Dear friends and fellow-coaches,
Today I'd like to invite you for an interesting and experiential workshop on:
Systemic Coaching Constellations
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 from 6:30-9:00 pm
at the Palo Alto Institute for Systemic Coaching
(435 S. California Ave, Suite A, Palo Alto, CA 94306).
Systemic Coaching Constellations provide a fascinating method of "three-dimensional representation" of an issue. This approach originates in Europe where constellation work has been successfully applied in personal and organizational development for many years. The goal is to discover (hidden) dynamics and interdependenciew within systems and develop new options to deal with them.
I'm now in the process of establishing this approach in California. If you're curious and interested in discovering a unique approach to address your issue (overcome blocks on the way to your goal, take a decision or solve a conflict) or get an idea on why clients (individuals, teams. projects) are stuck and find new ways to approach this, join us for an interesting workshop.
The Early Registration Fee of $30 is valid if you sign up until October 20, and $45 if you sign up afterwards.
I'm happy to offer a free ticket to people who attend the first time.
If you’d like to attend, please register here on Eventbrite.
Space is limited to 15 participants.
If you know of someone else who might be interested in this type of work, thanks for passing this information along.
For more information on this approach, read on.
Systemic Coaching Constellation Workshops are experiential. They provide a three-dimensional representation of the client's issue and a starting point to develop new perspectives.
A workshop participant provides an issue to work on. The topic can be pretty much anything (e.g. conflicts or challenges in work teams or organizations, difficult projects as well as physical symptoms or upcoming decisions or other dilemmas). In Systemic Structural Constellations neither the topic nor the chosen representatives need to have anything to do with family topics or family members– other than in the classical family constellation approach.
In a dialogue with the facilitator, the client briefly explains their issue. A detailed explanation of the problem is not necessary. Interestingly enough, the explanation can also be given in a “hidden” way, just by referring to the “components” of the issue with letters or numbers, e.g. “I am torn between the options A and B and would like to get more clarity. If I go for A, this could have an effect on C and D. If I decide to go for B, this can have consequences for E and F.”
No one but the client needs to know what exactly he/she is working on and what A, B, C, D, E, and F stand for. It is, however, important that the client gets a clear understanding on what they want the outcome of the constellation to be: greater clarity, help with a decision, ideas to solve an issue, etc.
Then the client asks some participants to represent the elements and structural aspects of their issue that were defined in the dialogue between client and facilitator.
The client touches the representatives’ shoulder blades and places them somewhere in the room, one after the other. The representatives now depict the client’s internal image of the system that’s being worked on.
Then the coach/facilitator asks the representatives what kind of (physical or other) differences they have been experiencing since they have come to that place. Without even knowing what/whom they are representing, the representatives can provide interesting insights. What they perceive physically and emotionally corresponds to the client’s internal image of their issue. This is called “representative perception” and is the starting point of a process that ends when there is a new “balance” in the system.
Either being a representative in a constellation, or just watching it, is usually an impressive experience for the workshop participants.
How Do We Choose A Topic For This Workshop?
Every time a participant attends an SCC workshop, they get a point. At the beginning of each workshop I will check who of the attendees have most points. These participants can address their topic in a constellation during that workshop.
In case you have a topic you’d like to address in a constellation during this workshop, please send details on the issue to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Systemic Coaching Constellations NOT to Be Confused With “Family Constellations” or “Constellation Work” Developed by Bert Hellinger
Some of you might have heard of “family constellation work” or simply “constellation work”; and maybe even have participated in such a workshop here in California. Family constellation work was developed in Germany by Bert Hellinger. This approach is very popular in many countries and is slowly making its way into the US.
While there is certainly a lot of potential in his approach, many European coaches and therapists who work with constellations officially distance themselves from Hellinger’s work, and so do the creators of SySt®.
If you would like to experience this fascinating and impressive process first-hand, it would be fantastic to see you for the SCC workshop in Palo Alto on Wednesday, October 22 from 6:30-9:00 pm at the Palo Alto Institute for Systemic Coaching, 435 S. California Ave, Palo Alto.
Please don’t hesitate to contact me at
if you have any questions.
Reserve your space in this workshop now.
I’m looking forward to seeing you on October 22.
Have a great day,
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Sylvia Kurpanek, JD, MSc is the Director of the Palo Alto Institute for Systemic Coaching and the creator of the Limbic Coaching® method and the Truly Slim® method. She is a professional coach and works internationally with highly effective and unique systemic coaching methods.
At the Palo Alto Institute for Systemic Coaching, Sylvia offers brief coaching (in very few sessions) to support her clients in mentally preparing for peak performance, removing obstacles on the way to their goals, and increasing their creativity, stress-resilience and overall well-being.
Her work is solution-focused and based on how our brains work and process information, emotions, and stress.
Sylvia is driven by a deep personal desire to assist her clients in achieving their full potential and their goals by using their brain and mind to work for them, rather than against, their best interest.
Having lived, studied, and worked in several different countries Sylvia is fluent in five languages. This skill-set enables her to work most effectively with top performers around the globe, assisting them in achieving peak performance in their professional and sports environment.
For more information about her work, go to www.paifsc.com