PLASMA WORKSHOPS JHB June/ July 2017

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Hi All

Whatsapp Amanda on 078 499 6472 to join or for questions

We had a really wonderful Avatar Plasma Bed Workshop last month and we hope to see pictures of the new healing plasma beds or chairs soon. Thanks to everyone who participated. We will run another one soon. Willem and I are available to help you construct your beds or chairs in your home or office.

24 JUNE: 1pm for bring and share lunch for 2pm start: STAR UNIT WORKSHOP June is already here and the next workshop is June 24th 1 for 2pm start – 6pm at Pam Roux’s house 269-3 Woburn Circle in Chartwell. A Star unit is an energy device made from GANS and Coils. Whatsapp us to confirm:
Here is the Facebook Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/299384830489914/

Pam Roux should be running a free intro to GANS making in the morning. Just waiting for her to confirm but this is the best place to start if you are new. Please contact her to join. pam@transpersonal.co.za

9 JULY: 5pm ONLINE INTRO TO KESHE TECHNOLOGY 3 hour ONLINE WORKSHOP with Dr Rodrigo Vildosolo via Zoom.us on the Sunday the 9th of July 2017 at 5pm South Africa Time (UTC + 02) or 8am in Seattle ( Pacific Time Zone)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/172578073244842/ THIS IS A GOOD BEGINNERS WORKSHOP: If you are new or interested please sign up and please RSVP. Let us know if you have a group watching and who is organising that. Thanks.

Here is a youtube interview with Dr Rodrigo with myself and Willem interviewing him. A lot of fun.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ldHwh0Ndl4&t=48s

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Dr Rodrigo Vildosola
Professional Summary
Reconstructive, plastic and general surgeon with 27 years of experience performing surgeries on trauma, critical care and aesthetic surgery patients. Extensive knowledge of complex lacerations, fractures, cardiothoracic surgery, trauma resuscitation. Seasoned medical professional who maintains composure and focus even in the most difficult and stressful circumstances.

He has been with the Keshe foundation since October 2015. His passion is medicine but he keeps up with all the other areas of the Keshe technology: agriculture, space, house applications and transportation. He has been actively teaching Keshe knowledge all over America. His moto is – pass the Keshe teachings to as many people as possible so that the knowledge cannot be taken away form us.

KESHE TECHNOLOGY ONLINE WORKSHOP With Rodrigo will be an introduction to the basics of the Keshe Technology with time for Q & A at the end.

1. ) Introduction to Plasma technology 2.) Keshe Technology in Medicine/ Health, Agriculture/Food, Car/ Transport/ Space and Home 3.) Q&A

When: Sunday the 9 July 2017 Where: 3 hour Online Workshop ( zoom.us) Time: Sunday 5pm – 8pm South African Time – Perhaps organise a group to gather around someone who has good wifi.

Cost: $50 or R664.00 ( depending on the Rand Dollar) All proceeds go to Ghana Spaceship Institute.

Email: amanda@geniuslab.co.za with email address and proof of payment to book Banking Details: FNB BANKING DETAILS AMANDA GIFFORD Business Cheque account Number 62471627425.. FIRST NATIONAL BANK (FNB) – MELROSE ARCH Branch code 254405 REQUIREMENT: Strong Internet and an ability to download & use zoom.us.

You will be emailed a link to click on the time of workshop. The workshop will be recorded in case you have a problem getting online.

Kind regards,
Amanda and Willem

amanda@geniuslab.co.za | 078 499 6472
wjsmuts@gmail.com | 082 458 1031

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TEAM BUILDING WORKSHOPS

TEAM BUILDING: Amanda Gifford offers teams a number of different bespoke team building experiences. Please contact Amanda for the best team building experiences for your teams. email amanda{at}geniuslab.co.za or whatsapp a message with your name and request 078 499 6472

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PRIVATE PRACTICE

Private Practice ( Johannesburg)
Amanda Gifford, MA Psych. Counselling
HPCSA

 

 

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TO BOOK A THERAPY SESSION whatsapp 078 499 6472 I am based at Naturally Yours Health Centre in Johannesburg. Cost per hour R800.
I am a South African who went overseas to study my Masters  and graduated from the California Institute of Integral Studies  in San Francisco with a Masters in Counselling Psychology majoring in Drama Therapy in 2004. I interned at acute inpatient setting overseas for chronic psychiatric illness including psychosis and schitzophrenia. I went on to run groups at a prison working with violent offenders for 2 years as well as working in an Alziemers unit in a hospital.

