Balance in Action

Edwinno is proud to introduce "Balance in Action" a professional organization specialized in the enhancement of well-being and experiencing with flow and co-creation and including specialized programs in ancient places in Southern France. Highly recommended to all.


is conceptualized and designed in Sint Maarten, the Netherlands Antilles by Hilma ten Cate and Rose Marie Lemmens and implemented and tried and tested in the selected region of Southern France.

Balance in Action introduces you to powerful tools and practices we've discovered and developed to help you to gain insights, access the limitless sources of your own organic, creative whole brain functioning. You will be able to apply these in your own life, organization and community.

This is a time of transition, that is calling for bringing more balance, flow and relax within activities in general and their outcome …at the level of individuals (latest scientific insights about brain functioning, health, human development and behavior) as well as in education, business, industry and society in general.


Something big is stirring among people around the world…

More than ever before, men and women are feeling called to move away from the old paradigm (left brain functioning, ‘dominator behavior’) which leads to ‘burn out’ of individuals, organizations, resources and nature, planet Earth.

The most important change is that people want to source power in a different and in a healthier way.


A New Kind of Power: Co-creativity, Whole Brain Functioning

We are awakening to and cultivating a new, co-creative, whole brain functioning, which includes more right brain ways of power and being.

Right brain functioning: integrates and includes all the gains of ‘masculine power’, giving us access to a kind of co-creativity we’ve never seen in our recorded history. Most of us have had few or no models for this kind of co-creative power and have no idea how to start to begin to cultivate it.

The power we have been mastering for the last decades to shape the world has been a ‘masculine’ version of power


Until now, power has been defined exclusively in masculine terms. If you look up the word “power” in the dictionary, the definition given is the ability “to do, to act, to accomplish, to wield, command or control over others”.

This masculine power system has given us the miracles of science and the marvels of industry. It has enabled us to create an unprecedented standard of living and have opportunities beyond our grandparents’ wildest dreams.

It’s an odd paradox that the kind of power that has brought us to this point is not the power that we now need to move forward.

Indeed, if we look at what’s missing from our lives and from our world we can see that the things we most deeply desire—such as connection, collaboration, belonging, creativity, self-expression, aliveness, meaning, purpose, contribution, love, intimacy, and a brighter future for generations to come—can’t be created with a system of power based on control, analysis and logical, linear thinking, nor can they be executed with a strategic plan.

To create these qualities we need to awaken a different kind of power.


Hilma ten Cate
is a specialist in personal and social transformation with a gift and passion for designing and delivering content that gives participants access to life-changing paradigm shifts. Over de past 25 years she has worked as a consultant (Change Management, Human Development) and Management Team Member and Lecturer at a Dutch University and a Dutch City Government. Hilma coached and trained management teams in the Netherlands and abroad (Suriname, Netherlands Antilles), athletes, individual managers (USA, Europe), who have to perform under great pressure. She also has a background in body-oriented therapies / trainings like Bio-Energetics (A.Lowen), Haptonomy (F. Veldman), Bodywork (W.Reich), Bodywork Durckheim, and in Psycho-synthese R. Assagioli, Family constellations B. Hellinger, Accupressure, Continuum Concept Jean Liedloff, Whole Brain functioning (Dr. Leonard Shlain), Triune concept of the Brain and Behaviour (Paul D. MacLean).

Rose Marie Lemmens
is a service-oriented person who has spent half a lifetime in accommodating clients in the Fiduciary Trust business. She has been very active in the sports arena both as player (National Volleyball Team Netherlands Antilles) and coach/trainer and has been involved in all kinds of social projects. Roughly 2 years ago, Rose Marie left her field of work and found a vocation in reading up on the history and the mystery of the region and exploring and sharing the area of our Tour.

Balance in Action also coordinates and collaborates with Kairos Travel and has arranged a Wonderful and Unique Winter Tour of the Heritage Sites of the Languedoc (Southern France), in which you will be experiencing an incredible journey to Special Ancient Sites. Visiting exquisite Cathedrals (Auch or Narbonne), Cathar Castles high on rocky perches, traversing magnificent gorges, valleys & mountain passes and world famous UNESCO sites (Carcassonne and/or Narbonne).

Tasting, smelling and sampling all the Mediterranean has to offer during this season, while enjoying country style gourmet French cuisine and great wines. Diving into the deep History and Mysteries of this land with local teachers/guides and performers (modern 'Troubadours').

Being in Pristine Nature, staying in a wonderful accommodation in the area of Rennes le Chateau and Rennes les Bains, in the Center of the 'Grail Country' of France. Travel in Southern France in the foothills of the Pyrenees where the spirit of ‘balance in action’ is still very much alive in nature (landscape, springs and wells, caves, high energy spots), culture (the Grail myths, Maria Magdalena…), and crypts in cathedrals and churches, the picturesque villages and their living ancient markets, and of course the people and their sustainable ways of living.


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