Who We Are
Barbara Morgan, Editor
Originally trained as a Gestalt Psychotherapist, Barbara has been working with constellations since 1997, one year after the Founder, Bert Hellinger first came to England. Her experience of the work has been personally transformative and as best she can, Barbara ‘walks her talk’. She sees family constellations as a way of life and her pursuit of ‘truth’ as far as that is ever possible, leads to a deep commitment to the work she does. Second only to family, it is her guiding passion. She is currently training people in the UK and Romania and runs workshops in the UK, Ireland and Lithuania. Her role as Editor of The Knowing Field began in 2004 when she took over from Barbara Stones and Jutta ten Herkel. Within a year, she doubled the size of the journal and the frequency of publication. As Editor, she is privileged to have access to the latest developments in the work worldwide and is fascinated by the progress constellation work is making across the globe. Recent author of Coming Home: A First step into the world of Family Constellations, Barbara is planning to write another book on Mothering over the next year.
Jen Altman, a neuroscientist, writer, integrative healer, teacher and artist, is continually experimenting with ways of weaving these strands together. After a long career in basic research and science publishing, she now writes about advances in basic and applied neurosciences. From the mid-1980s, she embarked on a parallel path in complementary therapy, practicing Integrative Healing, with a focus on resolving trauma, and developing experiential Body Journeys for teaching human biology. Systemic Constellation Work, which she discovered in 1999, is central to her healing and teaching work. Having completed the Constellation Work Training in 2006, she facilitates one-to-one and small-group constellations in the north of England. She also leads workshops helping people to face their fears around dying, and co-facilitates courses exploring the interface of ancient wisdom and modern science.
Francesca Mason Boring
Francesca Mason Boring is a bi-cultural international facilitator and trainer of Family Constellation. In addition to being an advocate for the growth of family systems constellation, Mason Boring has greatly contributed to the development of nature constellations, community constellations, and the incorporation of ritual and ceremony in the field of systems constellation.
A Western Shoshone, (an indigenous tribe in the United States), Francesca has authored: Family Systems Constellations and Other Systems Constellation Adventures: A transformational journey, (2015, All My Relations Press) Co-Edited with Ken Sloan: Returning to Membership in Earth Community: Systemic Constellations with Nature (Stream of Experience Productions, 2013), is author of Connecting to Our Ancestral Past; Healing through Family Constellation, Ceremony & Ritual (North Atlantic Books, 2012), Feather Medicine, Walking in Shoshone Dreamtime: A Family System Constellation, (Llumina Press, 2004), and Coyote Dance, (Llumina Press, 2005). Francesca has presented at numerous conferences on the topic of the Universal Indigenous Field.
Max Dauskardt, a Life Energy Consultant, was born in 1949 near Bremen in Germany. His parents were refugees from what is now Lithuania. After studying law at universities in Hamburg and Berlin, he migrated to Australia. He worked in IT, transport, building, agriculture and wood-fired heating, pioneered on deforested land in subtropical Queensland, co-establishing an ecofriendly seminar centre. There he organised the first Australian Constellation Training Intensive with Albrecht Mahr in 2006. Since 2001 he has been involved professionally with constellation work and conducted workshops in Australia, USA, NZ, Germany and Croatia. Father of one son and grandfather to his three granddaughters, Max has re-married and returned with his wife to Europe, living and working in Zagreb, Croatia.
Since July 2015 Max has been Chairman of ISCA, the International Systemic Constellations Association, and is currently organising the ISCA membership Gathering which is scheduled to take place in Zagreb, Croatia in October 2016.
Ty Francis PhD
Ty Francis is an Organisational Development specialist with more than 20 years’ experience of consulting, coaching and facilitation with global corporations as well as with Government and Public Sector organisations internationally. He specialises in creative and collaborative approaches to personal and organisational transformation through combining the disciplines of leadership and team development, change management and corporate communications. An experienced Gestalt practitioner with a PhD in Field Theoretical approaches to transformation, Ty is the co-editor of Contact and Context: New Directions in Gestalt Coaching and a senior trainer in Organisational Constellations, having pioneered the practice of Organisational and Coaching Constellations in the UK over 15 years ago. Ty extends his consulting and coaching work in to research, and is currently exploring how mindfulness-based approaches and the use of documentary film-making can be applied to develop leadership presence; and on the place of love in personal, organisational and social transformation.
