Exploring Sibling Dynamics

Our relationships with our brothers and sisters can be loving and supportive, but they can also be tense, competitive and very difficult too. Often there is a roller coaster of different dynamics that weave through sibling relationships, and these can be very stressful indeed. Given the impact and importance of sibling relationships in family life, it is surprising that they receive so little attention in most personal development work.

In this workshop Chris and Gaye will use systemic constellation work to enable participants to explore their own sibling dynamics, in both nuclear and blended families. The workshop will address missing siblings and the trans-generational dynamics that may be influencing the system and impacting on our sense of place in other social groups.

Who is it for?

This event is open to anyone who wishes to attend to their own, or client, sibling dynamics, including those who are an only child.

What will your learn/develop?

We will dive into the hidden dynamics of sibling relationships; the archetypes in our cultures; how we overlay the sibling matrix onto our social and work groups; how we may be carrying trans-generational dynamics into our own sibling relationships.

We will explore what is needed to unlock the knots that create tensions, rivalries, unrealistic expectations, imbalances etc. The day will include teaching, exercises and constellations that the whole group will participate in.

The experience of the day

The day will be dynamic, explorative and both personal and collective. Everyone in the group will be part of each piece of work. There will also be time for exploring our ongoing experience, so that we gather our insight and wisdom together. The shape of the day will follow the needs of the group, as we tenderly explore what wishes to be seen and heard and healed.

Participants who would like to do a piece of work are invited, before the workshop begins, to email a short paragraph that describes the essence of their question and provides details of what they would like to explore.  Details of how to do this will be sent after booking.

All requests for a constellation will be collected and grouped so that, although there is only one ‘Holder of the Issue’ at a time, everyone who feels connected to the question is also included in the constellation in a personal way.

Course Dates

This is a one day workshop. It will run from 9.30 am-5.30 pm on Friday 6th September 2024.

Venue and Directions

Venue: St Andrews Church, Short Street, London, SE1 8LJ.

T: 020 7633 9819; E:[email protected]


No deposit is required for this course; please pay the full fee to secure your place on this workshop.

Early Bird Price of £125 if booked by 5th July 2024. After that, the Full Price is £145.

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

How to book your place

To book a place please complete the booking process by clicking the ‘Booking’ button at the bottom of this page. You will then receive an email confirming your place. If this does not arrive, please contact the office at [email protected], as your booking may not have gone through.

The Facilitators

Chris Williams (BACP)

Chris is a long-time Director of the Centre and a member of the Senior Teaching Faculty. 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     

Gaye Donaldson (BACP) 

In 2021 Gaye became the Creative Director of CSC having held the position of Managing Director for many years. She is a member of the Senior Teaching Faculty and, with faculty input, she also designs many of the Centre courses. She found constellation work in 1994 and has trained extensively in both family and organisational constellations. She teaches, facilitates workshops, and works as a systemic coach & consultant in film, theatre and other creative initiatives both in the UK and abroad.

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