The ‘Aventubers’ programme will take young people with a problematic relationship to technology on a route through Galicia.
The Ramon Molinas Foundation is collaborating with Experientia Association with the aim of developing a therapeutic and educational intervention programme designed to address the psychosocial needs caused by problematic technology use in young people. Aventubers is built on the foundations of Adventure Therapy, an innovative form of treatment in Spain but has been practised and researched for more than sixty years in countries such as the United States, Australia, Canada, and Scandinavia.
Adventure Therapy creates meaningful experiences through adventure activities in nature, aiming to encourage self-reflection and the personal development of participants. The experiences help young people to boost their self-esteem, develop coping mechanisms, and encourage self-awareness and skills in conflict resolution.
Ten young people between 15 and 17 years old that have a problematic relationship with technology will participate in an intensive seven-day expedition that follows parts of the Camino de Santiago and the Vía Mariana in Galicia. Aventubers will address the significant psychosocial impact of technology on psychological and relationship wellbeing specifically during the transition phase from adolescence to adulthood. The objective of the initiative is to identify and strengthen the personal skills and protective factors of the participants.
Throughout the programme the young people work on their personal development and self-esteem, their skills and coping strategies, rational and conscious decision-making skills, emotional education, social skills and confidence, individual responsibility, personal autonomy, and stress management.
The Experientia Association is the leading organisation in Adventure Therapy in Spain. Created in 2015, the association develops therapeutic and personal development programmes that are designed and adapted to provide personalised treatment to people and companies, providing a tailored approach. The Experientia Association also provides training to professionals to deepen their knowledge of this methodology.
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