MBSC (Mindfulness Based Systemic Constellations)
An Introductory Training Programme in Family & Organisational Constellations, 2010
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22 full training days including 10 workshop days
To generate an educational experiences whereby you can develop a good theoretical and practical basis for introducing the systemic constellation process into your own work practices.
We aim to cover the most important core areas of systemic constellation work as well as attending as much as possible to special interests and needs of the individuals in the course.
PHILOSOPHY OF TRAINING
Dialogical basis of learning
Learning through doing and reflecting.
Reflecting through discussions
- Ongoing mindfulness practice
Lecture, Reflections and Discussions
A buddy system of self directed learning between monthly training sessions
Evolving personal style and creativity
Providing opportunity to facilitate a constellation with support in a workshop setting
PRE-REQUISITES FOR STUDENTS
To be already working in a field in which you can readily apply constellation work e.g. therapist, organisational consulting, teaching
This course will be restricted to a maximum of 12 students. There will need to be at least 6 students enrolled at the outset for it to run.
Getting to know each other, creating a safe learning environment and introduction to foundation concepts and attitudes
SUNDAY CONSTELLATION WORKSHOPS
These will be workshops attended by other people from the general community other than course participants. Chris Walsh will run his workshops on Saturday and Sunday. Course participants can negotiate an extra payment if they also wish to attend the Saturday.
MONDAY REFLECTIVE LEARNING SESSIONS:
- Presentation by two students of their learnings based on the previous month's subject followed by group discussion and reflection.
- Reflection on the previous days' constellation workshop in order to:
Learn about the systemic perspectives on parent/child relationships; couple relationships; blended families; illness (including mental); disability; suicide; traumatic injury; perpetrator/victim relationship; abortion & miscarriage; adoption; war; accidents; migration etc.
- Review of the practice of mindfulness and phenomenology including exercises inviting self reflection
- Introduction to homework reading and tasks for next session.
Monthly from February to November 2010
Total: 22 days plus one introductory day
• Sunday- Participating in Constellation workshop- 9.30am – 5.00pm
• Monday- Theory presented through reflections on workshop and presentation of core subjects- 10am-4pm
Dates so far arranged
6 day Intensive with international trainers
Not included in course costs
- 5 Day August intensive may be at a different venue with the possibility of living in with an extra small accommodation cost.
- In 2011 the students will have an opportunity to facilitate a constellation in a group setting with support
$3,900 covers all the above. To secure a place deposit of $500 due by April 30, 2010
Enrolments after April 30, 2010 will cost $4,300
You have to buy your own books.
Reading material will generally be made available as a computer file.
THE INTERNATIONAL TRAINERS
Stephan Hausner, Guni Baxa and possibly Victoria Sneh Schnabel will be arriving in January 2011 to provide further training. We have kept our timetable free at this time so all can attend. This international intensive training has not been included in the cost of this course.
Melbourne metropolitan area
TO REGISTER INTEREST CONTACT:
Chris Walsh via Jenyce Boys at ph: (03) 9347 4300 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
or Catherine Ingram at email@example.com
Compulsory pre- reading:
‘Love's Hidden Symmetry' What makes Love Work in Relationships, Bert Hellinger with Gunthard Weber & Hunter Beaumont, 1998, Carl Auer.
Reading during Course
The Art and Practice of Family Constellations, Bertold Ulsamer 2002 Carl Auer
Other articles will be provided for reading during the course.
This syllabus is a guide rather than a rigid structure. The breadth and depth to which we cover these topics will depend on the group itself and what material arises in the workshops.
Core topics we undertake to cover are:
- Introduction to foundation concepts and attitudes
- Three levels of conscience.
- Shame and belonging
- Use of the concept of “soul” in this approach
- Balance of Giving and Taking
- Staying grounded while engaging the knowing field
- Orders of helping
- The natural structure and function that supports healthy functioning in families and other human organizations.
Bonding and Attachment
- E.g. Parentification, Triangulations, Hidden loyalty, Identification
- Effects of exclusion
- Justice and Reconciliation
- Mindfulness & the Phenomenological Method
- Cultivating open awareness
- Awareness of own momentary physical state and influence on it – relaxation methods, breathing, posture, energy level
- Acknowledging preconceptions
- Awareness of own momentary emotional state - openness, vulnerability, shutting down, defence, the role of fear and love, expression or repression of feelings
- Awareness of own mental space – judgements, opinions, blind spots, ethical stance
- Distinguishing real phenomenological insight from capricious fantasy
- Integrating the phenomenological approach and traditional scientific enquiry
- Initial interview
- Attunement with the client within the Interpersonal Field
- Awareness of the momentary emotional state of others and our possible influence on these
- Awareness of the momentary physical state of others – breathing, posture, energy level
- Congruency and contradictions expressed through speech, posture and behaviour
- Solution orientation
- Forming and testing hypotheses using:
- Intellectual understanding
- Phenomenological insight
- Drawing and using genograms
- Introduction to working with individuals
- Forming systemic hypotheses
- Working with dolls or placemats
- Constellation visualizations
- Rituals in & out of session with the therapist
- Group constellations
- Four levels of influence
- The client
- The constellation itself
- The holding circle
- Non present family /organisation members
- Instructing Representatives & setting up
- Reading spatial relations
- Observing representatives (posture and emotional expression)
- Questioning representatives and receiving their feedback
- Extent and limits of representative perception
- Stem sentences
- Identifying entanglements
- Practising the solution i.e. coming to the point in a constellation where
a client can see something new e.g. kindness in the mother
- Healing rituals
- Exchanging representatives during a constellation
- Monitoring trauma in representatives
- De-roling reps
- Practising solutions in everyday life
- Effects of doing a constellation
- Follow up of constellation
- Integrating systemic constellation work with other modalities
- Introduction to the interrupted reaching out movement
ELIGIBILITY FOR LISTING ON THE MBSC WEBSITE
Although this course does not currently constitute a formal professional qualification it will count towards getting listed on the MBSC website. Minimum training for such a listing is:
- Completion of the introductory course with over 90% attendance
- 2 more years of supervised practice through the MBSC training
- Attendance at workshops facilitated by 3 different international trainers who have taught at the international intensive trainings in Germany.