Most Common Cultural Taboos and the Reason Behind

Every culture has different taboos. If you want to learn and discuss the taboos of different cultures and the most common cultural taboos in the world, this event is for you. What constitutes the roots of the most common cultural taboos in the world? At the same time, religious taboos are another main topic of this event. Which religions have which taboos? What are the interactions between cultural and religious taboos? Let’s learn together how cultural and religious taboos affect our dialogues between people.

Paweł Tempczyk ( – a psychologist (Warsaw University, Faculty of Psychology), group coach (GRUPA TROP), laughter yoga leader (Laughter Yoga International), PERSO.IN diagnost and a dolphintherapist (Good Village Foundation). I am an academic teacher at the University of Economics and Human Sciences (AEH) and the WSB University in Warsaw where I lead trainings of personal development. During spring and I summer I give dolphin therapy sessions in Turkey (Alanya and Kusadasi) for children with various disabilities. I am active in the Erasmus Plus field, both as a participant (training courses, youth exchanges, conferences in Belgium, Turkey, Portugal, Ukraine, Serbia, France, Ireland, Romania, above all) and an coordinator (the DEMOcrisis project in Serock).

The mini training will be focused on clichés and stereotypes that are common in our countries – how they influence our perception and our actions. The question is: are we aware of our differences in perception or do they “happen” unintentionally? And is intercultural learning able to deal with these differences? These are the main questions we will try to find answers to during our meeting.

We started our event with 2 different ice-breaker games to get to know each other a little bit. Then we created small groups to discuss our different experiences when we have cultural interactions. We touched on how majorities might treat minorities and treat them as an “Escape Goat”✌️