Are we still children of La Malinche*?
Trauma and the Field
with Stefan Jovanović
In this experiential workshop, Stefan Jovanovic extends the phenomenological principles underlying constellation work into body-based approaches of working with the nervous system and its somatic awareness. The day will alternate between moments of teaching and practice
Please note that as this is designed as an experiential workshop, your participation is required in person, so we will not be recording the session.
Who is it for?
The experiential workshop is for anyone who is currently on a constellation training with CSC or elsewhere, for those who have done a constellation training with CSC or elsewhere, or for those who have or are doing some form of systemic field training.
What you will learn/develop
In this experiential workshop, Stefan Jovanovic extends the phenomenological principles underlying constellation work into body-based approaches of working with the nervous system and its somatic awareness. The day will alternate between moments of teaching and practice. You will learn embodied methods that draw on somatic trauma exercises, trauma-safety protocols, ways of resourcing issue holders and representatives as well as recognising trauma-response physiologies. Other topics covered will include the establishing of boundaries within the role of representation and the understanding of trauma timelines within the narrative arc of a constellation
This online Experiential Workshop will be held on
Saturday 19 November 2022 from 11.00 am – 18.00 pm GMT
There is no deposit required for this course, please pay the full fee to secure your place.
The cost of this workshop is £135. Please note that as this is designed as an experiential workshop, your participation is required in person, so we will not be recording the session.
As of July 2022, we are setting up a bursary fund. CSC has been granting bursaries for our core and further trainings for years. Given the significant increase in the number of applications, we are seeking support from the wider community to enable us to keep granting bursaries for those that might not otherwise be able to join systemic constellation training. We would be delighted if you paid an additional amount of your choosing to contribute to the bursary fund.
We are also looking into creating a scholarship fund to be able to offer fully subsidised training and will share more information with you when this goes live. If you have any questions on the above, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Trauma and the Field please complete the booking process by clicking the ‘Click here to Book’ 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@example.com as your booking may not have gone though.
An Important Point About the Course
Please note: This course is run as a learning group. However, the teaching material can sometimes be
triggering of our own personal issues. Whilst every attempt is made to hold a safe, contained and nurturing
learning environment, students are required to respect the Learning Contract of the group and recognise that
this is not a therapy or process group where personal issues can be attended to.
If we feel that your personal issues are overwhelming in such a way that the learning of the group is affected,
we reserve the right to ask you to leave the group. It may be possible to repeat any missed modules on a later course.
We do recommend that all students have some form of on-going support in place (such as therapy,
supervision, mentoring, coaching or spiritual work) for the duration of the course. Please speak to your tutor
should you need any help with this
Stefan Jovanović is a queer Slavic storyteller, performance-maker and therapist. Initially trained as an architect, he later established a career in the performing arts and trained in Family Systemic Constellations and Somatic Experiencing®, integrating therapeutic modalities into his artistic practice. His productions have been performed at Dance4, Sadler’s Wells, Siobhan Davies Dance, Stone Nest, Decima X, Testbed, Asylum Chapel, and Independent Dance in the UK. His work explores ideas of radical togetherness, systemic inclusion and ancestral trauma through a maximalist aesthetic that combines sculpture, ceremony, dance and design. Creating cultural spaces for healing sits at the core of his practice. He is a graduate of the Architectural Association (AA) School of Architecture (2017) and an accredited ARB and RIBA-chartered architect, a What Now? Independent Dance resident artist (London, 2014), the recipient of the DanceWEB Scholarship at ImpulsTanz International Festival of Dance (Vienna, 2016), a New Museum IdeasCity Athens Fellow (Athens, 2016), and a resident artist at the Sadler’s Wells Summer University (London, 2015-2018). He currently teaches on the AA Foundation Programme and has previously lectured at the Royal College of Art (RCA), Oxford Brookes University, University of the Creative Arts Canterbury and London Contemporary Dance School. He runs his therapeutic practice from London, where he offers personal and group sessions in person and online, and regularly holds space for LGBTQIA+ and neurodivergent communities.