On my return to South Africa in 2004, I worked at a prison based training NGO called Khulisa where i wrote and trained programmes that i had learnt from overseas. I have worked at Life Line running trainings for staff, RHRU, ECHO, FNB, Standard Bank, Sharp Recovery Centre, mainly writing and training aswell as running therapy groups.

I went on to work in a variety of NGOS in SOuth Africa doing both trainings and therapy. My work ranges from individual therapy to corporate trainings.

I offer individual and group therapy influenced by the latest methods and ideas in therapy including my own ecceclic mix of drama therapy, psychodrama, developmental transformations, alchemy and family constellations for individuals, couples, families and groups, as well as quantum systems training for family constellations facilitators.

You can come and see me as an individual at my practice in Johannesburg. I have rooms in Oaklands and shared rooms in Bryanston, Johannesburg.

I also offer online Skype sessions and online groups for those not based in Johannesburg.

Here is some client feedback.

“Hi Amanda. The weekend had been a profound experience for me…Thank you for the experience. I am definitely interested in further training. Regards. Jeanne Oets – Clinical Psychologist “KZN May 2014

” Dear Amanda Thank you so much for your wise, sensitive, intuitive and compassionate facilitation of a very very special weekend. It felt like a real homecoming to this beautiful work and a privilege to journey with you,..I agree, the work was heart-opening and also healing. My own constellation was very profound and meaningful, and has continued ‘living’ since then- revealing new layers, insights, feelings and offering wonderful support.” Rene S KZN May 2014

“Participating, observing and reflecting of the constellations helped me to experience the healing power of working with systems. It is interesting to see and experience how strangers can connect with the pain, grief and joys of others in a constellation. To be part of the transition and emotional changes of others and myself has inspired me to learn more.” Lucinda.J. Clinical Psychologist May 2014 KZN

What is unique about my approach?

I believe that each person is able to tap into their own knowing to find solutions. My therapeutic approach engages tapping into the subconscious mind through the head, heart and body actively in the process and incorporates many years of training and experience in diverse fields from psychological and artistic process influenced by various transpersonal, cosmological and spiritual trainings.

At heart I am a transpersonal oriented thinker, using artistic methods to help individuals tap into their own knowing field whilse at the same time also helping them to see things from other peoples perspective.

I work with your thinking, your feeling and your body wisdom to find solutions that empower you in your life. I prefer to help you find your own inner advice and knowing and assist you in finding resources and solutions for yourself – something you often have within you but are unable to access since you are so deeply connected to the problem. In particular, I am able to assist you in shedding light on the recurring patterns that limit you, including those taken on from your family system and previous generations.

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“Thank you so much Amanda! You are a truly remarkable woman. The experience was absolutely amazing. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. I have had a very challenging, emotional, unstable past year and I have not done any work on myself for a very long time. This experience was tremendously healing and opened me to positivity and hope once again. It was truly mind blowing to share so much with strangers and feel so safe and with no judgement. Thank you for making this experience possibly for me. The realisation, affirmation, love and acceptance that I received during this experience, It is a gift that I will treasure forever. .” Love Cindy 4th Feb 2014

Systemic Therapy and Family Constellations acknowledge that the human being does not exist in isolation. We are part of a bigger network of relationships of belonging to our families, our cultures, and even our nations. Sometimes no matter how hard we try, we just can’t seem to break away from our past or the patterning of our families and previous generations. By zooming out, and becoming aware of the bigger picture, it becomes easier to move forward in your own life with a new sense of freedom, resource and strength.

I am registered with the HPCSA and the Board of Healthcare Funders, so you can claim from your medical aid if your option covers psychologists.

