Introducing some of the Guest Presenters for 2018
Emily and Dan
Carola Von Bismarck
Bibi developed systemic work without doing constellations: training systemic pedagogics and training systemic coaching. As well as training in Organizational Constellations she also offers Family Constellation workshops on personal issues, systemic aspects of illness and workshops for education and schools about children’s behavior and the systemic view on bullying.
Her workshops and trainings have been given in Colombia, Mexico, Uruguay, Latvia, Russia, Slovenia, Croatia, France and Belgium, but mainly in the Netherlands.
Bibi has always been fascinated by the forces of nature, like the beauty of a tree healing its branches after a heavy period of glazed frost, “I perceive systemic work in the same way as the undeniable power of nature – you can only go with the flow, never against it.” The power which becomes visible in constellations is for me similar to the power of nature which causes the crooked-growing tree towards the light. I stand in awe of this power.
Dan Cohen, PHD and Emily Biefeld, LICSW
Dan Cohen, PhD, and Emily Blefeld, LICSW, are internationally recognized innovators in merging advance consciousness and spiritual principles into Systemic Family Constellations. Their ground-breaking work enables people to perceive and release the otherwise invisible effects of multi-generational oppression within their family lineage. Together Dan and Emily access the ordinary, ancestral and spiritual dimensions of consciousness to create Constellations that are illuminating and life-transforming. In the field of their work, ancestral presences often become tangibly real and participants make direct contact with the spiritual wisdom embodied within the Earth. Behind the pain of personal and transgenerational trauma, clients can feel love and receive healing from the consciousness that envelops us.
Emily Blefeld, LICSW is a psychotherapist, Systemic Family Constellations trainer, and innovator in consciousness who combines her knowledge of the hidden pathways of consciousness with scientifically validated clinical modalities, sacred ceremony, and wisdom traditions. Emily helps change-agents, visionaries and entrepreneurs uncover hidden patterns and habits, release limiting beliefs, impulses, and fears, and open to passion, pleasure, and purpose. Her Systemic Family Constellations dismantle the old paradigms, outdated narratives, and ancient codes that hold us back and invoke the process of remembering, awakening, and opening to wholeness.
A Masters graduate of the University of Minnesota, Emily Blefeld is the founder of Psychotherapy Center for Wellness, LLC and co-founder of Seeing with Your Heart. She serves on the faculty of the North American Systemic Constellations Intensive and has presented at the Omega Institute, Kripalu, and the 2013, 2015 and 2017 North American Systemic Constellation Conferences. She has led workshops and trainings in Scotland, Ireland, and in several areas across the United States.
Dan Cohen, PhD is an internationally known psychologist, trainer, author and Constellations facilitator. He specializes in caring for wounds in deep personal spaces by helping individuals and groups to understand and dissolve their inner disturbances. His Constellation practice model incorporates the three Dimensions of Consciousness to actively release the legacy of oppression, often bringing in archetypes and mythic characters to stand with members of the family system. Using intelligence, heart, intuition, and humor, Dan offers clients profound and transformative healing while expanding understanding and restoring peace of mind.
Dan holds a PhD from Saybrook University and an MBA from Boston University. He is author of I Carry Your Heart in My Heart: Family Constellations in Prison and numerous scholarly articles and book chapters. He was trained in Systemic Family Constellations by its founder, Bert Hellinger, and many of the leading European trainers of this method. He was Co-Director in 2011 and 2013, and Honorary Chair in 2015 of the North American Systemic Constellation Conferences and is on the faculty of the annual North American Systemic Constellation Intensive. He has led workshops and trainings in 15 countries in Europe, Australasia and South America and throughout the United States.
Carola Von Bismarck
Growing up in the Bavarian mountains, the second eldest of 3 children, Carola was curious at an early age and began to question Who am I? What is my call? At this time she found her way to Karlfried Graf Dürckheim and began ZA Zen studies. „Silence is the soundless heartbeat of your souls Universe“
Trained as a physiotherapist she has a focus on respiration therapy, and also undertook training in Logotherapy acc.Victor Frankl which deepened her understanding of the connection between spirit and psyche and the work of Uwe Böschemeyer opened her more to the imagery of soul.
