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Resiliency in the Soul, The Power of True Strength

  • Family Therapy Institute 111 East Arrellaga Street Santa Barbara, CA, 93101 United States (map)

The Power of Presence & Nervous System Regulation to Navigate Trauma

Sometimes your heart slips into hiding, and you can disconnect from the empowerment and well-being that comes from living “heartfully.” What happened to this radiance and wholeness you were born with? The heart often holds memories of ruptures and emotional wounds that go back several generations. This interrupts our reaching-out movement, our capacity for true intimacy and heartful relationships.

With Relational Constellations, we uncover the disruptions and entanglements so that we can find strength, dignity, love, creativity, and a sense of belonging. Constellations are a reconciling and a peace-making activity for your life and your relationships. We access a part of the soul that provides us with insight and can activate a profound inner transformation. In the moment when the soul is touched and love can flow more freely, deeply satisfying relationships can occur in your life. Constellations allow for the exploration of personal issues related to illness, split-off parts of the self, growth, expansion, and creativity; profound healing of heart, body, and soul are often the result.

Come reclaim your lost living heart and reconnect to a more authentic part of your soul and to your deepest heart’s desires!

To Register:

We suggest registering and paying in full, 1-month in advance to guarantee your seat and, especially, if you would like to undertake a personal Constellation. After 1-month, we can’t guarantee your seat or the option for a Constellation, as our workshops tend to fill quickly.

To register, download and print the application by clicking the button below.

After completing, mail with a check (payable to JoAnne Chartrand) for full payment of the workshop, to:

JoAnne Chartrand
333 Old Mill Rd.
Santa Barbara, CA 93110

After your application is received, you will be sent a confirmation via email with further instructions.


The cost to attend this workshop is $400.

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.


Family Therapy Institute
111 E. Arrellaga St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Saturday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday: 9:00am - 4:00pm

Park in rear of building.

Recommended Reading:

The Delight of Love and Belonging by Dyrian Benz and JoAnne Chartrand

What You Will Learn:

  • Cultivating Presence, Develop more Resiliency, Connecting with Ancestors

  • Tools to Heal Relationships, Accessing Resourcing Skills, Resolve & Metabolize Trauma

  • Finding your place in the World, Release Trans-Generational Issues, Deepening Embodiment Practices

  • Understand The Impact of Trauma, Increase Your Window of Tolerance, Experiential & Collaborative Learning

  • Personal Development Process Work, Reconnect to Internal Family Systems, Be part of a like-minded Community

  • Develop a deeper Connection with Soul, Learn to access the Body as Home Base, Access

  • Essential Qualities as Resources, Access the Power Of Being Fully Present, Practice Facilitation Skills, after 6 months

  • Self-Regulation & Co-Regulation Practices

Orientation For the Relational Constellations Retreat:

We will explore where our love patterns get interrupted, in relation to our ancestors, our ego, our familial relationships, intimacy, our body & soul.

  • 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/Ego – 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

The following pages on this website will also inform you of the theoretical concepts included in the training: Learning ProgramRelational ConstellationsSE Trauma WorkSomatic Psychology, and Sacred SoulWork


We prefer you to contact us by email or call 805-563-0558.