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Hekate Conscious You(th) is a proud community of Hekate Conscious Ageing. Ageing might sound scary and difficult to digest, especially when you’re only in your 20’s and are still very young, we know. You don’t even need to think about getting old one day, yet, although researches show massive benefit of consciously visualising ourselves in a more progressed age. 

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The research applies the method of 1-on-1 interviews with the idea of free speech. This means that our interviewees receive the questions before the interview to have time to reflect on them if they wish so, then they’ll be raised with the same questions during the meeting and will be given space to reply as long as they feel like without interruption. Flexibility is crucial, therefore if the interviewee expresses the need of more guidance with further navigating questions, they will be supported in this way.

 

 

The questions we’re looking for answers to are circulated around the following topics:

  • Fulfilling life
  • Changes brought into our lives by Covid19
  • Personal future aspects
  • Social, economical, environmental changes
  • Personal needs, motivation, obstacles, worries
  • Role of and relationship with technology

 

The research aims to interview 100 young people.  

 

Do you feel like sharing your thoughts? We would love to hear them! Send us an e-mail if you’re interested in having a nice little chat with us. 🙂 

 

 

With love,

Hekate Conscious You(th)

14th May: Walk & Talk

Hello there,

 

We’re happy to see your interest about the Digital Wellness Day!

 

Come and join this insightful, relaxing and energising workshop to:

  • tune into your presence with a nice, guided reflection-walk
  • reflect on your own usage of technology, your digital challenges and habits
  • visualise a healthy relationship with technology
  • connect with fellow humans to listen and share
  • identify what you can do to obtain healthier usage of technology

 

What you can expect:

  • a thematic walk in your neighbourhood (favorite place, nearby forest/park, farm – as you wish)
  • an experiential workshop with space for reflection and initiative/action
  • a nice talk to people on the phone
  • optional (but recommended) tuning-in activities sent to you before the workshop
  • handout and templates shared with you after the workshop

 

Practical information:

  • Time: 14th May, 07:30-08:30 CEST
  • Place: Zoom – only voice call please, phones in pocket, no screen, no videos to share
  • Registration till: 7th May, here
  • Contribution: participation is free, donation is welcome on Ko-fi

 

Have you got any question? Don’t be shy and get in touch with us! Nori is waiting for your message.

 

With love,

Hekate Conscious You(th)

15th May: Digital Wellness Design

Hello there,

We’re happy to see your interest about the Digital Wellness Day

 

Come and join this creative, (inter)active and dynamic workshop to:

  • understand what Digital Wellness is
  • reflect on your own usage of technology
  • identify what technical pieces (digital nutritions) you need in order to have supporting, healthy digital habits
  • make your plan of protection against harms of technology
  • think out of the tech-box

 

What you can expect:

  • an experiential workshop with space for reflection and initiative/action
  • optional (but recommended) tuning-in activities sent to you before the workshop
  • handout and templates shared with you after the workshop


Practical information:

  • Time: 15th May, 10:00-11:30 CEST
  • Place: Zoom
  • Registration till: 7th May, here
  • Contribution: participation is free, donation is welcome  on Ko-fi

Have you got any question? Don’t be shy and get in touch with us! Nori is waiting for your message.

 

With love,

Hekate Conscious You(th)

Digital Wellness Day 2021

Hello there,


Let’s us tell you a bit about Digital Wellness!


We live in the digital era where most of our life is online. Now with the global pandemic, this is truer than ever before. Let’s think about our studies, social interactions, maybe our work and hobbies. While using technology gives us brilliant advantages and benefits, it can have serious damages on our mental, psychological and physical health. The information overload we have in our digital environment can lead us to experience continuous distraction, difficulties to focus, unconscious & unintentional content consumption, low sleep quality, stress, emotional overwhelm and many more.

With Hekate Conscious You(th) we wanted to figure out how not to let our tech control our life and how to take control over our tech usage, so we enrolled in the Digital Wellness Institute’s (a key partner of the Netflix documentary the Social Dilemma) certificate program to bring new knowledge, experience and tools for you!