Carola says, “the visionary craniosacral work of Hugh Milne was like coming home to the poetic world of my heart. Hugh taught me the interconnection of silence, focus, presence, mindful perception and touch of the body right from the middle of the heart.“
During my training in systemic constellation work with Laszlo Mattyasovsky, Guni Baxa, Barbara Inneken, Karin Schoeber, Daan van Kampenhout, Gunthard Weber, Albrecht Mahr, Ursula Franke also I learned that all human beings are embedded in their origins. I understood that there is an order deep in us that everything serves.“
“A wound can be healed only by the weapon that delivered the wound“ Joseph Campbell
In her work as a Psychotherapist over many years she has integrated all these trainings and experiences, interweaving them into my own personal mandala.
The Rev. Leslie Nipps, MDiv, founder of Convivium Constellations is a Systemic Constellations and NLP practitioner, workshop leader, and trainer from Oakland, CA, USA. Along with James Woeber, Leslie directed the 2015 North American Systemic Constellations Conference in San Diego, CA, USA, presented at the 2011 and 2013 conferences, and is a featured presenter at the 2017 conference in Virginia, USA. She is a regular contributor to The Knowing Field, and is organizer and founder of the West Coast Constellations Intensive (www.westcoastintensive.com). A founding board director of North American Systemic Constellations (NASC) she has been an active member and supporter of the International Systemic Constellations Association (ISCA).
Leslie received her initial Family Constellations training from NLP Marin in 2008. Since then she’s trained with a wide variety of Family Constellations trainers and experts in related fields: Dan Booth Cohen, Francesca Mason Boring, Jane Peterson, Heinz Stark, William Mannle, Jan Jacob Stam, Sarah Peyton, Gary Stuart, Vlado Ilic, Barbara Morgan, Carol Erickson, and many others. She also trained with Bert and Sophie Hellinger in Mexico City in 2015.
Leslie has been in private practice since 2009, working with individuals and couples, applying Family Constellations principles and practices in a wide diversity of situations: marital trouble, depression, addiction, fertility issues, food problems, anxiety, employment and money challenges, and much more. She also is a constellations trainer and business growth coach for constellation facilitators.
Leslie is especially interested in what contributes to mastery and innovation in constellations work. It is her conviction that facilitating isn’t really that hard, but excellence takes years of practice and support. She is passionate about creating a community of excellence that supports newer facilitators and honors the elders of our practice.
She is also an ordained Episcopal minister, and has worked in the tender and personal place where spirituality and day to day life meet for over twenty years.
About Yildiz Sethi:
Yildiz Sethi is a psychotherapist, clinical hypnotherapist, Family Constellation facilitator and trainer, Vedic astrologer, innovator and author living in Brisbane Australia.
She strongly believes that many of us are ready for a shift in personal consciousness on our personal development and spiritual journey and to make new links with each other to form a more enlightened society. She is very happy to be involved with personal development at this time to help those who are ready for change in freeing their mind and going beyond limitation.
Master of Applied Social Science (Counselling) Grad Dip Couns. Dip Clinical Hypnotherapy. Training in Family Constellations with Bert Hellinger. Former educator (ACAP) Australian College of Applied Psychology. Author of 2 personal development number best seller books Amazon and one psychotherapy book.
All of her books include Family Constellations
Latest book (2016)
Rapid Core Healing Pathways: to Growth and Emotional Healing Using the unique dual approach of Family Constellations and Emotional Mind Integration: For personal and systemic health is available for purchase from Amazon and www.rapidcorehalingbook.com
Sarah’s most recent exploration has been studying Systems Dynamics in Organisations with the Bert Hellinger Institute, The Netherlands and ongoing advanced training and dialogue with leading practitioners globally. This enables her to provide skilled and experienced Systems Dynamics Analysis & Facilitation and Business Constellations.
In her passionate pursuit of understanding how to create organisations where people can thrive for the benefit of the enterprise, Sarah has sought out practical applied techniques that are transferrable to the world of work, organisations and enterprise. Her special interest is to find leading edge methods and technologies that her clients can use effectively, that meet their emerging needs. She applies what she learns to her own situations of leadership before recommending to clients. She wants to know they work and what it takes to implement these ideas to ensure they are transferrable from theory into practice.
