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Healing Family Patterns – A Constellation Workshop in London

December 15, 2017: 10:00 am - 5:30 pm

Healing Family Patterns – LONDON

A Systemic Constellation Workshop

with Gaye Donaldson 

Friday 15th December 2017

Please find below the information you might wish to ask regarding this workshop.

If you have any further queries please contact Gaye by email info@gayedonaldson.com or on 07810 434 699

Venue & Directions: 

Violet Hill Studios

6 Violet Hill

St Johns Wood Village

London NW8 9EB

Tel: 020 7624 6101

Violet Hill Studios is located off Abercorn Place and is close to Abbey Road (above) and Hamilton Terrace (below). We will be in the Group Room on the first floor.


Maida Vale: Bakerloo Line & St Johns Wood: Jubilee Line


There is 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. If you are going to be late please call or text 07810 434 699


Tea, coffee, fruit and biscuits will be provided during breaks. There are plenty of local cafes and restaurants for lunch. Alternatively you are invited to bring your own packed lunch.


The group will be kept to a maximum of 20 people. This may well include some student representatives who will be attending to support the group as part of their learning.


£125 per person, to be paid before the workshop. Please either pay via Eventbrite on the website, alternatively an invoice or receipt will be sent to you separately; please secure your place by paying by return. Payment details are included on the invoice.

Cancellation Policy:  

Cancellations after 21st October 2017 will result in a complete forfeit of the fee.


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.


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 (www.thecsc.net) 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 on a small organic farm in Somerset.

Mobile: 07810 434699                   Email: info@gayedonaldson.com


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 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 then ‘set up’ to stand in a configuration called a Constellation or ‘living map’ and 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 ‘living map’ of the issue, we can begin to see what is blocking movement or what it is that needs aligning to complete, and therefore 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. 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.

As well as discussion and teaching, there will be space to look at 5 or 6 issues during the day. We will simply ask the group who would like to do a personal piece of work and will select who ever feels ready at that moment. As a result, please be clear that the opportunity to present your own issue is not guaranteed. It is however our consistent experience in this work that those present 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 experience. We will of course all reflect on each piece of work together at the end.

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 www.kindredconstellations.com 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.


December 15, 2017
10:00 am - 5:30 pm


Violet Hill Studios
6 Violet Hill St Johns Wood Village
London,NW8 9EBUnited Kingdom


Gaye Donaldson