Dear friends and fellow-coaches,
Today I would like to invite you to an experiential and interactive workshop:
Systemic Coaching Constellations
Tuesday, January 17, 2017 from 6:00-9:00 pm
at the Palo Alto Institute for Systemic Coaching
(435 S. California Ave, Suite A, Palo Alto, CA 94306).
What’s In It for You?
If thinking or talking about an issue hasn’t led you to a satisfying solution, if you’re feeling stuck with an issue and things don’t seem to move, Systemic Coaching Constellations offer a different opportunity to address that issue and discover new options.
Systemic Coaching Constellations provide a fascinating approach with "three-dimensional representation" of an issue. Constellation work has been successfully applied in personal and organizational development for many years as it helps to uncover (hidden) dynamics and interdependencies and develop new options to deal with them.
If you're curious and interested in discovering a unique approach to overcome blocks on the way to your goal, make a decision or solve a conflict, or get an idea on why clients are stuck and find new ways to approach their problem, join us.
Participation in this workshop qualifies for 3 CCEUs from the ICF (International Coach Federation).
The Early Registration Fee of $30 is valid until January 14, 2017, afterwards the fee is $45.
We waive the fee for anyone attending for the first time. Simply select "Curious First Timer" on the registration form.
If you’d like to attend, please register here on Eventbrite.
Space is limited to 15 participants.
As we need a minimum number people for this interactive workshop, please sign up early in order to allow appropriate planning.
In order for the workshop to take place, at least 10 participants need to be enrolled by January 15, 2017.
If you know of someone else who might be interested in this type of work, please feel free to pass this information along.
For more information on the approach, read on.
Systemic Coaching Constellation Workshops are experiential. You may have heard of “family constellations”. But Systemic Coaching Constellations are much more. They provide a three-dimensional representation of the client's topic and a starting point to develop new perspectives and courses of action. The approach is simple yet powerful and solution-focused.
- 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, upcoming decisions or catch-22 situations in the client’s personal or professional life). In Systemic Coaching 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 and clarifies what they want the outcome of the constellation to be: greater clarity, help with a decision, ideas to solve an issue, etc. A detailed explanation of the problem is not necessary. Interestingly enough, the explanation can also be given in a “covert” 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.
- Then the client asks participants to represent the elements and structural aspects of their issue that were defined in the initial dialogue with the facilitator.
- The client places the representatives 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.
- As a next step, the facilitator asks the representatives what kind of (physical or other) differences they have been experiencing since they have been placed in that particular spot. Often without even knowing what or 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 and often leads to new understandings. This is called “representative perception” and is the starting point of a process that ends when there is a new “balance” in the system. This new balance is often accompanied by new ideas to solve the issue.
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 a SCC workshop, they get a point. Participants with the most points will be invited to 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 about the issue in advance to: email@example.com
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 to 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® (Systemic Structural Constellations), Insa Sparrer and Matthias Varga von Kibéd.
The Systemic Coaching Constellation approach is based on their SySt® methodology.
If you would like to experience this fascinating and impressive process first-hand, it would be fantastic to see you at the SCC workshop in Palo Alto on Tuesday, January 17, 2007 from 6:00-9:00 pm at the Palo Alto Institute for Systemic Coaching, 435 S. California Ave, Palo Alto.
Please don’t hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 650.714.3420 if you have any questions.
Reserve your space in this workshop now. I’m looking forward to seeing you on January 17.
Have a great day,