MOVEMENTS OF TRANSFORMATION
NOV 3 - 9, WADI RUM
With Dees van de Hoef & Jan Jacob Stam
We are thrilled to announce we will be hosting 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 red sand dunes and majestic rock formations of
World Heritage Site Wadi Rum, will give extra dimension and depth to their
renown work on how to facilitate transformation for either the individual, family, organisation and/or the society at large.
An invitation to step into the open space of possibility, to release inhibitions and to welcome a
powerful expansive movement for authentic connection.
Trusting the beauty, stillness and wisdom of the land will contribute to a unique and unforgettable adventure,
we share below the information about this week in Jordan.
Ahlan wa sahlan (Welcome)
Mary of MVMNT and Sandra of PINK SPIRIT
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.
World Heritage Site.
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 ís 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. Ánd we will also learn in a collective way. Being in the desert setting contributes to this collective learning. Like one tribe we are immersed in the experience for a week, except for a few single glamping tents we share a beautiful natural space and accommodation with plenty of space to retreat privately to process and integrate. Staying in the container of the program while diving deep within offers an extra dimension of finding your place in this collective movement of transformation.
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 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.
Typical is to first have an introduction into a topic and then practice, explore, reflect, feedforward and practice....
What is this not?
A training in constellations. Although we will use constellation forms for learning purposes, most or even all of systemic interventions are possible without having to use a constellation.
What is required?
Our working method and style is based on the principles of systemic phenomenological work. The program is open for everyone. If you're open to learn, to explore, being prepared to practice, to fail, to try again, to laugh, to be frustrated, to encounter fears, to harvest and find upgraded versions of yourself, this is for you!
Dees van de Hoef and
Jan Jacob Stam.
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 to figure 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.
CORE PACKAGE +
9 Day Immersion +
Amman & Wadi Rum
NOV 2 - 9
“It is the most powerful personal transformation journey I ever took. Six days of learning, practicing and uncovering what needs to be seen before one can transform it. With every exercise you get a clue on where to “dive” next, deeper, and for a moment, you might even feel completely lost… Just until the next clue shows you the way out, the new way.
The magic that Jan Jacob and Dees create is beyond understanding. It’s an incredibly safe space to be, to experience, to live and let go. It’s a microcosm, where there is no random person, where no random word is spoken, and which is full of gifts prepared with love and patiently waiting for you to take.
I wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone willing to get to the bottom of what transformation is and, perhaps, go through one. It might be the most honest and most beautiful journey - if only you allow it, with the best companion there is: your true self. "
— Laura Petchenova, Switzerland
What people say
“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 woman, 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
I throughly enjoyed this program for many reasons:
The qualities and the diversity of the attendees ( nationalities , professional paths and operating context)
The amazing relation ship / working style between Dees and Jan Jacob which creates safety, fun, depth and authenticity
The ‘ walking the talk ‘ of them, which is makes it so human
The diversity of the themes / workshops / and the space to experiment
in a supported context
The emphasis on working on ourself , us the practitioner
The right balance between theory / practice and debrief
What has changed for me after the program:
A profound and discrete confidence to dare with my corporate clients
A subtle lightness and deep presence and profound respect when exploring 'what is' with clients
A permission / an audacity to be even more me
— Anne Roques, France/UK
“Movement of Transformation has been a game-changer for me and my business. MOT is all about connecting with yourself and what life wants from me, but also with an international audience.
Tapping into the experience and wisdom of Jan Jacob Stam and Dees van de Hoef, I learned more about deep transformation, patterns and facilitating change. But more importantly, I experienced the power of transformation and unleashing my potential to build the life I want. ”
— Wouter Gheijsen, Belgium
The Movements of Transformation program is not only all what you learn about what is Transformation from the systemic point of view, and about how to deal (or how not to deal!) with it when working with your clients.
Beyond that, you are confronted with the opportunity to experience within yourself, in your body, in your thoughts, in your memories, in your plans, in your fears, in your hopes... how Transformation feels and tastes.
And, from this place, what you can provide becomes something meaningfully different."
— Joán Oliva, Spain
“Movement of transformation was a powerful transformative journey that challenged my perspectives and deepened my understanding of systemic dynamics. It gave me insights for my personal and professional growth. Being there with a group learning from and with eachother was beautiful, fun and at times scary. Moved by everything that was there and everything that was not there. It was surprising in a lot of different ways."
— Chandra de Vries, the Netherlands
“I am delighted to share my positive experience with the six-day training program, ‘Movements of Transformation,’ and the potential it has unleashed within me. The well-structured days and expert guidance enabled me to explore new pathways on various levels and integrate them within myself. The training challenged me, ignited my enthusiasm, and connected me with my full potential. "
— Mark Reijnders - The Netherlands
I don't have enough words to express how valuable this training was. 6 days of Movements of Transformation in February are still having an impact. First of all my identity shifted a lot. During the training I integrated some of my excluded parts. It led to an inner movement to acknowledge that part of me is a rebel. Initially, after returning from this training to my home country, I was a bit afraid to show this part of me publicly. And now in September I can acknowledge, that when I instruct my potential clients about what am I for them when they hire me as Respectful Rebel, their usual response is: "That is what we exactly need!" I am still in a process where something has reached its destination and something new is approaching. And I love it a lot!
— Janis Zelavs
Member of the board, Systemic coach, Latvia
Wadi Rum - stay location
Here we have 4 panorama rooms and 4 glamping tents on twin sharing basis. In addition we have 3 or 4 glamping tents for single accoupancy. We meet daily at the training location and overnight is at the stay location.
Wadi Rum - training location
Here we have 3 panorama rooms on twin sharing basis. Here the group meets Jan Jacob & Dees. 6 guests will stay at the training location. We meet daily at the training location and overnight is at the stay location. Transfer is provided.
If there is more need for single rooms we offer a list with options in the area to book your stay directly. Due to high season we recommend to book early. Transfers to the training location are not included from a third party location. If Wadi Rum is fully booked, we can also advise hotels in Aqaba which is an hours drive from Wadi Rum training location.