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Face-to-Face Training

FAMILY CONSTELLATIONS: Healing and change through identifying and working with intergenerational family patterns. (Sydney)

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Spencer, Masters Social Ecology/Education, Diploma Wholistic Counselling and Psychotherapy, Bachelor Education, Certificate Steiner Education, Family Constellations.
One full day
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Face-to-Face Training
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Chatswood, NSW
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Family Constellations was developed by Bert Hellinger, recently deceased. It is highly experiential and is done in workshops with groups. Through creating and observing thousands and thousands of constellations Hellinger saw patterns and structured these insights into methods and techniques. This work can only truly be understood through participating in group constellations.

The day will flow and cycle through theory, experiential activities, and learning reflections. Participants will gain personal and professional insights. The day is intended to be nurturing and inspiring, as well as informative. Participants will gain skills which they can use in their practice. They may choose to train further or refer clients to FC trainers, therapists and coaches.

Participants will need to be in a space where they can move about the room and have several things at hand; papers, cushions and small objects that could represent people.

The group will be lead in a safe and productive way, according to the principles of adult learning. I am trauma informed and aware and bring this to facilitation.


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Elizabeth Spencer

Lizzie Spencer is a highly experienced psychotherapist, coach and academic teacher, based in Sydney’s Northern Beaches. She is an academic teacher and her passions combine when running workshops and trainings. Her preferred leadership style is experiential and transformational. This is evident in all her work, which is deep, soulful and enlivening. She taught in Steiner Schools for many years. This method thrives on artistry, imagination, sensitive group processes, storytelling, empathy, connection, trust and collaborative leadership. She is also a Social Ecologist. This lens looks to nature for helpful and supportive life systems, and brings active hope to the world. She is a founding member of the Community of Calm whose aim is to train practitioners in Trauma Awareness and to create a Trauma Resource Centre. The event won ‘Event of the Year’ in 2020 Australia Day Awards (Northern Beaches Council) for Arts for Wellness, a month long event where the local community could attend low cost, trauma informed expressive arts classes and workshops.

Family Constellations and Process Oriented Psychology are at the heart of her understanding and practice.

Registration Details

Face-to-Face registration
Fee:  $249
         $29 to purchase and keep the recording of this event. 

  • Tea and coffee are included and food may be purchased from the many surrounding cafes or you can order a fresh lunch as part of your registration.
  • You will need to sign in on arrival to be eligible for an Attendance Certificate. 
  • Your attendance certificate for 7 hours of face-to-face, active training can be retrieved on completion of your evaluation via your login account.
  • A soft (digital) copy of notes and resources will be available in your account indefinitely and you may also purchase a hard (print copy) as part of your registration.
  • If for whatever reason, you are unable to attend this face-to-face event on the day, your registration will be transferred into the live interactive webcast of this event with three month's access to the recording. 

We operate from registered Covid-Safe venues and are committed to your safety. 
Our operations and procedures are continually updated to ensure we comply with all relevant health orders. 
We will communicate any changes to health orders to you as soon as they are available to us. 
We ask for and appreciate your cooperation in complying with the orders.

In the interests of everyone's safety, we ask that you notify our team if you are unable to comply with the current orders. We can then offer you a transfer to an option to ensure you are can complete your training. 

Live Interactive Webcast or Webinar Registration
Fees: $199 
Primary viewer (includes three month's access recording of the event.
           $99 Additional viewer (must watch on same device as primary viewer)
           $29 Purchase lifetime access to the recording (available to primary viewer only)

  • Your attendance certificate for 7 hours of live, interactive training can be retrieved on completion of the evaluation and quiz via your account. 
  • A soft (digital) copy of all resources will remain in your account indefinitely.
  • A recording of this event will be available in your account approximately three weeks after the live event and will remain available for a full three months.  You will receive an email notification when the recording becomes available for viewing. 
  • If for whatever reason, you are unable to join the live webcast on the day, you will be able to watch the recording, complete your evaluation and quiz and retrieve  your certificate at a later date before the end of the three month viewing period.

Reminders for all events are sent two weeks, one week, one day and one hour prior.


Morning Session
  9:00am - 12:30pm (includes 15 minute break at 10:30am)

Lunch Break
  12:30pm - 1:00pm

Afternoon Session
  1:00pm - 4:30pm (includes 15 minute break at 2:45pm)


Learning objectives of this training:

  1. To gain an understanding of Bert Hellinger history and life’s work.
  2. To gain an understanding the basic principles of Family Constellations.
  3. To identify and work with intergenerational family patterns e.g. trauma, addiction, talents.
  4. To gain a new understanding and way of working with guilt and innocence.
  5. To understand and work with the Orders of Love. They help indicate where to work with clients.  Examples of these orders are; belonging, balancing giving and taking, social order and place, every member has the right to belong, wrongs must be redressed, respecting the people who entered the system first.
  6. Learn how to form ‘healing statements’ with clients. These are short powerful statements that get to the heart of what the client is experiencing.
  7. To gain a foundational understanding in how Family Constellations is used in organizational contexts; Systemic Constellations.


“Family Constellations is taking off all around the world: if you are the least bit curious, treat yourself and find out about it."  Lizzie Spencer

How will you benefit from attending this training?

  • Gain a foundational understanding of Family Constellations.
  • Have a new swag of tools and skills to use with clients.
  • Work more effectively with intergenerational trauma



Morning Session (includes a short break)

  • Welcome, introduce myself, trauma informed guidelines for adult learning/personal and group safety, Online etiquette and self-care.
  • Intro to Bert Hellinger’s (BH’s)  life and work.
  • Visualisation/inner work ‘The Empty Centre’ (designed by BH).
  • Intro to foundational principles in FC; how they work, field theory and genograms, Experiential; making your own genogram, reflect to see FC principles and concepts.
  • Demonstration from me and 3 others of a small constellation.
  • Debrief; correlating foundational principles with the experiential.
  • Q and A.
  • Check out; Gathering and anchoring of learning so far.

Afternoon Session (includes a short break)

  • Another demonstration of a constellation and debrief.
  • The Orders of Love explained.
  • Exercise for the Orders, debrief.
  • Healing Statements explained.
  • Practice forming healing statements.
  • Gathering and anchoring of what has been learnt so far and Q and A.
  • Brainstorming in small groups re how to apply new learnings to your work.
  • Wrap up.


Target Audience

This seminar has been designed to extend the clinical knowledge and applied skill of Psychologists, Counsellors, Psychotherapists, Coaches, Social Workers and Psychiatrists who work with individuals and couples who are experiencing distress about their relationship.

Venue information

Our venue is registered with Service NSW as a 'Covid Safe' venue. 
You will be required to checkin via our QR code and to abide by the safety  measures current at the time and in line with public health orders. These will be advised in your pre-event reminder/information emails.
In the interest of everone's safety, PDP reserves the right to deny entry to any participant who chooses not to follow the current COVID safety plans. 

This venue offers wheelchair access from the Brown Street entrance.  

4 minute walk from Chatswood train/metro/bus interchange

Links to reasonable early-bird parking close to the venue:

All day tea, coffee and chilled water are provided.
If you have not ordered lunch with your registration, we have a fridge and two microwave ovens should you wish to bring your own food. 
The venue has a cafe on the ground floor and is surrounded by cafes and restaurants including an extensive food hall above the Chatswood Interchange.

Mantra Hotel is next door to the venue: website here
Meriton Suites is a 4 minute walk from the venue: website here


PDP Sydney Training Room

Level 1, 10 Help Street, Chatswood, NSW 2067, Australia
+61 1300 887 622

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