Our International Faculty Members
Anngwyn St Just
Anngwyn St. Just, Ph.D. is a systemically oriented social traumatologist who holds advanced degrees from The Western Institute for Social Research and the University of California in Berkeley. She is also a cultural historian, psychotherapist and somatic educator who specializes in developing multimodal cross-cultural methods based upon easily transmitted concepts for trauma education and recovery.
Currently the director of The Arizona Centre for Social Trauma and ACST International, she has served as advisor to the Drug and Alcohol Studies Program at the University of California at Berkeley.
For over 40 years she has maintained a co-creative relationship with Peter Levine. Anngwyn St. Just has travelled widely in North and South America, Europe and Russia teaching innovative ways of healing individual and social trauma.
Author of numerous articles and books translated into 3 languages they include
Trauma: Time, Space and Fractals – Amazon.com
In English: Relative Balance in an Unstable World: A Search for New Models
of Trauma Education and Recovery ( Carl-Auer-Verlag,Heidelberg)
A Question of Balance – a systemic approach to understanding and resolving trauma (2008 Amazon)
In German: Soziales Trauma: Balance finden in einer unsicheren Welt
(Kisel/Random House, Munich)
In Spanish: Equilibrio Relativo en un Mundo Inestable: Una investigacion sobre
Educacion de Traumas y Recuperacion (Alma Lepik, Buenos Aires)
Trauma: una cuestion de equilibrio (Alma Lepik, Buenos Aires)
Dr. Karl-Heinz Rauscher (MD)
Dr. Karl-Heinz Rauscher (MD) studied medicine in Munich Germany and Yale University (USA) and spent eleven years practicing as a specialist in Internal Medicine. He is also trained in Humanistic Psychotherapy and group dynamics.
Trained in Family Constellation work by Bert Hellinger he has been leading international workshops and trainings in Systemic Constellation Work (SCW) since 1994 in Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Austria, USA, Canada, Mexico, Sweden, England, Netherlands and Latvia and in 2018 he will be teaching again in the USA and also South America and Ireland before joining us in Australia.
In 2003 he published „Weiterbildung in Systemaufstellungen“ a text book in German about Systemic Constellations.
Over the past 20 years he has developed his unique forms of Systemic Constellations work (SCW) for working with body symptoms, organs and physical diseases. His newest development is the combination of Constellations with the energetic, shamanic healing method he calls the ‘Healing voices’.
He is also a writer of philosophy, novels, stage and screenplays. His newest book ‘The Principle of Unity – Everything is connected to everything’ was published in September 2017.
Svagito Liebermeister is a psychotherapist and spiritual teacher who has been a disciple of the enlightened mystic, Osho, since 1980. In his courses and training groups he combines Western therapy methods with Eastern methods of meditation and is known for his clarity and heartfulness in teaching and supporting people in their personal growth. His work conveys the essence of how Family Constellation can be understood: as a therapeutic method, as a meditation, and as a way to connect with something mysterious that lies beyond our normal ideas about conscience and beyond our normal sense of personal identity.
He has trained hundreds of practitioners worldwide in the art of working with people from a space of meditation and lovingness. For many years he coordinated the two-month Osho Therapist Training Programme at the Osho International Meditation Resort in Pune, India, one of the largest personal- growth centres in the world. Every year, he travels extensively throughout Europe, Asia, Central and South America, offering courses and training programmes in over 15 different countries.
Working with people therapeutically since 1981 Svagito holds a degree in psychology from Munich University and continued to study a wide range of therapeutic methods including Deep Tissue Bodywork, Neo-Reichian Breathwork, Psychic Massage and Male-Female Energy work, Counselling and Trauma Therapy (SE).
In 1995 he began to include Family Constellation in his work, studying with its founder, Bert Hellinger, and since 2000 he leads his own training programmes in this fascinating approach to therapy. His other training programmes specialize in Neo-Reichian Breathwork, Counselling and Male-Female Energy work and Trauma Healing (SE).
Svagito has published three books, which have been translated into 9 languages.
For more information about his work or courses, please send an e-mail to:
For further information about Osho and his approach to meditation
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Author of ‘Your Resonant Self’ – how to use empathic language and the latest findings in neurobiology to literally rewire your brain and awaken your capacity for self-love and well-being
Sarah is an international speaker and facilitator with a passion for weaving together neuroscience knowledge and experiences of healing that unify people with their brains and bodies. Sarah makes Interpersonal Neurobiology research available for our embodied brains to use in living at peace with ourselves. She shares up-to-date research on our nervous systems and how they interact with each other, her presentations change lives and invite self-acceptance and self-compassion.
An experienced Facilitator and trainer of Systemic Constellations and a CNVC Certified Trainer of Nonviolent Communication Sarah integrates IPNB and empathy into the Family Constellations experience. ‘When we step into the field created by the constellation, we are stepping into the seeker’s right hemisphere, with its connection to the body, emotions, and its orientation in our relational world’.
