Our International Faculty Members
• facilitator and long-term instructor (DGfS) of constellation work, founder of the School for the Path Less Traveled.
• Initiator and co-director of the conference series: Constellation Work and Spirituality (2004, 2006, 2008)
• Guest lecturer and trainer at institutes in Germany and abroad; lecturer at international conferences
• 2008—2016 member of the faculty of the annual “International Intensive” in Bernried. Germany
• Co-author: ”Derselbe Wind läßt viel Drachen steigen” (The same wind causes many kites to rise), Carl-Auer-Systeme Verlag and ”Returning to Membership in Earth Community: Systemic Constellations with Nature” (available via Amazon)
• Various articles in German and English journals
Education / Occupation
Studies: art and art history (Freiburg and Karlsruhe)
Former Occupation: seven years art teacher and student counselor in Freiburg
Further education: Counseling according to Rogers, TZI, Gestalt, Psychodrama, breath work / primal therapy (Siddha); NLP / and Ericksonian hypnosis (Dilts, Michaels and others); family constellations (Bert Hellinger); depth psychology (Hunter Beaumont); trauma work; Somatic Experiencing (Peter Levine, Steve Hoskinson, Raja Selvam)
Experiences that shaped my work:
• Participation in anti-authoritarian kindergartens and children’s theater (Freiburg: Wallgraben Theater)
• Voluntary work in prison in Freiburg
• 1980—1990 learning and working in the presence of the Indian mystic Osho, India and the USA
• Three years living and working in the Osho meditation and therapy center Miasto, Tuscany, Italy
• Meeting with Uncle Les Kuloloio and the culture of Hawaii (Maui was second home for 2 years.)
• Workshops / trainings with other cultures and other countries, including with Native Americans on the
Colville Reservation of the Confederate Tribes, Washington State, USA
• Since 2006, learning about the teachings of the ”Archetypes of the Soul” through workshops with Hasselmann and Schmolke, and since 2015, exploring and experiencing the ”Michael Teachings” (via Shepherd Hoodwin and others)
”Apart from the fact that learning experiences like to hide in our normal everyday life, they tend to be mercilessly noticeable during my work with groups. Escaping, or ”know it already!”, does not work. Uncomfortable? Yes. Boring? Never.
Especially new information, just acquired as ”secure knowledge” is prone to being pulled away from under my feet with regularity; and often the opposite of the logical proves correct, but without me being able to rely on it.
And, as time goes by, all my convictions about how life ought to work keep loosing their grip.
But what remains is that I keep stumbling on these breathtaking lookouts–showing the wonders of this life with all its beauty–that I can not help but want to share them with everyone and the entire world!”
Ah Fung (Lap Cheung Fung)
Ah Fung ( Cheung Fung) is a trainer of systemic constellations, NLP Trainer, M.A. in Art; B.B.A., B.Law (PRC) and one of the pioneers to introduce constellations works into China (Hong Kong) and has developed a set of techniques to introduce constellation work to the general public.
As 90% of Chinese private enterprises are family business, he is highly skilled at find simultaneous solutions for family businesses. His recent development has been exploring and integrating Chinese five element theory with SCW. Some interesting insights are found with symptoms and family relationships. Fung has been the first Chinese faculty in Bernried training intensive since 2013.ung started to learn SCW work from year 2000 and became a full time SCW facilitator in 2006. He was also a Chinese translator of Bert Hellinger. He conducts workshops, offers facilitator training and organized international trainers’ training in mainland China.
With more than 180 working days per year and handling roughly 10,000 cases, he has developed a unique way of facilitating within his training system. His style is characterized by being clear to watch and easy to follow. His structural way of working has been especially welcomed by beginners and those facilitators who need honest feedback to improve their work.
He proposed first training curriculum and presented to ISCA in 2009. His previous working experience within the corporate environment enabled him to work effectively with organizational constellations.
Born in Greenwich Connecticut in 1952 and raised in Pelham, New York just outside of New York City.
- Gestalt and Marriage & Family Therapist in private practice 1994-Present
- International trainer and facilitator in Family Constellations 2007-Present
- Member of the Faculty of the International Constellations Intensive 2016-Present
- Adjunct Faculty, Marriage & Family Therapy Program, Southern Connecticut State University 2005-2014
- Child & Adolescent Program
- Presented at the annual AIA Resource Center Conference, Washington, DC Working With the Effects of Trauma Early Childhood 2004
- Presented at The Hincks-Dellcrest Institute, Toronto, Canada 1998
The Effectiveness of the Parent/Child Intervention, Watch, Wait and Wonder with substance abusing mothers and their children.
2003-2005 Two Year Training in The Art & Practice of Family Constellations with J. Edward Lynch, Ph.D. Hamden, Connecticut
1996-1998 Hincks-Dellcrest Centre, Toronto, Canada Two year training in infant/parent psychotherapy with the Watch Wait & Wonder method.
1997 Post Traumatic Stress Center, New Haven, CT Intensive Group Treatment Training with Hadar Lubin, MD and David R. Johnson, PhD
1994 Masters Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy MFT Southern Connecticut State University New Haven, Connecticut
1974 B.A. In Fine Arts: Art, Music & Theater St. Michaels College Winooski, Vermont
1972 Summer Acting Intensive The Neighborhood Playhouse School Theater340 East 54th Street, NY, NY 10008
Experiences that have shaped my work:
- Working in a racially diverse halfway house for women finishing their prison sentences.
