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Dr Albrecht Mahr

Dr. Mahr has been practicing and developing systemic constellation work (SCW) since 1990 and is the President of the Institute for Systemic Constellations and Integral Solutions in Wuerzburg (ISAIL), Germany. Between 2002 - 2004, he was president of the International Germany-based constellations association (IAG). He is also a founding member of the International Systemic Constellations Association (ISCA). Dr. Mahr is an international teacher of SCW and founder (2002) of the International Political Constellations Association (IPCA).

Dr. Mahr is a medical doctor, psychoanalyst, and a specialist in psychosomatic medicine, applied psychotherapy and systems therapy. He is a training and teaching psychoanalyst in the German Psychoanalytic Association (DPG) and in the German Association for Group Psychotherapy and Group Dynamics (DAGG), and he has additional training in Ericksonian hypnotherapy, Gestalt, body and music therapy and holotropic breathing (Grof).

Since 2001, together with his wife Brigitta, Dr. Mahr is the organiser of large international conferences in the series “Fields of Conflict – Fields of Wisdom. Resolutions in Large Group Conflict”, including both the well known and the cutting edge approaches of conflict transformation in addition to constellation work. Among others, the themes of the conferences have been “Collective Wisdom” or “Identities”, and the 2011 conference is dedicated to the issue of conflict transformation and trans-religious spirituality. He is also a founding member of Friendship Across Borders (FAB), presided over by Brigitta Mahr. FAB runs a trialogue training and educational program for Israeli, Palestinian and German young adults to become 'peace carriers', offering systemic constellations work in the training process.

In 2010 Dr. Mahr also initiated a pilot project on the application of systemic constellation work for members of the European Union.

Currently Dr. Mahr is involved in a pilot project in Rwanda, researching the possibilities of supporting and healing post-traumatic societies through constellation work. 

In addition to a number of articles in the German journal “Praxis der Systemaufstellung” ("The Practice of Systemic Constellations") and in the international constellation journal “The Knowing Field”, Dr. Mahr has edited the book “Fields of Conflict – Fields of Wisdom. Systemic Constellations in Peace and Reconciliation Work” (Germany, 2003).

Vivian Broughton

Vivian is a Gestalt psychotherapist and Constellations facilitator. She has had private psychotherapy, supervision and consultation practice since 1989.

Vivian became interested in the work of Bert Hellinger in 1995 and since then she has attended workshops, seminars and conferences on Family and Systemic Constellations with Bert Hellinger, Albrecht Mahr, Hunter Beaumont, Jan Jacob Stam, Jakob Schneider, Sieglinde Schneider, Ursula Franke, Guni Baxa, Eva Madelung, Matthias Varga von Kibed, Insa Sparrer, Franz Ruppert, Doris Landauer, Daan van Kampenhout and others. She completed 2 years of intensive study of Systemic Constellations followed by a further 4 years as an advanced student with Albrecht Mahr. Since 2005, she has been in intensive study with Franz Ruppert.

Vivian edited the English translation of Insa Sparrer’s book Miracle, Solution & System, Franz Ruppert’s book Trauma, Bonding & Family Constellations and his latest book to be translated, Splits in the Soul: Integrating Traumatic Experiences. In 2010, she completed her first book: In the Presence of Many - Reflections on Constellations Emphasising the Individual Context. Vivian is on the Advisory Panel of the Knowing Field International Constellations Journal and she is a member of the International Association for Systemic Constellations (ISCA).She founded Constellations Work Trainings in 2000 and have taught constellations for the past 6 years. She continues to organise workshops by Frantz Ruppert in the UK twice a year and delivers workshops herself in the UK and internationally.

Clare is an experienced UKCP Registered psychotherapist, supervisor and workshop leader, living and working in Edinburgh. She trained at the Gestalt Centre, London (UK) between 1989 and 1994, and first started to incorporate the Family Constellations approach into her practice after seeing Bert Hellinger work in London in 1996. Since then, Clare has  into the experiential and theoretical study of the constellation work. This continues to be an evolving process, which has been personally, and professionally transforming.

Clare is the President of the International Systemic Constellation Association (ISCA). Since the International Constellations Intensive was started in Germany in 2000 she has attended seven times and learned there with Hunter Beaumont and many of the senior constellators in Germany, USA and the UK.

Clare is also a qualified massage practitioner and involved in bodywork and movement. She has qualified in EMDR and is currently studying attachment theory, mindfulness and the brain. 

Clare is a founder member of the Cancer Counselling Trust London, and has many years experience of counselling in the field of cancer.

Sheila McCarthy Dodd

Sheila McCarthy-Dodd MBACP is a counsellor, supervisor and group facilitator based in Gloucestershire, UK.  For the past twenty years, she has worked in a variety of settings including the Youth Service, further and higher education, occupational health and drug and alcohol services.

She has trained extensively in family constellations since 1996 and, currently, she facilitates workshops in Ireland and the UK. Since 1992, she has also been developing her mindfulness practice and has attended regular Zen retreats taught by Thich Nhat Hanh. Sheila is interested in integrating insights from Peter Levine’s work on trauma, mindfulness practices and family constellations.

Christine Blumenstein

Christine has an extensive experience as a social worker, a psychotherapist, a supervisor and a coach in Austria. She is a highly experienced trainer in systemic therapy and organisational systemic consulting, and teaches systemic constellations work as part of the teaching faculty of the International Systemic Constellations Association (ISCA).

Christine co-founded APSYS (Institute for systemic practice, dialogic-systemic constellation).
Her first encounter with family reconstruction (Virginia Satir) took place in 1981; and, with constellations (Bert Hellinger) - in 1986.

For the last 27 years Christine has been working with constellations in the psychotherapeutic field. For the past 17 years, Christine has been working with constellations for non-profit organizations, and in the last 12 years, she has also been working within businesses. Her main field of work currently includes seminars and training in constellation work (structural constellations, process oriented constellations of families and organizations, including movements of the soul), and consultation for larger helper systems.

She is a co-editor of Verkörperungen (Carl-Auer-Systeme Verlag, 2001).

Dr Dimitrina Spencer

Didi completed her four years of Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy training in 2008 at Metanoia, London, the leading UK institute in humanistic psychotherapy, qualifying as a psychotherapist with a Postgraduate Diploma in Transactional Analysis Studies. She began training in Systemic Constellations Work in October 2005 and completed two intense years of the CWT course with Albrecht Mahr, Vivian Broughton, Frantz Ruppert, and Ursula Franke. Since then she has been working at various workshops and in peer groups. She has taught constellations since 2011. She co-organised and taught on the Trauma Constellations Training ( in Denmark. She works with constellations in private practice, in both individual and group work, as well as in research and teaching. She is a member of the International Systemic Constellations Association (ISCA) and the European Association of Transactional Analysis (EATA).

Didi is also a social anthropologist and works at the University of Oxford, UK - in research, development and teaching. She obtained her doctorate in social anthropology at the Institute for Social and Cultural Anthropology, University in Oxford (2005) and Linacre College. She also has an MA in Race and Ethnic Studies, an MSc in History and Anthropology and a Diploma in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. She has numerous publications, including two co-edited books: Emotions in the Field (2010, Stanford UP) and Anthropological Fieldwork - a Relational Process (2010, Cambridge Scholars Press).