 

The Digital Wellness Institute has helped hundreds of organizations and individuals to optimize their mental health, work habits, and productivity – all while embracing a positive, digital work culture. Their proprietary Digital Flourishing® model equips learners with research-based tools and best practices to take advantage of the benefits of technology while avoiding associated harms. 

 

But what is Digital Wellness? 

 

Digital wellness is defined as the optimum state of health, personal fulfillment and social satisfaction that each individual using technology is capable of achieving. It focuses on Digital Flourishing® that refers to a mindful approach to digital technology usage that supports our thriving in different areas of life. This approach empowers us to take advantage of the benefits of technology while avoiding associated harms. In order to digitally flourish we can enhance our skills in at least eight areas that our digital behaviors relate to, including; productivity, environment, communication, relationships, mental health, physical health, quantified self, and digital citizenship.” (https://summit.digitalwellnessday.com/)

 

Our Nora, freshly graduated Digital Wellness educator, has designed two events for you to celebrate the Digital Wellness Day:

 

  • 14. May – Walk & Talk: a relaxing workshop to disconnect from your screen, connect with humans and reflect on your tech habits
  • 15. May – Digital Wellness Design: a creative workshop to make some salad and build a fence

 

Let us invite you to join think about, talk about and change our relationship with technology!


With love,

Hekate Conscious You(th)

 

Care migration: cause or symptom?

Towards a scarcity of care? Tensions and contradictions in transnational elderly care systems in central and eastern Europe

It is the title of the book issued by Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung
Budapest
. Our co-founder Kinga has contributed to the volume.

Quote from the book:

“Hopefully this initiative is an effective step towards a large-scale change in the entire care sector. Legal working conditions, training, quality control and supporting structures must be built and developed so that they offer a safe and suitable environment to work in. This work can be done in cooperation among carers, researchers, policymakers, politicians, experts, NGOs, the media and many other relevant actors in society.

There are numerous capacities, potentials and powers in the hands of policymakers, politicians, activists, academics, intellectuals, carers themselves, and many other stakeholders to reach out for. After the first wave of the corona pandemic, it is expected that economies are going to work hard to reinvent themselves. ‘Unskilled workers’ are now ‘key workers’. At least for the time being, societies seem actually to mean it. We now have a major opportunity to help create the supporting structures and capacities needed to really make it happen.”

Source: “Challenges facing Hungarian carers wanting to act for themselves in the United Kingdom and in Hungary” by Kinga Milánkovics

Download the book from here.

HOW TO/HOGYAN: Start university in the Netherlands / Menjünk ki Hollandiába tanulni?

Do you consider continuing your studies in the Netherlands? Are you full of questions? Do you need some advice? Come join us this online session!

Petra Bardócz came from Hungary to start university here in 2019. Now she’s in her second year at Utrecht University’s Global Sustainability Science faculty. She is happy to share with you her experience and give you some useful hints & tips in the following topics:

Continue reading “HOW TO/HOGYAN: Start university in the Netherlands / Menjünk ki Hollandiába tanulni?”

How to prepare for the unpredictable?

Changing Plans. Ruined Schedules. Same me. – Let’s prepare to the unpredictable with this autumn programme!

Already over the first wave of the global pandemic we see that the old normal will never be back again. We had dreams, goals, action plans but the strict measurements due to the outbreak made us adjust them all. And it’s not the end. We already experience a second wave coming, and who knows how many there still will be and how measurements will stand obstacles in front of us.

What describes the best this time is: unpredictable.

We need to gain skills and be prepared, both mentally and emotionally, to be able to adapt quickly to the changing environment, requirements and possibilities. Formal education usually cannot create space for developing such competences therefore we find our role crucial, as non-formal educators and experts, in standing up for resilience-education. We designed four sessions to guide young students, working students and/or unemployed through building essential skills to gain mental and emotional resiliency. 

