Weyanoke Association Coming Together Festival
Restoring Relation-Conscious Cultural Architecture
1 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5
Conscious cultural architecture, a cultural process that is aware of itself, is based upon a high level of relational capacity. Shadow, trauma and collective trauma reduce or cut the fields of perception and the energetic flow and communication which enliven our individual and collective relationships. An embodied spiritual practice offers us a path towards restoration. Our capacity to construct the house that we want to live in as humanity is restored to us through our practice. In this workshop we will explore where our relational capacities are reduced and therefore the world cannot arise in us fully. We will also identify and explore the cultural agreements that are based on shadow structures and collective trauma.
About the presenter
Thomas Hübl is a modern mystic, spiritual teacher, author and systems-thinker. His work integrates the essence of the great wisdom traditions, scientific knowledge and his own personal experience. His teachings combine transformation through integration of trauma, somatic sensitization, advanced meditative practice, and a deepening understanding of culture processes. Since 2004, Thomas' leading-edge work has spread worldwide through workshops, multi-year training programs and online courses. The non-profit Celebrate Life Festival brings together more than 1,200 people every year and has showcased a wide network of experts in various disciplines, through dialogue and exchange. In 2008 Thomas founded the Academy of Inner Science to provide a framework for dialogue between the inner science of consciousness and the external scientific-academic exploration of life. Through the years, he organized several major healing events, aimed at healing the Holocaust's cultural shadows. Thousands of Germans and Israelis have been brought together through these processes. Born in Austria in 1971, he lives in Tel Aviv, Israel, with his wife, the Israeli artist Yehudit Sasportas and their daughter Eliya. Learn more here.
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Men, Women & Peace: Exploring the Art, Adventure & Mystery of Relationship
Anngwyn St. Just, Ph.D., and Karl-Heinz Rauscher, M.D.
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5
This integrative workshop explores the connections between our personal and familial destinies and the larger forces that may have shaped our experiences as men and women in our relationship patterns and capacity for intimacy, and meaningful collaboration, often for generations. In order to release the burdens of the past, Karl-Heinz and Anngwyn offer a peaceful atmosphere of mutual respect and the benefit of their combined expertise within an innovative combination of trauma and systemic constellation work designed to address the overt and covert causes of pain, conflict and misunderstandings between men and women. Although we are often referred to as "opposite genders," men and women are in reality two aspects of our collective soul. If we understand this hidden reality, we can honor this mystery, and find ways to reconcile our real and imagined differences to open new paths toward good and lasting solutions. Emphasis will vary according to the needs of individual participants.
About the presenters
Anngywn St. Just, Ph.D., is a systemically oriented social traumatologist and author who holds advanced degrees from The Western Institute for Social Research and the University of California in Berkeley. She is a cultural historian, psychotherapist and somatic educator who specializes in developing multimodal and cross-cultural methods based upon easily transmitted concepts for trauma education and recovery. Currently the director of The Arizona Center for Social Trauma and ACST International, she has served as advisor to the Drug and Alcohol Studies Program at the University of California at Berkeley. For more than 40 years she has maintained a co-creative relationship with Peter Levine, the developer of Somatic Experiencing. She has traveled widely in North and South America, Europe and Russia, teaching innovative ways of healing individual and social trauma. Learn more here.
Karl-Heinz Rauscher, M.D., is a physician, writer and specialist in internal medicine and holistic medicine in a family setting in Germany. He studied medicine in Munich, Germany, and at Yale University and spent 11 years practicing as a specialist in internal Medicine. He also trained in Humanistic Psychotherapy and group dynamics; after being trained in Family Constellations by Bert Hellinger, he began leading international workshops and trainings in Systemic Constellation Work since 1994 in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Italy, the United States, Sweden, Canada and Mexico. In recent years, he developed specialized forms of Family and Systemic Constellations to examine body symptoms, organs, physical disease and the healing of collective trans-generational trauma. Learn more here.
