Resources are divided into four categories:

A. Audio and video interviews and dialogues with me
B. Writing about Higher Consciousness work
C. References for further reading and some audio titles
D. Online reading references

A. Audio and video interviews and dialogues with me

A four-minute compilation from a recent interview to promote the week-long workshop at Findhorn in Scotland, 8-14 September 2018.

An hour-long interview as part of the recent Global Online We-Space Summit, in dialogue with Michael Brabant (for more information see the Newsblog page under the news item “Higher Consciousness in We-Space: An Interview”, dated November 12, 2017):

An online we-space practice session, also as part of the Global Online We-Space Summit, with five fellow practitioners (duration: one hour 11 minutes; for more information see the Newsblog page under the news item “Higher Consciousness in We-Space: Practicing Online”, dated November 1, 2017):

A three-minute visual and musical celebration of the recent ‘Teachings and Practices’ intensive event in Northern California, June 2017 – I recommend clicking on the relevant icon to view as full screen:

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A seven-minute review of ‘healing through higher consciousness’ work – I recommend clicking on the relevant icon to view as full screen:

An illustrated invitation to a week of higher consciousness work in the Findhorn Foundation spiritual community in Scotland, in Autumn 2017 (more information is here):

A four-minute photo-portrait of the “Healing The Whole: Higher Consciousness in Collective Healing Work” event in Berlin, January 2017, with thanks to Ulf Bley – full-screen recommended:

Two minutes of collective portraits from the field of this work over recent years, to celebrate the turning of the year and our entry into 2017:

Two and a half minutes of portraits taken as part of the 2016 Experiment in Higher Consciousness in California, with appreciation to photographer Stig Albansson and all those who participated in so many ways, thank you (I recommend clicking on the icon next to the word ‘vimeo’ to expand to full screen)

An illustrated invitation to a week of higher consciousness work in the Findhorn Foundation spiritual community in Scotland, in May 2016 (the next scheduled week is here):

A short visual and sound portrait of higher consciousness in my systemic constellation work (2015):

Illustrated extracts from an online dialogue with a group of men on the theme of embodying higher consciousness for men, in the context of my Heart of Man work, co-developed with Martin Bruders (2015):

A beautiful video compilation from the U.S. group-work in 2014, by Lynne Palazzolo:

You can find audio recordings of dialogues and interviews on my Soundcloud page or you can listen here below to these brief audio extracts on various themes (each between 1 and 2 minutes long). A full-length interview with Terry Patten is also available here, and an introduction to my Higher Consciousness Online course here.

  1. Embodying higher consciousness and the subtle realms (1:12)
    (Online dialogue, Integral Alignment, August 2014)
  2. The many-layered quality of the present (1:26)
    (Online dialogue, Integral Alignment, August 2014)
  3. Getting somewhere as an external orientation (1:06)
    (Online dialogue, Integral Alignment, August 2014)
  4. The subtle realms (1:44)
    (Online dialogue, Integral Alignment, May 2014)
  5. The frequency of life and the field of practice for this work (2:09)
    (Online dialogue, Integral Alignment, May 2014)
  6. The space inside and outside (1:09)
    (Online dialogue, Integral Alignment, May 2014)
  7. The business world (1:47)
    (Dialogue, Integral Alignment, March 2014)
  8. How innovation happens (2:01)
    (Dialogue, Integral Alignment, March 2014)
  9. Perceptual changes and reality (1:19)
    (Online dialogue with Patricia Albere of Evolutionary Collective: ‘Cultivating higher consciousness together‘, February 2014)
  10. Listening and receiving the world (2:19)
    (Online dialogue with Terry Patten of Beyond Awakening: ‘Abiding in unconditional receptivity‘, February 2014, full dialogue here)
  11. Noticing underneath what is spoken: the heart centre (1:49)
    (Online dialogue with Terry Patten of Beyond Awakening: ‘Abiding in unconditional receptivity‘, February 2014, full dialogue here)
  12. Soul-Work (2:05)
    (Dialogue with Erin Molitor of Integral Alignment, December 2013)
  13. Healing archetypes through the subtle realms (1:12)
    (Dialogue with Michael Brabant of Integral Awakening: ‘The witnessing practice in higher consciousness work‘, July 2014)
  14. Innovation as a side-effect of life (0:58)
    (Dialogue with Carsten Sudhoff of The Circular Society: ‘Leveraging social and cultural change through innovation‘, fuller version here, July 2014)
  15. Coaching for the new culture (1:29)
    (Dialogue with Adelyn Jones & Eric Knouse of The Frequency of Love, April 2014, full dialogue here)
  16. Personal issues: healing and the movement of life (1:42)
    (Dialogue with Joanna Harcourt Smith of Future Primitive: ‘The Deep movement of life‘, February 2014, full dialogue here)
  17. The impact of higher consciousness work (3:37)
    (A short compilation of participants’ testimonials following an online course with myself and Nicholas Janni, 2014)
  18. The invitation of higher consciousness work: synchronising the inner and the outer (1:39)
    (From a free preview call to Higher Consciousness Online, January 2015, full version available here)
  19. What is higher consciousness? (1:05)
    (From an introduction to Higher Consciousness work: interview by Jena Griffiths at Earth School, March 2015, full interview available here)
  20. The role of inner structures of consciousness (3:16)
    (From Living and Working From Higher Consciousness, an online course co-facilitated in the spring of 2015)
  21. Cultivating systemic sensitivity through constellation work (1:19)
    (From a dialogue with Lynne Palazzolo, August 2015)
  22. How higher consciousness changes us (We-Space work) (5:49)
    (From an online call after the Experiment in Higher Consciousness in California, April 2016, other highlights from the call are here)
  23. Taking responsibility for one’s own healing and the collective dimension (12:50)
    (From a dialogue in the Online Course on ‘Working With Others Through Higher Consciousness’, 2016)
  24. Higher Consciousness Work online – two passionate testimonials (2:36)
    (From an online call to prepare for events in North America, more extracts here, January 2017)
  25. Collective Healing work – a new dialogue (19:46)
    (From a dialogue with Daniel Auf der Mauer, January 2017)


