Having grown up in a family business, the Navigating Systems program provided real-life hands-on experiences to learn and apply Bowen family systems theory to my family system. I have especially appreciated the camaraderie and support in the learning groups as part of the program.
From my first day in the program when I couldn't identify my own Mother's family in a family diagram, the program through Priscilla, Kathy, and Andrea's leadership supported my personal growth through direct applications of the 8 concepts of Bowen Theory.
Today, the program has encouraged me to bridge cutoffs, develop family diagrams for all branches of my blended family, and become more thoughtful and more aware of potential triangles and situations that I encounter.
The experience has flowed in to my business life as I have become more aware of potential triangles and situations that promote anxiety in multigenerational family systems.
My experiences have resulted in stronger relationships with my wife, my adult children and adult step-children, my ex-wife, my siblings, and my extended family. Three family weddings during the past two years and the birth of my first grandchild are tangible evidence of the program's value.