Next Group Workshops:
- Belonging: From Betrayal to Blossoming
Exploring Belonging’s Role in Healing Racism
March 16-17th, 2019
9:30 – 4:00 pm
With Chris Halas Wood and Nikki Mackay
History is far more complex and interconnected than we are taught in school. Traumatic events exert a force long after the participants have died. This force can be biological as science is now finding that trauma can be passed down genetically to future generations.Ancestral trauma and wounding also affects how we move in the world individually and collectively. Have you seen behavioral patterns in others similar to your own? Could this be part of the reason that history seems to repeat itself and racism still flourishes?
The focus of our upcoming workshop will be belonging, which is a fundamental human need that is bigger than the place we hold in the world around us. We will use Family Constellation to explore the historical narrative of belonging at many levels including the cost of our belonging and how this affects our community.
Transformation and healing are possible. Family Constellation is a therapeutic approach that allows the invisible influences from the present and past to be made visible, acknowledged and made whole. This process allows an individual or collective to uncover the hidden historical narrative that they are unconsciously holding in order to bear witness and give place to the trauma before fully and freely moving forward with their own life. This is a highly emotive subject. So that healing may enter, our approach will be both gentle and supportive as we truly bear witness to the collective past trauma. By seeing our own place in relation to the past trauma a move to action will be more effective.
Venue: Threshold 2717 Attwood Avenue, Madison
Cost: $250 US Dollars Scholarships available
Contact Chris Halas Wood to Register or for more information.
Chris Halas Wood is a scientist, teacher and social justice activist, who has worked extensively with Nikki and experienced the transformational power of this work. Their work continues to explore the healing connections and possibilities between the personal and collective fields.
Nikki Mackay is a highly skilled Family Constellation facilitator who has come to Madison regularly for the past five years. She brings her extensive skills as a facilitator, teacher, therapist and scientist with 17 years Family Constellation experience to bare in her work. www.nikkimakcay.co.uk
- Family Constellation Workshop – Sat 4th May, Tayport Scotland
10.30am – 4pm £65
Family and ancestral constellation is a therapeutic approach that allows the invisible influences from the present and past to be made visible, acknowledged and made whole. Unresolved, unacknowledged and traumatic events from the past can be unconsciously carried down from generation to generation. Family constellation allows an individual or collective to uncover the hidden historical narrative that they are unconsciously holding in order to bear witness and give place to the trauma before fully and freely move forward with their own life.A constellation helps us to see entanglements and to separate from them. In the words of Bert Hellinger it helps ‘separate what’s been wrongly joined and join what’s been wrongly separated’. The work is essentially about broken connections that might be restored and unconscious hidden loyalties – bonds that inhibit people’s capacity for development and growth.Whether bringing an issue, taking part in someone else’s constellation or witnessing the work as part of the holding circle, all participants in a constellation group find the work very clarifying and healing. Frequently someone who had a burning issue that they wanted to constellate at the start of the workshop finds that, as a representative or a witness to someone else’s constellation, they get some clarity or even complete resolution of their issue. If those who are energetically most ready to do their personal work have a constellation, this seems to serve the whole group and when we let the energy flow naturally we often find that a theme common to several participants in the group emerges.
The workshop will be led by Nikki Mackay, she is a family constellation facilitator and teacher. She is a therapist with over fifteen years broad scientific and therapeutic experience specialising in individual constellation therapy sessions and group constellation facilitation. She is also an experienced teacher and published author and regularly speaks and contributes on practical constellation application.
This class is fully subscribed – please contact Alison Strandberg to be placed on the waiting list