This way of viewing families is based on the work of Hungarian-American Ivan Boszormenyi-Nagy and the book he wrote with Barbara Krasner titled ‘Between Give and Take’. I encountered this work thanks to the workshops offered by Dutch psychologist, Dr Ard Nieuwenbroek during his annual stays in our city. I then converted my understanding of this material into a series of afternoon group training sessions themed as follows:

  • Becoming and Belonging
  • Loyalty and Legacy
  • Acknowledgement and Entitlement
  • Truth and Justice
  • Dialogue and Direct Address
  • Un-blaming and Forgiveness

I find this approach to be enormously useful not only when working with families but in all spheres of life.