- Stays in Conques
Five times a year,during the school holidays, Limbo takes a group of 10 young survivors to Conques (Aveyron).All of them suffer from serious physical and psychological traumas, which require specific support and a real knowledge of their problems.
In a safe environmentevery day the young people take part in an art therapy or a workshop,built around dance, music, ceramics, photography... The rest of the week is made up of visits to craftsmen, body expression exercises, sports activities and meetings.
For some of them, the reconstruction process starts very quickly. For others, more time is needed. This is why Limbo offers its beneficiaries the opportunity to come to Conques up to three times. During each stay, we divide the group into old and new members. Little by little, some of the old ones have even become "assistant supervisors". The young people can then accompany each other, in a co-therapy dynamic.
Click here for PRACTICAL INFORMATION on the stays, as well as our diaries of previous stays.
- NEW : LIMBO workshops
Our accompanied stays in Conques, in the Aveyron region of France, which focus on communal living, art therapy and outdoor activities, have shown spectacular results and have proven their effectiveness in breaking, at least for a time, the downward spiral towards depression, isolation or suicide. The only obstacle is the inevitably limited reception capacity in Conques.
In addition, in January 2020 we began “Limbo Workshops",a permanent centre in Paris where we will be able to extend our action and welcome new participants. The method remains the same: using the process of creation and healing - thanks to art therapy and workshops in music, theatre and plastic arts - to revive the vital momentum blocked by the psychological shock caused by the horror experienced in the camps.
Life force against the force of evil. Thanks to these weekly workshops, participants will have a real weekly reference point that will allow us to follow and build on the progressive reconstruction of the victims, helping each one regain their creative strength, their psycho-physical dimension and thus an overall sense of calm. To help them return to life and integrate into the society in which they have to live.
Click here for PRACTICAL INFORMATION Limbo Workshops
- Advocacy and documentation
Since its foundation, Limbo has been collecting information on the state of torture camps, the development of trafficking in migrants, and the difficulties exiles face upon arrival in France, as one of its primary missions. Limbo members organise screenings, participate in conferences and debates,and intervene in the media to raise awareness of this little-known reality.
Photo Olga KRAVETS