D – 1.4 Marginalized people target

There are many factors why our method may be useful for working with marginalised groups. Such as language barriers, emotional issues and lack of healthy self-regulation and the experience of being excluded.

Our approach builds on expression using different forms of art. This enables participants with little or no common language to take part in any programme with this method. Using rather ancient ways of expressions (mimics, drawing, dancing, etc) all can take part, no matter of their social, cultural or otherwise exclusive background.

Stress, anxiety, anger or depression are normal by-products of being marginalized. There are life events that led to the persons present situation to be excluded or marginalised in the society or local community. This in itself many times includes difficult life situations and grievances that are not taken care of. Being marginalised, discriminated adds to this and in most cases remain unaddressed. Not dealing with emotional problems or dealing with these in a not healthy way (drugs, joining extremist groups, suppression, etc) can cause personal and social unrest and violence. Our method offers self-directed chances for the person to deal with the past, to be able to live fully in the present.

Lastly during our work one will meet situations where different interactions, relations and connections with others will happen. It can serve as a mirror to routines, behaviours that may contribute to the experience of exclusion. Seeing those might help to move on and find new ways, resources that might help the inclusion of the person. Also, during these artistic and personal meetings, processes one can live several moments where old injuries can heal, simply by living and sharing a moment with another or a supportive group.