What happens, if I have to drop out for…

If you have to drop out for genuine reasons, you will be able to repeat the course for a reduced fee, depending on what parts of the course you will be missing.
I am sure we will always find a way that will benefit both parties.

What are the requirements for a successful completion of…

Please note that to successfully complete this training you will need the following:
  • completing all of the 6 individual sessions
  • be present at at least 10 of the 12 theoretical online group sessions*
  • be present at the whole 7 days of practical experience
  • complete successfully the written and practical exam
  • complete successfully the written essay
* The theoretical online group modules will be recorded and accessible also after the time scheduled, so that you can catch up with the missed material.

Will I get a certificate?

You will receive a Certificate of Attendance and Successful Completion of the training along with a personal evaluation
One of your questions might be if this training is accredited or if you will get a job with this training.
The family constellation work has different standings in different countries and as far as I know there is an accreditation only in Germany. But also here accreditation means that at a certain point in time some people came together and decided about what is accredited and what others have to do to meet these standards.
Does accreditation really guarantee a good training or say anything about the trainer or about the therapist, counsellor or facilitator?
There is a great freedom in not being accredited. Because then the standard is the quality of your own practice and it allows you to develop your work in your own pace and responsibility and not under the pressure of rules and requirements.
For me personally my training in family constellations years ago was the missing link to become a counsellor. However for some time I only offered constellation workshops without giving myself any professional label.
Whatever we do with the knowledge and the tools that we gain, in the end it depends on us and how we integrate them into our life. It depends on our openness, our sense of responsibility and most of all on our courage to go new and independent ways.
There are many paths to become a family constellation facilitator or to work with the gained knowledge after the training. Some people take lots of time and maybe choose to participate in other trainings until they feel ready. Others take less time and they start earlier. Some of you might never become constellation facilitators but use the systemic knowledge and principles in their different professions – and this could be from therapeutic work to business coaching or marketing.
But whatever you decide afterwards – one thing is for sure:
This training definitely will not be wasted.

Is there a final exam?

Yes, there will be two final examsone online about the theory of systemic constellations and one practical where you will be facilitating a complete constellation of your choice.
No worries, there won’t be any marks and no “pass” or “fail”,  but a constructive and honest feedback and personal statement which can also be used as a reference for your future professional plans.
There are two reasons why I decided to examine your learning and experience outcome:
  • It will allow you to become clear of the knowledge that you have gained from this training. It will strengthen your trust in your skills and help you to become aware of possible aspects that you might still need to acquire to work responsibly with the systemic principles
  • It will allow me to give you a realistic, honest and constructive feedback of your skills and thus to guide you further in your professional plans and goals.

Will there be any further costs besides the training…

For the Basic Training there will be no additional fees as long as all the modules are online.
In case we decide for the practical days in form of a retreat, there will be additional costs – see below.
There will be ADDITIONAL costs for accommodation and food during the 3 intense 5-day retreats. I will do everything to find a place with reasonable fees. We will have also the option to or choose catering or choose cooking for ourselves. This will be decided by the group once the course has started.
Of course travel cost is NOT INCLUDED in the training fees and any other personal expenses.
I will try to prepare as much handouts and material as I can to avoid that you have to buy a lot of books but  I will suggest some basic literature that might be useful to buy and have on your own.

How do the online sessions take place? What do…

For the parts of this training that will be conducted on-line we use Zoom, a high quality, very reliable and, most important, easy-to-use and free platform. No technical knowledge is required. It allows for full interactivity, as well as “meeting room” breakouts which make small-group exercises possible. Before every session you will receive a link to the respective session. You simply follow the link and join the session.
For more information, go to Zoom.us. Please be aware that Zoom requires reliable internet access and a webcam.
Before every session you will receive videos or webinars with the content of the session. It is your responsibility to use this material for preparation, so that the group can benefit and make the most of the time during the online classes.

Will I be able to facilitate constellations after this…

Basic Training:
The Basic Training will not allow you to facilitate group constellations.
However it has shown that people who already work in a helping environment, like therapists or teachers, start to integrate the knowledge in their practice already during this basic training and have experienced it as very beneficial.
Advanced Training:
This is a question I cannot answer with a “yes” or a “no”. It is like asking “Will I be able to draw after training in creative arts?”
One person will be a master, another will still need some more experience and practice and a third one will realize that it’s not for them.
You will have the necessary tools to start working with constellations in a group or in 1to1 sessions. But tools – no matter if in theory or practice – are not everything. Working responsibly with the systemic principles requires a special inner attitude that few people have naturally. But many can reach or reconnect to this attitude through genuine seeking, humbleness, honesty, compassion and respect. Through being ready to reconcile with the past and heal their own relationships and courageously looking in the mirror of the world around them.
This training aims to support you especially in finding this attitude and you will receive honest and respectful feedback from me and also your peers.
I am sure that in the end you will feel it and be clear about if you are ready and if you are meant to be a constellation facilitator or systemic practitioner.