Introducing some of the Faculty Members for 2018
Dr Guni Baxa
Dr. Guni Baxa is one of the first generation of trainers with Bert Hellinger and has been a member of the teaching faculty of the International Bert Hellinger Association in ZIST for many years. She is one of the founders and the co-director of the ‘Therapy and Self-experience centre’ in Germany and a founding member of APSYS (Institute fur Systemic Practice, Constellation – and Reconstruction work) in Austria.
Guni has published several articles on constellation work and is co-editor of the book ‘Verkorperungen’ which deals with the interconnections of systemic constellations, systemic bodywork and rituals.
With her extensive experience as a psychotherapist (in systemic family therapy) and as a supervisor and instructor for systemic family therapy in Germany her emphasis in the past ten years has been in training counsellors and psychotherapists in constellation work (including organisational constellations) throughout Europe and abroad. Workshop participants have described Guni as ” outstanding in being able to achieve profound outcomes.”
Her teaching skills and knowledge of applied- theory is very strong combined with her humour, deep feminine wisdom and clear heart she is an inspiring source of wisdom. Guni lives with her husband in the hills outside Graz, Austria.
Author of “Even if it Costs Me My Life – Systemic Constellation Work in the Application of Complimentary Medicine “(Germany) which is translated in to 10 languages. Stephan is a Naturopathic Practitioner, trained in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Homeopathy and Osteopathy and uses the field of Family Constellations towards creating an environment for self-healing to happen.
Introduced to the systemic-phenomenological approach by Bert Hellinger in 1993 he has since presented his approach to Constellation work in more than 40 countries on five continents, he has also been part of the International Faculty at Bernried, Germany a number of times.
From 2007 to 2009 he facilitated systemic constellations for patients with psychosomatic disorders in the Clinic for the Psychosomatic Patients in Simbach/Inn, Germany and also as a Post Graduate training for Medical Doctors in cooperation with the Bavarian Association for Medical Doctors.
Stephan has also participated in an international multicentric study (SISC) about the process and effects of illness and symptom constellations. (Coordination Dr G Weber Wieslocher Institute for Systemic Solutions)
Ingala Robl received her B.A. in Sociology from the National Autonomous University in Mexico-City. Having been a Systemic Family Therapist for nearly 10 years, in 1994 she became the pioneer for the introduction and development of Constellation work in Mexico, Colombia and Latin America. She is a founding member and president of the Mexican Association of Therapists in Constellation Work as well as the dean of the University Center in Constellation Work for the master´s degree, director of the Center of Family Constellations “Sowelu” in Mexico City, and president of the consulting company “Systemic Intelligence”.
Main topics of focus are Systemic Education/Pedagogy, Constellation Work with Couples, Didactic supervision and Systemic Business Coaching with Constellations.
She studied Gestalt, Fischer-Hoffman Process and Enneagram with Dr. Claudio Naranjo, and Core Energetics with Dr. John Pierrakos, Brief Therapy at the Mental Research Institute in Palo Alto, Systemic Couple Therapy at the ILEF in Mexico-City, and made her master´s degree in Systemic Family Therapy. Since 1994, she trained in Family Constellations with Dr. Lorenz Wiest and Bert Hellinger for whom she organized the first Workshops in Mexico-City in 2000 and 2001, and further dates. She has been collaborating with Dr. Gunthard Weber, Marianne Franke, Stephan Hausner, and Jan Jakob Stam (IOCTI´s), and her institute organizes a congress in constellation work every two years.Read more...
Apart from her work in her institute in Mexico-City, she constantly travels to offer constellation workshops in Mexico and Latin America. She is author of many articles and several books.
Publications by Ingala:
- “Secretos de Familia”, jointly with Dr. Ernesto Lammoglia (basics about Constellation work)
- “Constelaciones para la Prosperidad y la Abundancia” (Constellations for Prosperity and Abundance)
- “Constelaciones para el Amor y las Parejas” (Constellations for Couples)
- Her current working project is, Constellations for small entrepreneurs and people who seek success and financial independence.
Jan Jacob Stam
Jan Jacob is an Organizational and Management Consultant and Coach, internationally recognized as a leader in his field. His current book ‘Fields of Connection’, how to work with Organizational Constellations. Over the past decade he has been in high demand around the world presenting at national and international conferences, conduction trainings and workshops, recently joining ISCA’S International Faculty at Bernried in Germany.
Early in his career he studied biology and educational sciences working as a teacher and for many years a partner and management consultant with a Dutch consulting firm. He founded the Dutch ‘Bert Hellinger Institute’ officially opened by Bert Hellinger. He lives with his wife Bibi and their two children in a former farmhouse in the Netherlands.
“The systemic way of thinking and looking at the world helps us to become aware of the mechanisms and dynamics that are at work in systems that we normally never notice. These are the dynamics that can, in one moment, give us wings to fly and in another moment, hold us paralysed and unable to act. Sometimes I feel like a little boy, playing at the beach and finding this beautiful shell of systemic work. There is so much more to explore in this field and what I’ve learned so far I’m most happy to share with other people.”
Margarete Koenning is a PACFA Supervisor and Senior Gestalt Therapist with a BA in Social Work and more than 30 years’ experience in the field.
As a trainer and facilitator of Family/Systemic Constellations and Gestalt Therapy Margarete is known and loved for her healing heart, her deep authentic contact, attention to phenomenology and inclusion of many healing rituals within her work.
For more than 20 years her compassion for healing trauma has drawn her to working with Indigenous organizations and communities with mental health issues, addiction and family of origin entanglements,
Margarete brings a deep feminine wisdom to her way of working with individuals and groups, she has an ability to hold intense affect until it softens and reconnects with life. Along with her husband Keith Margarete lives in the beautiful hinterland of the Sunshine Coast, where she runs her practice and trainings, since arriving in Australia from Germany in 1993. She is greatly respected in the Constellation community of Australia.
Director of The Family Constellation Institute and the Inherited Family
Trauma Center in San Francisco, is one of North America’s foremost Family Constellation leaders.
A sought-after lecturer, he has taught at the University of Pittsburgh, the Western Psychiatric Institute, Kripalu, The Omega Institute, The New York Open Center, and The California Institute of Integral Studies. Mark specializes in working with depression, anxiety, obsessive thoughts, fears, panic disorders, self-injury, chronic pain and persistent symptoms and conditions.
His book IT DIDN’T START WITH YOU: How Inherited Family Trauma Shapes
Who We Are and How to End the Cycle has just been published by Viking on April 26, 2016. His articles have appeared in Psychology Today, Mind Body reen, MariaShriver.com, Elephant Journal and Psych Central, and his poetry has been published in The New Yorker.