This 2-day experiential workshop will focus on developing the ‘stance’ of the Constellator – the systemic orientation, inner attitude, dilemmas of working with ‘not knowing’ and ways of relating theory to practice in ‘live’ client situations - a way of being that adds depth and richness to this unique work. We will be exploring how this question of ‘stance’ has applications in our coaching and consulting work more generally, and how we adapt our stance in both one-to-one and group Constellations. As we will be revisiting some aspects of theory and practice, this workshop is suitable for both those with some experience of Organisational and Coaching Constellations, as well as those who are new to the work.
This will be a highly experiential and practical workshop, where we will explore ‘live’ personal and professional issues brought by you as participants. As well as having demonstrations of Constellations and teaching inputs about this innovative approach, we will undertake practical work in pairs, triads and as a whole group. While the teaching style responds to the needs of the group (which means that we can explore subjects of interest and concern to you as participants), the basic content will include:
- Identifying and working with natural systemic ‘Orders’
- How change happens - insights from systemic theory
- Working with 'not knowing' - how to 'hold' the constellation when you don't know what to do
- 'Process Work' - developing facility with sentences, movements and rituals
- Reading a Constellation - interpreting somatic patterns and positioning
- Differences in working with 1-2-1 and group Constellations
- How to describe and introduce Constellations in client situations
Who should attend?
This workshop is suitable for those with some exposure to and experience of Constellations, who want to extend their practical skills and focus on their personal development as Constellators; as well as those with no previous experience of a Constellation who are interested in having an intensive practical introduction to this work. Participants include managers, coaches, consultants, change practitioners, educators, spiritual teachers, therapists and others in the helping professions.
As a participant on this programme, you will:
- Clarify the ‘stance’ and orientation of a Constellator, including how to ‘hold’ the Constellation when you don’t know what to do
- Improve your understanding of The Orders of Love – the systemic principles that govern this work
- Improve your basic skills as an organisational constellator
- Develop a practical and empowering approach to leading change with individual clients and groups, that will support and extend your professional practice
- Receive opportunities to explore your own ‘live’ issues in a confidential setting
- Gain fresh insights in to yourself and your practice
Ty Francis PhD
Ty was one of the first Organisational Constellators in the UK, and pioneered the development of the work with Judith Hemming and the nowhere foundation. He has led Constellations groups and supervised senior practitioners in the UK, Europe and USA for over 15 years. He works on the Editorial and Advisory Board of The Knowing Field international constellations journal, and co-organised the UK’s first Organisational Constellations conference in Chester in 2005. As a seasoned coach and OD consultant, Ty designs and delivers ‘deep impact’ learning experiences for individuals, teams and corporations.
Workshop dateThursday, September 14, 2017 - 10:00 to Friday, September 15, 2017 - 16:00
Payment is non-refundable although places can be transferred to another person (subject to notice and approval) or the amount offset against another Meus workshop within the next 9 months.
This is a non-residential programme -. Participants are asked to make their own accommodation arrangements – recommendations for local B&Bs will be given upon request.