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DIARY DATES


Passage Evening Seminar: "Keeping History Alive"
Wednesday 22nd April

Starts 7.00pm
Barthel Hall, St. George's International School,
11 rue des Peupliers,
L-2328 Hamm, Luxembourg



Passage Mindfulness (MBCT) 8-week Course
Thursday 23rd April

7.30pm - 9pm
239 Val des Bon Malades,
L-2121 Kirchberg,
Luxembourg



LSSG Info Evening: Luxembourgish Primary Schools
Thursday 23rd April

Starts 7.30pm
Ancienne Chappelle Loretto,
6 rue des Romains,
L-2443 Senningberg,
Luxembourg



Aware Parenting:
"How to Deal with Kids with Undesirable Behaviour"
Friday 24th April
6.30pm - 8.30pm

Hotel Parc Belle-Vue,
5 avenue Marie-Thérèse,
Altrimenti Culture ASBL,
L-2132 Luxembourg



Passage Support Group Meeting
Monday 27th April
9am - 11am

For venue: see map below



ISL Parenting Seminar: "Bringing It Together"
Wednesday 29th April

Starts 6.30pm
ISL Upper School Auditorium,
36 Boulevard Pierre Dupong,
L-1430 Luxembourg



Lycée Michel Lucius Parenting Seminar
Tuesday 5th May
Starts 7pm

Salle Polyvalente,
Lycée Michel Lucius,
157 ave Pasteur,
L-2311 Luxembourg



Passage Professionals Networking Evening
Wednesday 6th May
Starts 7.30pm

Bosso Brasserie,
7, Bisserweg,
L-1238 Luxembourg



Passage Support Group Meeting:
Monday 11th May
9am - 11am

For venue: see map below



ISL Parenting Seminar: "Third Culture Families"
Tuesday 19th May

Starts 6.30pm
ISL Upper School Auditorium,
36 Boulevard Pierre Dupong,
L-1430 Luxembourg



Passage Support Group Meeting:
Monday 15th June
9am - 11am

For venue: see map below



Passage Professionals Networking Evening:
Wednesday 1st July
Starts 7.30pm

Bosso Brasserie,
7, Bisserweg,
L-1238 Luxembourg


 

How to get involved:

•    Log in to become a member on our Passage website


•    Send us an email to passage.parents@gmail.com to receive our newsletter and we will send you an invitation to our Passage Facebook page*


 
•    Spread the word, if you know of any other Parents, Groups or English-speaking practitioners who might be interested in Passage then pass on our contact details.


•    Don’t be shy, get involved – bring your ideas, questions, experience along to our meetings, talks and seminars.


•    Please note our group is voluntarily run by parents for parents – we do not receive any funding at present – but we welcome donations to fund our Passage work.



* Our Passage Facebook Group page is by invitation only. It is a ‘secret closed group’ which means that it cannot be found via their search facility and likewise all your activity is not shown on your own personal public timeline. It is a good place to discover more about us, to get regular updates or to download previous presentations.
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Dear Friends of Passage


Hope you all had a wonderful Easter and took the time to relax with family and friends. The Passage team also took two (well-earned!) weeks off and have come back to a gloriously sunny Luxembourg and a full calendar of events to look forward to.

In fact the week ahead is fairly packed and might I take this opportunity to remind you of two upcoming Passage events that are on this Wednesday and Thursday evening respectively. The first event is an evening seminar entitled "Keeping History Alive" and features our special guest speaker Steven Frank.

The Thursday evening sees the start of our highly-anticipated Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) 8-week Course that we are running in partnership with Patricia Andersson. All details for both events are explained further in this newsletter or can be found on our website.

Speaking of the latter, if you haven't done so yet please check out our new official Passage website, which we launched in March this year. We call it a 'living resource' for the English-speaking community and as always we welcome any feedback, suggestions or articles that you may wish to share by emailing us at passage.parents@gmail.com.

So without further ado, here's the latest news from Passage...

