Originally trained as a Gestalt Psychotherapist, Barbara has been working with constellations since 1997, one year after the Founder, Bert Hellinger first came to England.
Her experience of the work has been personally transformative and as best she can, Barbara ‘walks her talk’. She sees family constellations as a way of life and her pursuit of ‘truth’ as far as that is ever possible, leads to a deep commitment to the work she does. Second only to family, it is her guiding passion.
She is currently training people in the UK and Romania and runs workshops in the UK, Ireland, Belgium and Lithuania. Her role as Editor of The Knowing Field began in 2004 when she took over from Barbara Stones and Jutta ten Herkel. Within a year, she doubled the size of the journal and the frequency of publication. As Editor, she is privileged to have access to the latest developments in the work worldwide and is fascinated by the progress constellation work is making across the globe.
Author of an introductory book on Constellation work: Coming Home: A First step into the world of Family Constellations, Barbara is also in the process of writing three books under the generic title Reflections on Motherhood. Vol.I The Birth Process is already published and Vol.II A Different Path for the Soul will be
ready very soon.
Francesca Mason Boring
Francesca is a bi-cultural international facilitator and trainer of Family Constellation. Informed by the work of many of the early Masters in Family Systems Constellation, as well as her own indigenous elders, Mason-Boring has been a contributor in the development of the integration of ceremony and ritual in constellation work as well as the inclusion of nature in facilitation and support for trauma. Mason- Boring has provided Facilitator Training in Canada and the United States.
Her writing and developments in systemic constellation expand the application of the work into social systems as well as family systems. A Western Shoshone, (an indigenous tribe in the United States), Francesca has authored numerous books and has served as an advisor and contributing writer for The Knowing Field, an international scholarly journal on systems constellation. Francesca has presented at numerous conferences on the topic of the Universal Indigenous Field in Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Singapore, Holland, Mexico, Canada, Australia, South Africa, Bulgaria and the United States. She has served on faculty for Intensives on Systemic Constellations in Germany, Mexico, Australia, South Africa and the U.S.A.
Tanja has been involved in training Systems Constellations facilitators in South Africa since 2004 as co-founder and director of Family Constellations Africa which discontinued training in 2008.
In 2010 Tanja created African Constellations to continue a culture of knowledge-sharing and learning that embraces our inherent wisdom and collective experience. Tanja has a special interest in Systems Constellations in the South African context and is an ongoing student of African traditional cosmology and lineage wisdom practices.