Saturday 2nd – Monday 4th of June, 2018

When war is part of a countries’ history, the echoes of the trauma and horror of that war can show up again and again in the relationships between men and women in the following generations. Anngwyn St Just and Karl-Heinz Rauscher are coming to Dublin for a ground breaking three day workshop, exploring how our relationships with each other have been influenced by the trauma of war.

Ireland has a long history of involvement in war, internally and with other nations. Traditionally when it came to war, the men left to fight and the women had to carry on without them, running the household and often stepping in to male roles within the community. Many did not return and this caused its own devastation. Those who did return were usually traumatised and this had a damaging effect on relationships within the home, rippling on through to the next generation.

Generations of living through troubled times brings about consistent conflict in relationships with an imbalance of mutual respect. Moreover, we are often oblivious to the unconscious entanglements that perpetuate conflict in relationships, which may be related to the experiences of our previous generations. Consciously exploring these possibilities can bring about peaceful resolution to conflicted relationships.

In order to release the burdens of the past, Karl-Heinz and Anngwyn offer the benefit of their combined expertise within an innovative combination of trauma and systemic constellation work designed to address the overt and covert causes of pain, conflict and misunderstandings between men and women.

Take this opportunity to explore connections between your personal and familial destinies and the larger forces like non-personal conflicts such as religious, civil or international wars that may have shaped your experiences as a man or a woman in your relationship patterns and capacity for intimacy, maybe even for generations. While we are often referred to as “opposite genders”, men and women are in reality two aspects of our collective soul. If we understand this hidden reality, we can honour this mystery, and find ways to reconcile our real and imagined differences to open new paths toward good and lasting solutions.