The Orders Masterclass Part 3 – Determining the Direction of Travel and Implementation

The Orders Masterclass Part III: Determining the direction of travel and Implementation 

with Richard Wallstein

Richard Wallstein PhD, C.Psychol., AFBPsS, UKCP is one of the Founders of the Centre and has led workshops and international trainings for many years. He has a PhD in cognitive and perceptual psychology and is a registered Gestalt psychotherapist; he began studying systemic work in 1993 with Beaumont, Hellinger, and others. He was a founding trainer of the institute ancestral to CSC and led workshops and international trainings for many years, He has private psychotherapy and consulting/coaching practices in London. Also, he was a founding board member of ISCA, the International Systemic Constellations Association.

Richard’s email: [email protected]

Who is it for?

In the earlier two parts of the course Richard presented a compass as an analogy or model for navigating systemic work. The two dimensions of the compass face represent the ‘cardinal directions’ of the Orders themselves, while the third, depth, dimension reflects the alignment of the compass needle, i.e., the sensing faculty of the facilitator, with the client’s systemic field.

 If did not attend the first two sessions, you can purchase the recordings for £50 by emailing [email protected]   

What you will learn/develop

The first two dimensions are grounded primarily in cognition and emotion, while the latter dimension requires the facilitator be sensitive to their felt sense. Implicit in this model is its rigorous experimental nature: the need to calibrate and check (with the client and representatives if any) that the work is progressing in the direction of a resolution for the client. To work in this way, the facilitator must continuously develop and test hypotheses. This activity requires constant access to the knowledge analogically represented in the three compass dimensions.

This third course component, continuing the metaphor, progresses from simply ‘holding the compass in one’s hand’ to walking with it out into a new landscape and finding one’s way from here to there, from the client’s sense of dis-order/dis-ease to, for the client, an ordered goal/resolution. 

The ‘walking out into a landscape’ is the action of conducting the client interview. This is a directional (not random) process in which the client sets the direction by what he or she desires to achieve and is refined by their responses to the landscape on the journey. The goal needs to be systemic and clear to both client and facilitator. Having their compass and the knowledge it represents the facilitator knows the landscape features and, by asking questions, steers toward and away from these features in order to understand and feel their effect. When all is clear enough, the facilitator can commit/contract with the client to the course and goal; the second facet of the work then begins. This may take the form of a constellation; sometimes though it turns out that the journey of the interview is in itself sufficient work for that session.

Richard plans to work with one or two participants and discuss the work with the group. 


Course Dates 

This course will be run online in one 3 hour sessions (with a 15 minute break)

Date – Wednesday 2nd December 2020  (9.15am-12.30pm)


The cost of this course is £40

There is no deposit required for this course, please pay the full fee to secure your place.

If did not attend the first two sessions, you can purchase the recordings for £50 by emailing [email protected]  

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

How to apply/book your place

To book a place on the CSC ‘The Orders Masterclass, Part 3’, 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 though.


The Facilitators


Richard Wallstein PhD, C.Psychol., AFBPsS, UKCP

Senior teaching faculty member; with a background in psychology and Gestalt psychotherapy and began studying Hellinger’s work in 1993, working with many practitioners. He has been leading workshops and trainings internationally for many years and has private psychotherapy and consulting/coaching practices in London. He was a founding board member of ISCA, the International Systemic Constellations Association.


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’.






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