B. Writing about Higher Consciousness work (in English, French, German, and Spanish)

An Interview on Collective Healing, with Stephen Busby and Kosha Joubert, interviewed by Robin Alfred (2016)
What people are now becoming able to surface and presence between themselves is more acutely reflecting layers of societal trauma… We need to develop body-minds that are more attuned to dimensions of collective trauma, through our own continued healing. The traumatic imprinting that is inviting our presence now has a very particular way of showing up, with a particular vibration. We can become more skilled in attuning to this more consciously – we have the inner capacities and the outer tools to do this, to become this.

Awakening to the Feminine: A Higher Consciousness Inquiry, by Stephen Busby (2015)
Most boys are coerced at an early age into betraying emotion, hiding their heart and feeling centre, denying their feminine birthright, in order to legitimize predominantly masculine qualities. As a result many of us live in fragmented emotional and spiritual worlds, forever at one remove from life’s full embrace…

A Report on the Three-Week Experiment in Higher Consciousness in California, by Stephen Busby (2016)
The experiment was an inquiry into what it means to hold higher vibrational states and to begin to stabilise there: to live and work through a higher vibration of life on individual and collective levels. There are frequencies of consciousness available to humankind which, when invoked, leverage our capacity to participate in a strong evolutionary process [whereby we] grow together through higher intelligence, in ways that increase our level of embodiment and cause us to realize more of our multidimensional selves.”

Manifestation Through Higher Consciousness Work: Part 1 and Part 2, a dialogue with Stephen Busby, by Anja Krüger (2016)
What appears to be made manifest through you in life will be in alignment with your soul essence, or purpose. It’s not as if there are just some  rules to follow and then we go away and manifest whatever comes. There is an inner-scientific and subtle alchemy going on here when we engage in experiments such as this. The main ingredient is the willingness in each of us to show up in life: how much we’re willing to show up to ourselves in our wholeness. To the extent that you make that central in your life then your manifestation capacity will be optimized.”

Subtle Activism Through Higher Consciousness Work, by Stephen Busby (2016)
I began to experience myself as more than a physical, emotional, mental being, struggling sometimes in the world. I realized that I could choose to embody a sense of personhood that coexists simultaneously in different subtle realms of life, and who has as much of a subtle energetic life as he has a material one. I realised that the world is composed of different subtle dimensions which we can, through consciousness, choose to inhabit or incarnate more purposefully and consciously into…

Innovation: From Inner Movement to Outer Form, by Stephen Busby (2016)
Innovation is a frequency of consciousness that we can choose to embody in everyday life, with transformative effect. Most of us experience the invitation to innovate in our lives as tension…

A Dialogue on Higher Consciousness and Systemic Constellation Work, by Stephen Busby and Daniel Auf der Mauer (2015)
What we’re doing is learning to address different layers of reality. We’re working in the material realm with people and issues, mapping something physically in the space… and at the same time – in the physical mapping, because of the high intention or aspiration which is invoked, higher levels of consciousness are becoming available to us as we work…

What are inner structures of consciousness, and how do we work with them through embodiment practices? by Stephen Busby (2015)
“We are consciousness in many unfolding forms: distinct as physical individuals and as energetic manifestations of consciousness – uniquely individual multidimensional selves, of which our physical-material self is but one aspect…”

A Dialogue on Higher Consciousness, Subtle Skills and the Transformative Practice of Witnessing by Stephen Busby, Erin Molitor, and Michael Stern (2014)
“… this ‘underlying thread’ is an energy in our lives that seems to be of evolutionary intent and that manifests through symptoms, behaviours, attitudes or persistent surface issues…”

The Healing Effects of Higher Consciousness: An interview with Stephen Busby on his ‘Healing Circles, by Jeannette Legler (2014)
… because the work I was developing seemed increasingly to have a strong effect which we can interpret as a form of healing movement for those people – or through those people – who were engaged in it, and which I call a form of collective inquiry…

Working with the Deeper Field of Evolutionary Potential by Michael Stern & Michael Pergola (Integral Leadership Review, 2012)
“The deeper field invites me into a more embodied experience of life, where I more fully feel ‘the whole’ – the interdependent systems of which I’m a part, and where I may choose to navigate intuitively and creatively using an inner compass...”