Colette is an integrative psychotherapist and organisational consultant specialising in psychodynamic and systemic work. She has worked with individuals and groups for over 30 years in the UK, New Zealand, India and Ireland. She has a small private practice and works as a supervisor and a trainer with the Irish Group for Systemic Constellation Work. She is director of the Family Systems Training Programme in Bangalore, India where she works with Annie Cariapa, the founder of ‘Constellations India’. Colette brings her love of horses into constellation work and into the field of Equine assisted psychotherapy. She runs constellations with horses and a specific workshop called ‘The High Art of Helping’ which is based on the three principles of relationship’. She is the mental health professional on the Eagala team, which offers Equine assisted psychotherapy. Eagala sets the global standard for Equine Assisted psychotherapy and personal development.
Coming from a background in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Homoeopathy and Osteopathy, Stephan Hausner applies Systemic Constellation Work to the field of chronic illness and health. For more than 20 years, he has worked, taught and trained in 45 countries and is dedicated to exploring the profound healing potential of Systemic Constellation Work. In more recent years Stephan has been including Mindfulness Based Therapies in his work, moving away from solution and more towards a transformation-orientation.
Stephan is the author of: Even if it costs me my life – Systemic Constellation Work and Serious Illness, which is published by GestaltPress and is available in eleven languages. Stephan lives in Siegsdorf, Germany with his wife and six children.
Tomás Kohn first encountered Constellations Work in 1999 when he joined a seminar run by Bert Hellinger. Over the next few years, he continued participating in numerous seminars led by Bert, Gunthard Weber and other practitioners. Since 2004 he has been a regular participant at the International Constellations Intensive held near Munich. Since 2004 he has been part of a group that offers Family Constellations in Santiago (Chile) and since 2005 he has been facilitating Organisational Constellations and leads a training course that explores the principles of Organisational CConstellations and their application in different fields. Tomás was a member of ISCA’s Board (International Systemic Constellation Association) from 2009 until 2015 and he has been a contributor to The Knowing Field Journal. His main interests in the field are the integration of Constellation Work in consulting and coaching processes and the potential of Constellations for personal growth. Tomás lives in Santiago (Chile) where he works as an independent management consultant and coach. He is married, has two sons and five grandchildren.
Verónica Menduiña is a Systemic Family Therapist and she is developing the Constellation and the Systemic Coaching work as a trainer and group facilitator and in individual sessions in Spain. At present, she focuses her work mostly on the family and organisational levels, being the family business and the development of high performance teams areas of work that she loves. Verónica is a college graduate in Communication Sciences, specialising in intercultural conflict management at the University of United Nations in Japan; a Gestalt Therapist, she is trained in Family and Organisational Constellations and in Systemic Education. Recently, she has also trained at the University of Harvard, USA. She has become an Action Inquiry Associate with Bill Torbert and she is developing the Collaborative Developmental Action Inquiry (CDAI) framework and its associated tool, the Global Leadership Profile, among Spanish speakers. The combination of CDAI and Constellation work since 2010 has allowed her to work towards the transformation and development of social and business leaders and teams in a unique way.
Dr. Chris Walsh
Dr. Chris Walsh is a bilingual psychiatrist in private practice in Melbourne, Australia. He has dedicated his professional life to empowering people, across all walks of life, using a variety of modalities including mindfulness and constellation work. He has worked in jails, community settings, and drug and alcohol institutions, with Aboriginal communities and with the local Spanish speaking communities.
Chris has taken a major role in developing Constellation Work and Mindfulness in Australia. He is the founder of the Australasian Intensive. He has presented internationally and been published on both topics. He has integrated these two modalities in his trainings, using mindfulness as the basis for training in phenomenology, which is generally regarded as a foundation for constellation work. Chris is the founder and moderator of Constellation Talk since 2003, a global email chat group with about 1000 members.