november, 2020

13novAll DayHEALING FAMILY PATTERNS - LONDON 13th November 2020Experiential Systemic Constellation Workshop with Gaye Donaldson


Event Details

Healing Family Patterns

Wednesday 13th November 2020 in London NW8

Experiential Systemic Constellation Workshop
with Gaye Donaldson

Please find below the information you might wish to ask regarding this workshop. If you have any further queries please email

Violet Hill Studios
6 Violet Hill
St Johns Wood Village
London NW8 9EB
Tel:    020 7624 6101

We will meet in the Group Room on the first floor – please come on upstairs.

Violet Hill Studios is located off Abercorn Place and is close to Abbey Road (above) and Hamilton Terrace (below).

Either the Bakerloo Line to Maida Vale or the Jubilee Line to St Johns Wood.

There is very limited wheelchair access – please call the venue for further details.

Arrive from 09:30 for tea/coffee
Workshop Starts: 10.00
Workshop Finishes: 17.30
Please note the workshop is non-residential.

Refreshments & Lunch
Tea, coffee, fruit and biscuits will be provided during breaks. Lunch is available in the many local cafés near at the venue. Alternatively, you are welcome to bring your own packed lunch.

The group will be kept to a maximum of 22 people. There may also be some student representatives present who will be attending to support the group as part of their training.

£145 per person.
Fees to be paid before the workshop. Please book and pay below via the website.  Alternatively an invoice can be sent to you separately by contacting Payment details are included on the invoice and your place is secured when you pay by return.

An important note about how this workshop runs… This is an experiential workshop in which everyone will participate the process of Constellation Work. I prefer to work with the original single-fee system in my workshops as this way of working feels both more supportive and more aligned with the philosophy of the work than monetarizing a constellation by charging more. The day will include about 5 or 6 constellations plus guided meditation, discussion and teaching. Those who feel ready to do a piece of work are invited to raise their hand.  If, after lunch, there are more people who wish to do a piece of work than there seems time for, names will be put into a hat.

Please be clear that the opportunity to present your own issue is likely, but not guaranteed.
However, my consistent experience over 25 years has shown me that all those present in the group will, in one way or another, have an equally powerful experience. Whether you have brought the issue, actively participated as a representative, or held the space for the work in the outer circle, each constellation offers profound insight and opportunities for everyone in developing new perspectives and clarity on aspects of our own lives. We will of course all reflect on each piece of work together at the end.

Cancellation Policy
Cancellation with more than one months’ notice – full refund given
Cancellation made within 2 – 4 weeks of the workshop – half the fee is refunded
Cancellations made with less than 2 weeks’ notice – no refund given

Please be sure to disclose any physical or mental health issues that might adversely affect your participation at the workshop, prior to your attendance, so that your needs can be met and any concerns can be discussed.

The Workshop
Systemic Constellations offer a methodology that enables us to explore what’s needed and helpful for a healing movement or resolution to occur in complex or sometimes seemingly intractable personal issue that arise from family, relationship, career or existential and spiritual difficulties. At the workshop we will discuss the principles and practices that support our wellbeing in the various groups (or ‘systems’) to which we belong. We will learn about the systemic forces that underpin healthy, loving connection and then, through the process of observing or participating in a Constellation, we will experience how key events and traumas (which often include issues from previous generations) influence us and may even have led to ‘entanglements’ or ‘hidden loyalties’ that affect our life today.

What is a constellation?
A constellation begins with a conversation in which the difficulty or issue is presented, and the hopes for resolution are identified. The participant is then asked to select group members to represent elements of the system under consideration. Aspects represented are typically individual people, but may include groups, organisations, countries or abstract concepts. These ‘representatives’ are ‘set up’ to stand in a configuration called a Constellation or ‘living map’, and they are asked by the facilitator to feed-back basic information which both contributes towards a fuller understanding of the present difficulty and supports movements towards resolution. By creating a constellation of the issue, we can begin to see what is blocking movement or what it is that needs aligning in order to bring peace, to the whole system. The system may of course be our family system, our relationship, our working environment or our own integrated health and wellbeing. The constellation approach is able to work with any issue.
Resolutions come from what Bert Hellinger, the originator of this work, calls ‘the Orders of Love’ or ‘Movements of the Spirit,’ and are based on naturally occurring universal forces, such as time and place and inclusion, which govern the balance and health in all systems.
I provide a confidential, safe and supportive environment for this work to be undertaken. The process can be profound and engaging on both intellectual and emotional levels. Please come prepared to participate with a spirit of openness and generosity.
If you would like further information about the constellation process, please go to where you can read a little more about what happens in a workshop. If you have any further queries about this specific workshop please do not hesitate to get in touch.

The Facilitator
Gaye Donaldson is a constellations practitioner and registered BACP counsellor, who has worked in the community and the private sector. She became a student of systemic constellations in 1994, training extensively in both family and organisational constellations in the UK and abroad. She has worked as a facilitator and trainer of the work since 2005.
Gaye is the Managing Director of the Centre for Systemic Constellations ( and is on the teaching faculty for both the Foundation and Professional Trainings. She also works with the constellation approach in film and theatre, and is a trainer for ‘Healing the Wounds of History’, an organisation that brings new perspectives to conflict resolution in the Middle East. Gaye is a mother and grandmother and lives in Bruton, Somerset.
For further information and to book a place please go to the workshop page at


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Violet Hill Studios

6 Violet Hill, St Johns Wood Village, London NW8 9EB


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