What stood out for me was the power of expressing one’s vulnerabilities.
What an honour and a privilege to have met you both and to have been part of your workshop! The work that you did with Barry and myself was so powerful and yet so subtle at the same time. I very much felt that what was created was a ‘sacred space’ for us to explore the deepest part of ourselves and we felt safe, nurtured and encouraged. You helped us to find a key that day that has been eluding us for a long time and has broken us through to a new level of intimacy and commitment in our relationship – we did indeed find the key!
We have talked heaps since then and expanded on what we discovered and the shifts in both of us individually and in our relationship is astounding. Thank you so, so much for being willing and available to do this work with others and to share your love and knowledge. …
Dinah Buchanan, Counsellor & Psychotherapist, Sydney.
Experiencing your work, even as a spectator, was a watershed moment for me – I actually FELT what I have long strongly believed about the value and importance of this work, that it is a way to increase the freedom and capacity to love, and is not merely for the purpose of strengthening the ego. I absolutely resonate with your focus on the heart, and it feels to me that the way you work, and the way you ARE, puts the parts and activities of the self in proper perspective and right relationship to each other, such that attention to self is in service to the heart, and not just for its own sake. …
Thank you for your time and wisdom. A fantastic weekend of listening, learning and sharing.
Thank you, Mirjam and Rudolf. You have illustrated how infinite human development is. Within the rhythm of group culture, I have discovered countless things about myself including how to openly communicate. AND I had a lot of fun!
Other words for Mirjam and Rudolf:
Sue Erskine, London
Love your integrity and gentleness and respect. I am very envious of your relationship, not in a nasty sense though.
I love you believe in all of us – in our capacity to solve our problems: That our “problems” are our opportunities, our windows at light.
You teach me that to trust the process is to trust the people in the process.
Community Worker, Nimbin
I felt compassion in the face of the wounds exposed to us. I am deeply grateful for all the being that were here on that weekend. Thank you for your truth and honesty, and thank you to Rudolf and Mirjam to facilitate the workshop
Through compassionate listening, gentle questioning, and being present with me, Mirjam and Rudolf helped me to be present with myself and connect me with my ability to reach out for comfort and support through touch. During the weekend, I learned a lot from attending to their work with others in the group and also their sharing of their own challenges in their relationship.
They also shared some of their strategies of spiritual practice that I will wish to try out for myself.
Awareness Through Movement® Teacher
Trainee Wellington Feldenkrais Professional Training Programme
Magical moments happened in this workshop between couples who are willing to heal each other. Rudolf & Mirjam work in such a gentle and challenging way that I felt held and supported the whole time to work on the deeper issues that cause pain and hurt in my relationship.… I was inspired by the ease with which Mirjam & Rudolf modelled the way to stay conscious and be in partnership.
Gael Cooper, Counsellor, Christchurch, NZ
You have a way of focusing on the key issue (direct) while absolutely honouring participants’ vulnerability
I like the combination of skillfulness, intuition and respect that you both bring to therapy.
I felt like I was in good hands, and I am reasonably fussy about group leaders. Katrina, Queensland, Australia
After the initial fear dissolved, I found the way that you both steered and guided the group made me feel relaxed and more open to look and address some of the blocks Molly and I have been struggling with. I was moved by the genuine concern and compassion you both showed for each member of the group. When I leave this afternoon I will take the knowledge I’ve gained and introduce it to my new way of working with my partner.
Thank you for sharing with us.
Matt, Alstonville, Australia, Macademia Farmer
What you have done (in this week) is create a safe environment for the group to form its own culture. Through your honesty, sincerity and love you have helped us all share deepness that would have taken months to achieve (if at all).
Thank you so much for being here. I have very much enjoyed your presence and hope to work, play, share, laugh, cry, love with the both of you again. May warmth always bless your hearts.
PS: What you have done for the sanity of planet organic is very much appreciated. I wish you were here all year.
You have given me so much and have become an integral part of my learning experience. Your availability, vulnerability, instinctiveness, vitality, and reality have inspired me as well as healed me. Most of all the tools you have given – I can recognise their absence in my whole life and how intrinsic they are and how much I need them. I think that the introduction of therapy to learning environments is a natural and also very important development.
You are truly pioneers
Erez Roter, Israel
I thank you both very much. I really deeply got what I needed to move deeper and forward.
Also from a facilitator’s point of view, I really love the way that you work/be so beautiful, safe and powerful in that. I got plenty and yet would also really have enjoyed 2 days with you both.
Big love to you both
What a delight to share the experience of conscious partnering with Mirjam and Rudolf. I came to get some encouragement and affirmation for my process in relationship with the father of my youngest daughter, a person with whom I have shared great love and passion and great sadness and loss. The workshop helped me contact my true self and stay connected. The Gestalt was complete. I leave with new insight into my relationship with myself and David and with new friends.
Barbara Ellan, NSW, Australia
Thank you for your generosity of spirit. You said to me yesterday that you were concerned with safety. I experienced a very safe environment and felt you listened with great acuity.
I liked how you encouraged people to investigate their feelings and vulnerabilities. I noticed how you gave people feedback about how you were experiencing their “stuff” and for me that felt very supportive and constructive. I leave with a feeling of connectedness.
I found this weekend workshop extremely enjoyable and a wonderful learning experience. I have had many insights at both, a personal and professional level. By that I mean, my work as a therapist will be enhanced, by observing the way Rudolf and Mirjam work with couples. I feel privileged to have had the opportunity to learn from them, and particularly admired their gentleness, authenticity and their understanding of each person’s process. I also liked the way they established clarity for the couples who worked with them, and the way they included themselves in every interaction. I enjoyed the experience immensely and wouldn’t have missed it.
Thank you both
Shirley Hughes, Gestalt student, Northern Rivers Gestalt Institute
As I sit here I am overwhelmed with love for the man who will soon be my husband. He is my trigger, my lover, my partner and my dearest friend. Thank you so much for reaffirming for me my deep belief in the commitment of love and the joy we can share together.
Blessings to you both