Faculty & Presenters

J. Edward Lynch, PhD

J. Edward Lynch, PhD, the founder of the North American Systemic Constellation Intensive, is an internationally known facilitator and trainer in the Systemic Constellation method.He trained at the Bert Hellinger Institute USA and with the master  German facilitators. As a clinical supervisor and trainer of psychotherapists and family therapists for over 40 years, he has developed insight and skill into helping participants reach their personal and systemic goals. As a student of the Diamond Approach he is interested in psychospirituality and how it may be in communion with systemic constellations.

He is co-author of The Principles and Practices of Structural Family Therapy written with his late wife Barbara. With Suzi Tucker, he was co-editor of Messengers of Healing and has published chapters in books and articles translated into French, Spanish, Russian, and German. In addition, Ed has facilitated workshops and presented at conferences nationally and internationally in France, Belgium, Italy, Spain, Russia, the Ukraine, and Australia.

Francesca Mason Boring

Francesca Mason Boring, an enrolled member of the Shoshone Nation, is an international trainer and facilitator of Family Constellations. Her work has been instrumental in the development of Nature and Environmental Constellations. Author of several books, including her most recent: Family Systems Constellations and Other Systems Constellation Adventures: A Transformational Journey. Fran is an advisor for The Knowing Field Constellations Journal, and has served on International Systems Constellation Intensive Faculties in Southern Germany, Australia, Mexico, and the United States.

In both Europe and the US, she has presented at numerous International Congresses on the universal indigenous knowing field and Family and Systems Constellation. She has trained with numerous Masters of the Family and Human Systems Constellation method, as well as her own Elders and aboriginal teachers. Francesca provides Family and Organizational Constellations. Her work has been instrumental in the development of Nature and Environmental Constellations, as well as Constellation as Ceremony and Community Constellations. Fran has facilitated or taught Family Systems Constellation internationally and throughout the U.S.


  • Family Systems Constellations and Other Systems Constellation Adventures: A Transformational Journey, 2015
  • Returning to Membership in Earth Community: Systemic Constellations in Nature, 2013
  • Connecting to our Ancestral Past: Healing Through Family Constellations, Ceremony & Ritual, North Atlantic Books, 2012
  • Feather Medicine, Walking in Shoshone Dreamtime: A Family System Constellation, Llumina Press, 2004
  • Coyote Dance, Llumina Press, 2005
  • Notes From the Indigenous Field: Constellation, Ceremony & Ritual, Carl-Auer (German) and Alta Mira (Dutch); translations in English to be released in 2010).

Dan Cohen, PhD & Emily Blefeld, LICSW

Dan Cohen, PhD is an internationally known psychologist, author, trainer, and Systemic Family Constellations facilitator. He served as Co-Director for the 2011 and 2013 US Systemic Constellation Conferences and is on the faculty of the annual North American Systemic Constellation Intensive. He regularly leads workshops and training seminars in Europe, South America and across the United States.

Dan specializes in caring for wounds in deep personal spaces by helping individuals and groups to understand and dissolve their inner disturbances. His practice model incorporates the three Dimensions of Consciousness to actively release the legacy of historic trauma, often bringing in archetypes and mythic characters to stand with members of the family system. Using intelligence, heart, intuition, and humor, Dan offers his clients profound and transformative healing while expanding understanding and restoring peace of mind.

Dan Booth Cohen holds a PhD from Saybrook University and an MBA from Boston University. He is author of I Carry Your Heart in My Heart: Family Constellations in Prison and numerous scholarly articles and book chapters.

Emily Blefeld, LICSW is a psychotherapist, Systemic Family Constellations trainer, and innovator in consciousness who empowers others to tune-in to the hidden information contained within our hearts and step into the living, breathing edge of the evolutionary process. She combines her knowledge of the hidden pathways of consciousness with scientifically validated clinical modalities, sacred ceremony, and wisdom traditions. Emily helps change-agents, visionaries and entrepreneurs uncover hidden patterns and habits that unconsciously hold them back, release limiting beliefs, impulses, and fears, and open to passion, pleasure, and purpose.

Emily’s work is inspired by the call of the Earth for an end to violence, oppression of the sacred feminine, and repression of human sexuality. Her presentations and experiential processes invite participants to access their hearts as an organ of perception and amplify their bodies’ natural capacity to perceive and integrate the resonance that link family members across distances of migration and generations. The old paradigms, outdated narratives, and ancient codes that hold us back are dismantled and the process of remembering, awakening, and opening to wholeness begins.

A Masters graduate of the University of Minnesota, Emily is the founder of Psychotherapy Center for Wellness, LLC in Providence, Rhode Island and co-founder of the Seeing with Your Heart Immersion Program. She serves on the faculty of the North American Systemic Constellations Intensive and has presented at the Omega Institute, Kripalu, and the 2013 and 2015 U.S. Systemic Constellation Conferences.

Bill Mannle, LMFT

Bill Mannle, LMFT is a Gestalt and Marriage & Family Therapist in private practice in Connecticut, USA. He is an adjunct faculty member at Southern Connecticut State University in the Marriage & Family Program where he serves as a Clinical Supervisor and teaches a course in Family of Origin.

A facilitator and trainer of Family Constellations, Bill has conducted workshops in Connecticut, New York, California, Germany and Mexico. Interested in the ever-expanding nature of Constellations, he has lead workshops in schools for both adolescents and teachers. Currently he is exploring Constellations as a method of Supervision, examining the reciprocal influences between two systems: therapist and client. He is also exploring the deeper spiritual meaning of this work and its affect along the path.

Guest Presenters

Samvedam Randles, LMHC

Samvedam (‘Sam-vay-dam’) is a German-born psychologist, group facilitator, and trainer who has lived and practiced in the Boston area since 1987.  A graduate of Wilhelms-University, one of the foremost centers of German intellectual life, Samvedam is licensed in the United States as a Mental Health Counselor and Bodyworker. She maintains a private practice, leads monthly workshops in Family Constellation Work, supervises new therapists, and trains facilitators in Breathwork and Family Constellation work.

More recently Samvedam founded a Constellation travel team and has begun to introduce Family Constellation work to groups of interested people around New England.

Working with individuals, couples, and groups, Samvedam draws upon her training in traditional psychotherapy, intensive study in Eastern and indigenous approaches to inner growth, skill in Western mind-body healing techniques, and expertise in European-based methods of transforming stuck emotional patterns  to help clients live with greater freedom and awareness.

Combining body-oriented approaches like Breathwork with felt-sense experiences such as Constellations allows clients to find relief and transformation that may not be possible with talk therapy alone.


Rani George

Rani George is a board member of North American Systemic Constellations and a Systemic Constellations facilitator and Energy Healing practitioner and teacher. Based in Rockville, Md., she has been active with the D.C. Facilitators group in Washington, D.C., co-facilitating monthly Constellation gatherings and working with private clients for many years. She serves as a teacher and mentor in a pilot program to bring complementary therapies to hospice work. Her monthly Learning Circle is an exploration of the sacred intersection of Constellations principles, hands-on healing and contemplative mystical practices.