Regular workshops facilitated by John Whittington in London, UK
“I’m very grateful for the way John facilitates and shares with such humility and compassion – creating a climate of loving kindness.”
“I always leave John’s workshops with a deepening sense of connection to myself.”
“John’s style is reassuring, measured and you feel very safe. He is a master at keeping ‘compassionate distance’”
Friday November 22nd, 2019
Your inner relationship with your mother is the building block of life at a biological, psychological and systemic level. Life begins with mother and much else flows from that. If you find yourself carrying the burdens of your mother and feel entangled by that, this can lead to difficulties with finding your own happiness as an individual, as a professional and in couple relationships. If you struggle with issues around food, mental or physical vitality, or if you find it challenging to be the mother you wish to be, then it may be connected to your relationship with your mother. You are welcome to participate in this workshop if you’d like to understand, illuminate or clarify the relationship with your mother. This workshop is now fully subscribed. Please join the ‘Waitlist’ or scroll down to February 2020 or beyond for more options.
“I always leave John’s workshops with a deepening sense of connection to myself and others.”
Friday February 21st, 2020
Topic: Life, love, leadership: A constellation workshop
This is an any-subject; any-issue; any-question workshop to which you can bring anything you feel stuck with or entangled by. Repeating patterns caused by hidden dynamics, difficult relationships with others, professional, personal or existential challenges. If you’d like to access the hidden resources behind and within you and work beyond the level of the story, then this workshop may open some fresh paths for you. Built on the foundation stones laid down by Bert Hellinger in his work with Family Constellations this workshop will be facilitated in that tradition.
“John is a masterful, agile facilitator who teases the invisible parts of the system respectfully back into the light”
Saturday March 28th, 2020
Topic: Explore your relationship with Food
Your relationship with food is influenced by many things, including your inner relationship with your parents and your ancestral patterns around diet, scarcity and abundance. Beyond those fundamentals we may carry the ‘weight’ of our mothers pain, or our fathers absence. We may eat too much or not enough to comfort and calm. We may be caught in some repeating patterns in our relationship systems or blindly following someone who left or trying to include someone who was excluded. Our relationship with food is, rather like money, a useful barometer of our underlying dynamics and patterns. We can only change our relationship with food when we are prepared to look a little deeper.
“I always leave John’s workshops with a deepening sense of connection to myself and others.”
Saturday June 27th, 2020
Topic: Explore your relationship with Money
This popular workshop offers several different ways to explore our relationship with abundance and the flow of money. John facilitates exercises and constellations in different forms to illuminate and clarify our relationship to this complex, often challenging subject. The workshop explores how we can come into better relationship with one of life’s great taboos and how a different relationship with money can emerge in which life, work and money flow with more ease.
“I’m very grateful to have been able to look at the beliefs around money in my family system in such a respectful way.”
Friday and Saturday October 2nd & 3rd, 2020 (2 days)
Topic: the flow of Life and Love
Two days of softening and clarifying difficult issues connected to your family-of-origin using family constellations. When love and life itself are free to flow, we can thrive. However, limiting dynamics, hidden in the wider system, may prevent us from finding or keeping relationships in a healthy balance. For example, sustaining a couple relationship is challenging when system dynamics are at play; the bond between siblings can be easily bruised and the love between friends damaged. Parents and children can become entangled in limiting patterns that are challenging to resolve. This workshop offers opportunities to experience some of the patterns in family, intimate and other close relationships through exercises and constellations.
“Using the constellations methodology John can get to the heart of an issue in a way I would never have imagined possible.”
Saturday November 28th, 2020
Topic: Explore your relationship with Endings
In order to prepare for any kind of fresh start you will need to have ended, respectfully, whatever is over. So, if you are preparing for an ending or need to settle a feeling of incompletion around an ending in the past – in a personal, social or professional context – this workshop will offer opportunities to clarify, align and complete. Come and explore the most effective ways to leave a relationship of any kind with compassion, respect and true separation.
“John’s insight and quiet wisdom are inspiring.”
“I got more insight in one day than I have in years.”
“These workshops provide insights that cannot be accessed through conventional, rational thinking.”
“John’s quiet insight and wisdom are inspiring”
“John is an excellent facilitator whose easy style belies the deep work that is going on underneath.”
“An ability to speak to what emerges from the field with the ease and familiarity of practical mastery.”
“John is a masterful, agile facilitator who teases the invisible parts of the system respectfully back into the light.”
“John’s facilitation is masterful yet humble and creates accessible, practical benefits for the client.”
Constellation workshops with John Whittington
I began training in family, professional and organisational constellations in 2004, whilst also training as a personal and executive coach. I facilitated family and personal issues constellations in public workshops for five years (2006 – 2011) to deepen and develop my understanding and experience of system dynamics. Meanwhile, in 2009, I launched the Coaching Constellations trainings in order to share the stance, principles and practices of systemic coaching with others. As a result of the level of interest I wrote a book on the subject, published in 2012 and again, in updated and expanded 2nd Edition, in 2016.
All this led naturally to the creation of these Life Love Leadership workshops which I facilitate using constellations as the primary methodology. The workshops, held in a confidential small group environment, are designed to respectfully illuminate, clarify and resolve challenges, dilemmas and decisions: in life, in personal relationships and in working life. The workshops are open to those with interest whether new to constellations or already familiar with this remarkable methodology. At each workshop I offer structured introductory exercises and group constellations and enjoy responding to the needs of the participants in the moment in order to facilitate deeper understanding and fresh insights for everyone present.
John Whittington. 2019
To register an interest or suggest a topic, please email here: firstname.lastname@example.org
To train in systemic coaching and constellations with John and the team please visit the Coaching Constellations website.
The history of these workshops
These workshops began in 2017 when, after several years of facilitating training and constellation workshops in multiple contexts I felt the time was right to offer workshops on specific themes, themes which I had noticed recurring in my client work and teaching within Coaching Constellations. The workshops completed so far are as follows:
September 21st: ‘Money’. “This was an invitation to redefine my relationship with money.” Sheena B
“June 21st: ‘Fathers’ “The gentleness, compassion and wisdom were eye-watering and gratefully received.” Agnieszka W
March 29th ‘Endings’ “A safe supportive place to explore my relationship with endings.” Helen C
February 15th & 16th: ‘Love’ “An amazing workshop which shined fresh light into my life so that I can now see beyond the stories and into the underlying entanglements.” Sophie A
November 30th: ‘Endings‘ “A pivotal, transformative day. A deep-dive in which I felt safe, respected and released.” Christopher S
September 28th: ‘Sleep‘ “A phenomenal workshop that offered so much more than it promised.” Nicola R
June 22nd: ‘Money‘ “I very much appreciate this way of facilitating the work as it resonates very deeply.” Maria R
February 23rd: ‘Love’ “I got more in one day than I have in years.” Tara N
November 30th: ‘Endings’ “A profound workshop that supported everyone to explore their relationship with endings.” Rachel D
November 2nd: ‘Money’ “I found the exercise about my relationship to abundance incredibly useful.” John S
September 29th: Open “John’s style is reassuring, measured and you feel very safe with him. He is a master at keeping the ‘compassionate distance’.” Amanda B
May 26th: ‘Money’ “This was an excellent workshop and a very worthwhile investment of my time – and my money!” Charlotte H
January 31st: Open “A great introduction to the benefits of constellations.” Elaine G