HOLISTIC TRANSFORMATION INDIVIDUAL AND GROUP ACCOMPANIMENT IN CASE OF COVID-19
OUR APPROACH TO TRAINING COURSES IN THE CURRENT SITUATION
We believe it is important to clarify that at ESTEL, Centre for Personal Growth and School of Integral Studies, in Barcelona, we have created an innovative and genuine approach based on natural cycles.
Our approach to both individual and group support is the holistic accompaniment of integral development. This work prioritizes each person and their present moment, therefore it does not follow programs which are closed or established a priori.
Our training groups have a basic structure that allows us to carry out a deep and careful process. The individual work of each participant nourishes the group, co-creating a new entity that inevitably nourishes each participant. This is why our courses require a cyclical commitment, which runs from October to June or July. This cyclical work and the commitment to complete the cycle are intended to accompany people starting from their current present situation. As we go through the cycle and until it ends, we pass through difficulties and build knowledge, together with the cooperation of each and every participant. The current situation caused by Covid-19 does not disrupt our work since adaptation to circumstances and how to take advantage of them for our integral development is one of the characteristics that have always defined the focus of ESTEL’s work.
How have we proceeded during lockdown?
Groups have continued online, and although the basis of our work is experiential, adapting to these circumstances instead of suspending the courses has allowed us to verify the richness offered by the
online medium, and to try new approaches to learning which are different and complementary to those generated by face-to-face encounters. This has also allowed us to build knowledge and continue to elaborate and deepen personal processes. The experience of being open to circumstances has shown yet again that: “different situations generate new opportunities”.
How will we structure the 2020-21 course?
If circumstances allow, workshops will be in person, with one meeting a month from October to June (see program according to activity).
If we are locked down again, we will continue the workshops online using platforms that facilitate this, and make consistent and appropriate adaptations.
Holistic Dance: In solidarity with the current situation, we will maintain last year’s financial contribution for the in person sessions. If we are locked down again, we will continue with online sessions with one part dance and another part dedicated to delving into the elaboration of the experience. In this second part, we will have the voluntary collaboration of the creator of the Holistic Transformation approach, Ramon V. Albareda. ESTEL thanks Ramon for his voluntary collaboration and the same financial contribution will be maintained.
Holistic Consciousness: In solidarity with the current situation, we will maintain last year’s financial contribution for the in person sessions. If we are locked down again, we will continue with online sessions and go deeper into the elaboration of the experience. This will include the voluntary
collaboration of the creator of the Holistic Transformation approach, Ramon V. Albareda. ESTEL thanks Ramon for his voluntary collaboration and the same financial contribution will be maintained.
Holistic Sexuality: In this workshop the financial contribution of the program will be maintained either in person or online. In both cases, we will have the voluntary collaboration of the creator of the approach, Ramon V. Albareda
We will continue to offer our workshops and training. WORKSHOP REGISTRATION IS OPEN the ESTEL team would like to share that we consider these circumstances, unprecedented for the different generations currently living on our planet, as an opportunity to discover new ways of doing and BEING.
Testimonials from online groups:
Along this path of life, with so many difficult challenges to overcome, there is nothing better than to be and feel WELL ACCOMPANIED, with capital letters. There is no doubt that physical contact is irreplaceable, but in the circumstances we faced, sharing with companions through full and loving listening has been VITAL during this lockdown. It is necessary to have a constructive space; a place that facilitates this exchange of energy, which ESTEL undoubtedly knows how to sustain. THANK YOU for creating and sustaining this facilitating structure with such dedication and presence, each session of the Holistic Consciousness course is a journey for all my senses. ANA
Online encounters with ESTEL have been like an anchor of salvation in these months of many emotional ups and downs. There has been contact through our eyes and our energies have been able to cross the screens. Leaving our comfort zone without even leaving our dining room has been very powerful! Thanks to all the ESTEL team! LINA
The online encounters have given me light to clarify face-to-face experiences and also to realize that it’s as if the connection that is established through a screen, which ends up being diluted, reaches
closer to a contact that is not seen, and yet exists. ANNA
This online opportunity has given me a new openness to the transmission of who we are, and the chance to observe this work and each one of us with a more calm, receptive, attentive and loving gaze. EVA
I found the online encounters to be supportive, they continued to maintain the structure and were an opportunity to build, clarify, and expand knowledge. RAMON M