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Eine Prise Angst gehört dazu

Fear is part of the game

Appeared in "FOCUS Schule", 15 Mar. 2011

By Markus Wanzeck, photos by Sascha Montag

Nights alone in the woods. Fire rituals. Conversations about feelings. In Brandenburg, near Berlin, social workers are offering experiential education programs for teenage boys that are designed to touch their emotions profoundly. They are supposed to return from the wilderness as men, strong enough to show their weakness. Or at least that’s the theory.