Erasmus+ Programme

The Project

Approved in 2022, the “BeYOU Become who you are” project aims to structure the educational, professional and social orientation of young people aged between 16 and 25, through a holistic coaching course, capable of providing them with tools to discover themselves and outline their personal and professional future.

Funded by the European Union within the framework of the Erasmus + programme, the project is made up of a consortium of three organisations specialising in training with a focus on issues of personal growth and integration: the social promotion association Divieni chi sei APS for Italy, CELEI Centro de Lenguas y Educación Intercultural for Spain and the NGO Euni Partners for Bulgaria.

The project aims to create a transnational community of young people aware of their inner potential and a network of training organisations able to guide and support them along this path of awareness.

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Through tried and tested coaching programmes such as CRAFT and Destinotherapy, BeYOU will provide useful tools to help the young people involved to better outline life and work choices related to their essence.
The ‘training’ activity will take the form of face-to-face self-actualisation workshops and online evolution workshops, as well as the production of teaching materials such as videos and e-books that will help to reinforce the knowledge and skills developed during the project.

The objectives of the project are also in line with specific priorities such as youth employability, i.e. strengthening the cognitive, emotional and relational skills that are fundamental for building a solid professional future; inclusion and diversity, i.e. supporting the participation of young people at risk of social exclusion, NEETs and young people at risk of being marginalised due to discriminatory factors such as disability or ethnic origin.

BeYOU is also an opportunity for the project partners to deepen and share, through targeted meetings, the different teaching techniques that will be included in a methodological guide useful for trainers, facilitators, consultants and coaches.

The first step for Italy is the first self-realisation workshop to be held at the “A. Martini” Higher Education Institute of Schio, in the province of Vicenza, which will involve fourth year students. In Spain, the workshop is promoted and organised by the partner CELEI through the Faculty of Educational Sciences of the University of Granada.

The Target

The project primarily targets young people aged 16 to 25. This choice is motivated by the partnership’s desire to reach those young people who are at a stage of leaving secondary school and university and thus at a crucial moment of choosing their professional future.
The educational path aims to reach participants from different backgrounds, paying attention to involve those with fewer opportunities, NEETs, youth with migrant backgrounds, and people with disabilities.

In addition the partnership will equip trainers and facilitators with the skills needed to better interact and manage the diversity within the target groups.

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The Methods

Destinotherapy

Destinotherapy identifies, breaks down and analyses in detail everything that can happen to you in life. It has also analysed all the ways in which you can get stuck, overwhelmed and finally give up and decide not to go any further towards your happiness.
Destinotherapy accompanies you  through nine identified stages, from the lowest and most negative stage (the undefined discomfort) to the highest stage (the giving back). Destinotherapy also supports you through the intermediate stages of crisis, calling, rejection, shadow and so on.
At each stage it will help you to face the challenge, understand the message and move on.

Having broken down the path into many small parts, having considered and taken into account all the dynamics, all the events and all the obstacles that can occur along the way, those who created this method have concentrated on developing precise techniques and procedures, targeted solutions for each of these dynamics, for each of these events and for each of these possible obstacles.

Destinotherapy works with you step by step, never letting you lose your way. And when you just can’t go on, the Destinotherapist knows  what to stimulate, to rekindle the right spark in you and get you back on track with confidence and serenity.

CRAFT Program

The CRAFT programme, whose acronym corresponds to five elements which are Consciousness, Relaxation, Mindfulness, Happiness and Transcendence, is a holistic programme created by Dr. Pilar Posadas de Julián that takes into account the globality of the human being. It is designed to enhance the capacities with which human beings are endowed by nature and which contribute to their physical, mental and emotional well-being.

The theoretical and experiential foundations of the programme are mindfulness, emotional intelligence, positive psychology and yoga, the benefits of which for improving quality of life, personal well-being and social relationships are supported by a growing body of neuroscientific research. The programme synthesises the contributions of neuroscience in symbiosis with these disciplines, and provides tools and resources that can be easily integrated by individuals  into their daily lives and  workplaces.

The objectives of the CRAFT programme are to promote self-awareness, to increase physical, mental and emotional awareness, to observe the relationship between physical posture and mental and emotional posture and attitude to life, and to know the interrelationship between thoughts, emotions and their effect on the body.

The 3E Method

The 3E Method (EMBODY. EXPRESS. EMPOWER: Realise yourself) is based on the notion that a person is a totality of their thoughts, emotions, feelings, experiences, and beliefs. Each of the techniques used in the process are specially selected in order to work with every single one of the above-mentioned components of the individual and aims to guide participants to reach their truth, release them from the limiting beliefs and social constraints, and finally embrace who they really are with no judgment. The 3E method aims at empowering participants through guiding them to realize that the responsibility and the power to shape their lives is in their own hands.

