CONFERENCE 2000 in HUNGARY
“Children’s Inner & Outer Peace”

OPENING with DR. REINHARD STELTER

Dear colleagues! Dear friends!

I have the honor to open the 2nd International Conference of the Children's Focusing Corner, a platform of educators and therapists  who teach children to focus and guide them in Focusing .

I would like to send a warm welcome to all of you who have come from far and near to Hungary to share knowledge and expertise with each other.

I think we will have an exiting time of experiencing and learning.

The term “conference” might  sound rather academic in regard to what can be expected. In the academia the sharing of knowledge is often very top-heavy and theoretical. Personal experiences have no fundamental importance.

This conference is different: Here, everybody is an expert:

because everybody can participate with his or her individual experience

because everybody can share his or her personal experiences in relation to children - as educator, parent, friend or therapist

because we all care for the children we are related to

Let me say a couple of words to the motto of the conference:
“Children’s inner & outer space”

How does the “outer space” of children look like nowadays?

The social challenges in our late- or post-modern society a huge.
We can speak about a growing diversity in all fields of life, which makes it more difficult for the child to find his or her “place” or “space” in the social context:
Children have to make CHOICES! Children have to find orientation!

And parents and educators, actually all adults of our society  have growing difficulties to provide orientation for themselves and for the younger generation.

My hypothesis is: It is difficult to find orientation in the social environment or “outer space” without having developed an “inner space”.
That means: We all need to clear our minds. We all need to express our experiences and emotions.

As more “inner space” we develop as more “inner peace” we will experience.
The development of “inner peace” will help us to establish positive relationships and make us more open  for new challenges in the social world.

By developing “inner peace” we can help to stimulate “outer peace” between human beings and in our social environment.

Focusing can be a very useful method to develop inner peace.

Focusing helps to clear our own mind and widen our experiential horizon.

Focusing helps to understand yourself and others better and

it helps to accept the other on his or her experiential background.

In that sense, focusing can be a medium to work for more “outer peace”.

Let us use the days here in Salgótarján to develop our resource.
The first time here showed me that we have the best possibilities for that.

Finally, I would like to thank everybody who helped to make the conference happen.

I am sure we will have a great time.

Reinhard Stelter, Danmark
Moderator of the Conference


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PAMPHLET
  ORGANIZATION
  PROGRAM
  REGISTRATION

OPENING
  R. STELTER
  M. HENDRICKS
  M. STAPERT

TEAM
  LEARNINGGR.
  TRAIN. /FACIL.
   SELF-REFL.GR.
  English-Hungar.

INTRO
  ANCHOR
  LEARNING

PARENT/INFANT
 
PARENT/INF.
  FOCUS at BIRTH
  english-hungarian
  PARENTS-CLUB
  english-hungarian

REPORTS
  E. FENDICK
  C. SCHENK-song
  NEWSPAPER-hu
  A. van HOLST

PICTURES
  CONFERENCE
  HOLLOKO
  CELEBRATION