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The Australian “Cover Up” Pattern Alive and Well through the coronavirus pandemic

The Australian Cover Up Pattern Alive and Well Systemic Reflections By Nina Ishtar Reflective Systems

“What we don’t face, we pass on.”

About a year ago a graduate of the Centre, Alexandra Shymina, interviewed Judith Hemming about constellation work for the Changemakers Magazine. What came out of this meeting is a touching, insightful interview. We hope you enjoy reading it as much as we did. You can...

Reflections on Sarah Peyton’s Workshop by Maria Papaspyrou

SEX, DESIRE, SENSUALITY AND PASSION IN CONSTELLATIONS. MASTERCLASS WITH SARAH PEYTON. LONDON. JULY-AUGUST 2019 We gathered for two days in the beautiful rooms of Painters Hall in London to work with Sarah Peyton, author of “Your Resonant Self”, during a workshop...

When ancestors go to the Oscars, they win!

'Coco' is a new animated feature by Pixar and it has just won the Oscars! Ancestors. Blessings. The relationship between the living and the dead. Hidden loyalties. Family secrets. Entanglements and resolutions. This wonderful, beautifully made animation is full of...

What makes a family strong?

Keeping a family strongly linked from one generation to the next gives all members a sense of history, belonging and connection to one's roots. Some families are particularly good at doing this. Brought together by shared history, values and goals, they practice...

Constellation participants reflect on the work

Here is a stunning short video capturing the beauty and depth of experiences of different people that have been touched and transformed by constellation work. Shared via www.schooloflifela.com https://vimeo.com/246166111  

Ruud Knaapen on working with horses & wisdom of the herd

"All the information of the herd is still present in every single horse you meet. Every single horse you meet, you can meet the wisdom of the whole herd. You can make contact with the soul of the herd."   Ruud Knaapen. TEDx Talk. Wisdom of the herd.  ...

Reconciling Systemic Discord with Gaye Donaldson & Nick Mayhew (Harmony Conference 2017)

HARMONY CONFERENCE 2017 The Harmony Conference, hosted by the Sustainable Food Trust in July, was a wonderful event inspired by the Prince of Wales’ book "Harmony: A New Way of Looking at Our World". The conference discussed how Harmony principles manifest in food,...

Thomas Hübl on the Nature of Trauma

A brilliant concise introduction to the nature of trauma by Thomas Hübl.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21VffncdloI     You can learn more about trauma and how to work with it using the systemic constellation approach at our forthcoming conference in...

A Brief History of Assisted Reproductive Technology: A Timeline

Since the first IVF babies back in the 1980s, assisted reproductive technology has developed a great deal, continuously changing the reality of how human life is created. Here is a brief history of technologies supporting procreation: Sante (2015). Assisted...

Frozen Embryos and the Price of Life in Modern World

As technological advances offer more and more options for families on how to bring a child into the world, a new area of challenges is emerging for couples and families. What does one do with frozen embryos once they are no longer medically needed? What options are...

“My Motherless Mother”

“I need to talk to you,” my 90-year-old mother announced in a stern tone usually reserved for reprimanding a child.Visiting her in Florida, I noticed increasing balance problems and short-term memory lapses, early signs of Lewy body dementia. She perched on the bench...

Inherited Family Trauma

"Emerging trends in psychotherapy are now beginning to point beyond the traumas of the individual to include traumatic events in the family and social history as a part of the whole picture. Tragedies varying in type and intensity—such as abandonment, suicide and war,...

Brexit through systemic lens

As the latest political news keep unfolding in Europe, here is an exploration of the Brexit situation viewed through systemic lens:Samie Al-Achrafi. 'Brexit and Belonging: The Art of Systemic Coaching and Constellations.' Huffington Post   Image courtesy of Financial...

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