Training

 

The outline of the overall

Systemic Constellation Work

Training Program

 

by the “Systemic Connections”

 

BASIC PRINCIPLES OF THE CONSTELLATION METHOD:

Phenomenology. Acknowledging what is. Respect: Staying in one’s own sphere. Resources and resolution focused. Using the information from the Knowing Field. Ultimate compassion: not trying to help.

SYSTEMIC CONSTELLATION WORK AS A SPIRITUAL PRACTICE:

Spirituality as an attitude of non-judging perception, inclusiveness and mindfulness. Relying on the information from the Akashic Field. Wu-Wei attitude of non-doing. The way of the Tao.

THEORETICAL FOUNDATIONS OF FAMILY CONSTELLATIONS:

The natural laws of relationships (“Orders of Love”) particularly as they relate to a parent-child relationship and couple relationships.

BONDING AND BELONGING:

The workings and types of conscience. How our conscience shapes our world.

ORDERS OF LOVE

What’s needed for Love. Blind Love versus Enlightened Love. Balance of giving and taking. Man – Woman, parent-child relationship, families. Blended families, childless couples, same sex couples. 

Technology of a Constellation Process

INITIAL STAGES:

Decision about who works. Getting “in tune” with a seeker. Interview. Family history. Construction of a genogram. Questions to ask and not to ask. Helpful and unhelpful facts. Common patterns to look for. To set up a constellation or not. What to set up, which system to start with. Instructions for representatives. Interventions or free movement.

CATEGORIES OF FEELINGS

How do we recognize different types of feelings. Which feelings we work with and which not. The right attitude / motivation / energy for the work to succeed by a seeker and a facilitator.

MIDDLE STAGES

Information from the spatial set up of representatives. Handling the reports from representatives. Number of representatives. Looking after representatives. Handling difficult representations. Replacing. De-rolling. Permission from the system. Breaking off a constellation. Reading the energy of a constellation. Common patterns. What is the issue here? Feeling the energy. Testing hypothesis.

COMMON DYNAMICS OBSERVED IN FAMILY SYSTEMS:

Exclusions. Entanglements. Identification. Parentification. Pull towards death. “I will follow you”. “I will do it in your place”. Family secrets. Rejection of Life. Secret loyalties. Atonement. Flow of Love reversed. Disruption of the system hierarchy. Not finding the right place and the right size.

WAYS OF REDRESSING THE BALANCE:

Accepting Life. Inclusion. Shedding light on unconscious loyalties. Acknowledging what is. Completing Reaching-out movement. Bringing Order into a system. Finding the right place and the right size: respect for a system’s hierarchy of roles and functions. Resolving identification. Leaving the burden to wherever it belongs. Bowing to Destiny.

WORDS & RITUALS THAT HEAL:

Working with the seeker’s resistance. Choosing the right moment. Observing the energy of a seeker. Spatial / physical changes by a facilitator. Clarifying and naming. Choosing the language. Finding the right sentence.

RESOLVING STAGES OF A CONSTELLATION:

Restoring the balance. Inclusion of the excluded. Bringing order into a system. Uniting what has been separated. Finding the love which brings about reconciliation. Healing rituals. Resolving sentences. Connection with masculine & feminine energies. Energy of “the Soul in Peace”, Physical (bodily) manifestations of resolution. Deciding when to end a constellation process. The effects of a constellation. Integration of insights. Aftercare.

ADDRESSING SPECIFIC TOPICS

Abortion. Miscarriage. Early deaths in families. Depression. Suicide. Repeated accidents. Risk taking behavior. Sexual inappropriateness. Eating disorders. Addictions. Adoption. Family secrets.

ILLNESS AND HEALTH

Working with symptoms. Illness as a friend. Accepting limitations.

TRAUMA

Personal or systemic: transmitted over several generations. Systemic effects of the collective trauma, such as war or natural disasters. Collective traumas in the national, racial, religious fields we occupy. Victim – Perpetrator dynamics. Reconciliation work.

GOOD AND EVIL

Guilt and Innocence. More on Conscience.

WORKING WITH THE DEAD

Working with ancestors. Handling representatives for the living and the dead. Working with Death.

 SPECIAL FORMS OF CONSTELLATION WORK

Workshops: working in groups – handling the group process. One-to-One work – work with figurines. Working with abstract elements / Structural Constellations. Couples Work. A facilitating couple: interplay of feminine and masculine. Nature constellations. Reconciliation Constellations. Movements of the Soul.

 MOVEMENTS OF THE SPIRIT

Classical Family Constellations & New Family Constellations. Movements of the Spirit-Mind.

 ORGANIZATIONAL CONSTELLATIONS

Similarities and differences with family constellations. Organizational constellations exploring unclear organizational structure, unclear roles and work descriptions, inadequate communication and coordination, leadership issues and future directions. Constellations applied to work aspects of our lives. Decisions about carrier: job change, exploring personal patterns reflected in the work arena.

ORDERS OF SUCCESS

Professional success. Money and wealth.

ORDERS OF HELPING

Helping in Harmony. The role of Self in Constellation Work: Self-awareness, Self-care and Self-lessness. How does SCW fit into our lives?