To book a session email me at amanda@geniuslab.co.za

SESSIONS WITH AMANDA

AMANDA GIFFORD
MA PSYCHOLOGY, COUNSELLING, DRAMA THERAPY
HPCSA REGISTERED
Therapist.

WHATSAPP for session booking 078 499 6472 with your name.

SESSIONS

1. Therapy Sessions with Amanda using Basic Counselling and Coaching Methodology, plus artistic and therapeutic methods including Expressive Arts Therapies, Drama Therapy methods for helping you with your life issues, areas that need change, personal exploration and Awakening aswell as Family Constellations to explore the themes of your life. Sessions available for individuals, couples, family sessions and more.

If you work with awareness around where you are at, you can bring greater depth of presence to your life. I offer weekly sessions in Johannesburg and via Skype for International or those outside of johannesburg.

Explore your story. Unlock your potential. Find Solutions. Leave behind Addictions.
Email me at amanda@geniuslab.co.za
Or if you are in South Africa
Cell/Whatsapp to book a session 078 499 6472
Some Medical Aids like Discovery cover these sessions.

Coaching based/ Solutions Focused/Hypnotherapy Style Constellations Also Available for deep seated themes.

First Sessions: R1200 ( 90 minutes) R200 added if you are claiming from medical aid. Should be able to get full amount back from Medical Aid depending on which one it is.

Follow Ups: R800 ( 1 hour)

Can possibly be claimed with Discovery Health.

Phone or Whatapp with name to 078 499 6472 with the request for an appointment or PM me on Facebook.

https://www.facebook.com/amanda.gifford.984

FOR SOUTH AFRICA
HPCSA registered Medical Aid claims possible for some medical aid schemes like Discovery.
Payments via Paypal for overseas clients.
Email: Amanda@geniuslab.co.za To Book.

 

Dolphin Dance Retreat 4 – 9 October 2017 Mozambique

Dolphin Dance Retreat 4 – 9 October 2017 Mozambique

Halo Gaia Adventure Travel legally operates all Dolphin Scenic Tours under the “Transporte Maritimo Commercial de Trafego local de Passageiros” license issued to Malongane for commercial dolphin launches in the PPMR : Ponta do Ouro Partial Marine Reserve of Southern Mozambique

Open to the Public
4 – 9 October 2017 in Mozambique
Facilitated by Amanda, Willem and Courtney 

Cost: R5900

DOLPHIN DANCE RETREAT with Willem and Amanda

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Bliss regenerates us. Come and experience the delicious bliss and ecstasy of the dolphins, the sea, the sand, the sun, raw cacao ( chocolate), creative community combined with the dance in a 5 day retreat in the paradise of Mozambique. Willem Smuts, Amanda Gifford and Courtney Ward will facilitate 5 days of dolphin encounters, ecstatic dance experiences, deep relaxation, play, reflection, alchemical cacao ( sacred chocolate ceremony) and celebration of a wonderful alchemical journey of personal transformation.

Come and enjoy the blissful dolphin energies which we can share through dance and creative play.

The themes that will run through the Retreat will be joy, creativity, play, sensuality, surrender to life, trance, ecstatic dance and the process of awakening.

BIO: FACILITATOR PROFILES: WILLEM SMUTS: DANCE FACILITATOR

Willem has 15 years of dance experience and has facilitated workshops locally and internationally for 10 years. He facilitated 8 Dolphin dance retreats in Mozambique and has been on the path of Awakening for 20 years. He has a passion for creative and inspirational group transformation work through Conscious Dancing and his work includes aspects of theatre and performance. He was a Founder member of a Corporate Theatre Production company staging plays and corporate plays across South Africa in the 90’s. Since then he has been immersed in the powerfully explorative world of movement and inner movement through Conscious dancing for the last fifteen years and most of it as a facilitator. He is a Cosmo Dance, Free Flow, Blissdance, and a Biodanza facilitator, using these modalities for Weekly classes, Workshops, Therapeutic Rehabilitation centres as well as Corporate Team Buildings Processes. Willem is also a holistic health coach specialising in allergies, chronic fatigue and general health. He uses quantum therapies consisting of Bicom biofeedback computer, NES scanner as well as reflexology and supplements. He has been in private practice in Bryanston for 16 years.