- Six years of working with Adolescents & their families
- Three years of Aikido training
- Two years of Infant/Parent Psychotherapy Training
- 6 months Intensive Training at the Post Traumatic Stress Center in New Haven
- Zen Meditation Practice
- Working with various Masters of Constellations Work
- Teaching Constellations in China
- Fathering, and raising six children
Current themes that keep emerging in my work, and will be foundation for some workshops at the Intensive are:
- Shame and unworthiness: These subjects have surfaced in almost every place/country I worked in.
- Taking in the parents as they are (Back to basics) I am finding so much resistance to people wanting to “take in” their parents, still.
- Challenging myths and beliefs about “Who we Are,” “Who We Are Without Our Stories?”
- Working with the Shadow side of couples relationships.
- Using what some would call a soul retrieval process in a constellation format to reconnect and heal with dissociated parts of us due to early childhood trauma.
Dan Cohen, PhD and Emily Blefeld
Dan Cohen, PhD and Emily Blefeld, LICSW are the creators of Seeing with Your Heart Constellations which access spirit, ancestral and ordinary realms of consciousness to create healing processes that are illuminating and life-transforming.
Dan and Emily offer Constellations in private sessions, workshops, intensives, and trainings throughout the US and internationally. Students in their Seeing with Your Heart Immersion and Act with Your Heart advanced programs learn how to facilitate with enhanced Field presence by opening the heart as an organ of perception. Through their work, a new generation of facilitators invent unique and creative ways to work with the threads of spirit and ancestral consciousness that support and resource life.
Dan Cohen specializes in Constellations that dive deeply into the hidden shadows of the heart to find the untarnished light of love that always endures. Having worked internationally as a facilitator and peacemaker for 35 years, Dan brings a nearly encyclopedic knowledge of the world history to every group Constellation. He trained as a Constellation facilitator with Bert Hellinger and many of the first generation of European trainers beginning in 2000. Among his many voluntary contributions to supporting new facilitators, he was founder of ConstellateUS.com which produced the North American Systemic Constellations Conferences and Intensives.
Emily Blefeld is a Constellations trainer and facilitator who is recognized as a gifted intuitive of the mysteries of the heart. In addition to her work with Constellations, she is a highly regarded psychotherapist, Core Energetics practitioner, and coach who specializes in helping change-agents, visionaries and entrepreneurs release limiting beliefs, patterns, and habits and open to passion, pleasure, and purpose. She’s trained in numerous psychotherapeutic modalities as well as the ancient practices of women’s mystery schools. Her presentations and experiential processes dismantle the old paradigms, outdated narratives, and ancient codes that hold us back and invoke the process of remembering, awakening, and claiming wholeness.
Yildiz Sethi is a Family Constellations facilitator and trainer, counsellor (Masters degree), clinical hypnotherapist, NLP practitioner and founder of two psychotherapies and author. Yildiz has been running training in Family/Business/Wellness Constellations since 2008.
She spent many years as a science (physics and chemistry) teacher and was an Australian College of Applied Psychology (ACAP) lecturer for eight years specialising in Methods of Counselling.
She moved from science teaching at a sensitive time her life when change beckoned. Yildiz discovered Vedic astrology and she became a Vedic Astrologer. This made her aware of the value of astrological psychology and karmic patterns in understanding yourself as a first step in personal growth. She became interested in releasing patterns and blocks in herself and later facilitating others. Her curiosity led her to research and further studies to find the latest, effective, methodologies for positive change in the shortest possible time frames for most, as she suspected that this was a possibility.
In 2005 while backpacking around India she came upon a centre with a large sign saying Family Constellations demonstration. She and her husband Satish were so impressed by the demonstration they took part in the following workshop and then basic and advanced intensive training with Svagito Liebermeister.
Yildiz and Satish completed Bert Hellinger’s first training at his new Institute 2008 in Austria and has received subsequent training from many well-known international teachers. Some of these are Albrecht Mahr, Ursula Franke, Jakob Schneider, Berthold Ulsamer. Yildiz is a member of ISCA (International Systemic Constellations Associations) and has attended the German Intensives several times.
More recently Yildiz is the innovator of psychotherapy modalities Rapid Core Healing (RCH) and Emotional Mind Integration (EMI) and the author of three books. RCH and EMI come out of Constellation philosophy combined with the latest in mind science, (neural science, epigenetics and hypnosis) in creating an approach to work with the fast recovery of both systemic and personal trauma, as well as a range of relational issues and patterns for a large proportion of the population. EMI is a perfect addition to Family Constellations to provide a complete way of working with personal and systemic issues deeply, effectively and briefly.
Each of Yildiz’s books include an explanation and utilisation of Family and Business constellations with many examples of life issues that people face in relationship, business and personal and spiritual development.
Find information about Yildz facilitator trainings in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne on her website
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.
Be Rich AND Spiritual- This is a book that explores the psychological, scientific and mystical aspects of how we create our reality and the power of constellations in removing blocks and revealing information that The Secret didn’t show
Stardust on the Spiritual Path- More than a book, it could be considered a course on ancient and modern philosophies in relation to our life pathway based on Vedic astrology, the law of Karma, personal development and free will and Family Constellations.
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