Constellations and Co-presencing articles

Constellations-related:

Please see Social Alchemy Index Page for collective and community constellation work.

 

Collective Resourcing:

 

October 2020 -  Five short clips on Resource Rich Constellations with Beth Tener, Simon D’Orsogna, and myself:

 

1-      https://vimeo.com/manage/videos/476208303     4 minutes.

Beth describes the origins of this form during a gathering in 2018.

 

2-      https://vimeo.com/manage/videos/476208414    3 minutes.

Offering the possibility that the constellation also grows capacity in the community, not only the Seeker/Client.

Introduction to co-presencing as a practice - relational resourcing. One of Beth’s images, “Portals of Power” is shown.

 

3-   https://vimeo.com/manage/videos/476208464         3 minutes

Considering “The Emerging Future” as the client in this form of constellations.

Introducing the inquiry “What does The Emerging Future/Great Love want?”

“Can we use the constellation as an evolutionary process, not just for the so-called ‘client’, but for the entire group?”

 

4-   https://vimeo.com/manage/videos/476208542   4 minutes. 

Introducing Beth’s image “The Big Picture” that we use to set up the Resource-Rich constellation 

 

5-  https://vimeo.com/manage/videos/476208687  3 minutes

A few more details about how these constellations are run - they begin with this image, and we allow the elements to interact and orient with the person and their issue.

 

--Expanded form of Constellations for Collective Resourcing - May 2019     

This article offered some new ideas about resourcing and constellation design, based on some earlier experiences.

http://serviceoflife.info/constellations/crmay2019.pdf

 

Same file, on a Google Doc: https://docs.google.com/document/d/19JlLbpJplHGrf6WAIJuSf2uKO2Y6VBRhYySzxems1Wk/edit?usp=sharing

 

 

-- Collective Resourcing with image - July 2019

Two months later, we found ways to use the ideas from May 2019 in constellations work.

This article shows one version of a process for collective resourcing, the Resource Rich constellation, and describes some direct experiences of this process http://serviceoflife.info/constellations/crjuly2019.pdf

 

Same file, on a Google Doc  https://docs.google.com/document/d/19ZFTKnfYfg8YGjdtWenuYyCcGPmFIAPj0aZ7I-jXP2A/edit?usp=sharing

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--Resource Rich Constellations Handout      http://serviceoflife.info/constellations/resourcerich.pdf

A handout used after teaching/demonstrating the Resource-Rich process to a training group.

 

 

--“Small Plates Menu” approach to teaching constellation facilitation.     http://serviceoflife.info/constellations/4dimensions.pdf

This contains a diagram of 4 aspects of the work, and a few exercises for each aspect, along with some description of my own background.

 

[ http://serviceoflife.info/constellations/differentways.pdf     is the Venn Diagram of 4 aspects of facilitation without the other pages ]

 

 

--Representation as Spiritual Practice - Karen Dremel Master’s Thesis  

 http://serviceoflife.info/constellations/DremelTOC.pdf  Table of Contents

http://serviceoflife.info/constellations/spiritualpractice.pdf  Body of the Paper

 

 

Co-Presencing Related articles

 

--Some images by Beth Tener http://serviceoflife.info/constellations/BethTener.pdf

Lovely and evocative visual portrayals of some of the energetic dynamics in group spaces.

(Beth’s professional website is at https://www.ndcollaborative.com/about-us/)

 

 

--Some descriptions of the Co-presencing process, with links to some of the communities that offer some variation of it

  This handout was offered during a facilitator training in July 2020. 

PDF Version: http://serviceoflife.info/constellations/copresencing.pdf

Google Docs Version: https://docs.google.com/document/d/12htnklUFzqYQ8dfIjIUfspYTjz0SSRl-C2_tr30OPjU/edit?usp=sharing

 

 

--Link to Ria Baeck’s Collective Presencing site  https://www.collectivepresencing.org/

Ria has done a great deal of work and mapping in this area. She makes some very good and useful distinctions here…

 

 

--Different Kinds of We-Space Magic

An attempt to describe some of the different kinds of experiences that show up in different kinds of collective spaces, including Constellations, co-presencing, and other We-Spaces. When Ria Baeck read this, she said, half-jokingly “You summarized my book in one page” (Her book has many more distinctions and examples than my rough framework)        http://serviceoflife.info/constellations/5WSM.pdf

 

Google Docs version: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1dc7IfTAfJ1rqnfEhTIXZU1ln2SyY38JvXDTL7B25xJY/edit?usp=sharing