Belonging: From Betrayal to Blossoming

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.