Systemic coaching and rewriting history
Updated: Aug 13, 2021
Over the last 10 years I’ve been regularly coaching through a systemic lens and have learnt and experienced so much. I am humbled each time and full of deep gratitude to hold the space for myself and humans to work together in this way, we are so powerful. The roots of my way of working come from training in organisational constellations, being a yoga teacher and shamanic practitioner and having a regular meditation practise for 20 years. I have a deep love of the body and what it can reveal and how when not in the head, all answers sit within our cellular being.
When I trained in constellation coaching, which I call systemic coaching, I realised a different language was being being used to what I saw as profound indigenous practises. Internally over the 10 years I often reflected on these teachings and my personal way of constellating based on what I was witnessing and people’s experiences. I have deep respect for the originator of Family Constellations Bert Hellinger, who recently passed, and for me since the start of training I saw the work very differently. It’s taken me many years to put it into words.
The language used to describe the work, whilst appreciating everything needs labels in this modern world of communicating, I was perceiving something different. It has lead me to write this article and explain more to what I see is happening when we come together in this work. What happens when we humans, all powerful and in the force of love, come together with presence to transform a challenging situation for a member of our group, community, organisation, village or town?
Constellation work for my is rooted in ancient indigenous practises. One where once the body is in a receptive and open space, we can allow the intelligence of nature to open up within to unearth deep wisdom, like that of fellow species we share this planet with. With reverence, humbleness, gratitude, when down as a ritual, the full power of us as humans can step forward for the good of the group and humanity. Systemic coaching is about allowing love to bubble up and creates the possibility for potent change. At a time when potent change is the requirement of this time.
Systemic coaching can dismantle old systems that no longer serve the whole.