a world where everyone knows how to communicate with each other - where
people both respectfully listen and talk
and truly hear each other.....and feel heard..
How different the world would be if it was the norm for everyone to learn how to be in a relationship and how to be a parent..............
How absurd it is that we don't prioritise learning skills to navigate these two most important journeys - the foundation of everything else in our society.
All life is about being in relationship - whether it is with our partners, children, family, friends, work colleagues, neighbours and also ourselves ......
....it's about communicating and truly connecting.
We consider RELATIONSHIPS
and Learning the Skills as
The FOURTH "R" of EDUCATION
We must be the change we wish to see in the world. Mahatma Gandhi
THE INSTITUTE FOR
CREATING HAPPY & SUCCESSFUL
We are dedicated to educating people how
to create and build happy, successful, loving,
conscious relationships and families.
Our professional services provide practical, user-friendly therapy,
counselling, coaching, education, workshops and trainings
for couples, individuals, families, organizations & business.
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use
to change the world" - Nelson Mandela
THIS LOVE...Our Light will shine upon the world...
This short DVD is a 5 minute collage of photos of couples from the Couples Workshop in the Holding Exercise set to song "This Love" by Bliss....
It is very beautiful, touching and heart opening and we share it with our love and respect for all the couples, and many others like them, in honour of all the healing and transformation they are creating...
The Holding Exercise
is one of the many processes we teach in the Couples Workshop. In this Exercise the couple take turns in holding each other in a special safe holding position for about 10 minutes each. The purpose of the Holding Exercise is to re-experience and release the pain and sadness of one's childhood while being held with compassion by ones' partner. The task of the Holder is to be fully present for the person being held so that they can share about this with complete acceptance.
The workshop was being filmed professionally and one of the film-makers (Zoe Itzstein-Davey) took still photos of the couples (with their permission) while they were doing the exercise and then she spontaneously created the power-point over the lunch break using "This Love" as the backing song. She showed it to the group when they returned. Everyone was speechless and spellbound and deeply touched by the gift and beauty of themselves and the other couples holding each other so tenderly. This is so rare as we don't often get to see ourselves or others being so tender and open and vulnerable. It is even more a special gift considering many of the couples came to the workshop in deep conflict, disconnection and pain.
Comments from couples:
"The 'holding' exercise was very powerful and I found my safe place which I can't remember the last time I had it in the relationship."
Here are the words for this awesome song and we highly commend the whole CD to you:
"This Love" from the CD "Hundred Thousand Angels" by BLISS www.blissfulmusic.com
I feel it now it's all around me
-Our deep appreciation and gratefulness to all the couples-
Shelton Huettig, M.A., Marriage and Family Therapist
Susie Itzstein, B.A., Psychotherapist/Educator