The Pearl and the Hut: Soul Wisdom for Growing up and Living Between Divorced Parents
The Pearl and the Hut is a comprehensive therapeutic resource for adult children of divorce and for caregivers helping young children who are experiencing parental divorce. Yiana Belkalopolos addresses the trauma many children experience in parent divorce through the lens of the practical and soul-spiritual philosophy of Rudolf Steiner, the Austrian scientist and philosopher behind Waldorf education and the international Anthroposophical movement.
Belkalopolos’ work gives psychosocial and soul spiritual support, as well as loving, practical encouragement for children and adult children of divorce through:
- Individual-honoring biographies that speak to the support that other growing children of divorce and adult children of divorce have experienced from Rudolf Steiner’s work.
- Providing safe, soul-spiritual developmental approaches and demonstrating practices that are supported around the world, helping children of divorce feel more calm, whole, steady, supported, and rightful within themselves.
- Revealing to adult children of divorce that there are true and rational explanations for what they are feeling which make them capable of a wholesome life.
- Empowering “Pearl” people to take care of their own holistic wellbeing more thoroughly and to know where to reach out for help.
For more information about Yiana and her work please visit her website at www.anthropearl.com
About the Author
Yiana Belkalopolos is a registered, private practice clinical counselor in British Columbia, Canada. She took her master’s degree in Transpersonal Clinical Psychology in Palo Alto, California in 2015. She has worked as a certified public-school teacher in Toronto and in the B.C. Gulf Islands, and as a Waldorf school teacher in the Canadian Rockies.
As a dancer, singer, theatre artist, and playwright, Yiana led and co-led community arts and healing arts initiatives in Canada, Mexico, and India. She is on the Dean’s Honor List at the University of Toronto and won the CBC Regional Director’s Award for Best Radio Documentary on palliative care in 1988.
Her on-going volunteer support for children and their families has included seventy-six children in an orphan home in India, war refugees, people coming through the foster-care system, and Coast Salish First Nations families. She has spent twenty years as a student of the silent Ashtanga Yoga spiritual teacher, Baba Hari Dass, and has been a student of Rudolf Steiner’s Anthroposophy since 2003. She is a member of the BC College of Teachers, the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors, and the Anthroposophical Society of Canada.