Advanced Training

in Systemic Constellations 2022 (Year 3)

The CSC Advanced Training is a learning journey designed to take participants to the next threshold in their practice – whatever that might be. The journey is brand new, the teaching is brand new and it is exploratory and creative, but crucially it is rooted in the settled place of the Conscience of the Greater Whole.

This training will be led by Gaye Donaldson, Chris Williams and Sheila McCarthy-Dodd. It is a 5 module training, with additional zoom sessions and support circles, open to all those who have completed both the CSC Foundation and Applied Trainings (or equivalent)

Download an Application Form here

CSC Application form

CSC Foundation students do not need to complete an application form

Who is it for?

This course is for individuals who have completed the Foundation and Applied Training in systemic family constellations with CSC, or an equivalent training and who wish to:

  • Refresh or deepen their constellation practice
  • Integrate, with support, the systemic lens into an established professional field
  • Design and develop new initiatives and ways of working with inter-connectivity through the systemic lens
  • Continue to explore, deepen and develop themselves personally and creatively
  • Be part of an on-going community of support as we navigate the next steps for humanit


What will you learn?

As Constellators we know that we are only helpful to others when we are at peace with ourself and our own trans-generational story. To work phenomenologically requires us to step beyond personal and systemic loyalties and bear the guilt of that movement. We meet the past in constellations only in order to move beyond it. This is a demanding journey that needs support.

Unlike the focus used in the Foundation and Applied Trainings, in this new training we no longer look back to the past generations for context, meaning and clarity, instead we attend to our capacity to remain present – consciously. This is the place of inner freedom, the place of our true potential, and where we discover what we are really here to do

This Advanced Training begins a journey with new teaching, deep personal enquiry, and the support and care of the teachers and our fellow journeymen there to help us.  Together we will build confidence for practice, and also learn to be entrepreneurial with our confidence. We will create space for innovation and we will turn to the future, not the past, in order to discover what is calling us.

Course Dates 2022

The Advanced Training is a A 5 module training, with additional zoom sessions and support circles.

This is a supported year long learning journey, combining 126 hours of advanced level new teaching (held face to face and online), plus practice, and personal development through self-exploration. The focus is the development of the facilitator stance from the perspective of the Conscience of the Greater Whole

This training also includes 3 hours of 121 personal coaching, and a circle of ongoing support through regular peer practice time which is organised by the group with additional faculty supervision sessions


Module/Zoom SessionDate(s)TimeDay(s) 
Zoom session 14 March 20222pm-6pmFriday 
Module 1 (Subud Hall, Bristol)23-25 March 20229.30sm-5:30pmWednesday – Friday 
Online Peer Practice SessionStudents to arrange3 hoursStudents to arrange 
Zoom session 222 April 20222.30-5.30pmFriday 
Online Peer Practice Session (supervised)13 May 20222.30-5.30pmFriday 
Module 2 (Online)16 – 17 June 20229.30-5.30pmThursday – Friday 
Zoom session 315 July 20222.30-5.30pmFriday 
Online Peer Practice Session (supervised)29 July 20222.30-5.30pmFriday 
Module 3 (St Luke’s Community Centre, London)7-9 September 20229.15am-5pmWednesday – Friday 
Online Peer Practice SessionStudents to arrange3 hoursStudents to arrange 
Zoom session 417 October 20222.30-5.30pmMonday 
Module 4 (Online)17-18 November 20229.30-5.30pmThursday – Friday 
Online Peer Practice Session (supervised)2 December 20222.30-5.30pmFriday 
Zoom Session 516 December 20222.30-5.30pmFriday 
Module 5 (Subud Hall, Bristol)25-27 January 20239.30-5.30pmWednesday – Friday 

Subjects Covered

BeginningsHow do we face into beginnings?

The Step Beyond Family LoyaltyWhat does the Conscience of the greater Whole ask of us as facilitators and why

Working with Liminal SpaceAn exploration of threshold and transition and how we resource in order to use this space creatively, without fear

Storyboarding a ConstellationHow to hold the narrative form of your work to enhance client and group involvement and the usefulness of the work. An introduction to head, heart and body knowing.

Trauma and How to Avoid Re-traumatisationAn in-depth look at what must be understood and included in order to work safely

Miracle vs MatterExploring the implicit tensions when working simultaneously in both the tangible and intangible dimensions

Radical Inclusion in a Changing World Looking at difference, diversity, nature and culture and what is asked of us as Constellators in this time of rapid change

An Introduction to Working with the Five RealmsAn introduction to the 5 Realms and how to include the realms to identify what is needed.

The Place of InnovationHow to create and co-create so that our work is our joy

Dissonance and the Art of Seeing AccuratelyHow do we see what wants to be seen rather than what we wish to see?

Walking on the Ground of RealityWhat are the opportunities and constraints implicit in our agreement with reality?

Integrating Systemic Constellation Work into Existing PracticeWhat are the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and challenges that need to be faced?

