A Short Training in Systemic Constellation Work Through Higher Consciousness
Evening of Friday 22 September to afternoon of Sunday 24 September 2017
All year long, I integrate constellation work and the systemic approach into my coaching and healing work, as well as in my workshops. People often ask about the principles behind the systemic constellation work, and how to integrate these into a more fully embodied life, including in their own work. Other people participate in systemic or family constellations and then feel drawn to learn more about the consciousness which enables this kind of work – where does it come from and how to apply it well? For all these people, I offer a short intensive training every year (a Fortbildung in German), which covers the basic principles as well as the implications for our deepening embodiment – in life, work, love and play. Welcome, this year, to Cologne, for an exceptional weekend.
With love, Stephen.
Systemic constellation work – including Family Constellations (Familienaufstellung) – helps us to identify and release deep patterns in living human systems. It is an approach that honours the fundamental inter-relatedness, multidimensional and transpersonal nature of reality, where interconnections that transcend time and place become apparent and are experienced.
Over many years I have explored the potential of higher consciousness in constellation work. If you are someone who supports other people through consciousness then this training may be for you. You will learn to integrate the systemic dimension – an awareness of the subtle realms, as well as family and ancestral influences, using somatic principles and the practice of radical presence, all within a context of higher consciousness.
If you have some experience of systemic or family constellation work already, perhaps as a witness, observer, or participant, then you are welcome to join us for this intensive weekend – please check the requirements below for participation in this training.
What the training will cover
- The key principles in my approach to constellation work, applied to supporting other people. There will be space for some practice of the principles and for dialogue around them;
- Cultivating systemic sensitivity: a transpersonal perspective;
- An introduction to facilitating systemic change in the world: working with higher consciousness to enable transformation and healing of trauma at individual, collective and transgenerational levels.
You can read more about my approach here and more generally about constellation work here. The work demonstrates how exploring subtle movements in energetic fields can produce effects elsewhere. This reveals hidden information and consequences beyond those we are usually conditioned to perceive. With care, it generates openings, insight and often healing. We are enabled to see, feel and understand how unresolved issues from the past play out in our lives, with immense implications for our cultural and spiritual development.
I have a coaching and healing practice and am based at the Findhorn Community in Scotland. I have trained with Thomas Hübl at the Academy of Inner Science in Germany, with the Nowhere Foundation in London, and have worked internationally for over 35 years to help people fulfil their life-potential. Read more on my own background here, and on my Facebook community page here (which I invite you to ‘like’).
Here is a ten-minute video illustrating my approach to constellation work (best watched on full-screen by clicking on the small square in the bottom right-hand corner):
Who the training is for (important requirements)
Anyone who works with other people, for example through coaching, healing, therapy, counseling, consulting, or the caring and helping-professions, or anyone who feels called to enter or develop themselves there.
Some previous experience of constellation work is required, either as an observer or a representative in a constellation, or as a beginner or a more experienced practitioner. If you have no experience of constellation work at all then I ask that you find and attend a public constellation session first, with a practiced facilitator. These are usually available in most cities (and all countries), especially in Germany, sometimes even as an evening-taster.
Where the training will be
We will be at the Ashtanga Connection Yoga Studio, near Köln-Ehrenfeld, Geisselstraße 8, 50823 Cologne. At the bottom of this page you will see a photo of the space, and on this page there is a google location map.
The training will be in English, adapted to an international audience, with no translation provided. You should have a good understanding of spoken English and be able to express yourself at least at a basic level. If you wish, you can speak in German – especially during small-group exercises with other German-speakers for instance, or you could have some questions translated from German into English. Sometimes we may be able to work creatively in order to share and clarify some terms in other languages too.
The session times, meals and accommodation
- On Friday 22 September we will gather at 19h in order to begin by 19h30, probably continuing until around 21h30 that evening. We will finish by 17h30 on Sunday 24 September,
- Our two mornings will begin at 9.30, with mid-morning, lunchtime, and mid-afternoon breaks – and an evening break on Saturday (continuing afterwards until around 21h30),
- You should arrange to participate for all the sessions and the training is one complete process,
- MEALS: meal breaks will be relatively short – there will be time to buy food locally and eat together in the room-space, or to bring your own food. Some snacks and drinks will be provided,
- ACCOMMODATION: is available locally and plentifully in Cologne (for instance through AirBnB).
€ 280 (Euro), or € 250 if you pay before 15 July 2017. The cost must be paid in advance by bank transfer and does not include food or accommodation.
To book your place and more information
Contact Kabiro Scheller to reserve a place, confirming to her that you have some experience of systemic constellation work: [email protected] The number of places in the training is limited and early booking is advised!
For more information on the content of the training, or on its suitability for you, write to me at: [email protected] Please address all organizational questions to Kabiro.
IMPORTANT: by asking to book a place, you acknowledge that you have read and agree to my General Terms & Conditions, here.
“Stephen’s work combines his extensive experience as a coach with his systemic approach and deep intuition. He is one of the few people who have taken this work to the next level, resulting in a beautiful space for transformation and healing.” (Thomas Hübl, Academy of Inner Science, Germany)
“In my experience of working with Stephen both online and in-person, I’ve been amazed at the way he has brought together awakening to higher levels of consciousness, working with the essential dimension of the soul, and the constellation work. I have never seen anyone integrate those different ways of working in the way that Stephen does and I’ve found that it has helped me access parts of myself that I didn’t know existed before. In his presence I experience a profound level of clarity, humility and integrity. He is in touch with who he is as a human being and he encourages me to be that way too.” (Shayla Wright, Coach, Spiritual Mentor & Facilitator)
“Your profound teachings have awakened a deep knowing within myself, and with my own growing into new dimensions of consciousness I will be able to support others to come into their potential and myself become a healer on a much broader scale. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your guidance and wisdom.”
“I was struck by how much is being done in this field, yet bringing all the theory and innovation into training formats and living relationships is clearly the cutting edge, and this is where you reside. Thank you for being a pioneer in the integration of consciousness, psychology, and human development. I cannot imagine a more important work.”
“Our days of training reverberate strongly in me. I feel permanently changed by what you taught, what the field held, what I immersed myself in. I feel much more embedded in bigger contexts, woven more deeply into system upon system. I understood something on a very deep level with you Stephen, and I wish to express my full gratitude for what you bring into the world, and for meeting and including me on so many different levels.”
“In your work I have found a home for a longing in me to integrate my love for the systemic approach in the depth, wisdom and simplicity of the mystic traditions. Thank you so much for sharing this work and the capacity, competence and love to manifest it and bring it to fruition in others.”
“Stephen’s work, as an extension of Thomas Hübl’s work and in alignment with many intersubjective practices, begins to show us that the next level of human potential depends in part on a shift of focus from our individualized subjective experience to a deeper understanding of the energetic field in which we are embedded in and of which we are a manifestation. Stephen trains us in the ability to work directly with this field to effect systemic as well as personal transformation.”
“Stephen is doing what I consider to be some of the most important work on the planet today: I can’t recommend his work enough and can’t wait to experience it again.”
“Thank you deeply for having supported my path. This has started to heal an absence I have felt all my life – of learning and sharpening my skills and abilities from a man of clear inner strength. Being in contact with you, with what you infuse into this world, gives me something exceptional to aspire to.”
“Your training taught me to listen and tune into fields of information, to take responsibility for what I learnt there and to live with more intensity and more fun.”
“I am so touched by the systemic work with Stephen – his skilled guidance and knowledge was awe-inspiring. This is by far the most powerful tool I have come across in dissolving dysfunctional patterns from the past helping me to go forward.”