Website: www.willemsmuts.co.za
Contact details: Wjsmuts@gmail.com
Cell phone: 0824581031

AMANDA GIFFORD: DRAMA THERAPIST, CACAO AND CONSTELLATIONS FACILITATOR

Amanda has a Masters in Psychology and is a HPCSA registered Drama Therapists in South Africa, having completed her Masters in Psych. Drama Therapy with a Transpersonal Approach at the California Institute of Integral Studies (see www.ciis.edu) in San Francisco in 2003. She has 15 years of experience in the field of awakening, therapy, personal development work, innovation, transformation, change consultation and corporate training. She runs workshops and retreats with Willem Smuts using Cosmo Dance and Expressive Arts therapy processes in an alchemical way. She also runs Sacred Chocolate Cacao Ceremonies with Dance with Willem internationally. She has been on her own awakening journey for 20 years being a student of Ramthas School of Enlightenment and having grown up in a spiritual home has delved deep into the spiritual mysteries. She enjoys creativity and pioneering in the consciousness and transformation field. She draws from a wide various of thought innovation and leadership research. She is also a Systems Constellations facilitator and trainer. She has run workshops nationally and internationally including offering Executive Coaching, Communication, Voice, Leadership Training, Family Constellations, EQ Innovation, Personal Mastery and Business Constellations workshops. She has been in private practice for 10 years in Johannesburg.

www.amandagifford.co.za
Contact Details: Email: Amanda@geniuslab.co.za
Whats app best on Cell: 078 499 6472

Family Constellations Workshop

Family Constellations Workshop with Amanda
Date: Saturday 26th Nov
Time: 3 – 7:30pm
Cost: R800 to Constellate ( 1 Place left)

Next One will be in Bali at the New Earth Haven – Constellating the New Earth Jan 2018

https://www.facebook.com/events/1307468445939556/

I got constellated this past Saturday. Watching the different elements of me move in the constellation was moving, painful, and liberating. It stepped up a notch when Amanda asked me to take my role in the constellation, and move with my elements from the ‘problem’ to the ‘solution’. It was much more difficult than my representative had made it seem. Amanda kept a steady flow of encouragement, “Just keep moving”, until I did move, and my elements moved with me.__We ended up ‘home’, in a standing, gentle flowing embrace.It was a privilege to experience. Nick

My Constellation experience with Amanda was truly amazing. Being in a supportive role allowed me to hold space for another person’s constellation and to connect with that person’s story and to see how that plays out in my own life.

My own constellation was a beautiful and profound experience. _
To see my story from the outside allowed me to step away from it and to have a look at it from a different angle… To see it with new light. And it seems that with the constellations we are able to see the light in our story and not just the shadows and darkness._

Definitely for everyone… Whether you are willing to work with something… Or aware of something that you need to work with and resist to work with it… Or simply when you feel stuck and in your process. Brenda

On Saturday 29 October 2016 I attended one of Amanda Gifford’s family constellation session for the first time and I loved the whole energy of the event. I experienced Amanda’s facilitation as very creative and therapeutic. There was so much natural movement , music and inherent song, life-enhancing creative flow and expression happening in the session. I got the sense of deeply accessing our subconscious patterns in a creative and colourful way. Thank you Amanda and the group for such an enriching experience. Willem Smuts

For more details email: amanda@geniuslab.co.za or whatsapp 087 499 6472

Cosmo Dance Training 2017/2018 – Year One Personal Development

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COSMO DANCE TRAINING
Human to Cosmic to Oneness

Starts 25th Feb 2017 and ends Nov 2017.

1 Saturday a month plus a 4 day dolphin retreat in October with 2 expert facilitators.

Basic Frame Work: Training Year One – Personal Development – Awakening through Dance and the Alchemical Arts – Exploring expanded states of consciousness with Willem Smuts & Amanda Gifford

Year Two will be specific faciitator training. Dates to be announced at the end of 2017 for 2018.

