The Death and Reclamation of God: Working with Meaning - May 2020
The Death and Reclamation of God: Working with Meaning – May 2020
May 30, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - June 3, 2020 @ 12:30 pm
One of the questions constellations seekers ask is about having their connection with higher power restored. How can we work effectively in constellations with the traumas and events that sever people’s sense of belonging to this life? What are the supportive forms and rituals that take our seekers toward their longings? What do we need to do for ourselves to have the clarity and groundedness that most supports this kind of work?
Please note: this event is part of a masterclass series and is currently open for registration only to those who are attending the full series. If you’d like to attend this individual event as a stand-alone, we will open a small number of individual event slots for registration on Dec. 1, 2019.
- Work with the elements of relational neuroscience that help us understand the brain and spirituality, and how to bring these elements to life in constellations
- Explore the constellations forms and rituals that invite us into this question
- Do small group work to ground self-knowing in this area
This event is an in-person retreat/intensive that stretches over 5 calendar days, starting with a dinner on day one, an evening session, three days of work from 9am until 9pm, and then a completion morning session on day 5, ending with lunch.
Each day we alternate between short lectures on neuroscience and constellation concepts with mini-constellations to explore and practice the concepts, and then we do large group constellations. If you’re a visual learner you can imagine small islands of didactic learning, surrounded by slightly larger islands of small-group learning, and then interspersed with large, full-group constellations.
The large group constellations are alternately run by Sarah and by student constellators (participants in the masterclass series) with Sarah’s support.
Both being a facilitator and being a seeker happen by lottery, with weight given to number of sessions attended, thus not all participants will have a chance to be a seeker or a facilitator.
For those participants with US passports, you may have the opportunity to participate in a constellations session at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility (a women’s prison south of Portland, Oregon) before the workshop begins when Coffee Creek permits this, at no charge to participants.
This event is part of a year-long Masterclass Series which allows for constellation facilitators to deeply integrate relational neuroscience into constellation facilitation, and to have new learning about how to leverage solid understanding about how brains work and how we heal from trauma into traditional constellation work, even if the relational neuroscience is never explicitly referenced with clients.
This workshop includes a special hearing assistance system from Listen Technologies with individual headphones for any participant that desires to use them.
Special diet requests welcome, see below for more information about the Chef, Vanessa!
How Much Does it Cost?
This event is not available for individual registration; please see the masterclass series page for pricing details.
Sarah Peyton, international constellations facilitator, Certified Trainer of Nonviolent Communication and neuroscience educator, integrates constellations, brain science and the use of resonant language to heal trauma. She teaches and lectures internationally, is a regular contributor to The Knowing Field International Constellations Journal, was the author of a chapter for Stephan Hausner’s 2014 book Salutogene Aufstellungen, and is an annual guest speaker and teacher at the Bernried Intensive in Southern Germany. She was a featured presenter at London’s 2017 Trauma Through the Systemic Constellation Lens and is the author of the book “Your Resonant Self: Guided Meditations and Exercises to Engage Your Brain’s Capacity for Healing,” published by Norton Publishing in September of 2017.
Special diet requests are welcome!
Vanessa is a Gourmet Natural Foods Chef & healthy living educator with more than 20 years of professional experience throughout the USA & Europe. She is a graduate of the Natural Gourmet Institute of NYC & has studied International Food Law throughout the EU.
She graduated from Rutgers University Cum Laude, with a B.S. in Agriculture, Biodiversity & Global Sustainability and a minor in Environmental & Business Economics. She is an advocate for the Non-GMO movement, supports Organic Agriculture and is adept at many styles of nutritional cooking that both nourish the body and redefine what healthy cooking can taste like.
Vanessa is now living in the Mt. Hood area where she offers her globally inspired culinary creations at Alton L. Collins Retreat Center in Eagle Creek, OR. Where she is the Executive Chef. She leads a teaching kitchen, training many people in culinary alchemy from high school students to soccer moms to grandparents. She and her team create from a colorful pallet of local Oregon grown, seasonal fruits & vegetables and emphasizing using non-GMO & organic animal products. These ingredients are utilized to create nutrient-dense delights that cater to a wide variety of dietary needs. Collins Retreat Center strives to always deliver gracious hospitality. Vanessa and her team deliver this hospitality by providing delicious and healthy meals made with love.
Through her work at Collins Retreat Center, Vanessa raises awareness about healthy living and creating a sustainable future for humanity. Due to popular demand, is working on a cookbook to highlight delicious health-oriented globally inspired cuisine and plans to also offer cooking classes at Collins starting in 2020. As a shared vision, Collins plans to further increase the onsite agricultural production in the coming years and create a sustainable farm that supplies the retreat center guests with a farm to table experience!