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Program

Registration and programming begin on Wednesday, July 11, 2018.

Registration will begin on the morning of Wednesday, July 11 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 10th. 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.

Morning Workshops

We are delighted to announce that Samvedam Randles and Rani George will be offering special topic workshops at this year’s Intensive. See the detailed descriptions below.

Constellation Groups: 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.

Special Guest Presenters

SamvedamSamvedam Randles, LMHC – Presenting Constellations for Collective Trauma & Engaging the Larger Field

Constellation work has shown us that we grow within family systems, and take on unresolved issues from past generations in an attempt to balance and complete them.

In much the same way, our families grow within a cultural system that influences its members through unresolved larger issues that frequently stay unresolved if the culture does not know how to address the pain they evoke. These issues are usually large-scale events such as wars, colonization, persecution or genocide.

Our beliefs, attitudes, and actions are shaped by the ways our culture deals with (or fails to deal with) the aftermath of such traumatic experiences.  We experience our culture’s coping mechanisms, which often include suppression or denial, as “normal” or “right,” because it is like the air we have breathed growing up. But culturally agreed upon coping mechanisms that do not resolve or heal trauma will inevitably leave the emotional charge of whatever is unresolved lying dormant within our family systems.

And unresolved, dormant energies will always find new ways to express, in an attempt to find completion in future generations.

In this workshop, we explore the layers of collective, cultural impact that formed us and our families. We practice engaging the larger field to take a look at collective trauma and its effects.

We will utilize structured constellations such as medicine wheel constellations or large group emergent constellations that evolve out of everybody’s presence in the space.

rani-george_4Rani George – Presenting Body Constellations for Cultivating the Sacred Container Within

Our bodies are the important instrument through which we participate in Constellations work.As client, facilitator, representative or witness we rely on our bodies to be able to perceive physical sensations, emotional nuances and thought processes. Another essential aspect of the work is our interaction with the Knowing Field and the spiritual connection and permission necessary for cultivating that engagement in a safe and grounded way.

Connection with spirit and land through our bodies provides a powerful conduit for grounded presence for this work. Connection with the spirit and land of our ancestors allows even deeper access to cultivating our own sacred and embodied presence. Through this connection we are able to cultivate the sacred container through which healing movements can occur.

Disconnection from our ancestors who were in touch with spirit and land happen in many ways. This could be in recent generations or perhaps many, many generations past.

In this workshop, we will be exploring ways to identify and strengthen those ancestral connections which would be resourcing. We will be taking a deep mystical dive into the spaciousness within.  Through guided meditation constellations, embodiment practices, and triad constellations we will explore our own families’ indigenous connection to land and spirit. We will deepen our connection to the inner Knowing Field of our bodies and that of our ancestors.

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 Intensive@ConstellateUs.com.

 

 

Schedule: July 11-15, 2018
Tuesday, July 10  Optional Early Arrival
Day 1: Wednesday, July 11
9:00am – 12:00pm Registration Opens
12:00pm – 1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm – 1:30pm Opening Circle and Welcoming Ceremony
1:45pm – 5:45pm Afternoon Session: Exploratory, Immersion and Mentoring Circles
6:00 – 7:00pm Dinner
8:00pm – 10:00pm Open Space
Days 2-3: Thursday – Friday, July 12-13
7:00 – 7:45am Morning Activity (Optional) – Participant Led
8:00 – 9:00am Breakfast
9:00 – 9:15am Morning Circle
9:15 – 11:45am Samvedam Randles, LMHC – Constellations for Collective Trauma & Engaging the Larger Field
Rani George – Body Constellations for Cultivating the Sacred Container Within
12:00pm – 1:30pm Lunch
1:30pm – 5:45pm Afternoon Session: Exploratory, Immersion and Mentoring Circles
6:00 – 7:30pm Dinner
7:30 – 10:00pm Open Space
Day 4: Saturday, July 14
7:00 – 7:45am Morning Activity (Optional) – Participant Led
8:00 – 9:00am Breakfast
9:00 – 10:00am Faculty Forum – The Future of Constellations
9:15 – 11:45am Morning Session: Exploratory, Immersion and Mentoring Circles
12:00pm – 1:30pm Lunch
1:30pm – 5:45pm Afternoon Session: Exploratory, Immersion and Mentoring Circles
6:00 – 7:30pm Dinner
7:30 – 11:00pm Saturday Night Dance Party (indoors) & Sacred Ceremony at the Labyrinth (outdoors, weather permitting
Day 5: Sunday, July 15
7:00am – 7:45am Morning Activity (Optional) – Participant Led
8:00 – 9:00am Breakfast
9:00 – 10:45am Closing with Exploratory, Immersion and Mentoring Circles
11:00 – 12:00pm Closing Circle
12:00pm – 1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm Departure
Monday, July 16  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 pending approval 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).

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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