Various Opportunities to Learn
The Intensive is an opportunity to learn. It does not claim to be a complete, systematic training in constellation work. Participants become members of an international learning community, where everyone learns and teaches in his or her own way.
The International Intensive Workshop 2018 offers four formal training opportunities:
There are always opportunities to engage in informal conversation and exchange with other participants and faculty.
Five mornings will begin with a talk on different results relating to constellations by different experts.
For the second part of the morning participants will be free to choose between three different workshops led by faculty members, who teach about their special themes and experiences. The workshops may include opportunities for supervision and theory. In addition these morning workshops are an opportunity to experience faculty who may not be in your afternoon group.
Thursday morning will be different in the weekly program schedule:
Begin: Constellation of the Group Shadow (Guni and Christine)
On Thursday morning there are four options:
- Workshop 1:
Barry Krost: "Exploring Phenomenological Resolution with Exaggerated Patterns".
- Workshop 2:
Franziska Pretsch: "Experience constellations differently - movements of body and soul".
- Workshop 3:
Tanja Meyburgh and Sian Palmer: "Ancestral Connections: Embodying Life"
- Wandern (walking)
There are a couple of wonderful walks you can do starting from the Vollmar-Academy. More information at the location (maps, etc.).
- A free morning…
You can relax or take a swim in the Lake or visit the extraordinary Spa "Kristall trimini" (www.kristall-trimini.de) or the Franz Marc Museum (www.franz-marc-museum.de/english/index.php).
To work effectively in this way, each group needs an opportunity to develop trust and an open atmosphere. For this reason participants will stay in the same afternoon Work Group for the whole week. Each group will work with four or five different faculty members during the week. Please be aware that no group will work with all faculty members.
There are two different kinds of afternoon work groups. The difference between them is primarily the style of learning offered. Participants choose which style of learning they prefer. Some very advanced learners prefer to learn in the experiential mode.
Afternoon Experiential Groups
The afternoon experiential learning groups are the option of choice for those participants who prefer to learn by observing faculty at work. This afternoon groups are an opportunity to learn by working on personal issues, being a representative and by discussing the work with faculty and participants. The faculty will lead all constellations in these experiential groups.
Afternoon Practice Groups
The purpose of the practice groups is to give more experienced participants an opportunity to lead constellations, make mistakes, give and get feedback in a safe learning environment. For this reason, people choosing this option agree to the following conditions:
- Participants in practice groups are confident that they can facilitate constellations constructively and safely, even if imperfectly.
- Participants are willing to explore personal issues under the leadership of other participants.
- Facilitators are present as a resource, but other participants lead the constellations. Faculty will intervene only if they believe it to be in the interests of the client.
Participants are confident that they can accept constructive criticism with an open mind and offer it to others with honesty and kindness.
Participants at the Intensive bring with them a wealth of talents, skills, experience and expertise in a wide variety of areas. We are constantly amazed at the amount of knowledge there is in the collective field. We welcome all this richness with gratitude. We just ask that you share freely as far as you feel able and willing, and that you undertake not to charge other participants for any individual or group sessions you may choose to offer. We also ask that you do not offer healing, bodywork or other sessions during the morning and afternoon timetabled part of the Intensive.
All participants are free to offer or organise workshops on relevant themes of their choosing during the evening programme. In previous years participants demonstrating their specialty have led exciting and powerful evening groups.