What are constellations?
Have you ever asked yourself why certain unhelpful, repetitive patterns and dynamics keep happening in your life — in your relationships, health, family, profession or organisation?
Family and organisational constellations are a simple solutions-oriented and experiential methodology that allow us to illuminate the hidden dynamics and patterns behind the challenges that we face in our lives, families and organisations. When this is done, we gain a new clarity that leads to the unfolding of solutions.
Constellations seek to identify and resolve the root of many issues that cannot solely be explained by the biography of an individual, a family or an organisation.
By observing what has been excluded or hidden, for example, in the systems we belong to (relationships, family, work or organisations), we remember and acknowledge what has been forgotten. This enables a reconciliation and movement towards acceptance and a sense of inner peace. The energy that had been exhausted in inner and outer conflicts, as well as blind patterns, can be set free for a more powerful, healthy and loving life.
Who are constellations good for?
Constellations are meant for any individual or organisation, where it feels like something is missing or blocked, or when you want to overcome conflicts or stop repetitive, unhelpful patterns.
On a personal or professional level, this might be in relationships, health (the symptoms of disease, addiction or mental health), finances or a career.
For organisations, leaders and their teams, this approach is suitable for those who want to explore issues around:
- Leadership and succession
- Resistance in people and teams
- Staff morale
- Profitability and sustainability
- Products, markets and customers
What happens during the workshop?
During this participatory and experiential workshop, we use facilitated constellations with human representatives, in a safe and confidential environment, to explore the underlying causes of issues for individuals, families and organisations, to enable a movement towards resolution and success. Meditations and exercises will also be used to deepen the process and understanding. The workshop is suitable for those new to constellations and the very experienced.
During the workshop you will have the opportunity to constellate your issue or question, experience being a ‘representative’ in someone else’s constellation and learn from a master in this field. In addition, we will dedicate one session to organisational constellations theme where we will also invite a few select organisational clients to constellate an issue relating to their profession, business or organisation. This will further deepen the learning experience of the workshop.
The benefits of attending:
- Constellate your issue or question. Diagnose and move towards resolving the issue at hand whilst also maintaining a certain privacy as only snippets of your family or organisation are shared.
- Be a ‘representative’ in someone else’s constellation: experience the insight and compassion of someone else’s constellation, similarities to your own personal situation and gain invaluable constellation experience.
- Attend the workshop: learn about constellations and your own system, benefitting by experience any similarities to your own situation.
- The opportunity for a few very select organisational clients to attend the relevant session and constellate an issue relating to their profession, business or organisation.
The latest developments and applications.
Within families, between partners, between parents and children, and in the workplace.
The root causes of physical, emotional and mental health issues.
How to manage and find resolution to stress, imbalance and burn-out.
Work & career
How to overcome obstacles and be more successful at work and in your professional life.
What is missing and needed in your organisation to be more effective and successful? For example, issues around profitability or sustainability; products, markets and customers; staffing and morale; conflict resolution.
What promotes good leadership and good flow in organisations and businesses?
How coaches, therapists, consultants and advisors, and those in related professions, can use constellations for the benefit of their clients.
Training & experience
Participation in the workshop will count towards any required constellation ‘hours’ of experience and training modules with Gerhard Walper.
On behavioural epigenetics
There are many theories offered on how behaviours develop and persist — nature or nurture, biology or psychology, not only in an individual or a family, but across generations.
Behavioural epigenetics, a relatively new body of research within the scientific community, offers one interesting theory. It is exploring how the life experiences of our ancestors could directly affect your genes — that ‘epigenetic change’ could be passed down across generations. How our experiences, and those of our forebears, are never lost, even if they have been forgotten. How psychological and behavioural tendencies could be inherited or not.
Read more in Discover magazine.
Read more at Wiring the Brain.
Dates & prices
An introduction to Family & Organisational Constellations
Friday 31 March 2023
Non-attendee price: £50.00
Full weekend attendee price: FREE
The introduction is suitable for individuals, professionals and organisations new to, or experienced in, working with constellations.
Training and practice day for facilitators
Friday 31 March 2023
A unique opportunity to receive advanced training and further develop facilitation skills with Gerhard Walper. Some experience pre-requisites apply. Similar to previous workshops, if there is enough interest, and the schedule allows, we will hold this event. Please email us to register your interest.
Family & Organisational Constellations Workshop
1 April & 2 April 2023
Special offer price: £425.00
Full price from 28 March: £535.00
One-day attendance: £295.00
Prices do not include lunch. Lunch will be approximately 1.5 hours and around 1pm. Please note all timings are subject to change.
SUNDAY MORNING SESSION
Organisational and professional constellation opportunity
2 April 2023
Full weekend attendee price: FREE
A unique opportunity for a few select organisational and professional clients to attend the morning session only, with the possibility to constellate an issue related to their profession, business or organisation. Very limited availability. Please email us to register your interest.
Kensington High Street
London W8 5SP
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7368 4023
Hotel rooms are available at this workshop venue. Please contact the hotel to make your room booking for any of the dates above.
Timings are subject to change and will be adapted around each session.
31 March 2023
Friday facilitation training
31 March 2023
Friday evening open introduction
Open introduction evening: 6.45pm–9.30pm
1 April 2023
2 April 2023
Organisational Constellations: 9.30am–12.30pm
- Friday facilitation training: experience pre-requisites apply.
- Friday open facilitation training: free for full weekend workshop participants.
- Saturday workshop: there will be two to three themes or issues.
