Constellations and Co-presencing articles 


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


Collective Resourcing:

--Presentations 2021 and 2022:

--“Small Plates Menu” approach to teaching constellation facilitation. October 2021

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.

[     is the Venn Diagram of 4 aspects of facilitation without the other pages ]

--Resource Rich Constellations Presentation May 2022   Slides that were shown at the Online Constellations Intensive on this topic      A handout used after teaching/demonstrating the Resource-Rich process to a training group, with some fine points about the process.



--Some images by Beth Tener

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

(Beth’s professional website is at

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

  1.     4 minutes.

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

  1.    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.         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.   4 minutes. 

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

5.  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. It suggested concepts that became the Resource-Rich approach.

Same file, on a Google Doc:

-- 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

Same file, on a Google Doc

--Representation as Spiritual Practice - Karen Dremel Master’s Thesis on this topic 



Co-Presencing Related articles




--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:

Google Docs Version:



--Link to Ria Baeck’s Collective Presencing site

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)


Google Docs version: