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Constellation Workshop with Chari Smith–Oct 5 and 6, 2019
October 5, 2019 @ 10:00 am - October 6, 2019 @ 5:00 pm$180
Finding Our Way to Wholeness
A family and systemic constellation workshop with Chari Smith
Many of us bear great unhappiness, sometimes bravely, sometimes unaware. This work gives the parts of us that are inarticulate or injured a chance to speak and become more whole. People bring questions about personal pain, relationships, health, addictions, feeling stuck, and so on.
A constellation is almost always astonishing and resolving for the person who raises an issue, but even more interestingly, for the others in the room. The process creates contact and connection in a way we hunger for in the modern world.
What is family or systemic constellation work?
Constellation work gives us a new vocabulary to see and unwind issues that deeply affect us. Many problems elude our best efforts to resolve them because they are beneath the surface, on the level of the unconscious or the soul. It is on this level that constellations speak.
The idea is that our difficulties are not only personal but are part of systems bigger than ourselves. Our families (and historical context) influence us, even from earlier generations. Past traumas or unfinished business may block or burden us in ways we are not even aware of. The work was developed 50 years ago by Bert Hellinger, influenced in part by the Zulu people he worked with, for whom ancestors were a living part of the community.
Chari Smith has been practicing Focusing, a body-based emotional work developed by Eugene Gendlin, for 15 years and leading constellation workshops since 2017. Most of her training in constellation was with Francesca Mason-Boring and Stephan Hausner, but she also observed or worked with almost 20 other practitioners and participated in thousands of constellations. She brings clarity, warmth, and genuine attention to the person she’s working with. Chari is also a writer who trains people to write in a more human way at work.