What is the difference between family and business constellations?
Family constellations are focused on personal issues and look into your family system. Business or organizational constellations are focused on business questions and look into work-related systems.
For family constellations, the elements we work with are mostly father, mother and siblings. For business constellations, we work with elements like the company, the potential client, different products or services, department X, function Y, marketing strategy 1, the purpose of the company, the client of the client, the history of the company, etc.
What kind of background do I need?
The training is open to everyone. There are no mental skills needed since you will learn by doing and by using your intuition. We assume that you have done some personal development work and that you are familiar with coaching or consulting. The focus of the training will be on learning the art of facilitating and a little bit on personal development.
Do we only practice business constellations?
The focus of the training is on using constellations in a business environment. Depending on the wishes of the participants we will focus more on business constellations, career constellations, marketing constellations, self-awareness constellations or family constellations.
Part of the training is also freeing yourself from old patterns and that is why we will also use family constellations.
From my experience, I can say that there is no longer a strict line between business constellations and family constellations. There are all kinds of intermediate forms of constellations. We will work with what emerges from the group.
What is Martijn like as a trainer?
You can check the page with background information about myself. The following information gives you more background about me as a trainer:
In 2008, I was trained by a student at the Bert Hellinger Institute in the Netherlands. Since then, I have been using business constellations almost on a daily basis and in 2013, I started to train the first group of facilitators.
My style is an intuitive one. I do not work with certain steps and protocols. I rather let the field show the way. This is also the new way Bert Hellinger approached constellations at the end of his life. I am very creative in using constellations. There is not a single format or approach I use all the time. As a trainer, I combine energy, humor and lightness with tranquillity, depth and authenticity. You will be encouraged to discover your own style. There is no one good way.
Participants like the lightness and humor in the training and at the same time the depth and major transformations that they go through. What I hear from them is that I practice what I preach and allow everything to be. This creates a safe environment to learn and experiment.
Can I learn how to facilitate in just 4 or 5 days?
Yes and no. This is a basic course after which you will have learned the basics of facilitating constellations in a business context. Yes, you will be able to facilitate basic constellations. No, you are not experienced and will need more practice outside the training.
Every participant has his or her own learning path during the training, so depending on your starting point, you will grow and learn.
Do you follow Hellinger’s methodology?
Yes, the method I use is basically Bert Hellinger’s methodology. There are no rules for facilitating constellations. This has led to many different schools and movements within the constellation work. I have been trained by people from the Bert Hellinger approach and various others. I have developed my own style and that is what I encourage you to do too.
How can I decide if this is the right training for me?
Well, you will not be surprised if I tell you to use your intuition. Our rational mind has difficulties weighing all the different factors and deciding what is good for you now. Your intuition will help you.
That’s why I have put an exercise on my website in which you use your intuition to decide. It even uses a constellation work form! You can use it to find out if this is the right training for you at this moment. I strongly recommend you to do this exercise and let me know what it has told you.
You can also ask for a Zoom call with me, so I can answer your questions. Just contact me and we will arrange the call.
Finally, you can join a webinar in which I share more information about business constellations, let you experience a constellation, and tell you more about the training. Have a look at my calendar for the next possibilities.
Would I be able to facilitate business constellations right away?
Yes, you will. Depending on how well you pick it up you will be able to facilitate simple constellations maybe first as a tryout or you will be able to facilitate constellations as a paid facilitator. I have seen students do both.
During the training, you will already practise a lot. After the training, I will encourage you to practice more and after 8 weeks there will be a webinar in which you can ask all the questions you have about facilitation.
Do I need a supervisor to facilitate right from the beginning?
No, you don’t. If you feel more comfortable with a supervisor, you can find one, but it is not obligatory.
I really recommend that you listen to your intuition to find your next steps in facilitating constellations. This is different for everyone.
During the training, we can also focus on selling constellations and building the confidence to do it by yourself.
What are the training times?
The general training times are from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, but depending on the location and the wishes of the participants we can change this.