 

"Keeping History Alive" Evening Seminar is this Wednesday 22nd April at 7pm

Passage will host a unique evening seminar entitled “Keeping History Alive” with a special guest speaker. Steven Frank, a Dutch Jew and one of only 93 children who survived the atrocities at Thereienstadt, will tell the fascinating story about his grim and harrowing experiences in the Czech concentration camp during the Second World War. Steven will also highlight his involvement in a project to keep history alive for future generations by creating holograms of survivors who can carry on telling their story in the first person.

The seminar will also feature guest psychologist, Luxembourg-based Robert Blanke, who will be talking about how we can best share our family history and talk about social history with our children. To end the evening, we will discuss practical ways to preserve the memories of our own families, so that those precious histories are kept alive despite being very far from home ourselves.

Parents and their secondary school-aged children are invited to share in this unmissable event. To register your interest, please email passage.parents@gmail.com to confirm the numbers of those attending. Entrance is free. Donations will be most welcome to support the work of Passage.

The Venue: St. George’s International School
(Barthel Hall in the Secondary School Building),
11 rue des Peupliers, L-2328 Hamm, Luxembourg.

The Date: Wednesday 22nd April at 7pm.

In the meantime, if you want to learn more about Steven Frank and the project to preserve Holocaust memories, please click the link on the image below.

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) Course starts Thursday 23rd April


Passage, in association with Patricia Andersson*, are offering an 8-week Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) course adapted for the general public. The course combines mindfulness techniques like meditation, breathing exercises, mindful movement and stretching, with aspects from cognitive therapy to help participants learn to relate differently to difficulty and to break the negative thought patterns.

MBCT also assists individuals to recognize, appreciate and savour the positive aspects of their lives. The MBCT 8-week course is internationally recognized and well researched. Participants will receive a certificate of attendance on completion.


There are a few spaces left so don't miss this opportunity to register your interest. Closing date for applications is this Tuesday 21st April. For more information about the Mindfulness course, please see the Passage website.

* Patricia Andersson is a counsellor at the International School of Luxembourg and teaches Mindfulness to both staff and students. Many of you may remember her fondly from our previous Passage evening seminar "Making the Most of your Time", where she led a very charismatic introduction to Mindfulness as part of the evening's proceedings.

 

Passage Professionals Networking Evening


The Passage Professionals Network meets every 6 weeks for an evening of discussion, information sharing and social networking. These evenings are generally organized around one or two presentations by practitioners, or a discussion concerning the challenges of working and supporting families in Luxembourg. But above all, these networking evenings are meant to be informal and relaxed and hopefully the new premises we have secured at Bosso Brasserie in the Grund will reflect that.

Please note that the next Professionals Networking Evening of the season is scheduled for Wednesday 6th May. If you are a professional working in the field of health, education and the social development of children and families in Luxembourg and would like to join us, then don’t hesitate to email us at passage.parents@gmail.com for an invitation.


 

LSSG Information Evening on the Luxembourgish Primary Schools System

If you have a child attending the local Luxembourgish primary schools or you are weighing up options for your child’s education next year, then this may be of interest to you.

The Luxembourgish Schools Support Group (LSSG) will be hosting an information evening on the Primary School System on Thursday 23rd April at 7.30pm in Senningberg (Ancienne Chappelle Loretto, 6 rue des Romains). Speakers from the pre-school and primary school streams, plus a schools inspector will be on hand to also answer your questions after their presentations. The event is free of charge.

For more information about the evening, click on the following link to view the flyer: www.lssg.lu.


The Online Help Service for Parents

We would like to remind you of a valuable resource that exists for parents in the English-speaking community of Luxembourg.

The established Kanner Jugendtelefon launched an anonymous and confidential online help service in February this year and we would encourage you to tell other parents, professionals and organisations about this service. Fully-trained and supervised volunteers are waiting to answer any question big or small to do with parenting in Luxembourg.

 
For more information please go to the KJT website where you can ask a question or request further information.
 
The regular address for our monthly Passage parent support group meetings is:
239 Val des Bon Malades, L-2121 Kirchberg, Luxembourg.

Look out for the “Luxchiro” sign, then enter the building. The meetings are held in a confidential space in the private room downstairs.

For more information about Passage, please see:

www.passage.lu
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