Ancestor Lives Matter: Addressing and Healing Multi-Generational Trauma
Professional training with CE credits
Let’s imagine that the problems you carry – in your relationships, your career or business, your health and in your recurring thoughts – didn’t start with you. Let's consider that you are carrying the echo of struggles from past generations – even from people who may have never known.
Every day we are learning that our ancestors’ lives matter. Even though these people may be long gone – or not – their experiences live within us. Sometimes we experience their presence as strengths, which is wonderful, and yet other times their presence shows up with repeated painful patterns within the generations or mysterious struggles that refuse to disappear despite our best efforts to resolve them.
In this training workshop, conducted by Karen Carnabucci, LCSW, TEP, we will discuss and demonstrate the emerging healing method of Family Constellations, which may be best described as an experiential approach to family systems. This innovative approach was developed by Bert Hellinger, a German psychotherapist, about 30 years ago and is growing popular around the globe and in the United States.
With increasing studies that document that traumatic experiences, both familial and cultural, are passed from generation to generation, the phenomenological and experiential method known as Family Constellations has provided relief to thousands of people around the globe. The method is popular in Europe, Russia and Latin American and is now becoming known throughout the United States.
In this experiential workshop you will learn how to:
We will use psychodramatic and sociometric techniques and mindfulness as part of the teaching. If there is interest, we will also explore cultural and social trauma can impact a family, community and nation, following similar principles.
This training day is suitable for:
Mental health professionals, marriage and family therapists, creative arts therapists, physicians and other medical professionals, personal and executive coaches, educators, clergy, community and social activists, alternative health practitioners and others interested in inter-generational trauma.
Participants will have the option to address personal issues in a supportive and confidential setting, as well as bring past or present client cases forward for supervision.
Tuition is $85 if registered before April 15 and $105 after. The tuition includes the training day; CE credits for social workers, marriage and family therapists and licensed professional counselors; psychodrama credit hours toward psychodrama certification; handouts; and healthy snacks.
You may register in one of two ways:
Please bring your own lunch or expect to leave the building for a 45-minute lunch break. You are welcome to bring your own water bottle and any special foods that you may need.
There is a growing list of books (as well as many YouTube videos) that discuss and demonstrate the method and the philosophy behind it. Of special interest should be any books by Bert Hellinger (“Acknowledging What Is” and “Love’s Hidden Symmetry” are considered classics). More recently, It Didn’t Start with You by U.S. psychologist Mark Wolynn has been attracting the interest and praise from both professionals and laypersons for its examples of successful treatment and clear explanation of the method.
In addition, a selection of Karen’s books for professionals will be available for sale.
At a glance
What Ancestor Lives Matter: Addressing and Healing Multi-Generational Trauma
When 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 27, 2018
Where 313 W. Liberty St., Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Instructor Karen Carnabucci, LCSW, TEP
CE credits Six credits for social workers, marriage and therapists and licensed professional counselors, plus psychodrama credits
Tuition $85 before April 15, $105 after
How to register
Early registration is recommended.
Liberty Place is located at 313 W. Liberty St, Lancaster, Pa. , with convenient free parking across the street. The building is located six blocks from the Lancaster Amtrak station and is accessible from Routes 501, 272, 72, 30, 222 and 283.