Beyond the Constellation Room: Aspects of a systemic consciousness and its potential impact on our lives at the level of self and society, by Stephen Busby (The Knowing Field, issue 19 / 2012).
The subtle skills and sensitivities intrinsic to working inside the constellation room are just as applicable outside it, where we may also continue to navigate intuitively and creatively within hidden systems, using an inner compass…
(this document is available in French translation – see “Qu’est-ce que la conscience systémique?” and in Spanish – see “Mas allá de la Sala de Constelaciones“, both versions here below)

An Experiment in Downloading the Future: Reflections on the inner science of the “Vision Lab” process, by Stephen Busby (in: “Soulfood for the Future: Tools for the New We“, J.C.Wehnelt & P.H.Novak, 2012)
A babble of voices and at times a sudden stillness. Eighty people are squeezed into the yellow and white Pavilion under hot sun…
(this document is also available in German translation – see “Soul-food for the future: Werkzeuge für ein neues Wir” below)

Business And Consciousness: Some Notes and References by Stephen Busby (2012)
There are alternatives to the prevailing economic and social models, other ways of organizing ourselves at work and of doing business together that depend upon our individual and collective level of awareness. They suggest new forms of social architecture characterised by collective intelligence and transparency…

Wholistic Law: Recognising and Respecting the Natural Rights of Nature (Rainbow Bridge, Findhorn, 2013)
The workshop… experimented with the use of systemic constellations and other tools in working with environmental legal issues and as a catalysing tool for social change – with remarkable effect…

From Timeless Wisdom to Deep-Systems Healing by Stephen Busby (Magazine of Inner Science, 2011)
An early summer morning in a large crowded room at the Seminarhaus hof Oberlethe in northern Germany. We worked till late again last night and I’ve had little sleep…
(this document is also available in German translation – see “Von Zeitloser Weisheit” below)


Vous serez intéressés peut-être par ces quelques extraits-audio, tirés d’un récent dialogue virtuel au sujet du futur du coaching et de l’accompagnement, organisé par la société Adhemis en Suisse, en 2017, et comprenant une présentation de la nouvelle formation ‘La Maestria en coaching holistique‘, avec Danielle Brault, Blaise Oberson, et moi-même, ainsi que d’autres participants.

Qu’est ce que la conscience systemique? Stephen Busby explore les aspects de la conscience systémique et son impact potentiel sur nos vies aux niveaux personnel, professionnel et sociétal (The Knowing Field, issue 19 / 2012).

En tant que praticien, que ce soit dans le coaching, l’accompagnement, la formation ou la recherche, l’approche m’amène à une expérience plus incarnée de la vie, une expérience où j’ai l’impression de faire davantage partie du «tout», de participer de manière plus intégrale aux systèmes interdépendants, cachés et complexes dont un aperçu m’est donné…”
(this document is also available in English – see “Beyond The Constellation Room” above, and in Spanish – see “Mas allá de la Sala de Constelaciones” below)

Systémique et accompagnement par Danielle Brault de SAPHIR: Développement holistique de l’humain et des systèmes (2011).
Que peut apporter la systémique dans l’accompagnement ? J’ai envie de partager mon point de vue et mon expérience…


Soul-food for the future: Werkzeuge für ein neues Wir by Stephen Busby (in: “Soulfood for the Future“, J.C.Wehnelt & P.H.Novak, 2012)
“Ein Stimmengewirr, das gelegentlich von plötzlicher Stille unterbrochen wird. Achtzig Menschen drängen sich bei heißem Sonnenschein in den gelb-weißen Pavillon…”
(this document is also available in English – see “An Experiment in Downloading the Future” above)

Von Zeitloser Weisheit by Stephen Busby (Magazine of Inner Science, 2011)
Es ist früher Sommermorgen in einem großen, überfüllten Raum des Seminarhauses Hof Oberlethe in Norddeutschland. Wir hatten am Vorabend wieder bis spät gearbeitet und ich habe wenig geschlafen…
(this document is also available in English – see “From Timeless Wisdom to Deep-Systems Healing” above)


