Registration and programming begin on Wednesday, July 19, 2017.

Registration will begin on the morning of Wednesday, July 19 and the Intensive programming will begin after lunch. For those of you who wish to arrive early, we have arranged for rooms to be available on July 18. You may reserve your room when you register.

SeatedFig8Morning Activity (Optional) – Participant Led

Do you lead a practice that would make for a good morning activity? In the past we have offered yoga, tai-chi or meditation. We invite you to make your proposal on the registration form.

Faculty Led Morning Workshop 

This year’s Intensive will feature special workshops in addition to the afternoon Constellation groups.

Suzi Tucker: Your Writing: Means and Meanings 

Francesca Mason Boring: The Grounded Use of Systems Constellation to Understand Destructive Social Systems and Solutions

Dan Cohen & Emily Blefeld: Love in a Field of Hate

Bill Mannle: Giving, Receiving and Reaching Out

Afternoon Sessions: Exploratory, Immersion and Mentoring Circles

At registration, participants will choose from one of three circles: Exploratory, Immersion and Mentoring. Participants will remain with their groups for the duration of the Intensive, and faculty will rotate through the groups. This builds a sense of group connection, safety and trust to best support the work and experience of the participants.

LI #2Exploratory Circle - Faculty-led constellations for people who are newer to constellations, or who prefer to learn by observing experienced faculty.

Immersion Circle – Faculty-led constellations for people who are more experienced with constellations or who are constellation facilitators.

Mentoring Circle - Participant-led constellations under supervision of our faculty, for facilitators in training. Participants should be confident they can safely, if imperfectly, facilitate a constellation.The purpose of the Mentoring Circle is to give participants an opportunity to lead Constellations, make mistakes, as well as, give and receive feedback in a safe learning environment. For this reason, persons choosing this option agree to the following conditions:

  • Participants in this Track are confident that they can facilitate Constellations constructively and safely, even if imperfectly.
  • Participants are willing to explore personal issues under the leadership of other participants.
  • The faculty facilitators are present as resources, but Constellations are led by other participants, although faculty will intervene if they deem it to be in the best interest of the client or group.
  • Participants can accept constructive criticism with an open mind and offer it to others with honesty and kindness.

Open Space Gatherings (Optional) – Participant Ledthumb_IMG_9535_1024 2

The evenings are devoted to self-organized constellations, workshops, conversations, presentations, music, dance or other offerings. Open Space is organized on site, but we would love to hear about you and your offerings in advance. Email us at



Schedule: July 19-23, 2017
Tuesday, July 18  Optional Early Arrival
Day 1: Wednesday, July 19
9:00am – 12:00pm Registration Opens
12:00pm – 1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm – 1:30pm Opening Circle and Welcoming Ceremony
2:00pm – 5:30pm Afternoon Session: Exploratory, Immersion and Mentoring Circles
6:00 – 7:00pm Dinner
8:00pm – 10:00pm Free
Days 2-4: Thursday – Saturday, July 20-22
7:00 – 7:45am Morning Activity (Optional) – Participant Led
8:00 – 9:00am Breakfast
9:00 – 9:30 am Morning Circle
9:30 – 11:45am Faculty Led Workshop
12:00pm – 1:30pm Lunch
1:30pm – 5:30pm Afternoon Session: Exploratory, Immersion and Mentoring Circles
6:00 – 7:00pm Dinner
8:00 – 10:00pm Open Space (Thursday and Friday); Community Celebration (Saturday)
Day 5: Sunday, July 23
7:00am – 7:45am Morning Activity (Optional) – Participant Led
8:00 – 9:00am Breakfast
9:00 – 10:00am Closing with Exploratory, Immersion and Mentoring Circles
10:00 – 11:45am Faculty Led Workshop
12:00pm – 1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm Departure
Monday, July 24  Optional Late Departure

Certificate of Attendance

A Certificate of Attendance will be issued to all participants at no charge. It is the responsibility of each participant to limit the application of this approach to those clients and situations for which he or she has the appropriate qualifications. This Intensive does not qualify participants to practice psychotherapy, or constitute a certification to practice Constellations.

Certificate for Professional Continuing Education Credit

This program is approved for 21 Continuing Educations Credit Hours from the National Association of Social Workers (CT), the continuing education criteria for CT Social Work Licensure renewal, and the Connecticut Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (CTAMFT).

Provider: Bill Mannle, LMFT

Attendees outside of CT must contact their state licensing board to determine if these Continuing Education Credits fulfill their states’ requirements for licensure renewal. An additional fee of $35 is charged for the CEC certificate.

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