Constellations and Co-presencing articles
Please see Social Alchemy Index Page for collective and community constellation work.
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.
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
--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.
--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