Mas allá de la Sala de Constelaciones En este articulo Stephen Busby explora aspectos de la consciencia sistémica y su potencial impacto en nuestras vidas al nivel personal y de la sociedad (The Knowing Field, issue 19 / 2012).
(this document is also available in English – see “Beyond The Constellation Room” above, and in French too – see “Qu’est ce que la conscience systemique?“, also above)

C. References for further reading and some audio titles, classified as follows:

  1. Higher consciousness perspective
  2. Systemic ‘whole field’ perspective
  3. Working with individuals
  4. Healing, trauma and the somatic sciences
  5. Leadership and work as evolutionary potential (including creativity and innovation capacity)
  6. Eco-sensitivity, or the healing of environment and landscape
  7. Higher consciousness work for Men
  8. Selected historians, philosophers, artists and memoirists
  9. En Français / in French

For most of the above categories I also provide additional titles further below that have been recommended to me but of which I do not necessarily have personal knowledge.

  1. For a higher consciousness perspective I have found powerful coherence in the channelled teachings of Jane Roberts (Seth), Tom Kenyon (the Hathors and the Arcturians), Barbara Marciniak (the Pleiadians), Norma Milanovich (the Arcturians), Grace Cooke (White Eagle), Alice Bailey (DK), and of Paul Selig, as well as in “The Great Human Potential: Teaching from the Pleiades and the Hathors.” Other formative influences include Sri Aurobindo’s “The Future Evolution of Man”, Ramana Maharshi’s “The Spiritual Teachings of Ramana Maharshi” and David Godman’s “Be As You Are”, Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh’s teachings, and Stephen Mitchell’s rendering of the Tao Te Ching. I have also enjoyed John G. Bennett’s “Long Pilgrimage” and Huston Smith’s CD set: “The Big Picture”.Judith Blackstone’s remarkable “The Enlightenment Process”, James Finley’s CD set “Thomas Merton’s Path to the Palace of Nowhere”, Eugene Whitworth’s “Nine Faces of Christ: Quest of the True Initiate”, Byron Katie’s & Stephen Mitchell’s “A Thousand Names For Joy”, C.G. Jung’s “Memories, Dreams, Reflections”, John Tarrant’s “The Light Inside the Dark” and Peter Matthiessen’s “The Snow Leopard” have all been important resources. Of all Richard Moss’ work “The Black Butterfly” and “The Second Miracle” have powerfully impacted upon me, as has Eckhart Tolle’s “A New Earth”. Books by David Bohm, Joseph Campbell, Robert A Johnson (and his CD set “The Golden World“), Robert Bly, J. Krishnamurti (his Notebook), Stephen Levine and James Hollis have all also been jewels on my path. John Heron’s works were also revelatory (especially his “Feeling and Personhood”), as were Francisco Varela’s co-authored “The Embodied Mind”, Marko Pogačnik’s books (for instance his “Sacred Geography” on multidimensional perception), Michael Polanyi’s “Personal Knowledge“, Ken Wilber’s “A Brief History of Everything” and his “The Simple Feeling of Being”, Henryk Skolimowski’s “The Participatory Mind”, Eugene Gendlin’s “Focusing”, Dan Emmons’ “Life Force: Experience Paradise in Your Lifetime”, David Abram’s “The Spell of the Sensuous”, Peter Senge et al. on “Presence” and Joseph Jaworski’s “Source: The Inner Path of Knowledge Creation“. Anything by Arnie Mindell can lead to startling insight – I found his “The Leader as Martial Artist” very powerful.
  2. The following works have informed my systemic ‘whole field’ perspective: on constellational process work – especially Johannes Schmidt’s ground-breaking “Inner Navigation”; and on systemic phenomenological work my favourite Bert Hellinger resources include his “Love’s Own Truths”, “No Waves Without the Ocean” and the CD-set “Journeys to the Core”; see also his “Rising in Love: A Philosophy of Being“. Daan van Kampenhout’s “Images of the Soul” is highly recommended, while Hunter Beaumont’s “Toward a Spiritual Psychotherapy: Soul as a Dimension of Experience” makes for provocative reading.
  3. On working with individuals specifically, see Ursula Franke’s “In My Mind’s Eye” and for instance Steve de Shazer’s “More Than Miracles: The Art of Solution-Focused Brief Therapy”.
