Marion Schneider

Schools as Sacred Spaces

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There was a time where there was a Healing House in village life. The Healing House was a school, a church, and a hospital. One went there to be healed and taught, and to pray there. In those days, language was relational and experiential, and it was a series of stories about healing and what one was doing. They were houses of healing. … more

Family constellation work

One of the fundamental notions of family constellation therapy work is that
humans are born and raised within the family group and that one’s sense of
belonging to the group manifests itself in one’s actions. The actions which
support the group are considered to be actions of good conscience; those which
contradict the values of the group are considered to be wrong and are seen as
bad conscience. … more

Politics for Health and Happiness

Economic stability is an elementary prerequisite for personal happiness, for ourselves as individuals as well as for ourselves as a nation. The forces which have helped form our economic wealth have not been given due recognition. Successful politics are based upon successful economic policy. The focus of national and international politics therefore lies in supporting the economic vitality and activity of the economic actors. … more

It is the question out of wich arises, what is to remain

(Erich Kästner)
Questions point to the roots.
Questions evoke understanding—
stopping to understand.
Questions demand grasping.
Question lead to the present,
to the beginning and end
search for cause, effect and goal.
Qestions, creation
It is the questions out of which arises,
what is to remain
When my partner Klaus-Dieter Boehm and I started out, our marketing partner
Hans-Peter Schmidt in Freiburg im Breisgau suggested the motto »It is
questions out of which arises what is to remain« from a poem by Erich Kästner. … more

Trancedance

Trancedance is a moving meditation, a dance with your subconscious. As your body settles into the rhythm of the music, chaotic thoughts begin to harmonize. Wearing the blindfold directs your attention inwards. As you dance, step by step, you ask your conscious mind to relinquish control. Then the inner visions and inner voices of your subconscious mind can reveal themselves. You enter the dialogue of dance. … more

Health and Happiness

Culture prepares women to be mothers and wives, men to be gainers and winners. Even if a mother does not want to model her children according to the ruling principles in this mental, emotional, spiritual and real world, they will be influenced by them. We may just have to accept the existence of this dominant culture of male and female worlds. … more

Bodily feelings

Our relationships to our bodies are most essential. The way we treat our bodies reflects the way we treat the world because it is our first and most basic relationship into which we enter in our lives, and the only one which we have complete freedom to determine and to change – at least as adults in a free society.

Our relationships to our bodies are strongly influenced by our parents’ behavior patters and by the religious systems in which we grew up. … more