The Orders – A Masterclass on Using the Underpinning Principles of Systemic Constellation Work  

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]

Key Questions

* ‘How do I recognise the Orders arising in a systemic issue, and then use them correctly as tools of navigation and resolution?’

* How can I apprehend the meaning of particular phenomena that arise when I am constellating?

The ability to answer questions like this, along with others are critical for the facilitation of effective systemic work.

Who is it for?

This course is for anyone who wishes to gain a fuller understanding, from a systemic constellation perspective, of the issues and concerns that they may have in their everyday life – this may be personal, familial or professional.


What you will learn/develop


In wayfinding, we need, first, to be aware of the geography in our immediate location and then utilise the appropriate navigational tools to reach a destination. In systemic work the Orders provide the navigational compass. The Orders offer potential direction for purposeful movement in the systemic field. Like the cardinal directions on an everyday compass face, the Orders of the Systemic Conscience indicate possible directions of travel. 

A compass has, as well as its horizontal face, a more rarely discussed depth dimension; this can be revealed by disregarding the directional letters and numbers on the compass face and instead focusing on what a compass fundamentally reveals: alignment. In the case of a physical compass, the alignment is with the earth’s magnetic field, and, it turns out, in the case of a metaphorical constellation-compass, the alignment is with the felt Truth of the client or their representative. From this perspective understanding the Orders in systemic work is an experimental and ever deepening and on-going practice of refinement for all facilitators.

During this pair of sessions students and practitioners of systemic work will explore this deeper practice of creating a client-oriented navigated walk through systemic space. These sessions will attend to the kind of information needed for compass-building and uncertainty reduction; the sessions will also offer a time-limited practice space.

Course Dates 

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

Session 1 – Monday 5th October 2020 (9.15am-12.30pm)

Session 2 – Wednesday 14th October 2020 (9.15am-12.30pm) 


The cost of this course is £75.

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

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’, 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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