  4. On healing, trauma and the somatic sciences see Jason Shulman’s “Kabbalistic Healing“, Krish Trobe’s “Stepping Out of Fear” and his subsequent co-authored works with Amana Trobe, Peter Levine’s “Waking the Tiger”, Alice Miller’s “The Drama of being a Child”, Daan van Kampenhout’s “The Tears of the Ancestors”, Anngwyn St. Just’s “A Question of Balance” (see Judith Hemming’s review), and Stephan Hausner’s “Even If It Costs Me My Life“. On healing more generally, see for instance Michael Dawson’s “Healing the Cause” (derived from A Course in Miracles), Richard Moss’ earlier works as well as his recent “Inside-Out Healing“, Judith Blacksone’s “Belonging Here: A Guide for the Spiritually Sensitive Person” (as well perhaps as her “The Intimate Self“), Kyriacos Markides’ accounts of Daskalos, the works of Pema Chodron, James Hollis (especially his “Swamplands of the Soul: New Life in Dismal Places“), and the works of Marion Woodman. Essential reading on life, death and healing also includes Atul Gawande’s “Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End” and especially Stephen Jenkinson’s “Die Wise: A Manifesto for Sanity and Soul” (as well as his Griefwalker). Finally these book reviews from an issue of The International Journal of Healing and Care summarise several precious publications.
  5. On leadership and work as evolutionary potential see David Whyte’s “Crossing the Unknown Sea: Work as a Pilgrimage of Identity”, “The Heart Aroused” and his various CD-sets, as well as David Spangler’s “The Call” and Stephen Mitchell’s “Real Power: Lessons for Business from the Tao Te Ching”. The following impinge upon creativity and innovation capacity: David Bohm’s “On Creativity”, Jane Roberts’ “The Magical Approach”, David Lynch’s CD set “Catching The Big Fish: Meditation, Consciousness and Creativity”, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi’s “Flow”, Frances Vaughan’s “Awakening Intuition”, Ken Robinson’s “Out of Our Minds” and Nick Udall’s & Nic Turner’s “The Way of Nowhere: Eight Questions to Release Our Creative Potential.
  6. On eco-sensitivity, or the healing of environment and landscape see the works of Joanna Macy (on The Work that Reconnects), Marko Pogačnik (for instance “Healing the Heart of the Earth”), John O’Donohue, Rebecca Solnit, and Mary-Jayne Rust – see her “Vital Signs: Psychological Responses to Ecological Crises” (with Nick Totton) and her own reading list. See also Robert Macfarlane’s “The Wild Places” and “The Old Ways”, Jay Griffiths’ “Wild”, Hugh Brody’s “The Other Side of Eden”), Satish Kumar’s “No Destination”, Alanna Moore’s “Divining Earth Spirit”, Richard Mabey’s “Nature Cure”, Malidoma Somé’s “Of Water and the Spirit” and Sara Maitland’s “A Book of Silence.” Concerning trees in particular see Roger Deakin’s “Wildwood”, Dorothy Maclean’s “Call of the Trees” and John Fowles’ “The Tree”.
  7. On higher consciousness work for Men: apart from the foundational work of Robert Bly (his seminal “Iron John”), Robert Johnson’s He and She series, etc., and Thomas Moore’s “King, Warrior, Magician. Lover”, see also: Terence Real’s insightful “I Don’t Want to Talk About It”, James Hollis’ excellent “Under Saturn’s Shadow: the Wounding and Healing of Men”, Richard Olivier’s “Shadow of The Stone Heart” and David Deida’s “The Way of The Superior Man.” I have also found Krishnananda & Amana Trobe’s work (see section 4, above), John Welwood’s “Love and Awakening“, Dan Millman’s “Way of the Peaceful Warrior“, Sam Keen’s “Fire in The Belly“, Malidoma Somé’s “Of Water and the Spirit” and David Whyte’s “The Heart Aroused” to be especially powerful reading for men. Robert Augustus Masters’ “To Be a Man” and Guy Corneau’s “Absent Fathers, Lost Sons” may also be enlightening. See also Richard Rohr’s “From Wild Man to Wise Man: Reflections on Male Spirituality.”
  8. The work of these historians, philosophers, artists and memoirists has also been inspiring: Robert Antelme, Marguerite Duras, Thomas Merton, Simone Weil, John Berger, Hermann Hesse, Matsuo Basho, Jean Baudrillard, Edward Said, William Dalrymple, Robyn Davidson, Primo Levi, Jaques Lusseyran, Peter Handke, and WG. Sebald. Formative cinematic influences include the work of Bilge-Ceylan, Dumont, Haneke, Kieslowski, Medem, Reygadas, Tarkovsky, and Zvyaginstev.
