Constellations Academy

Mastering Constellations: an Introductory Weekend

Saturday 12th November – Sunday 13th November 2016 | NCVO, Kings Cross, London

The Introductory weekend provides an introduction to the rudiments of working with Constellations. This is a new course which offers a broad overview of the key aspects of constellating as a practitioner, it is designed for anybody who is interested in pursuing a deeper knowledge of Constellations, be it as a first step on the ladder towards a full training or because your interest has been piqued by the method. The Weekend can be experienced either as a one-off, or as the first in a series of modules that build towards an in-depth training.

Who is it for?
The Introductory Weekend has been designed with a broad reach, for those intending to go on and become Constellators as well as those interested purely in personal and professional development:

Individuals with a curiosity about the world’s deeper movements who are eager for a new way of seeing things. They will get a clear sense of how to read information typically hidden to us, and how to reveal invisible dynamics.

Professionals who for the sake of their own development are hungry for innovative ways of expanding their practice. They will be given expert tuition on how to adapt what they learn to their specific context

Psychotherapists & health therapists who wish to add an innovative systemic dimension to their work with individual clients. As well as learning to listen in new ways to client material, they will get discover how to release their clients from unconscious entanglements.

Consultants looking for new tools to expand the range of solutions they can offer to organizations, especially in terms of understanding displacement effects within and across teams, and out into the market.

Creatives who are hoping to release new sources of inspiration. In particular they will learn to see their practice as a ‘field’ from which different energies may be drawn closer or separated from.

What does it cover? The Introductory Weekend will give students a comprehensive overview which focusses on the following:

Principles: how to understand the theory that underpins constellations and includes the guiding principles proposed by Bert Hellinger as well as contemporary extensions to his original work.

Phenomenology: how to begin to experience and read the subtle signs that emerge in the constellating process.

Presence: how to cultivate an innerstillness inorder to make the important decisions necessary during a constellation.


Tutors The Constellations Academy is pleased to announce that its two leading practitioners will be teaching the introductory course.

Nicola Dunn is an experienced psychotherapist, teacher, supervisor and specialist 1:1 constellations coach. She has studied individual, group, couple and family psychotherapy and worked as a psychotherapist for 30 years.

Robert Rowland Smith is a Quondam Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford and the author of five books on philosophy and psychoanalysis. Robert has nearly twenty years’ experience of constellating for individuals and organisations on systemic issues.

Mastering Constellations: an Introductory Weekend – 12th – 13th November

Saturday 12th November 9.30am – 5.30pm, Sunday 13th November 9.30am – 5pm

Full price £395

Early Bird price £345, deposit needs to be received by 1st October.

A none-refundable 50% deposit secures your place, full balance payable 2 weeks before commencement.

Venue & Directions: NCVO (National Council for Voluntery Organisations), All Saints Street, London, N1 9RL.The nearest tube and mainline station is Kings Cross Station, just 9 minutes walk away. Private carparks are available at Kings Cross Station and St Pancras. The room must be vacated at lunch time, there are many food options in and around Kings Cross Station.

This first Introductory Module forms the first step, which leads towards a certificated training in Mastering Constellations. The course consists of 5 modules in total which can be either taken individually or systematically to form an integrated training pathway. Modules 1, 2, 3 & 4 are £485 each and can be taken in succession or spread over a period of time, the modules themselves will run twice a year. A 10% discount is available for those who book an introductory weekend + modules 1-4 together.

How to apply:
Please fill out the form below or contact Kirt Holmes, Managing Director at:

"The specific weight of the soul is equal to the weight of what has been dared."
- Bert Hellinger