Death, Transformation and Renewal: The 2020 Constellations Masterclass Series

MASTERCLASS SERIES INCLUDES FOUR RETREATS + TWO BONUSES:

The Death and Rebirth of Self: Identity, Roles and Life Transitions

When the questions that bring seekers to constellations are huge, how do we support growth by holding enormity? What are the forms and rituals that support people in being able to locate themselves along their life’s path? What are the riddles of life that bring people to constellations as seekers? How can constellations respond most fully and responsibly to people’s longings? 

Participants will:

  • Experience their own life path and explore supporting others in finding their way
  • Understand the elements of relational neuroscience that illuminate the scope of death and life in
    constellation work
  • Integrate this understanding of neuroscience into constellation work
  • Work on specific aspects of facilitation that can be troublesome or mysterious

 

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The Death and Reclamation of God: Working with Meaning

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?

Participants will:

  • 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

 

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The Death of False Security: Chaos and the Birth of Hope

In a world that is increasingly unpredictable, how do we use constellations and unconscious contract work to free our life energy for contribution? What kind of mourning has to be done to allow our full participation in a chaotic world? What is our relationship with chaos, with fluidity and with resilience?

Participants will:

  • Experience and explore chaos constellations
  • Learn the forms and rituals that invite us into inner stability, no matter what is
    happening externally
  • Do small group work to find one’s right place in a changing world

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The Death of Patriarchy: Living Into the Future

How can we live our own integrity in a colonized and patriarchal world? What is the role constellations can play to help us separate ourselves from our toxic and limiting stories? Where does recognition begin, and what happens to us as our consciousness grows? What role does relationality play in the reclamation of a true life?

Participants will:

  • Learn the forms and rituals of constellation work that can be resources for
    recognition of patriarchal patterns and restoration of self.
  • Experience the importance of accompaniment for decolonization
  • Move into a radically connected future

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Free Bonus: All-Access to 2020 Monthly IPNB Webinars

Each month, Sarah offers a thematic, research-based webinar about relational neuroscience and how to use empathy and resonance and other trauma-informed processes to heal. Each webinar is approximately 90 minutes, including slides and presentation, then plenty of room for questions.

By registering for Sarah's 2020 constellations masterclass, you will receive free access to all of the 2020 webinars, which are held using Zoom video conferencing. Recordings are available for those who cannot attend during the live broadcast. 

Past webinar topics include: working with addiction; finding joy; working with anxiety; understanding attachment style; working with shame and guilt, and more. 

 

Sacred Vow Work – Disentangling our Nervous Systems

Understanding the structure and reasons behind our unconscious contracts (sometimes called "Sacred Vows") is key to creating movement in constellations. By registering for the 2020 constellations masterclass series, you will receive free access to this introduction to understanding the territory of healing and differentiating entangled nervous systems with Sacred Vow Work.

How do nervous systems become entangled? The research of Beatrice Beebe shows that at 4 months of age we have already internalized our mother’s constraints on emotional expression. On this subject, Gabor Mate says “What we actually feel guilty about as adults is our incapacity to meet our parents’ needs when we were 9 months old.” We may not necessarily want to retain those constraints and patterns. We can find the remnants of these patterns in our self-destructive or self-sabotaging behaviors as adults. But how can we shift such deeply integrated non-verbal habits? Sacred Vow work allows us to touch on and bring healing to contracts we were involved in before we even had words.

 

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HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

By registering for the full series, you save over $900 rather than registering individually for events! Save an additional $300 by registering early:

  • SINGLE-OCCUPANCY Tuition = $2369 + single room & board $2802, total $5171 (registration + payment in full before Oct. 1, 2019)
  • DOUBLE-OCCUPANCY Tuition = $2369 + double room & board $2242, total $4,611 (registration + payment in full before Oct. 1, 2019)
  • COMMUTER RATESPlease inquire with Sarah for commuter rates. Drive time is about 1 hour each way from Portland.

You may purchase through the store here**

**Please note a 3% credit card fee has been added, if you wish to save 3% and pay by check, please send an email to Sarah to save your spot and request the address.

LEARN MORE ABOUT SARAH'S CONSTELLATION THEORY

HOW DO YOU DESCRIBE CONSTELLATIONS TO A COMPLETE STRANGER?

HOW NEUROSCIENCE HELPS FACILITATE TRAUMA-INFORMED CONSTELLATIONS

ENGAGING THE BRAIN IN CONSTELLATION WORK

FAQs

WHAT IS THE FORMAT OF EACH MASTERCLASS?

Each of the 4 workshops alternates between short lectures on neuroscience and constellation concepts with mini-constellations to explore and practice the concepts, followed by large group constellations. 

Each event within the series is an 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.

HOW DO THE LARGE GROUP CONSTELLATIONS WORK?

Large, full-group constellations are facilitated by Sarah and by student constellators with Sarah's support.

Facilitating the large group constellations with Sarah's support is done by lottery, as is playing the seeker role, thus not all participants will have a chance to be a facilitator or a seeker.

WILL I RECEIVE A CONSTELLATION?

Both being a facilitator and being a seeker happen by lottery. Not all participants will have a chance to be a seeker or a facilitator.

WHAT IS THE FOOD AND LODGING LIKE AT THE EVENTS?

Alton Collins retreat center is a beautiful, serene location outside Portland, OR, in the rainforest-like Cascadia bio-region of Oregon. Quiet, lush, contemplative, it is the perfect place to drop into a year-long immersion of wonder, play, expression, and deep healing and learning.

Their staff handles food sensitivities with utmost care and conscientiousness, so ANY and ALL dietary concerns will be easily received and served. Learn more at their website.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
    • SINGLE-OCCUPANCY Tuition = $2369 + single room & board $2802, total $5171 (registration + payment in full before Oct. 1, 2019)
    • DOUBLE-OCCUPANCY Tuition = $2369 + double room & board $2242, total $4,611 (registration + payment in full before Oct. 1, 2019)
    • COMMUTER RATESPlease inquire with Sarah for commuter rates. Drive time is about 1 hour each way from Portland.

    You may purchase through the store here**

    **Please note a 3% credit card fee has been added, if you wish to save 3% and pay by check, please send an email to Sarah to save your spot and request the address.

WHAT HAPPENS BETWEEN THE EVENTS?

The masterclass series is meant to be a full-year immersion into constellation practice and theory, thus we encourage self-directed dyad and triad groups in-between the constellation events, for which Sarah will offer exercises and other invitations for how to spend small-group time between retreats.

In addition, participants can stay connected to each other and to the neuroscience material by attending (as part of the series) Sarah's monthly online webinar which explores the intersection of IPNB, trauma healing and resonant language.

THE WORKSHOP VENUE (OUTSIDE PORTLAND, OR)

ALTON COLLINS RETREAT CENTER

Surrounded by giant fir and cedar, lush fern and abundant moss covered vine maple, the Alton L. Collins Conference & Retreat Center near Eagle Creek, Oregon provides an environment and facilities conducive to study and reflection, relaxation and recreation. 

Magnificent western red cedars grace the grounds. The natural forest setting has been preserved. Trails take you through the woods and along the streams that meander around the grounds.