On a personal note

The self-help festival is being recommended by people for different reasons. By some because of their good experience at the festival two years ago, others because of their good experience with self-help itself. We are happy about the here mentioned votes and warmly invite you to form your own opinion this year.

Raul Krauthausen

Raul Krauthausen

Berliner . Author . Activist

Self-help is not for Couch potatoes. Here people meet who take life with all its demands into their own hands. Together with others they take on the responsibility to actively create their situation. Self-determined and more and more self-confident.

The self-help festival Berlin is an event, that calls this experience to life
through creative, artistic and personal encounters. I find this a great idea and highly recommend finding your way to the Tempelhofer Feld on the 9th of July.



Susanne Pistor

Susanne Pistor

Staff member of Self-help Contact point in Reinickendorf

I´ve been especially impressed by the commitment and creativity, with which people of the self-help groups and initiatives have presented themselves at the festival 2014. You could experience up close, that self-help is much more than „just“ sitting in a circle and talking – though one is as valuable as the other!
With stage performances, images and films, through join-in activities and conversations at the Meeting tables the participants showed, how much positive energy, courage and joie de vivre can grow, when you join forces with like-affected others.
The self-help festival is a great format to make exactly that visible: the colorfulness and power of self-help!
The location Tempelhofer Feld has something magic and for me symbolizes with its vastness and space freedom and at the same time the unity of all people: we are in spite of our differences literally united under one sky.
I am already looking forward to the festival 2016!









Harald Polzin

Harald Polzin

Actor

I always enjoy participating.
Self help is so important.
I can only repeatedly say: Find people, who are in a similar spot as you are!
Learn from their experiences.
Come into your power!












Dr. med. Ellis Huber

Dr. med. Ellis Huber

Dr. med. Ellis Huber

„You doctors know well, how to treat illnesses, we in the self help groups however know how to treat people, who are ill.“ This sentence hits home. Self-help frees you and helps doctors, to better fulfill their task. Health is created by people themselves, right where they live and design their world.
The self-help festival shows the vivid variety of self-organization and lets you experience how the joy of living strengthens healthy forces. The Tempelhofer Feld offers an environment of community –minded self-organization and a health enhancing Global Charity Village. A visit to the self-help world on the Tempelhofer Feld can have a really healthy effect on you .




Jenn, Projekteteam Junge Selbsthilfe

Self help has saved several people in my vicinity. Whether one is having anxieties, which set limitations in life, or traumatic experiences, which need to be processed, self help groups provide the trustworthy and safe environment for you to open yourself and develop. All this taking place amongst people, who simply understand you, since they are in the same spot as you are or have been there.




Allan & Ian Tabaro, Studenten der HTW Berlin

Allan & Ian Tabaro

Allan & Ian Tabaro, students of HTW Berlin "We, as international students, are glad to part in the festival. It is always good to share experiences and learn from each other."