- Organisational constellations: open to select organisations, businesses or professionals to constellate their issue with separate registration and cost. Free for workshop participants.
Please register your interest on the form below. On receipt of your form, we will email you payment details so that you can secure your place. Your registration confirms acceptance of our terms and event etiquette.
Gerhard is a true master of family constellations, with a diverse and extensive background in educational sciences, psychology, sociology and pedagogy. He is regarded as one of the leading lights in the field, trained by the legendary Bert Hellinger and renowned figures such as Jakob Schneider, Gunthard Weber and Peter Levine.
With a wealth of knowledge and expertise, Gerhard has had a global impact in the field of family constellations. He has organised workshops for Hellinger, taught and supervised constellations in Europe, Brazil and China, and collaborated with universities and organisations in related fields, including systemic law in Brazilian court systems.
Gerhard’s innovative approaches to family constellations have been groundbreaking, particularly in Italy with ‘Constellation Work for Social Focal Points’ and in Brazil with ‘Systemic Law — New Family Constellations in the Field of Justice’. He has taught judges, lawyers, psychologists and sociologists, and continues to inspire and educate others through his training programs, offered in both German and English, and his frequent speaking engagements at international congresses and Hellinger camps in Germany.
In Poland, Gerhard offers his own training programs, including ‘New, Silent Family Constellations according to Bert Hellinger for Beginners’ and ‘Train-the-Trainer: Truth in Motion’ for more experienced practitioners, delving into the philosophy of Bert Hellinger, his ‘Phenomenology’ and the ‘Path into the Night’. Gerhard’s passion for family constellations and his wealth of knowledge make him a sought-after speaker and teacher in the field.
Find out more at Gerhard’s website or watch his interview.
Workshop organiser & host
With over 30 years of experience in international banking, venture capital and private equity, Paresh brings a wealth of expertise to his role as coach, advisor and investor. He holds a diploma in Family Constellations from Hellinger Sciencia after training with the legendary Bert Hellinger, and later, the renowned Gerhard Walper.
Paresh has organised and co-hosted London workshops and online webinars on family and organisational constellations, facilitated by Gerhard, further demonstrating his commitment to human development. His diverse skillset includes being a certified Newfield ontological coach, ICF certified, a health & wellness coach, and a certified hypnotherapist. His passion for helping others reach their full potential is evident in his work as a coach, advisor and investor.
In addition to professional pursuits, Paresh is dedicated to making a positive impact and constantly inspired by the transformative power of human potential. This is demonstrated by his involvement in sponsored physical challenges and leading yoga and meditation groups. His belief that by using family and organisational constellations, combined with human development tools, helps individuals and organisations address complex issues and create positive change.
For Paresh, this kind of work is a labour of love and is driven by his passion for empowering others to make a difference in the world.
Contact Paresh directly by email.
- Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the workshop begins so that you can register.
- Tea, coffee, water and some snacks will be provided throughout the day.
- Lunch is not included. There are many options locally and a three-course lunch option is available at the venue with prior notice.
- All timings are subject to change.
- Mobile phones must be switched off, or in silent mode, during the workshop.
- Attendee constellation requests will be taken during each session based upon the theme being covered. Best efforts will be made to accommodate all requests but will be at the discretion of the facilitator and subject to time availability. We invite attendees to be mindful of ‘expectations’ and that sometimes constellations do not happen because it is not the ‘right time’.
- If for any reason you have to leave the meeting early, please do so quietly and discreetly.
- Please respect the facilitator and other participants. If you feel that you need extra help or support, please reach out to Gerhard or Paresh.
- Follow-up systemic coaching is available. Please contact Paresh Kanani.
- Every participant must complete a registration form and agree to the terms and conditions of participation before the workshop.
Terms & conditions
Registration and participation
All participants fully understand and accept that not all participants at the workshop will have a chance to set up a constellation on their own issue. Best efforts will be made to accommodate participant requests; however, the constellation facilitator reserves the right to choose the participants with whom constellations will be done.
All participants also understand that participation in any portion of this Family & Organisational Constellations Workshop is entirely voluntary. Furthermore, all participants understand that family constellations involve self-exploration and personal growth and are not a substitute for medical treatment or therapy.
All participants agree that if they are under the care of a therapist or medical doctor, they will inform both or either provider of the nature of this work. Furthermore, all participants agree to advise the seminar coordinator and/or constellation facilitator, if they are taking any medication for any physical or psychological conditions that may affect their participation ability. This information will remain strictly confidential.
The workshop facilitator reserves all rights to accept or reject any person as a participant at any time for any reason. Furthermore, the facilitator and organiser reserves the right to make any changes to the timing and structure of the constellations workshop when deemed necessary for the health, comfort, convenience and/or safety of the participants.
Finally, this workshop may be cancelled at any time. In the rare event of cancellation, the organiser’s liability is limited to a refund of a participant’s workshop fee.
By attending the event, all participants consent to being featured in event photography, video recording or live streaming.
If a participant decides to cancel their attendance, any paid deposit or payment is non-refundable.
By submitting a registration form, the participant expressly agrees to not hold the organisers or the facilitator liable for any loss, damages or expense incurred due to any act or omission by himself/herself, workshop coordinator or other participants.
By submitting a registration form, the applicant expressly agrees to the terms and conditions of their participation at the workshop as stated above.
The completion of this training does not guarantee the proficiency of the participant for constellation facilitation. The organiser and trainer are not liable for any work performed by the participant.