Raspberry Hill - Where Love Grows
Emotionally Focused Therapy Online
“Why Raspberry Hill?”
Different raspberry varieties are growing in the garden of Raspberry Hill. Raspberries... are deeply connected with our feeling whole and being centered in the flow of life. We both share the same youth experience: being a free and happy child frolicking around in nature, collecting and eating wild raspberries everywhere... For Christine this was the beautiful environment of the Harz-countryside and for Hendrik it was the forests and 'Heide-velden' of Drenthe in the Netherlands.
“How sweet the taste!”
The name Raspberry Hill also refers to a famous zen-story: A man traveling across a field encounters a tiger. He flees but the tiger comes after him. Stuck at the edge of a precipice, he grabs hold of a root of wild vine and swings himself down over the edge. The tiger stands sniffing at him from above. Trembling, the man looks down, far below, where another tiger waits to devour him. The only thing sustaining the man at this point is the vine. Suddenly, the man sees a luscious raspberry just within his reach. Holding on firmly to the vine with one hand, he plucks the raspberry with the other. How sweet the taste!
The experience of connection is unique. Who dances Argentine Tango, probably knows this: Suddenly you are one with your partner. You became more together than just the sum of two individuals. Connection is the beginning of happiness and growth.
So… welcome on Raspberry Hill!