Sarah initially qualified with a degree in Applied Science in Occupational Therapy. She practised in the field of Occupational Rehabilitation and became a leader in this field, renowned for her outstanding outcomes in highly complex resistant cases.
Sarah’s furthered her academic qualifications in behavioural, biological and engineering sciences as well as organisational behaviour and industrial relations. She earned a Master’s degree in Safety Science from UNSW. She is a Fellow, Australian Institute of Company Directors and Associate Fellow, Australian Institute of Management.
Brenda B.Scs.(Psych) is a Holistic Counsellor, Trainer and Consultant with her practice grounded in over 30 years’ experience. She is the founder and Director of The Awakening Group accredited training programs and workshops conducted throughout Australia.
In the nineties Brenda trained in Tantra with top USA & Australian trainers, and subsequently for many years ran Tantric and Sacred Sexuality workshops for women and retreats for men and women. Her experience and insights into sexuality were sort after by television, radio and magazines for her work. Today she combines her 13 year Systemic Constellation training with working with sexuality, heart and wholeness.
Having worked in conventional market research, Caroline finds that systemic explorations are a more powerful way to help her clients to find buying energy and client flow for the work that is most purposeful for them, the essence of her work with clients is on how they are ‘relating to their markets’.
Having led creativity, growth and change in corporate, entrepreneurial and creative organisations, including Morgan Stanley, a pre-IPO green energy company commercializing technology from the European space programme, and English National Opera, her consulting clients include entrepreneurs, technical and social innovators, and artists in Europe, the USA and Asia.
Caroline’s involvement and passion for systemic work began in 2000. She offers systemic trainings in London and by invitation around the world.
Finding More Clients for your Most Purposeful Work
Caroline’s workshop presentation will be for those who would like to explore how to generate more client flow for their most purposeful work!
Introducing a systemic process she will explore how you are relating to your market and your purpose now, and teach an intervention that can create a clearer, more compelling relationship to both. This process is designed to increase sales and professional satisfaction.
In Caroline’s Systemic Consultancy she works with clients on innovation and growth, enabling her to explore an ongoing passion for systemic business development – using systemic principles and techniques to help clients to grow their businesses.
Hi I’m James Tautari Hudson. I am from the Ngāti Awa, Tuhoe, Ngāti Pukeko and Ngaitai iwi (Māori tribes) of Aotearoa (New Zealand). Throughout my professional career, I have always been involved with Māori and tribal development. My first career was as a lawyer working with Māori tribes and organisations on governance and commercial matter. I also acted for Māori on claims against the Crown for land confiscation and colonisation-based cases. I then worked with universities and whare wānanga (tribal universities) to research Māori and indigenous governance and development approaches. During this time, I completed my doctorate during which I constructed an outcomes framework to measure iwi progress and development. The framework and approaches was based on Māori worldviews, future aspirations and practices. More recently, I have lead Māori data innovations working with multiple Māori tribes and government, NGO and corporates in collaborative approaches to progress Māori well-being and prosperity.
I have been involved with systemic constellations for over a decade. Having completed formal training in Aotearoa and Australia, my constellation work has primarily focussed on or involved Māori development, at tribal, organisation and population levels. My work has evolved by integrating mātauranga Māori (traditional Māori knowledge) with systemic constellation process. The mātauranga Māori will often be place-based and tribal specific drawing on philosophies, histories and experiences relevant to each tribe or community. This has resulted in distinctive insights and solutions that have been applicable to both the specific tribe or community and also to broader Māori and generic populations.
During my presentation, I will draw on my own experiences primarily with Māori communities, spaces and themes to illustrate practices and philosophies that continue to influence my constellation work. I will explore how constellation approaches based on Māori and tribal worldviews have created pathways for deeper listening: listening to our aitua (ancestors), to our marae (collective spaces), to our whenua (land), to our Atua (gods). Just as importantly, I will share examples of how we have applied these insights to inform practical and pragmatic approaches to Māori and tribal development at local and national levels.