Amanda and Willem will offer an experiential year of creative discovery through dance, art and personal transformation and will lead you into an adventure around concepts that will initiate you into a multidimensional perspective of the dance of life and the process of awakening our spiritual fire to live a more expanded life.

Day 1: ALCHEMY OF AWAKENING:
Theoretical and Spiritual frameworks: The Spiritual Dance of Life

We will go over basic ideas behind dance as well as introduce some of the spiritual principles involved in the Cosmo Dance Training such as Non Duality principles, Concepts in Quantum Physics, Bruce Lipton’s Epigenetics, William Browns work with Unified Fields and the DNA, Alchemy for Personal Transformation and the Great Work. Zero Point, Mandalas, Music, Consciousness, The metaphor of Alice in Quantum Land. The Labyrinth of Consciousness, the Tantric Weave of Life, Frameworks for Awakening. Some of the basic ideas behind the transformational quality of movement will also be introduced such as body as the seat of the subconscious mind, the process of dance and de-armouring as well as the power of deeper multidimensional mind.

The Day will look something like this although organic and subject to change: Welcome Circle, Sharing Frameworks, Basics in CosmoDance, Constellating the Cosmic Unified Self, Dance the Awakening of the Cosmic Unified Self, Cosmic Awakening Art, Cosmic Lunch – food that awakens us, Discussion, Multidimensional DNA, Dance.

Watch What the Bleep Do We Know ( Homework)

Date: Saturday the 25th February
Time: 9:30 – 5:30pm

Day 2: THE ALCHEMICAL ELEMENTS with a focus on FIRE: Prima Materia ( Alchemical term for raw material)

In this workshop we will be introducing the elements of conscious dance, learning how to allow the movement to move you and beginning the alchemical process of personal transformation with a specific focus around fire and identity. Amanda will explain the Emerald Tablet framework and how it fits into the personal transformation framework and then with Willem, we will be Dancing consciously into the 5 elements exploring the experience of each state and working with the alchemical blueprint of awakening. We will work with understanding the FIRE of consciousness, and how it can transform identity, thought, belief systems, windows of perception, the body and how dance, music and awareness can impact your awakening process.

Date: Saturday the 25th March
Time: 9:30 – 5:30pm

Day 3: WATER: Water and Sensuality: Dissolve into the water element, the water body, sensuality, emotion, sublimation through arts and movement. This will be an immersion experience with cosmic alchemy sessions using dance, arts, music and awakening processes in the afternoon.
Date: Saturday the 27 May

Day 4: AIR In this workshop we will explore the element of air, giving space for sorting, separating the aspects of our experience to bring readiness for the next phase, playing with reality, lightness, breath, masculine, yang, spiritual warrior, the sword, the mind, time and space for life to unfold. Dance, Alchemy, Lunch, Discussion, Dance.
Date: 24 June
Time: 9:30 – 5:30pm

Day 5: EARTH: earth and trance – In this workshop we will be working with nurturing, being with life, letting go, surrender, coming into oneness, being in the absolute magic of the eternal now, manifestation, earthing, grounding, the alchemical marriage ( consciousness and energy), conjunction of masculine and feminine (where mind meets matter), the hieros gamos.
Date: 29 July
Time: 9:30 – 5:30pm

Day 6: CHAOS & CREATIVITY: In this workshop we will explore the emergence of creativity ( Fermentation and distillation) through letting go of known forms and old ways of moving through life and embrace the renewal factors allowing chaos to be a catalyst for creative transcendence and awakening. We will be encouraging creativity as a practice for daily Awakening. This will be an integration module.
Date: 26 Aug
Time: 9:30 – 5:30pm

Day 7: ETHER & HOLISM: This workshop will focus on Integration of elements and will explore the 4 elements together creating balance from which the 5th element of ether ( holism) arises as being more than the sum of its parts. This is a day of transcendence and integration. We will explore the bliss aspects of ether as the binding element which unifies all aspects of life as LOVE.
Date: 30 Sept ( this might be in Nov)
Time: 9:30 – 5:30pm

