In this course we want to look at situations in our lives and family systems that show dynamics between victims and perpetrators.
Superficially it looks simple: one is the victim and the other is a perpetrator. But if we go deeper, we will find that it is not all that easy. Being a victim and being a perpetrator can both be a survival strategy with judgements towards the other side. We often identify and subconsciously choose one or the other side and we are not aware how unexpectedly we slip into the opposite . For example: a girl who had a violent father, often chooses a violent or aggressive husband and herself becomes violent, rigid, hard or aggressive with her own kids. She is a victim and turns into the perperrator unconsciously.
This shows, that as long as we are not fully conscious of the consequences of this dynamic, we are not able to heal or dissolve the wounds that have been created.
So if we start taking a closer look, we see the victim and perpetrator acting in our daily lives and systems. In situations like mobbing, violence, war or abuse of any kind these dynamics show up. Simply in any kind of situation where we feel inferiority or superiority we are confronted with the dynamic of victim and perpetrator.