The Place of the 12 GracesHow we support our soul’s longing for deep peace

Working with the FutureAn exploration of planned and emergent future and how to make space for the future in our work

Integrating Systemic Constellation Work into Existing PracticeWhat are the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and challenges that need to be faced?

The Facilitators

Gaye Donaldson (BACP) 

Managing Director of the Centre and teaching faculty member. She has trained extensively in both family and organisational constellations. She facilitates workshops, and works as a systemic coach & consultant both in the UK and abroad. She has recently been working in conflict resolution in the Middle East through the organisation ‘Healing the Wounds of History’.

Chris Williams (BACP)

Director of the Centre and a teaching faculty member. He has been working in the therapeutic field since 1990 and currently works as a Constellation Practitioner, Psychotherapist, Supervisor, Coach and Trainer. He is a UKCP registered gestalt psychotherapist and a senior accredited BACP counsellor, with a well-established practice in South London.

Sheila McCarthy-Dodd (MBACP)

Sheila McCarthy-Dodd (MBACP) is a director and faculty member of the Centre for Systemic Constellations. She has trained and worked extensively in Systemic and Family Constellations since 1996 and leads regular family constellation workshops in Ireland and the UK. Sheila has a well-established therapy practice in Gloucestershire for individuals, couples and supervision. She works extensively as a trainer including facilitating Relational Supervision training with Severn Talking Therapy in Bristol and Malta

London Venue

The London modules will be held at:

St Luke’s Community Centre 90 Central Street London, EC1V 8AJ Tel: 020 8549 8181, Email: [email protected]

Bristol Venue

The Bristol modules will be held at:

Bristol Subud Hall 29 Wesley Place, Clifton Bristol, BS8 2YD Tel: 07790 519683

St Luke's Community Centre

Subud Hall, Bristol


The full course fee is £2,900. A non-refundable deposit of £500 is payable to secure your place.

If you would like to take advantage of our early bird price, your course fee will be £2,700 if we receive your deposit by 30 November 2021.

*A small number of bursaries are available – please contact us directly for more information.

Once the deposit is received, the remainder is due before course start. Discretionary payment plans are available on request.

Please note: CSC is a Not for Profit organisation and does not therefore charge VAT.

How to Apply for this Training

You need to have completed Foundation Training and the Applied Training (or equivalent) before application to the Advanced Training. Payment of the deposit is required to secure a place in the group.
If you have not completed the Foundation or Applied Training with CSC then you will be asked to complete a short application form and may be asked to have an informal telephone interview with one the of the faculty. Download the application form near the top of this page. We require applicants to have completed at least 240 hours of training and they must have had some practical experience of Systemic Constellation Work – these are the basic requirements for entry onto the course.

Hotels – London

There are plenty of hotel deals to be found online. You may also consider Airbnb. If you need more information about travel and accommodation or travelling from an airport, please contact [email protected]

Travel Information

Underground Stations nearby Old Street Tube Station 5 mins from LSO St Luke’s Barbican Tube Station 7 mins from LSO St Luke’s Moorgate Tube Station 10 mins from LSO St Luke’s Mainline Stations nearby Old Street Railway Station Old Street, London, Clerkenwell, EC1Y 1BE , Underground lines: Northern 5 mins from LSO St Luke’s Moorgate Railway Station Moorfields, London, City, EC2Y 9AE , Underground lines: Metropolitan, Northern, Circle, Hammersmith & City 10 mins from LSO St Luke’s  

Hotels – Bristol

There are plenty of hotel deals to be found online. You may also consider Airbnb. Students of the CSC are eligible for a 10% discount on the luxurious (but affordable) Clifton Hotels, the discount is available on all 5 hotels but we would recommend staying in either the Clifton Hotel or the Washington Guest House, as they are closest to Subud Hall. Enjoy 10% off best available rates when staying with Clifton Hotels. Simply quote CSCBRISTOL when booking online at any of the following hotels:

If you need more information about travel and accommodation or travelling from an airport, please contact [email protected]

Travel Information

Trains: If you book 2 weeks in advance you can get an off-peak return from London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads for as low as £60 return. Clifton Down station is nearer to Subud Hall, but will probably requiring you changing trains The journey is 1 hour and 40 minutes. Train travel from Birmingham to Bristol costs roughly the same and takes 1 hour 30. Train information can be found here ( Buses: Local First buses run from Bristol city centre (by the bus station or a short walk from the train station) to Subud Hall on White Ladies Road roughly every 5 minutes. Bus services 1, 2, 3, and 4 travel that way Bus information can be found here. ( Parking: All day parking in the immediate vicinity of the Subud Hall and Clifton in general is quite rare however you can park for 5 hours for free a very short walk away on the Downs, as shown in the below map. You can then move your car to a nearby road with similar rules at lunch time on the Thursday and Friday. The free parking areas on the Downs keep changing so do check the notices carefully. The local meters are free of charge on Saturdays.  Airport: Bristol International (there are regular buses from the airport into Bristol city centre)

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