The GATH project is one of our dreams, it is where we want to walk, it is to build another world, another way of relating, another attitude of doing things. After many years of working on this holistic approach, of tasting it, integrating and applying it to our daily life, we feel the vital force that drives us to continue growing, experiencing and developing a new way of living individually and socially.
We are a group of people convinced that life and social relationships can be otherwise. We are not convinced by the criticism and the complaint that does not provide alternatives. The GATH project aims to be a third way based on experience and aims to move forward in a participatory and cooperative way of collective and social organization. We can affirm that all of us who are part of it are very happy with the evolution achieved during the three years of filming. “In our meetings we breathe a climate of freedom, respect, cooperation, trust and unconditional love; We all feel part of a great family, “says one of the participants. We are open to welcoming new people who feel affinity and harmony with the project. Sharing with new people we live as an opportunity to grow and enrich each other.
Thus, the GATH is a project in which we propose to create a healthy social framework where we can apply the holistic approach of ESTEL, promoting a coherent management and coordination, both of the collective and of the structure that sustains it. That is to say, a holistic management and coordination, without hierarchies, taking advantage of the capacities of each one for their own benefit and that of the group.
We define ourselves as a playful-therapeutic group, created by people interested in integral growth. Some of us have been in this process for years and others have discovered it recently.
We are learning to create structures that are useful and that enhance integral development, both individually and socially.
To all people, of any age, sex, or religion who have had some type of experience related to Holistic Transformation and that motivate them to practice an attitude of openness to life, both in the individual and in the social aspect. Individuals, couples and families with children are welcome.
How it works
We meet for a weekend in each season of the year. The meetings are held in La Collita, Rural Tourism house, located in the countryside, in the region of La Segarra, next to the Solsonés. www.lacollita.com This house has simple and comfortable facilities, and spaces especially suitable for group meetings.
We work in a self-managed way Our base is the work of Holistic Transformation that we have carried out a large number of group members. This holistic approach to the human being is carried out through experiential practices.
We currently combine this approach and the experiential practices, with the contribution and complementation of playful activities, which can be suggested by the members of the group. We propose the challenge of managing this project in a participatory and cooperative way -not pyramidal-. Taking into account that it is a very innovative project and about which we know few social referents, we are clear that we are immersed in a process of co-creation.
There is a stable basic structure, with established dynamics, and other changing structures, where each one can contribute.
The basic stable structure aims to act as the backbone or integrating axis of the changing structures and contributions of the different participants.
The changing structures and contributions of the different participants are intended to promote the process of change and transformation of energy, using the structures that are most suitable and coherent in each phase of the process.
Everything that is proposed is free and voluntary.
Anyone can participate as a regular (facilitator), assuming the commitment to participate in all the meetings, or as not usual (sympathizer), participating in some of the meetings.
In a similar way to the family of heart (see below), we are on the way for the moment, but the journey made so far allows us to feel very hopeful and optimistic, learning many things, one of which is the inescapable need to have done a personal process of therapy or transformation, or to do it in parallel.
Whoever is interested in knowing more about this project and our experience, can contact us.
The family of the heart is a family project within the framework of AMI Relations (see the chapter of Ramon V. Albareda Sexualidad, the exciting adventure of life, Part Three: AMI Relations, in the Publications section of this same Web , which you can check online or download).
We call it family of heart because we are united by the feeling of family, that is, UNCONDITIONAL LOVE unites us -without ties or contracts- and this leads us to a deep commitment with ourselves, with the other components of the family and with life in general. The family of heart is, then, a form of coexistence very free of structures, which is fundamentally based on mutual trust and unconditional love. At the moment we are three people involved in this experience, open to expand the family with someone else, man or woman, who has made a personal work process and has reached a degree of maturity and self-esteem that gives autonomy and ability to manage their life without unhealthy dependencies.
It is true that there are many couples and families who have found, in the traditional model, their happiness and well-being, but it is also true that statistics say that officially registered couples divorce more than 60%. This reality makes us think that there have to be other ways of establishing intimate and affective bonds different from the traditional model.
This project of family of heart, inspired by this current reality, wants to be an alternative model of family for people who feel that the traditional model of couple and family limits, conditions, paralyzes, chokes, or simply does not motivate them.
This life option is a third way for people who are interested in new family alternatives, different from those of the traditional model, and also for those who have lived as a couple and have been able to experience how this way of life is a structure that limits and drowns their creativity and the joy of living.
n a similar way to the GATH project, we are on the way, but the journey we have made so far allows us to feel very hopeful and optimistic, learning many things, one of which is the inescapable need to have a personal process of therapy or transformation , or do it in parallel.
Who is interested in knowing more about this project and our experience, to get in touch with us.
We propose to integrate into this project the benefits of living alone with the advantages of living in the family, maintaining individual freedom – without becoming individualists – while maintaining the warmth, tenderness … AND UNCONDITIONAL LOVE, which awakens and reinforces the union between the members of the family of hearts.
For us, the family of hearts is an option of constructive, open and stimulating life of our integral development. The fact of being more than two people helps us not to polarize ourselves in the closed and exclusive duality. We should not forget that both life and love transcend any type of closed structure. Pretending to end the life and love in a closed structure inevitably implies that life and love get drowned and disappear, in the face of the need to breathe new airs. We could compare what happens in a closed relationship with what happens in a room that never vents, or in a stagnant water pool.