Sarah speaks and writes internationally on the confluence of NVC, Constellation work, and the world of neuroscience research; guest lectures at the International Systemic Constellations Association (ISCA) Intensive at Bernried, Germany (’14, ’15, ’16); has been a regular contributor to the Global Association of Interpersonal Neurobiology Studies (GAINS) journal and currently contributes to The Knowing Field journal. In 2015 she published a chapter on Constellations and Health in the German book, Salutogenesis, edited by Stephan Hausner.
Constellations give us a way to harvest the body’s wisdom. Through constellation work we can unwind and unravel the frozen strands of trauma from our essential beings, so that we can flourish, live, and contribute our gifts with ease. This work opens the door to understanding how much information is coming in through our bodies. As this comprehension deepens, we realize that we can effectively partner with them for conscious movement in the world. We begin to move differently as facilitators and as clients.
Sarah offers healing experiences of hearing ourselves and others deeply (using the precision and resonant language that come alive in the long-term study of Nonviolent communication) and 3D body-centered explorations of families over generations (through family constellation work.)
ABOUT THE BOOK – Your Resonant Self
Sarah’s new book (with hand-drawn illustrations by Forest Chaffee) synthesizes the latest developments in neuroscience, trauma treatment, and the power of empathy into an effective healing method that literally rewires our brain and restores our capacity for self-love, emotional regulation, and well-being.
This book connects people with the understanding that we can use warm language to support and accompany ourselves and that our brain can grow and heal at any age, increasing our resilience and enjoyment of life.
A Gestalt Therapist, Family Constellation Facilitator and Addictions Counsellor working with individuals, couples, families and groups Maria worked for more than a decade in various capacities, including Clinical Supervisor, at South Pacific Private Hospital. Previously co-director at Gestalt Therapy Sydney and lecturer at Nature Care College she now devotes her time to doing what she loves which is Constellations work. Maria has studied Family Constellations with many world leaders in the field and conducting workshops and practitioner training on this work both locally and overseas regularly over the last few years, she was also a member of the organising committee for the inaugural Australian Pacific Constellation Intensive in January 2011 and 2013 conference.
‘Life for me started near Ljubljana, Slovenia. As the seventh of eight children, born into a 3rd generation farming family I developed a preference for nature rather than school. In my early twenties, my husband, myself and our 2 year old son arrived in Australia, intending to stay for two years. That was thirty five years ago. Two years later we had our second son. Speaking no English, having no family support, and believing there was no way to return home, my life became smaller and darker until it was totally black with what I now understand as being a depression. This continued for the next fifteen years before I experienced my nervous breakdown / through. Then my life took a dramatically different direction. It began with participating in twelve steps groups, then exploration into my family of origin moving to complete formal Gestalt Therapy training. It was at this point that I began to comprehend and see the gifts of my earlier depression.
For the next twenty years I applied my direct experience and training, working initially with youth in refuges and supporting families in crisis as a family support counsellor. Since 1995 my focus has been on workshop facilitation, teaching and training along with providing supervision for other therapists and students.
I continue to enjoy nature, living close to the beach and lake where I swim and walk regularly. I believe in living in harmony and balance, which often incorporates playing with my 6 beautiful grandchildren. And oh yes, I very much enjoy a good coffee with my friends.”
Maria is a clinical member of GANZ, PACFA, ISCA as well as an accredited PACFA Supervisor.
Two things drew me to Family Constellation work: early childhood trauma and abuse which I later realised had been the unconscious underlying motivation for all the major moves in my life, and meditation. I understood that to facilitate this work one needed to stand (as much as possible) in ‘not knowing’ and emptiness. One had to be present, grounded, here now in one’s body.
Driven by a deep inner unrest, dissatisfaction, and emotional pain, I travelled the east in search of a master, ending up after two years at the feet of the mystic Osho.
In this spiritual community I was immersed in the worlds of Zen, Sufism, and the teachings of nearly all the great awakened mystics through the ages, as well as passing through the wild world of the burgeoning therapies of the human potential movement of the seventies.
Meditation has deeply influenced how I work and I have been blessed to sit in silent retreats over a number of years with many awakened beings and listen to their teachings. Amongst the many gifts from my time with Osho was the art of listening, an essential component in this work.
Also spending much of my life in nature and wild places learning from the plants and elements, as well as time with a Shaman in the Peruvian Amazon jungle facing my demons, and the madness of the mind, finally coming to the realization that at the deepest core nothing ever happened, there is only love.
Initially training in Systemic/Family Constellations with Bubula Lardi an esteemed elder in the Australian constellation community, I followed this with many more years learning and training with Chris Walsh and Catherine Ingram-Silver in Melbourne and Jacob Schneider, Ursula Franke, Guni Baxa, Heinz Starke (from Germany) as well as a number of other ‘greats’ at two Intensives at the Australasian Constellation Intensive in Sydney.
Further influences on my work have been trainings in Cranio Sacral balancing, Shiatsu, Tantra, Bowen Therapy, Reiki, which have helped fine tune the body. Character Creation with Penelope Chater based on the works of Laban and Yat Malmgren have given me greater understanding of how we hold or allow energy to flow through the different expressions of personality.
‘In the end the ideal state being a place of free flow where energy and love can move spontaneously, adapting and responding to each new situation without being burdened by the past.’ Tanmaya