Foundations of Brea(d)th
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5
Having been involved in Family Constellations from its early days in New York City, I have had the privilege to walk, stumble, be carried, and fly along this evolving path for almost two decades. At the start, Harald Hohnen traveled from Germany scores of times to facilitate workshops in a music school in Greenwich Village, which were mostly attended by my friends initially. When we first hosted Bert Hellinger at a venue called Source of Life in the garment district of the city, a Gospel choir practiced on the other side of the false wall that divided the large room. Hellinger took it in stride, and the 90-plus attendees simply leaned forward on their uncomfortable metal folding chairs to hear his words.
Since then, a thousand threads have crossed and frayed in my learning; new threads have been added while some have fallen away. What I return to, what I always have, are the initial observations made and communicated by Hellinger. Those fundamental concepts have kept me anchored — as teacher, as student, as writer, as work in progress — through a constantly expanding art and practice called Family Constellations. The work that Hellinger assembled captured my imagination from the beginning, a great integration of literature, therapy, and philosophy. And it is imagination that the work continues to inspire — to imagine that we can live into peace, into love, into the more of life including and beyond the parameters that were bequeathed to us.
About the presenter
Suzi Tucker became interested in the work of Bert Hellinger, the psychotherapist who developed Family Constellations, while editor-in-chief of the U.S. publishing company Zeig, Tucker and Theisen. After an active career in publishing, she co-founded the Bert Hellinger Institute USA and went on to study, teach and facilitate Family Constellations across the United States and Canada. She has contributed to chapters and articles to several books and journals, including co-editor and contributing author to Messengers of Healing in 2005 and contributing author to Ten Commandments For Couples: For Every Aspect of Your Relationship Journey in 2011. Her 2014 book is Gather Enough Fireflies, and there are two new books in the works. Learn more here.
View Suzi's video interview about her conference appearance
Awakening to Soul Consciousness: The Potentiality of Family Constellations
Jamy Faust, M.A. & Peter Faust, M.Ac.
9 a.m. to noon Thursday, Oct. 5.
Veiled beneath the layers of personality the Soul is waiting to be discovered. In those precious moments of recognition, a reflection of our Soul is mirrored back to us. We will trace the concept of Soul and how Family Constellations offer the opportunity to reach the hidden depths that touch the broadest insight, awareness, and healing for ourselves and those we love.
About the presenters
Jamy Faust, M.A., is an impassioned teacher, Constellation facilitator, and skilled communicator who is committed to showing people a way toward genuine healing and Soul awareness. Her intuitive approach and clear guidance create a sense of trust and safety. Jamy holds a master’s degree in Holistic Counseling and Psychology. She was part of Bert Hellinger’s Movements of the Spirit-Mind program with HellingerSciencia and is a graduate and former faculty member of the Barbara Brennan School of Healing. Jamy studied with Ralph Metzner and has assisted him in his Alchemical Divination training. She has practiced Tibetan Buddhist meditation for more than 35 years. She is a member of the board of directors of the North American Systemic Constellation organization.
Peter Faust, M.Ac., is an adept Constellation facilitator, committed teacher and seasoned acupuncturist, Peter is devoted to helping people come to peace on their healing journey through connection to Soul. Peter’s gentle style, compassionate nature, and understanding way allow for multi layers of healing and insight to occur for individuals and groups. Peter holds a master’s degree in Japanese and Chinese acupuncture and has been practicing Eastern medicine since 1993. He is trained in energy medicine and is a graduate and former faculty member of the Barbara Brennan School of Healing. For the past 15 years, he has been a lead facilitator in men’s spiritual development work through the Hero’s Journey Foundation.
Since 2003, they have co-facilitated The Constellation Approach Immersion Programs and public seminars near Boston, Mass. They are authors of The Constellation Approach: Finding Peace Through Your Family Lineage and the chapter “The Role of Energy and Intuition in Family Constellations” for the book Messengers of Healing. Learn more here.
View Jamy & Peter's video interview about their appearance at the conference
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The purpose of North American Systemic Constellations (NASC) is to organize educational conferences and other learning experiences that support the growth and development of Systemic Constellations as a healing modality so that the far-reaching benefits of Systemic Constellations can be shared with the public.