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If thinking or talking about a problem hasn’t led you to a satisfying solution, if you’re feeling stuck with an issue and things don’t seem to move, Systemic Coaching Constellations offer a different opportunity to address that challenge and discover new options. Systemic Coaching Constellations provide a fascinating approach with "three-dimensional representation" of an issue.

Constellation work has been successfully applied in Europe in personal and organizational development for many years as it helps to uncover (hidden) dynamics and interdependencies and develop new options to deal with them.

If you're curious and interested in discovering a unique approach to overcome blocks on the way to your goal, make a decision or solve a conflict, or get an idea on why clients are stuck and find new ways to approach their problem, join us.

Systemic Coaching Constellation Workshops are experiential. You may have heard of “family constellations”. But Systemic Coaching Constellations are much more. They provide a three-dimensional representation of the client's topic and a starting point to develop new perspectives and courses of action. The approach is simple yet powerful and solution-focused.

In order to make planning easier, we're asking for participants to register for each workshop at the Eventbrite link that is published with every Meetup invitation.

1. A workshop participant provides an issue to work on. The topic can be pretty much anything (e.g. conflicts or challenges in work teams or organizations, difficult projects as well as physical symptoms, upcoming decisions or catch-22 situations in the client’s personal or professional life). In Systemic Coaching Constellations neither the topic nor the chosen representatives need to have anything to do with family topics or family members– other than in the classical “family constellation” approach.


2. In a dialogue with the facilitator, the client briefly explains their issue and clarifies what they want the outcome of the constellation to be: greater clarity, help with a decision, ideas to solve an issue, etc. A detailed explanation of the problem is not necessary. Interestingly enough, the explanation can also be given in a “covert” way, just by referring to the “components” of the issue with letters or numbers, e.g. “I am torn between the options A and B and would like to get more clarity. If I go for A, this could have an effect on C and D. If I decide to go for B, this can have consequences for E and F.


3. Then the client asks participants to represent the elements and structural aspects of their issue that were defined in the initial dialogue with the facilitator.


4. The client places the representatives somewhere in the room, one after the other. The representatives now depict the client’s internal image of the system that’s being worked on.


5. Then the facilitator asks the representatives what kind of (physical or other) differences they have been experiencing since they have been placed in that particular spot. Often without even knowing what or whom they are representing, the representatives can provide interesting insights. What they perceive physically and emotionally corresponds to the client’s internal image of their issue and often leads to new understandings.

This is called “representative perception” and is the starting point of a process that ends when there is a new “balance” in the system. This new balance is often accompanied by new ideas to solve the issue.

Either being a representative in a constellation or just watching it usually is an impressive experience for the workshop participants.

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Systemic Coaching Constellations Workshop on Feb 26, 2019, 6-9pm in Palo Alto

Palo Alto Institute for Systemic Coaching

Hello everyone, Today I'd like to invite you for the next Systemic Coaching Constellations workshop that's scheduled to take place in Palo Alto, Tuesday, February 26, 2019; 6-9pm. For more information and to register, please to to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/systemic-coaching-constellations-february-26-2019-6-9pm-in-palo-alto-tickets-53224262201 To make things easier for me to track whose turn it is to do a constellation as a client, thanks for signing up via the Eventbrite link. Here, you'll also find the address of my training institute which is the event venue. If you look for the address and plan to attend, please do sign up in advance. I really appreciate your help. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me. Have a fabulous day, Sylvia

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