Movements of Transformation
Movements of Transformation
March 23rd - 30th, Wadi Rum, Jordan
With Dees van de Hoef and Jan Jacob Stam
We are thrilled to announce we will be hosting the Movements of Transformation by Jan Jacob Stam and Dees van de Hoef in the desert of Jordan, spring 2024!
Meeting them in the setting of the red sand dunes and majestic rock formations of the World Heritage Site Wadi Rum will add an extra dimension and depth to their renowned work on how to facilitate transformation for individuals, families, organizations, and society at large.
This is an invitation to step into the open space of possibility, release inhibitions, and embrace a powerful, expansive movement for authentic connection. Trusting in the beauty, stillness, and wisdom of the land will contribute to a unique and unforgettable adventure. Below, we share information about this week in Jordan.
Ahlan wa sahlan! (Welcome)
Transformation is a process after which something fundamental has shifted in the identity of the person, family, organization or society. And you don’t know into what this identity has shifted, until you have reached it or it has found you. That makes this process of transformation more an adventure then a journey. On a journey you know where you’re heading, in an adventure you don’t know where your will be next.
During this intensive week you will be learning about transformation from a systemic perspective, you might be submerged in transformational processes yourself on the levels of transformation in society, in organizations or families and in human beings.
What transforms naturally, can transform relatively smoothly. What transforms by will-power or any other motivating force, requires a lot of precision, holding space and leadership.
What is transformation?
How is it different from processes like development, change or transition?
Which types of interventions are required?
Which concepts and tools can I or can we apply?
Where does transformation start? At the whole or at the parts?
How to deal with the fact that in transformation processes there is no ‘dot on the horizon’ to aim at?
Learning in a Collective Way
The world is not the same as one or two years ago. Transformation wants to be in many places and is rattling at our doors. Patterns are working hard to keep continuity alive and to keep transformation outside the door. We are all in these movements. We also will learn by being part of these impulses. And we will also learn in a collective way.
As this program might be transformational itself, we can’t give a detailed program from day to day. But the essence of transformation will be present and the program ingredients are:
14 lessons on transformation
Types of interventions
Tools for transformation
True art: the core of this training is ‘interventionship’: every participant is invited to practice and calibrate his or her potential in stepping into the unknown of bringing a system into a transformational state.
Cases, brought by participants. Personal, work-related, organizational or societal
Horse coaching and other surprising forms
How do we work?
We will meet each other as human beings, in our capacities as facilitators, coaches, consultants, leaders, members of social movements, searchers, adventurers, and whoever we are.
What is this not?
A training in constellations. Although we will use constellation forms for learning purposes, most or even all systemic interventions are possible without having to use a constellation.
What is required?
To have some experience with constellation work and a sense of ‘wanting or having to be there’. If you haven’t we can provide you with some basic info in preparation for the intensive. Being prepared to practice, to fail, to try again, to laugh, to be frustrated, to encounter fears, and to harvest and find upgraded versions of yourself.
I’m living the sentence: ‘it ís possible’. I love to do projects because I connect from the beginning on with how it will look like, smell like and function when the project is finished and teams and human beings can live what they are meant for. I have gained my broad work experience in team coaching, individual coaching, systemic work, NLP and systemic trainer, (interim) project management, HR management, managerial positions for multiple teams, policy advice and as a flight instructor, hanggliding instructor and paragliding pilot. And especially through my Pipi Longstocking mindset “I have never done it before, so I think I can “. My language and interventions are simple, clear and effective. Always embedded in deep compassion for human beings, living and working together, even in the hardest circumstances.
I do love the potential in teams and organizations and figuring out what’s helpful in order that this life energy can abundantly flow.
As a biologist, teacher, manager, consultant, and, for more than twenty years, a constellator, I love living systems. Once I promised myself to find out what patterns really are, and I have known it! Looking in a systemic way at organizations and teams has greatly enriched my insights as a consultant and coach. More and more, I begin to understand what the whole that is called ‘team’ or ‘organization’ needs in order to thrive.
I developed TeamConnect together with Dees van de Hoef. And that development goes on and on. That is where my passion lies.
* Kindly note that the cost of this retreat may increase slightly based on the number of participants.
"MOT is a unique program. Not only do you learn the tools for transformation, but you experience it yourself - as deep as you allow it. I wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone willing to get to the bottom of what transformation is and, perhaps, go through one."
Laura Petchenova, Switzerland
"I knew it will be magical. But never imagined to live what we lived. What amazing souls I’ve met in this group. I bow and am very humble to the power and grace of this women, Dees van de Hoef, who made everything possible by holding space for ALL of us. And I am tremendously grateful for Jan Jacob Stam openness and authenticity felt while teaching through 40 years of his work. What is not loved doesn’t have a chance. What stands in the way of not transforming? Parts, patterns, hidden loyalty, undigested past are a few options. You don’t have to like it, yet you need to love it so that it has a chance. My heart is now wide open."
Anca Biris Sawastyanowicz , Paris , France