What is MBSC?
MBSC: Mindfulness Based Systemic Constellations
Finding a way
To flourish as an individual
Belong to the group in a healthy way
(family or organization)
Systems are about connection
MBSC is interested in systems that connect people.
Such as Families and Organizations.
These are organic systems as opposed to machine systems
The human body is also a system.
Biology is the study of how this system works.
The whole planet earth is an organic system.
Organic systems have a highly complex self-regulating capacity.
The body regulates blood pressure and pulse rate.
According to our need for oxygen.
There are many thousands, possibly millions of self-regulating functions like this in the human body. When these functions fail we get sick or die.
Families and Organisations also have self-regulating processes.
Organic Systems have Hierarchies
Universe ⇒ Solar system ⇒ Planet ⇒Interconnected life forms ⇒
Human groups ⇒Human individuals ⇒ Organs ⇒ Cells
⇒ Molecules ⇒ Atoms ⇒ Subatomic Particles
Lower Levels serve Higher Levels
Deaths of individual people are necessary to create space for the new humans.
Death is a self-regulating function for the species,
that the individual ultimately has no choice about
MBSC works to reconcile the needs of different levels of systems
So that individuals can flourish.
So families can flourish
So organisations can flourish
So the planet can flourish
In terms of family constellations, that means finding a way that people can fully experience their individual potential while still having a good place of belonging in their family.
By respecting organic self-regulation
And the hierarchy of systems
Skilfull MBSC practitioners can create movement toward integration
Integration of a fully lived individual potential
and healthy belonging in family and organisations.
MBSC practitioners need a powerful and compassionate mindful presence
MBSC practitioners need to nurture a creative open space in constellations
where creative solutions can emerge.
This requires the capacity to navigate through conflicting needs and perspectives,
whilst maintaining a profound respect and compassion for everyone involved.
This empathy and respect needs to be all encompassing,
even to the point of including the worst of perpetrators.
This is intensely challenging for practitioners.
MBSC Practitioners have Rigorous Training to achieve this
The aim is to achieve:
Intimate knowledge of human systems,
And an enormous capacity to hold emotions
so that they can empathically connect with different people in the system
while still maintaining objectivity.
MBSC is committed to bringing this work to its potential
By making it accountable.
Systemic constellations have enormous potential
to contribute to human wellbeing
and the well-being of this entire planet.
They have been around for almost 40 years
They have been of transformational benefit to many individuals
Yet so far, the broader impact has been minuscule.
Accountability will give this work credibility.
Therefore it is crucial if this work is going to flourish and make its full contribution.
At MBSC, we are therefore committing to this accountability by:
- Keeping our work as understandable and as transparent as possible
- Integrating our work with evidence-based practices
- Supporting research into our work
- Respecting facts and repudiating superstitious and ungrounded approaches to this work
- Clearly distinguishing between facts and hypotheses
- From 2017 onwards, clearly listing competencies that trainees have been assessed as having attained.