Lisa Iversen, MSW, LICSW
A3: Moving Forward Together with Integrity: Code of Ethics for Constellation Practitioners (Forum)
F2: Tending the Soil: The Facilitator’s Relationship with Reconciliation in America’s Soul (Workshop)
Lisa Iversen has been a practicing psychotherapist since 1993, licensed clinical social worker since 1996, and Systemic Family Constellations practitioner since 1999. She is the author of the book, Ancestral Blueprints: Revealing Invisible Truths in America’s Soul, and of articles published in The Knowing Field, New Spirit Journal, and other publications.
She is founder of the program, “Family Matters,” a year long immersion learning program for those called to deepen conscious connection with their ancestors and integrate wisdom from Systemic Family Constellations and time with Lisa more deeply into their personal or professional lives.
Her way of working could best be described as an integration of psychotherapeutic, western based knowledge and indigenous, shamanically oriented ceremony and prayer received from her ancestors. There is a strong teaching component to all her work.
Lisa enjoys working with people from diverse lineages and faith traditions in the Pacific Northwest region and throughout the United States when doing so is compatible with her family life. She works with individuals in person and by phone, with groups of all sizes, and is on the council for the Seattle Constellations Network.
Lisa is a wife and mom and lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and daughter. Her websites are www.familyconstellationswest.com and www.lisaiversen.com, and she can be reached at email@example.com.
A3: Moving Forward Together with Integrity: Code of Ethics for Constellation Practitioners
Presenters: Ursula Franke and Lisa Iversen
Many fields of western healing practices (e.g. social workers, physicians, therapists) have codes of ethics to guide sound, ethical practice of the healing modality.
The beauty and challenge of the ways in which constellation work is embraced by practitioners who come from diverse fields, from western therapeutic modalities to shamanic practice and many more, make it easy to avoid wrestling with the complex questions related to competency, ethics, and inclusion.
This conference offers a rare opportunity to be together with these questions in an embodied way.
This conversation led by Lisa Iversen and Ursula Franke explores development of a code of ethics for constellation practitioners and teachers in the U.S. The code of ethics developed by Tanja Meyburgh and her students during trainings in Family Constellations Africa, an organization co-created by Ursula, will be used to launch this facilitated conversation.
Join other practitioners, teachers, and supporters of systemic family constellations who care about tending to the complex field of balancing sound, ethical practice with inclusion as this work grows in the U.S.
F2: Tending the Soil: The Facilitator’s Relationship with Reconciliation in America’s Soul
The need for constellation practitioners to tend to our own resonances & family legacies in the context of America’s ancestral blueprints is requisite for the constellation field to grow well and with integrity in the U.S.This session provides embodied exploration and learning inspired from the book, “Ancestral Blueprints: Revealing Invisible Truths in America’s Soul,” by Lisa Iversen. This is an opportunity for new, aspiring, and seasoned facilitators to:– work with their own family legacies, resonances, shadows, with their ancestral homelands, tribes, faith traditions, in context of the American landscape.
- constructively work with inheritance of European disconnection and guilt.
- experience ancestral strength as resource for reconciliation of post-slavery and post-colonial trauma.
- open hearts to ways in which American constellation field is influenced by U.S. history.
Intention for this session is to nurture compassionate consciousness, promote healing of American history, broaden understanding of individual-collective healing, and deepen connection & trust with colleagues in the U.S.
Session is highly experiential, using constellations, ceremony, talking circle, ancestral prayer & meditation accompanied by drumming, and introduction to working with stones in one’s own practice, in one-on-one sessions, or in groups.