Systemic Insights and Solutions for Teachers, Students and Parents
Co-hosted by Ivana Marcovic (Familliation) and OxISC; Oxford (details upon request).
Saturday 16th November and Sunday 17th November 2019, 09:30 – 17:30,
East Oxford Community Centre, 44 Princes St, Oxford OX4 1DD
2-day non-residential workshop, facilitated by Marianne Franke-Griksch (author of “You Are One Of Us” – “Du Gehoerst Zu Uns”), internationally known and respected for bringing the systemic approach to the world of education as a teacher and freelance consultant. She is also one of the first generation of those who studied directly with Bert Hellinger, who is the ‘Father of Family Constellations’.
After her free talk on the Friday night before, during which Marianne will have given an overview of her take on how child education can succeed and be an enjoyable process for both, educators (as well as parents/carers/social workers) and children/young people, she will go into further depth and put the theory into practice. This is going to be an experiential, interactive workshop, where we will explore and experience the phenomenology of Family Constellations in the context of the theme “Systemic Pedagogy”.
Invited are teachers of all kinds and ranks, parents, social workers; anyone involved in the education and upbringing of children and young people, and systemically working therapists and facilitators.
Participants can claim CPD points (12 hours of further education in the field of Systemic Pedagogy / Family Constellations).
A short introduction into Systemic Pedagogy:
The systemic view enables us to see the sometimes unexplained attitudes and behaviours of our children and young people in a completely new light.
Children are looking towards their parents and want to “do something for them”. Unconsciously, they try to counterbalance their parents’ pressure, longing or loneliness, and that way they also become distressed and in need. Their symptoms are in most cases a pointer to the actual “cause” – usually secretive, forgotten or unfinished incidents in one of the parents’ families of origin (e.g. early death of a parent, or sibling of a father or mother, contempt of a family member, etc); but also often caused by the lack of respect between the parents, especially in separation situations.
These pressures on children can show in attention deficit [hyperactivity] disorder (AD[H]D); school angst; learning difficulties, bullying; difficulties with their peers and teachers and more.
Children and parents (carers) are subjected to two systems on a daily basis: their family in their private life, and their school environment, which is in public. When we look deeper into the dynamics, we learn to understand how children become in need in their unconditional devotion to their parents. Their love for their parents forces them to withstand well-meant educational tactics.
It is the goal of the systemic approach to release children from their burdens. Parents realise that their children are not ill, not resisting, not lazy, but carriers of symptoms and signposts. Parents go on the path towards the background of the issues children present.
Marianne’s website (only in German):