Constellations Academy

Mastering Constellations: Foundation Training 2017

January 2017 – July 2017 | NCVO, Kings Cross, London

Foundation Training offers a thorough grounding in the theory that underpins the constellations method as well as how the method sits within the wider context of other therapeutic methods and philosophies.

You will learn how to conduct an interview with your client, as well as, to listen and sense what is important for the client but not yet visible.

You will be taught how to work with spatial movements in a constellation and understand what they mean. You will also learn to craft constellating sentences that act as invisible keys unlocking important movements within the system and thereby releasing your client from their invisible entanglements.

You will learn both 1:1 (i.e. desk-top) and group constellating methods.

The learning methods include: talks, seminars, small group constellating exercises, whole group constellations, tutorials, workshop attendance and personal reading.

Who is it for? The Foundation Training has been designed for those who have attended an introductory weekend and want to go further. This option represents a full First Year training, it is for those who want to gain a deeper understanding of the Constellations method, and also those who plan to go on to do the Second Year, and eventually run Constellations workshops of their own. The benefits for those signing up for the full year include 1:1 supervision, online resources, peer group work and a certificate.

What does it cover? The course will cover both the outer and inner skills required to master the constellations method.

All of our teaching fits within a specific framework of principles, practice and presence.

Principles: you will understand the ‘orders’ proposed by Bert Hellinger and more recently extended by others. You will be in taught in an accessible way how systemic thinking connects with the history of philosophy, psychology and psychoanalysis in both its Jungian and Freudian traditions. You will learn how an individual’s physical, mental and emotional health is linked to the secret entanglements to their family system.

Phenomenology: you will hone the capacity to facilitate a constellation without preconception or prejudice. That means turning states of unknowing into insight, using the body as an instrument of resonance, and tuning into the remote signals that a Constellation can emit.

Presence: you will learn how to remain contemplative and centred during the process so that you don’t miss what emerges in the constellation. In particular you will understand how to achieve the composure necessary for containing and directing the strong forces that a Constellation can release. You will also receive tuition on managing your own energies, as well as others and holding the group space with ease.

The curriculum consists of 5 modules which run as follows:

  • Core Module 1: Sex, Love and Relationships | 28th – 29th January 2017
  • Core Module 2: Money and Resources | 18th – 19th March 2017
  • Core Module 3: Work and Creativity | 13th – 14th May 2017
  • Core Module 4: Body Talk | 24th – 25th June 2017
  • Core Module 5: Fulfilling Your Life Potential | 22nd – 23rd July 2017

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.

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. Click here for further info.The room must be vacated at lunch time but there are many food options in and around Kings Cross Station.

How to apply: Fill out the contact form below stating your full name, email address and phone number and we will be back in touch with you soon.

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