The sessions are built as per the following:

06.10.2020. , 18:00-20:00 – RESILIENCE: emotional self-awareness & -management
20.10.2020, 18:00-20:00 – SELF-CARE
03.11.2020, 18:00-20:00 – OTHER CARE: connecting through empathy
17.11.2020, 18:00-20:00 – CREATIVITY for resiliency
  • In order to understand how we experience and react to certain changes, we need to be aware of our behaviour, thoughts, patterns and emotions. During the first session we learn some practical tools on how to raise emotional self-awareness in order to be able to manage ourselves and build emotional resilience.
  • As changes, even when they are for the better, might be difficult to progress and enjoy we need to put emphasis not only on the part of hard-work but the recharging part, too. We believe that we need to care about ourselves and give ourselves what we need. During this session we will identify our personal care-needs, flow activities, de-stressing methods and pampering tools so that we can practice self-care in this demanding period. 
  • We need to understand that we do not take challenges equally. Each one of us has a different way of digesting and adjusting. For some it’s easier, for some it’s more challenging. We believe that it’s our responsibility to not to take care only of ourselves, but the people around us especially when they need support. During the third session therefore we are going to understand and practice a deep empathetic approach while connecting to people around us, let them be family, friends, peers, neighbours or just random people we run into in the shop. 
  • For the ability of adapting faster to changes, besides emotional and mental resilience, the key is creativity. It’s not easy to think out of that box. During this session we’ll not only discover what creativity is but to see the enormous benefit of it while practicing through diverse tools. 

The sessions are led and facilitated by Nori Taliga, Hekate Conscious You(th) Community and Impact leader and Emotional Intelligence expert.

The participants’ contribution to the programme is donation based. It can be a cup of coffee, a nice reference after the programme, some help with marketing or anything that shows appreciation of our work. Just let us know! 🙂

The event will take place online. Please register here to book your spot.

You can find the event here also on Facebook.

YOU(th) events – the autumn calendar

2020’s autumn brings great possibilities for us and for You(th)!


In September we’ll continue with our Conscious Walks. This time we’ll discover the topics of accountability and diversity.

Click here for more information.


In October we’ll provide a a four-sessions-long programme to discover and learn how to support ourselves in challenging times through emotional self-awareness and -management, self-care, empathy & connection and creativity.

Click here for more information.


In November we’ll be organising an online storytelling session which will help to-be-university students to prepare to come to the Netherlands to run their studies here.

More info to come soon.

Conscious Walks – Autumn 2020

Here we are with the second part of our walk-campaign!

Research shows that outdoor walking groups not only facilitate interaction with nature, social groups, and physical activity but create space for mental, emotional, and social well-being benefits. (Mary Ann Liebert, Ecopsychology, 2014) Can you imagine then how multiplied these benefits can be if during a walk with fellow humans we have real BIG talks? 🙂

We invite you to WALK WITH US to discover and learn more about your important topics through powerful reflections, meaningful discussions and real life human connections!

It’s definitely your place if you:

  • Would like take a nice walk in the nature
  • Meet and connect with diverse people having similar interests as you do
  • Want to dig around some important topics
  • Want to just switch off and do something different

In the second season of the Conscious Walks we will discover other two topics that we consider our core values: diversity & accountability. These events are informal gathering: guided walks with activities. The events are designed in a way that participants will have space to walk in pairs while sharing their thoughts with each other, walk and reflect alone, and discuss about outcomes in the big group once finished – probably still while walking. We expect them to be very light and refreshing.

Practical information:

  1. Walk for Accountability: 10. September 2020.
  2. Walk for Diversity: to be announced soon
  • Location: Scheveningse Bosjes in Den Haag

The Conscious walks are free of charge. We ask you though to register via email to confirm your participation. We are waiting for your email to nora@hekatefoundation.org.

The events are organised by Hekate Conscious You(th) and will be facilitated by Nori Taliga, our Community and Impact Leader.

Don’t hesitate: this is the time to take a conscious step to engage with people, walk together and do something for Yourself.

If you have any questions, just get in touch with us! 🙂

To stay up to date follow the events on our Facebook page.