MBSC Training Structure Overview
Students who have trained with this approach will be listed on this site after they have completed 15 days of introductory training.
After this, students will then have the opportunity to further hone skills that are relevant to this practice.
Unlike many therapy trainings, the focus of this training is ultimately practical. We are interested in helping the students to achieve competencies that will eventually enable them to work mindfully with constellations both adeptly and safely. In order to do this they will of course need to attain a certain level of theoretical understanding. Because the attainment of practical skills is the most pertinent fact for prospective clients, that is what we are listing on this website.
We will use practice observations and structured assessments to gain assess the attainment of higher levels of skill
We acknowledge that competence and understanding can always be further developed and improved and only those practitioners who are in an ongoing process of self development are likely to remain competent. Accordingly we do not graduate our students. We merely list and date when they have been observed to have completed a particular level of training .
This training is based around completion of modules. These modules have built in assessment functions that allow the student to take control of their own learning. These modules will be mastered through the use of four different learning approaches:
- Memory tasks
These tasks blind to pieces of information that will need to be at students beck and call. This information needs to be so accessible that it is readily available even when a student is being affected by family energy that carries a lot of dissociation or confusion. The information consigned to memory tasks forms building blocks for deeper theoretical understanding and for skilful practice.
- Theoretical knowledge
This learning approach is designed to help the student develop a deeper understanding the capacity to think logically, systemically and intuitively about the issues related to constellation work.
- Development of personal insight
This is about learning to use yourself, your own life experience, your own family system and your own reactions more effectively as an instrument of this work.
- Practical skills
Skills that are important for the practice of constellation facilitation are identified. Experiential exercises will be given to help with the development of these skills. Self evaluation templates will be given so that the students can assess both their own strengths and weaknesses. These same temp plates will be used to assess mastery of skill.
The modules are:
- Orders that support healthy flow in systems
- Mindfulness and Phenomenology
- The Therapeutic Stance
- The Mindful Pre-constellation Interview
- Advanced Mindful Reading of Emotions
- Deeper systemic approach (beyond just the orders)
The mindful constellation
The skills listed will be registered when a student reaches different levels of competence. There will be three levels of training.
- The fundamentals.
- Integrated practice
- Advanced skills
At the end of fundamentals training students should have basic competence and some fluency in the application of mindful constellation work.
At the end of Integrated practice training the students should have enough fluency in the core skills that they should be able to manage difficult cases. They will also form some meaningful integration with other therapeutic approaches they may have learnt
With advanced skills the students abilities and integration will further deepen and they will be able to apply the principles of mindful systemic constellation work in a wider range of settings.