Family Constellations & Holiday on Crete
5 day seminar by Annemieke van der Mooren
10 AM - 13 PM, 20 - 24 May, 2017
at Orizon Centre for Life & Creation
Shed light upon your place In your family system and how it correlates to current junctions in your life. When you can take your place in your family, you can take your place in the world - in society, your job, relationships, and in your own time.
When you want to learn more what constellations are and how it works, scroll down to the bottom of this page, where you can find a detailed description.
There is lots of opportunity to enjoy the surroundings, sea, ancient sites, and Cretan culture.
20 - 24 May: Every morning from 10 AM - 13 PM
monday the 22d of May is a free day
200 euro - Bookings before March 1st receive 50 euro discount
(Cretan locals receive 50 euro discount.
There is the option to take part on saturday & sunday only.)
Accomodations must be seperately booked in the form below. It is 50 euro per night, for a shared room in shared appartments, with breakfast and warm lunch. For 20 euro more you can book a private room. You have to organize your own dinner. Every apartments has a kitchen, so you can also cook yourself. Book as many nights as you like.
Please see accommodation details here >>
Not included: airfare, insurance, dinner.
Book the course & accomodations seperately via Orizon.
Please tell us clearly your wishes, so that prepare ourselves best for your stay.
For accommodation details and booking confirmation, please contact:
Ingrid Margarita via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
or phone (+30) 697 414 3598
Minimum amount of participants: 8, maximum 20.
With cancelation before March 1st: 50 euro
After March 1st you are due to pay the full amount, unless you find someone else to take your place.
About the teacher
With light hearted depth Annemieke will guide us to uncover and transform the hidden patterns in dynamics with family, business or in your relationships.
Her experience with constellation work stretches over 6+ years experience in social work a.o. with ethnic minorities, immigrants, municipalities, and enterprises.
Stay in our beautiful apartments
Enjoy a short or extended stay in the Akrimios Holiday Apartments. All rooms have a beautiful view of the sea from a large private balcony. Enjoy a romantic getaway together or bring a group to enjoy all that the area has to offer. Contact for reservation >>
Restaurant & Pool Bar
Enjoy our authentic Cretan food
Indulge your taste buds in authentic Cretan food. Not only is it delicious but it is biological food most of which is grown on the Kokotsakis Family Farm. The Cafe is open May - October. Special events with an outstanding menu are always a possibility.
Host Your Seminar on Crete
Orizon Center for Life & Creation is also the place where many Cretans and foreigners present their own seminars. Guests can stay in our comfortable holiday apartments and food service is available from our Akrimios Cafe & Restaurant. Package deals are flexible and can be designed to suit groups of any size.
Please call (+30) 697 414 3598
or contact us by email
if you want to host your seminar
at the Orizon Center for Life & Creation
What are constellations?
It is the representation of a space in the present, of an internalized image of our ancestral family or of our family today. These bonds contain invisible loyalties that we have towards our ancestors. That is, we have an internalized image about the bonds that connect us to our family. That image, through the constellation, when externalized – as if it was a picture -, will reveal the hidden dynamics that exist in your immediate family or in your direct family.
The aim of Family Constellations is to find the hidden dynamics of our systemic entanglements and to show a specific fact of your life in a different way and recognize that we are all part of the destiny of the people we are related to, whether we know them or not. Deep down, we are lovingly linked to all of the members of our clan through invisible identifications and loyalties.
A Family Constellation is a group process that we call a “learning group” where a circle is formed and in the middle there is a space called “knowledge space”. Participants in that space are chosen to represent the people of the consultant’s family and clan, but in these representations, unlike theatre performances, there are no gestures or mime. What determines the feelings is the place that each representative occupies in that family system. The paradox is that by representing or only observing what happens within the constellation of another consultant, you may gain insight on your own issues.
Those who come to seek advice about a traumatic event in their lives (and almost everyone has one) generally lack, in thought and behavior a force that allows them to flourish, as there is something that blocks or stops them. The unblocking consists on separating the consultant from the traumatic event and to reconnect him in a different way with his own resources. There are specific events, family exclusions, accidents, premature deaths, assaults, rejections, omissions or neglects that are displayed in the Constellation. Descriptions are not looked into but concrete events are.
Family Constellations are theoretically based on psychoanalysis, Gestalt therapy, systemic family therapy, hypnotherapy and neurolinguistics principles.
In Family Constellations we do not speak about patients but about “consultants” and the facilitator does not act as a “therapist”. Nevertheless, we do believe that what is thus revealed will act slowly and silently upon the person’s soul, their conscience and their behavior, which will accelerate the learning process about themselves. The healing power is a secondary effect, something that happens. But the healing process is carried out by each individual.
It is said that 70% of the psychological problems that affect us come from our family history and relationships. The child, through blind love, adopts relationships and takes burdens that will make his adult life difficult.
A Family Constellation quickly sheds light on the dynamics that cause suffering and, if the appropriate circumstances arise, will fix them in that very moment.