  9. En français/ in French : aux origines de l’approche systémique nous trouvons Bert Hellinger avec ses nombreux ouvrages dont : « Les liens qui libèrent » (Grancher, 1998), « La Maturité dans les relations humaines : Liberté, sentiment d’appartenance et liens affectifs » (Le Souffle d’Or, 2002), « A la découverte des constellations familiales » (Jouvence, 2010) et « La réussite dans la vie personnelle et professionnelle » (Hellinger Publications, 2012). Vous trouverez également d’autres ouvrages de ce même auteur (et d’autres écrivains qui poursuivent ses travaux, surtout par exemple Constanze Potschka-Lang avec son « Constellations systémiques, pratiques et perspectives » et Bertold Ulsamer et son « Manuel des constellations familiales ») en faisant des recherches à partir du nom Bert Hellinger en amazon. Ces livres sont également des références clés : « Focusing, au centre de soi » par Eugene Gendlin (Editions Pocket, 2010) qui nous oriente par la relation corporelle à la réalité, et « Réveiller le tigre » par Peter Levine (Socrate Promarex, 2008) ou son « Guérir par-delà les mots – comment le corps dissipe le traumatisme et restaure le bien-être » (InterEditions, 2014), qui nous montre combien nos blocages sont ancrés au corps et nous proposent des pistes de résolution. Au même titre les recherches de Danis Bois offrent une approche par la sensibilisation corporelle, voir « La somato-psychopédagogie » d’Eve Berger ou « Le moi renouvelé » de Danis Bois (les 2 aux Editions Point d’Appui). Pour approfondir ce même thème, vous trouverez d’autres auteurs-chercheurs parmi les références bibliographiques en anglais ailleurs sur cette page. Concernant la guérison des traumatismes voir « Voyage vers la Confiance Intérieur » par Krishnanda et Amana Trobe (Almasta, 2013). La puissante approche de Daan van Kampenhout qui combine le chamanisme et la systémique est décrite dans « Chamanisme et Constellations Familiales » chez Vega Editions (2012) et dans cet ouvrage collectif : « Chamanisme et Psychothérapie » (par Didier Dumas et al., ‘Question de’ no. 108. Albin-Michel, 1997). Les divers écrits de David Bohm, de Barbara Marx Hubbard, et de Joanna Macy approfondissent le contexte systémique, voir par exemple : « La Plénitude de l’univers » par David Bohm (Editions du Rocher, 2005), « Evolution consciente » par Barbara Marx Hubbard (Ariane, 1996 et d’autres ressources sur son site) et « Ecopsychologie pratique et rituels pour la terre » par Joanna Macy (Souffle d’Or, 2008). Les recherches menées par Steve de Shazer pour son étonnante « thérapie brève » sont fortement conseillées pour leur pertinence à l’approche systémique en coaching (divers ouvrages semblent être disponibles). Les références de Hellinger déjà cités ci-haut concernent l’approche systémique appliquée aux individus et aux familles, or ceux-ci concernent cette même approche appliquée aux organisations : « Coacher les organisations avec les constellations systémiques » par Chantal Motto (InterEditions), et « Evaluer le présent – concevoir l’avenir : Constellations structurelles systémiques dans les entreprises et les institutions » par Henriette Katharina Lingg. La systémique appliquée à travers la conscience élargie se nourrie par une certaine qualité de présence, citons « Aimer ce qui est : Vers la fin de la souffrance » – et autres ouvrages – par Byron Katie (Ariane, 2003) ; « Le Mandala de l’Etre : Découvrir le pouvoir de conscience » (Albin Michel, 2008) ou « Plénitude, empathie et résilience » (Le Souffle d’Or, 2012) par Richard Moss ; « La pleine conscience: Guérir le corps et l’esprit par l’éveil des sens » par Les Fehmi et Jim Robbins (Pocket, 2011), ainsi que les divers ouvrages d’Eckhart Tolle, bien entendu. Concernent les excellents travaux de Peter Senge et al, et d’Otto Scharmer avec son parcours « U », voir : « Théorie U : Diriger à partir du futur émergent » par Otto Scharmer (Pearson, 2012), et surtout ce site-ci (cliquer en bas de page pour le français). Voir également l’approche systémique de Art of Hosting, et « Source : Un chemin vers l’origine de la connaissance » par Joseph Jaworski (Réflexion, 2013). Sur le plan de la communication vous pourriez également trouver utile : « Les mots sont des fenêtres : Introduction à la Communication Non Violente » par Marshall Rosenberg (Editions La Découverte, 2004) ou son « La communication non-violente au quotidien » (Editions Jouvence, 2003). Enfin voici deux articles qui pourront vous intéresser : « Coach ? Mentor? Leader? Gestionnaire? » et « Les conversations que nous avons entre nous ».

