Safe learning context

A learning process can only really get going in an emotionally and physically reassuring, though still challenging, environment. Without this, there is not enough room or openness to experiment with boundaries and behavior, to get out of your comfort zone, and still learn something.

You certainly have to listen carefully and reinforce them positively, but at the same time you have to say things as they are, and this is only possible if you do it in a non-judgmental way. In this way, you give them the responsibility for their behavior back, because there is no room for self-pity and stigmatization by others. (Rock and Water trainster)

The approach is over and over again: How can we maintain and permanently motivate the participating youth, instead of judging and going along with their stigma.

Here, anyone can train at his own pace, and learn boxing. Our guys say things like, “Thank you, I feel really good here”. And I also ask them if everything is OK. Here no one has to prove himself. (boxing trainer)