WHO ARE WE ?
My name is Lukasz Krzywon, I was born in 1979 in Poland. I live in Ireland since 2004. I am a philosopher, artist, musician and educator. I am also working as an Education Officer for the Green-Schools Programme, I've been teaching in Steiner education setting as well in traditional education settings.
I have 20 years of experience as a musician and a visual artist. I am a specialist with the Philosophy Foundation in London and a correspondent for Polish Philosophy Magazine Filozofuj! writing about Philosophy for Children. I'm also a published author in Poland. My most recent publication is a handbook for educators about leading philosophical inquiry with children. I also represent Village Music Circle for Ireland, a drum circle facilitators guild.
For many years I've practiced mindfulness and other meditation techniques. I am participating in the men's movement in Ireland, empowering men and educating them about emotional intelligence.
Through my beloved wife, Kasia Slabon, I came in contact with sound therapy and I'm helping with her Sound Magic Ireland . Together we also run Mindfulness Haven Galway studio. We raise two beautiful boys. Kasia is a Mindfulness Teacher, Massage Therapist and Sound Practitioner. She is trained in Massage in Schools Programme and Mindfulness. She also studied Childcare and Play Therapy in Ireland.
I've obtained MA in Philosophy and I am an accredited specialist with the Philosophy Foundation in London to do philosophy with children and young adults. I've also trained with Philosophy Ireland and Erasmus + on P4C and The Enquiring Classroom.
I am trained as a manual therapist and First Aider. In Ireland I've obtained Childcare Fetac 5, Special Needs Assistant and Play Therapy Skills Diploma, Neuroscience of Education Diploma. I am also a Certified Teacher of Yoga for Children and Qi Gong Teacher and Sound Practitioner. I completed the ASSIST (Suicide Intervention) training and I trained with Positive Mental Health Galway as a school facilitator.
I have learned drumming and facilitation skills with the grandfather of modern drum circle movement Arthur Hull, after years of free spirit drumming. I am trained in traditional Samoan slap dance Sasa by Chrys Blanchard, an amazing facilitator from the UK.
I am a self-taught visual artist both in traditional visual arts like painting and graphic designing, with exhibitions in Poland and Ireland.
I never stopped learning.
Art at heart
All the workshops and events are run in the spirit of a holistic approach, focusing on all mind & body and of the participants. We are mostly concerned with positive mental health and well being of all generations.
After studying human nature, both physically and spiritually, I have discovered, that the main patterns and scripts of our lives begin in the early years when we develop our personality. The way we are treated as children and the opportunities given to us during this time, create our personality for the whole life. With this knowledge and the natural gift to communicate with children, I decided to work with kids, to help to develop their natural talents and abilities, to create unique opportunities for them to learn in this rapidly changing world. I am comfortable working with teenagers, adults, parents and carers to help them to understand humans' needs and to build stronger bonds within the families and communities. In the last 15 years, I facilitated hundreds of workshops for thousands of people young and old.
We are following all the rules and national guidelines for good practice when working with children. We always think of children first. Their safety is of most importance to us.
Happier Generations, Happier Community, Happier World
We are here to support the integrity of the families and local communities by creating unique opportunities to spend quality time together in a creative and fun way. When we work with children, we always welcome parents to be part of our workshops.
We are working towards multicultural integration, social inclusion, positive mental health and a happier generation.
We are working towards better communication in the modern, multinational society of Ireland.
We are working towards a Creative Ireland.
We promote well-being, healthy lifestyle, respect towards others and nature, arts of all kinds. We believe that arts such as music, drama, drawing and painting, crafts, philosophy, etc., are the important part of children's developmental process, but they also should be part of every individual's life. We believe that there is much need for more play, games and physical activities in our children's lives We know that fun is the key to get children's interest and introducing them to the new ideas, so we always work on interesting and funny ways to work with the younger generation.