For most of the above categories, the following additional references may well be of value too:

  1. Generally supportive of a higher consciousness perspective are Patricia Albere’s & Jeff Carreira’s “Mutual Awakening: Opening into a New Paradigm of Human Relatedness”, Jeff Carreira’s “The Soul of a New Self” and his “Radical Inclusivity“, Dustin DiPerna’s & HB Augustine’s “The Coming Waves: Evolution, Transformation and Action in an Integral Age” and DiPerna’s “Streams of Wisdom“, Carter Phipps’ “Evolutionaries: Unlocking the Spiritual and Cultural Potential of Science’s Greatest Idea”, David Hawkins’ “Transcending the Levels of Consciousness“, and Robert McNamara’s “The Elegant Self: A Radical Approach to Personal Evolution.” See also Jim Self’s “What do You Mean the Third Dimension is Going Away? Why Now is the Time to Release Who You Are Not“, Kiara Windrider’s “Ilahinoor: Awakening The Divine Human“, Teresa DeCicco’s “Living Beyond the Five Senses: The Emergence of a Spiritual Being”, Arnie Mindell’s “Processmind“, Ervin Laszlo’s “Science and the Akashic Field” and his more recent “The Immortal Mind: Science and the Continuity of Consciousness Beyond the Brain”, Fritjof Capra’s “The Hidden Connections“ and his “The Systems View of Life”, Brian Swimme’s “The Universe is a Green Dragon”, “Cosmic Conversations: Dialogues on the Nature of the Universe and the Search for Reality” (edited by Stephan Martin), and Keiron Le Grice’s “The Archetypal Cosmos.” On activism see Charles Eisenstein’s “The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know is Possible”, David Spangler’s “Subtle Worlds” and his “An Introduction to Incarnational Spirituality“, David Nicol’s “Subtle Activism: The Inner Dimension of Social and Planetary Transformation“, James O’Dea’s “The Conscious Activist: Where Activism Meets Mysticism” and Andrew Harvey’s “The Hope: A Guide to Sacred Activism.” See also Laura Sewall’s “Sight and Sensibility”, Lynne McTaggart’s “The Bond: Connecting Through The Space Between Us“, Penney Peirce’s “Leap of Perception: the Transforming Power of Your Attention”, David Abram’s “Becoming Animal”, Robert Moss’ “Active Dreaming: Journeying beyond Self-Limitation to a Life of Wild Freedom“, Barbara Marx Hubbard’s “Conscious Evolution” and her later works, Michael Picucci’s “Focalizing Source Energy” and his other works, and perhaps William A. Tiller’s work on psychoenergetics (“Science and Human Transformation: Subtle Energies, Intentionality and Consciousness”).
  2. Potentially supportive of a systemic ‘whole field’ perspective are Insa Sparrer’s & Matthias Varga von Kibed’s “Miracle, Solution and System”, Barry Oshry’s “Seeing Systems”, Rupert Sheldrake’s “The Presence of the Past: Morphic Resonance and the Memory of Nature” and other works, Georg Seniner & Claude Rosselet’s “Enacting Solutions, Management Constellations: an Innovative Approach to Problem-Solving and Decision-Making in Organizations”, Nino Tomaschek’s “Systemic Coaching“, John Whittington’s “Systemic Coaching and Constellations“, Vivian Broughton’s “The Heart of Things”, and Karen Carnabucci’s “Integrating Psychodrama and Systemic Constellation Work.
  3. On working with individuals, see Eva Madelung’s & Barbara Innecken’s “Entering Inner Images”, Suzanne Zeman’s “Listening to Bodies”, and Vivian Broughton’s “In the Presence of Many: Reflections on Constellations Influencing the Individual Context.
  4. On healing, trauma and the somatic sciences, there are: James Finley’s & Caroline Myss’ CD-set: “Transforming Trauma”, Risa F. Kaparo’s “Awakening Somatic Intelligence: The Art & Practice of Embodied Mindfulness”, Suzi Tucker’s & J. Edward Lynch’s “Messengers of Healing”, Barbara Ann Brennan’s “Hands Of Light: A Guide to Healing Through the Human Energy Field”, Peter A. Levine’s “In an Unspoken Voice: How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness”, Les Fehmi’s “The Open-Focus Brain: Harnessing the Power of Attention to Heal Mind and Body” and his “Dissolving Pain“, Franz Ruppert’s “Trauma, Bonding and Family Constellations”, his “Splits in the Soul“, his “Symbiosis and Autonomy” and his “Trauma, Fear and Love“, Anngwyn St. Just’s “Relative Balance in an Unstable World“, “Trauma: Time, Space and Fractals” and her “Waking to the Sound of Thunder: Trauma and the Human Condition.” Also Danis Bois’ “The Wild Region of Lived Experience“, Nick Totton’s “Body Psychotherapy” and his “Wild Therapy: Undomesticating Inner and Outer Worlds“, Ilse Kutschera’s & Christine Brugger’s “What’s Out of Order Here: Illness and Family Constellations“, Anne Schutzenberger’s “The Ancestor Syndrome: Transgenerational Psychotherapy“, Gerard Fromm’s “Lost in Transmission: Studies of Trauma Across Generations”, Prophecy Coles’ “The Uninvited Guest from the Unremembered