Workshop Social Transformation, being in the pupal state

Workshop Social Transformation, being in the pupal state

“The pupal stage, the empty middle, the liminal space”, there are all kinds of words for the state between how it was and how it will become (even if you have no clue how that will be). But how can you get into this state?

This 2-day workshop is about how to get into this pupal state, to learn and experience more about the phases of unlearning, of understanding the potential of chaos, pain, resilience, innovation and reconciliation.

The workshop is about giving up the known version of yourself and to move to a new version you want to build for life.Going from the present status quo to a new status quo.

The workshop involves the individual and the collective and how you can use this state for the sake of social transformation for your life in all kinds of ways that may contribute to humanity.

This workshop is about how to create… new possibilities for what comes.

About the trainers

Juliana Bohórquez is founder and director at SysLab® (Systemic Lab), dedicated to research, teach, promote and innovate systemic applications for diverse organizational and social fields. Juliana conducts leadership trainings for academic, governmental and other scenarios, she advises social design processes and gives workshops in Colombia and other countries.

For the last 12 years she has worked for social transformation, as has been co-author of national education programs, researcher of Colombia’s armed conflict, documentary filmmaker and  photographer. She was one of the activists who found ‘Campamento por la Paz’ (Peace Camp) to achieve a peace agreement and one of the leaders of the 2016 Colombian citizen movement. She organizes the Vision Quest with Abuela Margarita every year and encounters of spiritual relevance.

Marion Latour is an affiliated trainer of the Bert Hellinger Instituut. In the past 19 years she had several leadership positions within the fire brigade and the police. In that work she experienced several times the pupal state.  Marion works with the systemic wisdom of horses, she provides several systemic workshops with horses on both personal and organizational issues of individuals and teams.
Juliana and Marion will show in this 2-day workshop cases, theory and practice.

The second day of this 2-day workshop will be partly with horses; with them we can learn more about collective animal behavior and the pupal state in social transformation.

For who?

This workshop is for everybody who is interested in social transformation.


This workshop will be held on July 11 & 12 2019, in Groningen. Working hours are from 10:00 to 18:00 hours. 


Dates and times

Day 1: Thursday, July 11, 2019 from 10:00 to 18:00 hours.
Day 2: Friday, July 12, 2019 from 10:00 to 18:00 hours.



Starting date: Thursday, July 11, 2019
Trainer: Marion Latour & Juliana Bohórquez
Location: Groningen 
Price: € 275,-
Including: Coffee, tea and lunches
Participants: Min. 8 and max. 24