We are young people who want to work in the field of education and social activities. Our goal is to respond to the needs of the people who are facing the issue of identity seeking. The institute offers a positively orientated search for the value of every human being with an emphasis on the integrity of the physicality as one of the essential parts of the human being.
The director The director represents the institute and takes care of the organization and implementation of activities.
Current director: Benjamin Tomažič
The council The council is the highest body that runs the Integrum institute.
The expert council The expert council members are experts who ensure a professional approach in activities of the Institute.
The expert council
prof. dr. Janez Vodičar profesor na Katedri za pastoralno in oznanjevalno teologijo (UL, TEOF)
prof. ddr. Stanko Gerjolj predsednik Zveze inštitutov in društev za integrativno geštalt pedagogiko na evropski ravni ter profesor za didaktiko in pedagogiko religije (UL, TEOF)
Milena Igličar, dr. med specializantka ginekologije in porodništva
Marko Možina, dr. med. specializant družinske medicine
Maja Paljk, mag. farm. svetovalka za FertilityCare
Katja Jarc umetnostna terapevtka, geštalt pedagoginja, zakonska in družinska terapevtka
Alison Kogoj diplomirana medicinska sestra ter predavateljica in učiteljica Billings metode
Urška Makovec novinarka, slovenska urednica spletnega medija Aleteia
I know why, but how?
This question was in the minds of about 150 young people who came to a workshop for students at the Slovenian youth festival Stična mladih in 2017. They were interested in the experience and knowledge married people and people living in celibacy had with honesty, sex, pornography, lust and other things. Mija and Matej Razpotnik and Benjamin Tomažič tried to present these topics from the perspective of married men and women and sister Jana Rovtar from the perspective of a nun.
Each of the four testimonies offered a different view on a particular topic, which gave the workshop a grater value. Many participants liked that sister Jana presented her personal story because such testimonies are rarer than the testimonies of spouses. She presented monks and nuns in a completely different light and the participants could understand that "they are only people with human problems," as one of the workshop participants mentioned.
Many were impressed by the courage of the those giving testimonies; they dared to talk about topics that were still taboos, although they were important and current. The participants will also remember the honesty with which they shared their experiences, especially for the purpose of helping young people find the best answer to the question I know why, but how.
The workshop certainly remained in the memory of all participants and more importantly offered many concrete suggestions on how to live honestly, in purity, and how to deal with the problems that we encounter on our way. In addition, it was a confirmation and an excellent incentive to discover "how to" and then to actually live it.
Performers: Vid Planinc, Mojca and Benjamin Tomažič Place: Radovljica Description:
We organized two workshops at the Scout camp for the Gorenjska region. At first, we thought and talked about boys and girls, the differences, our longings, how society affects our views, and what our values (also scout values) tell us about the topic. The second workshop that we carried out at this camp had more to do with the problems of pornography, sexual relations before marriage and contraception. We tried to find a healthy border in a relationship between a boy and a girl and discussed the consequences of changing it. About 100 participants attended the workshops.
We met in Rakovnik in order to outline the work and priorities of the Integrum institute. The founders, council members and main initiators presented the concept of the idea of the Integrum institute. Together with other participants we tried to set priorities, see a wider picture, open the minds for new inspirations and remove the unnecessary. Before the meeting, we had a holy mass and then moved to the parish house and dedicated another two and a half hours to the project of Integrum Institute . There were around 40 people.
Performers: Mija and Matej Razpotnik, Mojca and Benjamin Tomažič Place: Planina nad Ajdovščino Description:
At Planina nad Ajdovščino, we prepared a meeting for the confirmands and their parents. The topic was sexuality. Petra Kogoj and Nejc Povirk were with the confirmands and they evaluated the modern look on the body, sexuality and the consequences it brings to the lives of young people. Mija and Matej Razpotnik and Mojca and Benjamin Tomažič talked and shared their experiences with the parents. We discussed how parents can talk with teenagers about these topics, to what extent that is wise and what happens if the topic remains a taboo in the family. We talked about the increase in contraception, pornography and sexual relations before marriage and about our experiences in these areas. After that, we had a less formal part of the meeting where we talked over food and drink to exchange our opinions. The encounter was a great enrichment for all. There were about 20 confirmands and around 40 parents.