Rowena founded and led the ecl-Namibia hub, which she still supports in a training capacity. The ecl Foundation (Enhancing Children’s Lives) is a global foundation established to help adults create environments that support the emotional well-being, creativity and learning of children and young people. The approach is a systemic, ‘whole-child’, model of practice that understands each individual in relation to their contexts and conditions (historical, personal, cultural, biological and so on). In this way, the causes and influences of a child’s actions and behaviours can be considered and supported as opposed to responding only to symptoms (of behaviour for example).
Rowena has retired to Hoedspruit in South Africa and although not formally working she continues to be active in the field and offers individual sessions.
I offer systemic and family constellations work in German, Afrikaans and English; both in a group setting and individually. My work is embedded in ongoing supervision (intervision) and continuous professional development abroad. It is complemented by my academic background and teaching / writing in theology and history, the latter with an emphasis on African History. (MDiv, Hamburg; MA Area Studies, London; PhD African History, PhD, Columbia). I am owning and managing a bookstore (OrumbondeBooks), which also serves as a space in which constellation work in Windhoek happens, the books providing a lively sense of ancestral presence. Sometimes my two Rhodesian ridgebacks boisterously assist in constellation processes. Their – and my – idea of a safe space underlies my approach:
One-to-one consultations and seminars for Business, Family and Systemic Constellations
Since 2002 Monika has organised workshops in Namibia for international colleagues such as Ph.D. Ursula Franke, Ph.D. Guni Leila Baxa, Ph.D. Bertold Ulsamer, Dr Guenther & Jutta Montag.
Together with her colleague Rowena Mould, she has organised two workshops with Stephan Hausner.
In 2018 Heribert Doering-Meijer (Claro – Karlsruhe) offered systemic consulting training near Windhoek and in Swakopmund, which Monika had initiated and organised.
Affiliations: SYSTEMIC CONSTELLATIONS – DGfS, SCASA
Cities: Swakopmund & Windhoek – Namibia