RETREAT Module 8: DOLPHIN RETREAT: THE GOLD This is the final module of our training and symbolises the completion of 7 levels of alchemy and the 8th step being the final step which is the beginning of being able to give back. We will share the culmination of our discoveries in our personal alchemy which we can share through self revelation dance or self discovery performance piece exploring spiritual identity, transcendence and personal awakening from this course. Being with dolphins in the morning in the open ocean (not guaranteed) on the mornings of Friday, Saturday and Sunday;
Date: 4 – 8 Oct

The themes that will run through the course will be creativity, sensuality, identity, surrender to life, trance and the process of awakening.

INCLUDED: Mentoring & Supervision:

There will be 3 individual sessions with Willem for mentoring on dance processes, health and movement supervision during the course and 3 individual sessions with Amanda to be used for personal therapy, constellations and personal mentoring on the process. The first session will be at the beginning of the course, second when needed ( mid year recommended) and a third one at the end.

REQUIREMENTS:
If you have no dance experience you need to get to a class at least 4 times before the start of this course.

OUTCOMES:

1. A feeling of wellbeing, rejuvenation and movement in your life.
2. An experience of dance and art as a tool for personal transformation – learning experientially through energetic embodiment of expanded consciousness.
3. Learning about Personal Alchemy ( Jungs work based on alchemy) and its links to your body, mind and souls journey and the process of awakening.
4. The Power of Conscious Dance as a tool for change and renewal.
5. Experience Drama Therapy and Constellations woven into the process of Awakening through Movement and the power of Integral learning.
6. Supportive environment to work on or discover more of yourself
7. Self awareness, self discovery, a feeling of greater emotional range, spiritual expansion and a sense of empowerment
8. Greater awareness of your body and the links to your subconscious mind and the pathways to health
9. Joy, Purpose and Peace
10. Like minded community
11. Awakening to Deeper aspects of Being
12. Enhanced creativity and tools to innovate.

RECOMMENDATIONS:
Dance on Wednesday evenings with Willem
Its also recommended that you attend 2 workshops or Individual Sessions with Amanda ( Family Constellations or Personal Therapy) or Amanda and Willem in the course of the year.

READING: A recommended reading list will also be made available.

(The Alchemist by Paolo Coelo, The Artists Way -Julia Cameron, Biology of Belief – Bruce Lipton, The Open Focus Brain, Dr Les Fehmi, The Untethered Soul – Michael Singer, The Red Lion by Maria Szepes, The Emerald Tablet – The Alchemy of Personal Transformation, Buddha Brats by Adamas ( available on kindle) and more…

INVESTMENT: R18 800 for the course (not including weekly Wednesday evening dance)

R18 800 – Cosmo Dance Personal Development Course

EARLY BIRD FEE: R17 000 if paid in full before 7th of February 2017.

BIO: FACILITATOR PROFILES: WILLEM SMUTS: FACILITATOR | TRAINER

Willem 15 years of dance experience and has facilitated workshops locally and internationally for 10 years. He has a passion for Creative and Inspirational Group Transformation work through Free Flow, Conscious Dancing and his work includes aspects of theatre and performance. He was a Founder member of a Corporate Theatre Production company staging plays and corporate plays across South Africa in the 90’s. Since then he has been immersed in the powerfully explorative world of movement and inner movement through Conscious dancing for the last fifteen years and most of it as a facilitator. He is a Free Flow, Blissdance, Cosmo Dance and a Biodanza facilitator, using these modalities for Weekly classes, Workshops, Therapeutic Rehabilitation centres as well as Corporate Team Buildings Processes. Willem is also a holistic health coach specialising in allergies, chronic fatigue and general health. He uses quantum therapies consisting of Bicom biofeedback computer, NES scanner as well as reflexology and supplements. He has been in private practice in Bryanston for 16 years. Previous corporate clients include, amongst others, Bestmed, Bites Technology and the Johannesburg City Council, FNB.

