2017 Schedule/Program

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2017 Intensive Schedule

Day 1: Wednesday, May 10th
3:00–6:00pm Registration Opens
6:00–7:00pm Dinner
7:00–9:00pm Opening Circle & Welcoming Ceremony
Days 2–4: Thursday–Saturday, May 11th–13th
7:00–7:45am Morning Activity (Optional)—Participant Led
8:00–9:00am Breakfast
9:00–10:00am Morning Gathering
10:00–12:00pm Morning Cohort Circle (Thursday); Morning Workshops (Friday & Saturday)
12:00–1:00pm Lunch
1:00–2:30pm Free time
2:30–6:00pm Afternoon Cohort Circle
6:00–7:00pm Dinner
8:00–10:00pm Open Space (Thursday and Friday); Community Celebration (Saturday)
Day 5: Sunday, May 14th
7:00–7:45am Morning Activity (Optional)–Participant Led
8:00–9:00am Breakfast
9:00–11:00am Morning Cohort Circle
11:00–12:00pm Final Celebration and Closing Ceremony
12:00–1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm Departure
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Gary Stuart with family constellations group

Gary Stuart with family constellations group

1. Morning Activity (Optional)–Participant Led

Do you lead a practice that would make a good morning activity? Yoga, tai-chi, sunrise walks, meditation, or something else? Let us know what you would like to lead and share.

2. Morning Gathering with Faculty Reflections

Each morning will begin with a short faculty talk on the theory, practice or history of Constellation work, followed by a large group Constellation exercise or ceremony. Large group exercises might include welcoming the land, as well as addressing social issues that are of interest to the group. The goal will be to connect the group and to go on adventure with each other with our personal and global concerns. And to have fun!

3. Morning and Afternoon Sessions: Cohort Circles

All participants will be assigned to a Cohort Circle with whom they will learn and travel during the entire Intensive. Faculty will rotate through leading each group so that all participants will be able to work with all of the faculty. This builds a sense of group safety and trust that allows us to go very deeply into our work.

Although we will assign participants roughly by their experience level, all Cohort Circles will have the following activities and goals:

  1. Individual and group growth, evolution, and exploration as participants represent in constellations led by the faculty.
  2. Group learning facilitated by the faculty and each other (peer learning).
  3. Reflection on constellation experiences as a means for deeper engagement.
  4. Different ways of doing constellations together as a way to pursue diverse healing movements and learning.
  5. Discussion, questions and reflection together on the work.
  6. For those who want and who are experienced facilitators, the opportunity to facilitate under the guidance and mentoring of the faculty.

Because of these group goals, we ask that all participants agree to the following guidelines:

  1. Participants agree to hold confidentiality and support each other in creating a safe space for the work, offering and respecting each other’s vulnerability.
  2. Participants take care of themselves, respecting the needs of the entire group as well as their own, and ask for what they need.
  3. Participants engage the process in a spirit of inquiry and adventure.
  4. Participants who ask to facilitate must have experience as facilitators.
  5. Participants are willing to explore personal issues under the leadership of the faculty and other experienced facilitator/participants.
  6. Participants who agree to facilitate accept constructive feedback with an open mind and offer it to others with honesty and kindness.

4. Morning Workshops

The faculty will offer workshops on a variety of topics for deeper inquiry into different areas of constellations work. Registrants will make workshop choices when they arrive on-site.

5. Open Space Gatherings (Optional)–Participant Led

The evenings are devoted to constellations, workshops, conversations, presentations, music, dance or other offerings. We want what you have to offer! Space will be available based on upon the interest of participants. This is a great time for budding facilitators to try something new. Open Space is organized on site, but we would love to hear about your offerings in advance.

Certificate of Attendance

A Certificate of Attendance will be issued to all participants as part of their Intensive fees. It is the responsibility of each participant to limit the application of this approach to those clients and situations for which he or she has the appropriate qualifications. This Intensive does not qualify participants to practice psychotherapy or constitute a certification to practice Constellations.

With Regrets – Continuing Education Credit

In the last few years, California has made it increasingly difficult to qualify for Continuing Education Certification. As a result, we will not be offering CEs for the Intensive.

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Francesca Mason Boring at US Constellation Intensive

Francesca Mason Boring at US Constellation Intensive

Leslie Nipps with Training Group

Leslie Nipps with Training Group

Workshop Descriptions

I Am Not Alone, Isolated, or Without Support

led by Francesca Mason Boring

We will experience how family constellations can strengthen us. Finding resources within our family and the ancestral field, we will encounter the gifts of our families and ancestors. Participants will have the opportunity to invite the inheritance of the ancestors, as well as learn basic techniques to support their clients, friends, and family.

Soul Mission & Life Purpose Constellations

led by Gary Stuart

Everyone alive has a reason to be here that may or may not be apparent while busy with life. This process taps into who you are and what you came here to do in the most deep and profound way.

Facilitator Resourcefulness: How Mistakes, Entanglements, and Confusion Can Help Your Client

led by Leslie Nipps

We all make mistakes. One of the things that separates masters and beginners is recognizing that mistakes serve the practice. How might our misunderstandings, entanglements with our clients, and flat-out errors be helpful? This workshop will provide concrete tools for working with mistakes so that we can notice it is all, always, part of the system, and potentially useful. And through this, we can relax and discover confidence that makes us better facilitators.

The Hidden Treasures in Systems Constellations for Couples

led by Francesca Mason Boring

For facilitators and those in relationship, we will look at the systemic principles in couple’s constellations. Are you fully available at the level of the soul for ‘enlightened’ love?

Timespan Triad Constellations

led by Gary Stuart

Through this process, you will gain information from your Past to support your forthcoming Future. A variety of intentions can be applied to this format that will serve each participants’ needs deeply and profoundly.

Nature Constellations

led by Leslie Nipps

We will explore the effect on constellations when we do them in and about nature. Because of our beautiful setting, we’ll have the opportunity to invite the visible and invisible aspects of our natural world into our constellation work, discovering new understandings of containers, the role of our ancestors, our place in the world, and what accepting ourselves the way nature accepts feels like.