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5 Day retreat on The Healing Power of Relational Constellations: Explore Your Relationship to Love & Belonging: Explore Dynamics In Your Life & Increase Resiliency.

  • Family Therapy Institute - Santa Barbara, CA 111. Arr E Arrellaga St Santa Barbara, CA, 93101 United States (map)

Cultivate Self-Compassion - To Assist Your Heart To Flourish & Cultivate Resiliency

You are welcome to join us either as a Learning Program participant or as a regular workshop member. This is a way to further your personal process & do it in community.

This month's theme: Facing Basic Trust Issues. Repair Intimacy Issues:
Heal Intimacy Wounds, Cultivate self-kindness & Live a More Embodied & Fuller Life

The presence or absence of Self-Compassion in our consciousness, has an effect on our orientation toward or away from Presence & Being

When Kindness to self is present, the development of the soul moves toward Being.
When it is relatively absent,
the soul develops more toward ego & inner critic.
Loving Kindness is natural and inherent to our True Nature.
Explore ways to reconnect with your Humanness  & Your Heart

Family Constellation Learning Program
Healing Traumatized Hearts: 

Basics of Trauma & Bonding

Clearing Love Trauma Supports new connections: Connection to Ourselves, to our Body, to our own Heart & Soul, to our Family Soul,  to Embodied Presence, to our surroundings & to the Universe.
What You will Learn:

Cultivating Presence
Develop more Resiliency
Connecting with Ancestors
Tools to Heal Relationships
Accessing Resourcing Skills
Increase Basic Trust in Life
Resolve & Metabolize Trauma
Finding your place in the World
Recognize Psychological Splitting
Deepening Embodiment Practices
Understand The Impact of Trauma
Increase Your Window of Tolerance
Release Trans-Generational Trauma
Experiential & Collaborative Learning
Personal Development Process Work
Reconnect to Internal Family Systems
Develop a deeper Connection with Soul
Learn to access the Body as Home Base
Access Essential Qualities as Resources
Power Point Presentations On the Theory
Become part of a like-minded Community
Access the Power Of Being Fully Present
Self-Regulation & Co-Regulation Practices

Theory of Trauma & Bonding, we will address:

Love Trauma
Birth Trauma
Intimacy Issues
Entanglement Trauma
Pre & Peri Natal Trauma
Victim Perpetrator Trauma
Family Conscience Trauma
Attachment Styles & Trauma
Divine Homesickness Trauma
Internal Family System Trauma
Merging & Separating Dynamics
Understanding Retraumatisation
Multi-Generational Trauma Theory
Heal Ruptures between Self & Soul
Interrupted Reaching Out Dynamics
Early Trauma, including Birth Trauma
Release Trauma from Nervous System

We include constellation themes such as: Family Conscience, Orders of love, Fate, The Informing Field, and The Art of Facilitating etc.

Orientation For the Relational Constellation Approach:
We will approach the themes from the perspective of the influences in our bonding patterns, from the ancestors, from our ego, our relationships, the body, essence, soul and the divine.

• Ancestors – We will look at systemic & trans-generational patterns we inherit from our families and entanglements with past events, which may have major influences on our current relationships.
• Personality – We will explore our personal history, ego, developmental issues and personal traumas, that limit us in life.
• Relational and Interpersonal – We will explore our ways of being in the world, along with our entanglements in relation to self and others, parents, partners and life relationships.
• Somatic & Embodiment – We will include awareness of landing home in our bodies, self-regulation, nervous system activation, the body as the gateway to the informing field.
• Transpersonal – We will deepen our connection to our essence, our soul, and to the sacred.

Spaces are open for those wishing to undertake a personal constellation, observe, or join the ongoing monthly Learning Program. We ask all participants to be scent-free.


The fee to join for the weekend is $400. For newcomers who are in need of reduced fees, apply by email. Possible partial work exchange may be available.

To register for this workshop, either Pay Pal or make a check payable to JoAnne Chartrand (note date of workshop in memo section) and mail to:
JoAnne Chartrand
333 Old Mill Rd. #272
Santa Barbara, CA 93110

Kindly include your most pertinent contact information, as well as your email address so we can be in touch with you.

We are able to offer full refunds for cancellations made within three days of the workshop with a $50 cancellation fee. After, we are not able to offer refunds. Ensure you are committed before registering.

Please arrange your own housing and meals.

Saturday from 9:00 to 5:30/6:00 pm
Sunday from 9:00 to 3:30/4:00 pm


For questions related to this workshop, email us or call 805-563-0558.