Contact details: wjsmuts@gmail.com
Cell phone: 0824581031

AMANDA GIFFORD: FACILITATOR | TRAINER

Amanda has a Masters in Psychology and is one of twelve qualified and HPCSA registered Drama Therapists in South Africa, having completed her Masters in Psych. Drama Therapy with a Transpersonal Approach at the California Institute of Integral Studies (see www.ciis.edu) in San Francisco in 2003. She has 15 years of experience in the field of awakening, therapy, personal development work, innovation, transformation, change consultation and corporate training. She has been on her own awakening journey for 20 years being a student of Ramthas School of Enlightenment and having grown up in a spiritual home has delved deep into the spiritual mysteries. She enjoys creativity and pioneering in the consciousness and transformation field. She draws from a wide various of thought innovation and leadership research. She is also a Systems Constellations facilitator and trainer. She has run workshops nationally and internationally including offering Executive Coaching, Communication, Voice, Leadership Training, Family Constellations, EQ Innovation, Personal Mastery and Business Constellations workshops. She has been in private practice for 10 years in Johannesburg. Corporate CLIENTS: Blue Moon, Voice Clinic, FNB, ABSA, OLD MUTUAL BUSINESS SCHOOL, Standard Bank, LIFELINE, ECHO, RHRU, and more.

Contact Details: Amanda@geniuslab.co.za
Cell: 078 499 6472

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Family Constellations

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Family & Sytems Constellations Sessions  with Amanda Gifford

 

Individual and Group Sessions

WHAT IS A FAMILY CONSTELLATION?
Family and Systems Constellations is a therapeutic method developed by Bert Hellinger, German psychotherapist, author, and teacher. Although Hellinger’s work transformed considerably in recent years, his early work is known today as “Classical Constellations”, which deals with the trans-generational dynamics of family systems.

Hellinger worked as a missionary in Natal for 16 years, and is currently in his 80’s. In his early work, Hellinger uncovered what he has called the “Orders of Love”, (natural laws, which assist the flow of love within a family system).

Using family constellations, the problematic dynamics that operate in families can become visible and can be experienced by the client from a meta-position or in an embodied way that brings new insights and perspectives.

This work emerged out of indigenous healing systems, psychotherapy, family therapy, group therapy, systems theory and phenomenology. Constellations have also been used in education, health care, prisons and other social services.

When the person is “entangled” in their system, they may experience a range of physical, emotional and mental difficulties and struggle to engage with life and their current context in their full strength. With the constellation, patterns that run over many generations can be revealed, and resources that strengthen the person become evident within the wider family system. During the family constellation, the body, mind and heart of the person can be engaged so that the healing is not merely an intellectual insight, but an experience that can draw on various sources for resources and solutions.

Families and individuals can address issues such as marriage and relationship difficulties, physical and mental illness, addiction, adoption, grief, employment and finances. Organizations can use this process for coaching team members or to focus on restructuring, communication, decision-making, and strategic issues. Constellations may also reveal a new perspective on issues related to inheritance, family businesses, war, crimes and race. Constellations have also been applied to community settings, reconciliation, and environmental and political themes.

In a constellation people representing family members or elements of any system are placed in relationship to each other, making a 3D image of the system available to the facilitator. From this set up, the facilitator and client can develop potential solutions to provide effective intervention in the system. Those who have facilitated the work, as well as those who have experienced it, find both the effect and the process difficult to explain. The outcome of the work is: a greater ability for love to flow between family members, regardless of the family “story”. In the case of Organizations, a greater flow of acknowledgment, productivity and/or profit is observed.

Systemic and Family Constellations can also be done in individual counseling and coaching settings using genograms, floor markers or figurines.

Family and Systems Constellations is not always gentle approach, and can instigate larger healing shifts that can make the symptom or client feel worse in some cases before getting better. It is not a substitute for long term therapy and it is not recommended to attend group workshops when suffering from a depressive episode, psychosis or post traumatic stress. Individual Constellations are a better choice if the client is already feeling overwhelmed or vulnerable.