The foundation of systemic phenomenological work



Marion Latour

Marion Latour

Is working at the Bert Hellinger Institute as a trainer and coach.

8 October 2020| Online Systemic Work

Shall we meet somewhere between our screens?

In recent times, working online has accelerated enormously. Evolutionary force at work in bringing innovation! In recent months we have gained a lot of experience with online systemic work at the Bert Hellinger Institute Netherlands and have experienced that it works well. Working online allows you to reach deep (er) layers where insights and movements arise.

What can be helpful in your online systemic work? Three ingredients for yourself in your online systemic work:

First of all, also during your online work, it is important to be aware that you are not alone behind your screen. It may sound strange, but you are part of your family system, even if you work systemically online. You have your own place in it and can consciously take your place in your background while sitting in front of your computer screen. And without anything that needs to be changed or done, you can imagine your father standing at an appropriate distance behind your right shoulder and your mother behind your left shoulder and behind them their parents and their parents and their parents… and also their and your brothers and sisters.¬† All events in your history, it is all part of it.

You sit behind your screen from your own place in your entire background.

Second, you need a lifeline. Online systemic work requires the willingness to go beyond your own computer screen, to meet the other somewhere between the screens without knowing where exactly you will meet. To have, so to speak, a willingness to surrender to not knowing how and not knowing where you meet the other, like a dive into the deep. What can be helpful when you do this “online dive”, is to find a symbol for a lifeline in the room where you sit behind your computer. A lifeline can be anything, a clock, a painting, any object that supports your dive into the deep and and unknown beyond your screen, but also serves as reminder for you to arrive back at your seat behind your computer when needed…

Finally, expect the unexpected in online systemic work. Reserve a free part in your energy, in yourself, that expects the unexpected. This gives you resilience and you stay able to respond in your online systemic work.

These three ingredients provide a basis in the online systemic work: You with your background, with a lifeline to go beyond your own screen and who expects the unexpected in the encounter with the other.

Do you want to know and learn more in online systemic work? Take a look at the Online Systemic Work Training 


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