THE FACILITATORS STANCE

Inner preparation. Empty center – how to get there? Personal limitations interfering. Dark night of the Soul. Facilitator as a Wu-Wei warrior. Spiritual framework. How to handle fear and other enemies of knowledge.

OTHER ISSUES TO CONSIDER

When am I ready to facilitate? Constellations ethics. Professional loyalty: belonging to different professional reference groups. Promoting the Work. Dealing with controversy & backlash. Knowing about the historical developments. Constant individual and collective challenges for a constellating field.

FIELDS OF APPLICATION

RESOURCES FOR ONGOING LEARNING & SUPPORT

CONSTELLATING UNDER SUPERVISION

INDIVIDUAL  ISSUES AND CONSIDERATIONS FOR PARTICIPANTS

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NOTE: This program is a general outline ONLY. The aim of the program is for all of these topics to be dealt with by the end of the course. The exact sequence will depend on the issues that come up in students’ constellations, the participants’ needs and levels of knowledge, as well as the areas of likely application of the learned skills (like therapy, education or organizational settings). The program can be delivered in weekend or three day modules or themed educational seminars.

CERTIFICATION: Every participant is issued with a certificate upon the completion of each module, as well as upon the completion of the overall training program. Please note that this certificate is a certificate of participation and completion ONLY and does not qualify you to practice constellation work outside of your area of qualification. It is the responsibility of each participant to limit the application of this approach to those clients and situations for which he or she has the appropriate qualifications and experience.

THE TRAINERS: Alemka and Max Dauskardt are both constellation practitioners trained for many years with leading practitioners and trainers, as well as by Bert Hellinger himself. They have conducted many constellation workshops in Europe, US, New Zealand and Australia and continue to apply the work in individual setting. They are registered facilitators and trainers with the International Systemic Constellation Association and regular contributors to the International Constellations Journal “The Knowing Field”.

COURSE LANGUAGE: English

COURSE MANUAL  with relevant articles of the training topics provided for each module.

MODES OF TRAINING:

 Reading, Lectures, Observing other people’s constellations

Learning through Representing

Setting up own constellation / Personal work

Facilitating under supervision, Experiential exercises, Case presentations by students

ESSENTIAL READING:

  • Bert Hellinger with Gunthard Weber & Hunter Beaumont: Love’s Hidden Symmetry: What Makes Love Work in Relationships
  • Bert Hellinger: Acknowledging What Is
  • Jacob Robert Schneider: Family Constellations: Basic Principles and Procedures
  • Articles provided in the Training Manual or as pdf files

 

RECOMMENDED READING:

  • Bert Hellinger: Love’s Own Truths: Bonding and Balancing in Close Relationships
  • Bert Hellinger: Peace Begins in the Soul: Family Constellations in the Service of Reconciliation
  • Ursula Franke: In My Mind’s Eye: Family Constellations in Individual Therapy and Counselling
  • Ilse Kutschera & Christine Brugger: What’s Out of Order Here? Illness and Family Constellations
  • Stephan Hausner: Even if it costs me my life; Systemic Constellations with Illness

 

MORE ABOUT THE FACILITATORS:

 

ALEMKA DAUSKARDT, MA Couns.Psych., Psychotherapist

Alemka is a Psychologist with post graduate degrees in Psychology from Europe and Australia. She has specialist training in relationship counselling, Gestalt therapy and Systemic Constellation Work. In her work she draws from many different theoretical frameworks to be able to find “what helps” in any particular situation, with any particular client. Her experience is in individual and group therapy, trauma work, cross-cultural work and constellation work applied to family and organizational systems.

Since first introduced to the Family Constellation Work in 1995 all areas of her personal and professional life have been inspired by it. Alemka has trained extensively in Germany with Hellinger (2001, 2003, 2007) and other leading practitioners of this work (A.Mahr, J.Steiner, J.Hemming, G.Baxa, U.Franke, B.Ulsamer, G.Weber, H.Beaumont, S.Hausner). She has been using this approach in individual setting as well. Together with her husband Max, she co-facilitates workshops and offers training. Alemka translates Hellinger’s works to Croatian, contributes to the International Constellations Journal “The Knowing Field”, and is an active member of ISCA – International Systemic Constellation Association.

 

 MAX DAUSKARDT, Constellation Practitioner

Max has trained extensively with Bert Hellinger and leading international facilitators in Europe, Israel, USA, Asia and Australia. He has been conducting constellation workshops and individual sessions since 2001 and has been instrumental in the development of constellation training opportunities in Australia. Max’s style is enriched by his varied life experiences and his first hand knowledge of other cultures. He has conducted Constellation workshops in Australia, NZ, US, Germany, Croatia, UK and Turkey. Max contributes regularly to the International Constellations Journal “The Knowing Field”, and is particularly interested in exploring the quantum physics phenomena as they relate to Constellation Work. Max is currently a Chair of International Systemic Constellation Association – ISCA.

WEBSITE: www.konstelacija.hr

 

CONTACT US IF YOU WISH TO ORGANIZE THE TRAINING WITH YOUR GROUP.

 

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