On October 5th through 8th, I will be at the North American Systemic Constellations Conference in Virginia Beach, Virginia. This year the conference theme is “Bridging the Divide: Healing the Personal & Collective Soul.” From the website:
Health professionals, educators, organizational and life coaches, alternative healers, community and social justice activists, clergy, change makers and the general public are invited to our 2017 North American Systemic Constellations Conference Oct. 5-8 at The Founders Inn and Spa, Virginia Beach, VA.
Our theme is “Bridging the Divide: Healing the Personal and Collective Soul” — the perfect topic at a time when our political and social systems are struggling with division and people are seeking innovative and effective ways to respond and connect.
The conference offers professionals and laypersons a chance to teach and learn from each other, meet and network with top trainers and innovators in this growing field — and experience Family and Systemic Constellations sessions.
I look forward to giving the presentation “Loving America’s Ancestral Blueprints”:
Time and again, Family and Systemic Constellations reveal love’s truths: in the stillness and depth of the family and greater soul, there is no division. All that exists belongs. Yet our human tendency to focus on division and healing reveals blind love’s attachment to problems, exclusion of the perpetrator, and identification with the role of “healer.” Soul’s truths coexist with Americans’ shared inheritance: a country created out of disconnection from family through immigration, slavery and colonialism. Seeking belonging in work and fierce commitment to innocence are just some of the echoes of this legacy.
Daan Van Kampenhout, in a speech in Cologne, Germany, in May 2007, says: “Wherever the constellation work is taken, it will arrive in a place where people are dealing with the effects of collective trauma. And in each place, the local population tries to come to terms with what has happened, and has to find a place for the victims and the perpetrators of the past. These will be given a place either openly in the light or they will be hidden in the shadow zones.” (Excerpted from Ancestral Blueprints: Revealing Invisible Truths in America’s Soul).
This session offers embodied guidance, practical wisdom, experiential dialogue and ancestral prayers. With gratitude for all, we welcome visibility of these historical influences on the development and practice of constellation work in the United States. Humanness abounds: here’s to deepening our individual and collective humility. We’re all in it together!
For more information about the conference, visit the North American Systemic Constellations website.