Trauma Through the Systemic Constellation Lens

Event details

  • maandag | 26 juni 2017 to woensdag | 28 juni 2017
  • 10:00
  • China Exchange UK, 32A Gerrard Street, London W1D 6JA

Deel dit event:

For the first time in the UK, we are gathering together a group of the most inspirational trainers in the field of Systemic Constellation Work to share their knowledge and experience of Trauma Through the Systemic Lens.

Venue: China Exchange UK, 32A Gerrard Street, London W1D 6JA

When: Monday 26th – Wednesday 28th June 2017 from 10am to 5.30pm

Cost: The price for this conference is £495 but if you book before 31st March, the early bird price is £395.  Some bursary places are available.

With: Anngwyn St Just, Sarah Peyton, Judith Hemming, Jutta ten Herkel and others

While it is deeply gratifying to see a growing awareness of individual, family and social trauma, it is equally disturbing to see a tendency to regard trauma as both a clinically meaningful diagnosis as well as something quite separate from a larger, all pervasive reality; embracing and encompassing everything that has always been intrinsic within our collective human condition.” Anngwyn St Just

Brief synopsis:

This three-day symposium will provide a wide-ranging exploration of the effects of trauma in personal, social and environmental systems. We will learn about the neurobiology of trauma and how constellation work can heal our brains; we will explore personal trauma and examine how, as practitioners, we can work safely with unresolved traumatic issues in a variety of settings and situations; we will look at resilience and resourcing of both client and facilitator; we will learn about social traumatology and symptomatic pattern repetitions, which manifest trans-generationally, and we include addiction and the relationship with early and intergenerational trauma.


The programme will include in-depth teaching as well as constellations, experiential exercises and a trauma lab, to which participants can bring a personal or supervision issue.  Our panel of trainers, will discuss their own approach to each issue, enabling the participant to choose the one that they would most like demonstrated. In this way, our learning will weave between the theoretical, practical and experiential throughout the three days together.


This conference represents 21 hours of continuing professional development (CPD). Certificates of Attendance will be issued after the conference on request.


Anngwyn St Just Ph.D  will be presenting her extensive work on social traumatology, including:


Understanding Social Trauma

Social trauma work emphasizes the systemic impact of trauma beyond individuals and families into the larger fields of local, national and global community. The concept of social trauma or of trauma extending beyond the

individual into the community, culture, nations and Earth herself is still very new. This presentation will address these kinds of trauma and other states of overwhelm that extend beyond individual experience. With the frequency of natural and man-made disasters, contagious diseases, wars, national conflicts and violence on the increase all over the world, treatment is often a question of real physical, social, cultural and political survival for the involved region. It is important to understand that trauma is a global issue and that there is an urgent need to develop international, cross-cultural, cost-effective trauma education and recovery programs based upon easily transmitted concepts. Workshop experience will explore multimodal options for working with social trauma which are based upon the recognition that the psychophysiological manifestations of trauma are directly reflected in the behaviour of humans as social beings throughout the life cycle.


Generational Trauma: If Your Family Tree Could Speak…

Is there such a thing as an “Ancestor Syndrome”? Like it or not…”We are not alone”. This presentation will examine the issues of ancestral legacy, known or unknown, gender, birth order and sibling dynamics, as well as the role of “co-incidences” intimate relationships, and life cycle transitions. We will also have a look at symptomatic pattern repetitions which manifest in a vast array of behaviors such as suicide, violence and abandonment, as well as addictions such as work, alcohol, drugs, gambling, eating disorders, compulsive caretaking and so forth. Anniversary reactions are also important, as well as roles, resources, and vulnerabilities to future stress.


Together, we will navigate the experiential edges between the known and the unknown within the personal, generational, and cultural perspectives of overwhelming life events. While we emphasize the potential liabilities in the range of responses within the human organism, we are also aware of the dynamic potential of morphic fields, healing movements and a willingness to explore the uncharted realms of the family heart and soul.


Sarah Peyton will be presenting the opening lecture each day, as well as joining the panel discussions and trauma lab. Sarah integrates constellations, interpersonal neurobiology and the healing of trauma in her workshops all over the world. She will discuss how neuroscience helps us to facilitate Trauma-Informed Constellations, and she will also present her work on how, from a neuroscience perspective, constellations heal our brain.  Her lectures are as follows:


1.    An Overview: Engaging the Brain in Constellation Work

2.    How does Neuroscience help us Facilitate Trauma-Informed Constellations?

3.    Understanding the Self in Sickness and in Health: Constellations, Stress and              Healing


Judith Hemming will provide teaching and demonstration on the place of trauma in systemic constellation work. How do we recognize trauma in the client or the wider family system, and what are our options as practitioners? What is needed to enable us to work with trauma in the field and what constitutes effective intervention? Judith’s teaching will look at methods of working with groups, individuals and trauma theory.   

Jutta ten Herkel will present her work on the connection between addiction and early and intergenerational trauma.  She will speak of substance and behavioural addictions, eating disorders and thought addictions. She will also look at the importance of resourcing the client and the system post recovery, and the place of intention in healing.

It will be a wonderful three days and we hope you will join us. 

For more information about the speakers and how to book your place, please click HERE.


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