Once we are disillusioned, free from the belief that we should become what we are expected to be, and become aware of our true aspirations, we are capable of letting go of the automatic behaviors that very often manifest as unconscious self-sabotage. The 3E methodology aims at the inner transformation of the individual, resulting in the improvement of their life in every aspect, as well as the acquisition of healthy thought patterns and tools for coping in difficult situations.

The Partners

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DCS Divieni Chi Sei APS – Lead partner – ITALY
The Association’s main activities are in the field of education and professional and vocational training, as well as the organisation and management of cultural activities of social interest.
DCS promotes specific projects to bring the DestinoSOFIA method to a wide audience, in order to raise awareness of self-improvement and introspection.
It creates pathways to provide tools for self-realisation, personal and professional growth.
Courses, seminars, masterclasses and targeted consultations enable people to acquire techniques, procedures and strategies for understanding their  “calling” or vocation, their existential paradigm.
The Association carries out studies and research aimed at implementing and perfecting the methodological framework of self-realisation.
DCS also produces completely free tools such as e-books, workbooks, audio-guides, video-interviews and podcasts that provide useful elements for all those who wish to begin or continue their journey towards full self-realisation.
One of the activities most closely related to the field of this application is the “Per Non Sbagliare Futuro” programme, which focuses on young people and helps them to make an informed choice of university studies and/or career.

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CELEI Regenerative Education – Project partner – SPAIN
CELEI Regenerative Education in Granada, is a leader in International Education, with more than 35 years of experience in designing and implementing Study Abroad programs with partners such as World Learning, Lesley University or Berkeley Carroll School.

Our institutional philosophy encompasses a strong commitment to our team and participants. Studying with us is a deep immersion into a community with g-local professionals who are seriously committed to playing their role in making this world a better place.

We promote Experiential Learning to develop participants’ critical thinking, awareness and understanding, enhancing their ability to effectively function in an intercultural environment.

Our interdisciplinary team works hard to provide experiences and seminars in a wide range of topics such as environmental restoration, emotional intelligence, critical thinking, social justice, interculturality, cultural heritage and sense of community.

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Euni Partners – Project partner – BULGARIA
Euni Partners is a non-governmental organization, which works to encourage and expand the cooperation among the academia, business, institutions and educational organizations.
Its primary fields of activity are education and training, sustainable development and social integration of people with fewer opportunities.
Association Euni Partners has over 80 members from different professional backgrounds, including academia; education and training; media and new technologies; business; NGOs, etc.
It is a member of the Regional Council for Lifelong Learning, participating in the policy-making process in the field of education and an ambassador of LLL.

Euni Partners provides education and training for all age groups – from kindergarden children to seniors, with focus on special education. The association works in partnership with schools and universities in Bulgaria, aiming to improve the quality of education and training in accordance with the needs of the labour market and offers career–orientation support and professional training. As the Association cooperates with several business unions, it provides for training, intern and job placements in different economic sectors. Euni Partners organizes training courses in the fields of entrepreneurship and employability; international project management; ICT, graphic and web design, information literacy, civic education, cognitive and social development; etc.
Association Euni Partners consults and supports local, regional and national authorities, as well as directorates for education in Bulgaria. Due to the established long-term cooperation with these institutions, on the one hand the Association receives institutional support and validation, and on the other – reaches wide audience for dissemination and implementation of its activities.

Toolkit for Educators

We are pleased to present and make available the operational manual of the European project BeYOU – Become who YOU are. This manual includes the three coaching methods around which workshops have been conducted in person with high school students, university students and teenagers facing integration difficulties.
The three methods adopted embody a holistic approach that focuses on the incorporation of meditation, self-reflection and socialisation techniques aimed at discovering one’s own self. This process unfolds through the exploration and analysis of one’s weaknesses, fears, abilities and talents.
This toolkit is intended for educators, trainers, coaches and teachers, working with young people, who wish to integrate key aspects of self-realisation into their training programmes, both formal and informal.
The three methods included in the manual are Destinotherapy, developed by Dr Rosario Alfano, the CRAFT method, developed by Dr Pilar Posadas de Juliàn, and the 3E method – (EMBODY. EXPRESS. EMPOWER: Realise yourself).
We hope that this tool will prove to be valuable, both for learning new practices and for deepening your knowledge in this field.
The handbook is available for download in Italian, English, Bulgarian and Spanish. For further information, please contact the project coordinators listed on the website and in the handbook.

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