“It is one of those simple but beautiful paradoxes of life: when a person feels that he is truly accepted by another, as he is, then he is free to move from there and to begin to think about how he wants to change, how he wants to grow, how he can become different, how he might become more of what he is capable of being.”
― Thomas Gordon
We want to facilitate holidays, also for families with a care-intensive family member. Not only so going on holiday is made possible, but to make your holiday truly enjoyable and relaxing. Our special holiday spot is therefore completely furnished to the unconditional acceptance of everyone who comes here, no matter how he / she behaves, whatever sounds are made, whatever adjustments are needed etc.
With her foster son with intellectual disability and autism, hostess Paulina knows better than anyone what it feels like to be truly welcome somewhere. Everyone is welcome here!
We strive to ensure that every family member can relax in his / her own way. If that means that support is needed in the form of a babysitter, an activity, an extra pair of hands during an excursion or a playmate, then we will provide. With a team of Dutch, English and Spanish-speaking employees, we can provide the desired and bespoken support during your holiday.
Do you want to know more about our methods of working? Contact us.
Also, we offer therapeutic holidays through which you can work on changes within relationships and personal development, with the help of various specialists. On this page, the specialists connected to Familia ESTÁ introduce themselves. If you are interested in what they have to offer you we are happy to organize a meeting and to answer any questions you may have about our ways of working.
Laura & Jesse Verboom – Holiday therapy
Holiday therapy is short-term intensive family guidance during your stay at ESTÁ or in the immediate vicinity. You go on vacation and invest in your (family) life in a different way than you are used to. This time you do not go on holiday as a breather to get through the rest of the year, but rather as the start of a change process. It is a combination of relaxation and effort.
We believe that there are many advantages to working intensively with the entire family system for a while. This often does not happen in daily life. A holiday is the ideal time to initiate a change process. A moment to be open to change, to gain new insights, to make explicit agreements with each other, to formulate long-term goals that provide short-term solutions. To move from destructive to constructive.
Visit our website for more info and an example of a program.