Currently our teaching programs are delivered ONLINE only and structured as a series of experiential themed seminars. These teaching & experiential seminars all count for the diploma of our overall program, the outline of which you can find below.
The outline of the overall
Systemic Constellation Work
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
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.
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.
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.
VICTIMS & PERPETRATORS
What is essential to understand in this dynamic. How do we deal with it in constellations. How to stop the cycle, specially in situations of big scale conflicts between groups.
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 and concepts. Couples Work. Nature constellations. Reconciliation Constellations. Movements of the Soul. Constellations in the mind’s eye. Guided meditation process. Constellations according to Hellinger – what does it mean?
MOVEMENTS OF THE SPIRIT
Classical Family Constellations & New Family Constellations. Movements of the Spirit-Mind. Spiritual conscience & spiritual consciousness.
ORDERS OF SUCCESS
Professional success. Money and wealth. Relationship of family and work dynamics – how they relate to each other.
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 historical developments. Constant individual and collective challenges for a practitioner and the overall constellating field.
FIELDS OF APPLICATION
RESOURCES FOR ONGOING LEARNING & SUPPORT
CONSTELLATING UNDER SUPERVISION
INDIVIDUAL ISSUES AND CONSIDERATIONS FOR PARTICIPANTS
Modes of learning
- Reading, Lectures, Observing other people’s constellations
- Learning through Representing
- Setting up own constellation / Personal work
- Experiential exercises, Case presentations
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 every teaching day. If you participate in 21 days of our programs and fullfill other requirements, you qualify for the diploma of our teaching program.
Please note that certificates and a diploma is a proof 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.
Please also note that there is no formal accreditation or education requirements for constellation practitioners by any formal institution. Generally, some assurance and credibility is provided by the diplomas of teaching programs delivered by internationally recognized facilitators / educators. The “constellator’s path” remains a deeply personal and spiritual process, which is unique for every person and can not be systematised.
“The Hellinger sciencia is a work in progress, meaning that it continues to evolve through my work and through the experience and insights of the numerous others who have made a commitment to it –and to the consequences. As a living science, it does not form the static foundation for a school, as if it was complete and could be passed on and learned as something definite and conclusive. Development proceeds without efficiency control, as it cannot be assessed by standards that lie outside of it, and then be expected to justify itself before them. Verification lies in its effects and its success. This is an open science in every regard.” (Bert Hellinger)
COURSE LANGUAGES: English & Croatian
(translation from those languages can be organized for your group’s language)
COURSE MANUAL Relevant articles of the training topics are provided for each module.
- 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
- Bertold Ulsamer : The Art and Practice of Family Constellations
- Articles provided in the Training Manual or as pdf files
- 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
ABOUT THE FACILITATORS you can find HERE
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