Past”, John Firman’s “The Primal Wound”, John Payne’s “The Healing of Families, Individuals and Nations“, Shaun Gallagher’s “How the Body Shapes the Mind“, Suzanne Scurlock-Durana’s “Full Body Presence: Learning to Listen to Your Body’s Wisdom”, Bonnie Gintis’ “Engaging the Movement of Life”, Gabrielle Roth’s “Maps to Ecstasy: The Healing Power of Movement“, Linda Hartley’s “Somatic Psychology: Body, Mind and Meaning“, Susan Aposhyan’s “Body-Mind Psychotherapy”, Stephanie Mines’ “We Are All In Shock: How Overwhelming Experiences Shatter You and What You Can Do About It” (and her other works), Laurence Heller’s “Healing Developmental Trauma”, Mark Epstein’s “The Trauma of Everyday Life”, Dan Siegel’s “The Mindful Therapist“, Gerald Huther’s “The Compassionate Brain”, Russell Razzaque’s “Breaking Down is Waking Up: Can Psychological Suffering be a Spiritual Gateway?”, and Donald Kalsched’s “Trauma and the Soul: A psycho-spiritual approach”; “Consciousness and Healing: Integral Approaches to Mind-Body Medicine” by Marilyn J. Schlitz et al., and Jerome Bernstein’s “Living in the Borderland.
  5. On leadership and work as evolutionary potential see especially Charles Eisenstein’s “Sacred Economics”, Otto Scharmer’s “Leading from the Emerging Future: From Ego-System to Eco-System Economies”, Frederic Laloux’s “Reinventing Organizations: A Guide to Creating Organizations Inspired by the Next Stage of Human Consciousness”, Richard Hames’ “The Five Literacies of Global Leadership”, Joseph Jaworski’s “Synchronicity: the Inner Path of Leadership”, Peter Merry’s “Evolutionary Leadership“, Richard Strozzi-Heckler’s “Being Human At Work” and “The Art of Somatic Coaching”, Wendy Palmer’s “Leadership Embodiment“, and Arie de Geus’ “The Living Company”. All of those also impinge upon creativity and innovation capacity, as do Lewis Hyde’s “The Gift”, Stephen Nachmanovitch’s “Free Play: Improvisation in Life and Art“, and Peter Denning’s & Robert Dunham’s “The Innovator’s Way.
  6. On eco-sensitivity, or the healing of environment and landscape, see Meredith Sabini’s “The Earth Has a Soul: CG Jung on Nature, Technology and Modern Life“, John P. Milton’s “Sky Above, Earth Below”, Joanna Macy’s “World as Lover World as Self”, Henri Bortoft’s “The Wholeness of Nature”, Jeremy Narby’s “Intelligence in Nature”, Bill Plotkin’s “Nature and the Human Soul“, Theodore Rozsak’s “Ecopsychology: Restoring The Earth, Healing The Mind“, Andy Fisher’s “Radical Ecopsychology” (2nd edition), David Furlong’s “Working with Earth Energies“, Esther Sternberg’s “Healing Spaces”, Monty Don’s “Growing Out of Trouble”, Adrian Cooper’s “Sacred Nature”, Paul Devereux’s “Re-Visioning the Earth” and his “Sacred Geography“, Michael J. Roads’ “Talking with Nature”; “Returning to Membership in Earth Community: Systemic Constellations with Nature” by Francesca Mason Boring (Editor), Belden Lane’s “The Solace of Fierce Landscapes”, Sten Linnander’s “I am With You: The Earth Speaks to Us“, Jacob Needleman’s “An Unknown World: Notes on the Meaning of the Earth”, Linda Buzzell & Craig Chalquist’s “Ecotherapy: Healing With Nature in Mind”, Howard Clinebell’s “Ecotherapy: Healing Ourselves, Healing The Earth“, Michael J. Cohen’s “Educating, Counselling and Healing with Nature”, Tim Ingold’s “Being Alive: Essays on Movement, Knowledge and Description” and the works of Kenneth White and of Michaelle Small-Wright. See also WisdomBridge’s ‘resources for Soul Activism’. Concerning trees in particular see Hans Andeweg’s “In Resonance With Nature: Holistic Healing for Plants and Land“, Patrice Bouchardon’s “The Healing Energies of Trees”, Jim Robbins’ “The Man Who Planted Trees”, and Jim Conroy & Basia Alexander’s “Tree Whispering”.

D. Online reading references

If you’d like to suggest an online resource for me to consider including here then please let me know

At the end of this section you will find a few online references which are more professional/work related


These next online references are more workplace related:

“Stunning and refreshing [in the dialogue] to hear the transparency between two men open my heart to tears. So tired of big name teachers ‘talking about’ but not demonstrating what this embodiment might look like – bare naked and beautiful in its vulnerability. Thank you, thank you, thank you both.”

“Far the very best of all interviews I have heard in Terry Patten’s series since its beginning. It is the state of art for personal, interpersonal and collective development of human beings. Some may find this interview with Stephen cutting-edge and it is.”

“A wonderful [online] conversation – beautiful to hear such heart-centred deep listening, to be in the flow of what is, embodied and present to deeper and deeper levels of integration. Thank you, thank you, thank you!”