For individuals, we treat stress, trauma, anxiety, depression and many kinds of more severe conditions.
To organizations we supply better, deeper information about their system that points directly to solutions. We fully evaluate the causes of problems, and relationships in the system, through the lens of constellations. We offer feedback, coaching and ways to achieve desired results. We provide systemic insights and corrective measures. We specialize in training people in methods they can continue to use themselves.
Almost everyone is immersed in the stress of a busy life. And most of us carry some emotional pain due to “unfinished business” – conflicts or trauma from the past that remain unresolved. We all carry in us the history of our family’s love and pain.
Mental or physical pain is an opportunity to learn what the core of our spirit wants to teach us. So we accept it, listen to it, and we work with it. On retreat we train clients how to NOT push the pain away immediately – how to learn what it can show us, and how to resist reacting impulsively. Using experiential techniques we go to the roots of earlier trauma that interfere with current functioning.
Individuals receive guidance about disruptive, and often unconscious, beliefs and values which cause problems. On personal retreats for individuals we provide ways to be free from compulsive thinking, negative judgments and dysfunctional beliefs. Our ultimate goals are to renew the peace and joy of one’s true nature; to facilitate wholeness of body, mind and spirit; to be free from fear; and to be more fully creative and compassionate, both to one’s self and to others. Above all, we guide clients to authentic forgiveness.
Through meditative and breathing techniques we show how to release others and one’s self from negative judgments and resentments. Personal retreats are designed for, and especially helpful for, addicts in recovery, co-dependents and their families.
On retreat we facilitate grieving for losses in life so that sorrow does not escalate to depression or despair. Ultimately, we mourn for the loss of love that could have been (any absence of love before, during and after a person leaves us). We guide the discharge of anger from the body so that it does not cloud the mind or build toward rage. We recuperate the fuel of the anger with a Taoist breathing technique.
Specific methods reduce anxiety and fear so that these do not become panic or paranoia, and so that fear does not hold one back from one’s true calling. We provide guidelines for releasing shame, leaving it with those it belongs to; as well as ways of building more self-esteem.
We deal with guilt as an amalgam of fear and shame – shame for what we’ve done, fear of reprisal. We accept responsibility for what we see we’ve done; and feel a healthy remorse for our mistakes. But we also leave with others the effects of their choices. So we do not carry inappropriate guilt that belongs with others.
Most importantly, for the best release, we show clients how to truly forgive. This requires genuine willingness, letting go of judgments, and catching how we project onto others what we fail to deal with in ourselves. We teach self-forgiveness and the ability to receive forgiveness from others, so that we feel deeply forgiven – and innocent again.
When we release negative emotions, we respect what they teach us underneath the pain. Then, through body techniques and ancient methods of sounding, we recover the pure energy under the feelings. We teach ways of using this energy to motivate changes beneficial to body, mind and spirit. On retreat we practice a mindful watchfulness about how the ego part of our mind plays mental tricks and distracts us from our higher goals.
Other methods we use include several kinds of breath work, dream analysis, psychodrama, medical QiGong, kinesiology, shamanic techniques, guided imagery, and holographic memory resolution. We also make use of prayer, rituals, and meditation, depending upon each person’s tradition. Since Nature accelerates the healing process, treatments often take place in beautiful natural settings. Some treatments occur in wilderness, or at hot springs, while others include the healing presence of horses.
Addictions are caused by a combination of inherited genetic tendencies, social interactions, individual characteristics, and spiritual neglect. Emotional Health Systems provide education, support, and several treatment modes for addicted people and their families. We offer consultation about how to understand and deal with addictions, both to addicts and to those who love them. We organize interventions to place addicts in treatment centers. We encourage participation in 12 Step programs. Personal retreats are designed for, and especially helpful for, addicts in recovery, co-dependents and their families.
With the release of emotional pain and addictive behavior we become free to think and act from our natural, best self. With genuine forgiveness our relationships heal naturally. Deep within us we all want to feel more loved and to be loving toward others. After release come new insights, after constellations comes more peace of mind. On retreats, after release sessions, creative imagination and true faith in one’s self are more activated and expanded. We become much more aware of our deeper self.
Retreats are of two types:
Before John started facilitating individual and group constellations, his practice consisted primarily of counseling sessions, consulting and personalized retreats. He now integrates all three modes within a constellation framework in order to meet each client’s specific needs. John's own path of development to constellations is described on the “John’s Story” web page.
Retreats for individuals or for organizations help to:
Emotional Health Systems consist of a wide array of practical methods, psychological insights and systemic practices for healing individuals and helping organizations. Trainings provide diagnosis, education, treatment, consultation and coaching for conflicts and problems.
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