The Invisible Landscape of Bullying:

Vulnerability, Protection, Belonging, and Power    

Date: Friday,  September 12, 2014    Time:  9am-6pm

Location: Bellingham, WA

Fee: Before Aug. 15, $150. After Aug. 15, $175.

Longing to Belong:

Walking the Path Between Home and School  

Dates:  September 13-14, 2014

Times: Saturday, 1-6pm, and Sunday, 9am-6pm

Location:  Silver Cloud Lake Union Hotel, Seattle, WA

Fee: Before Aug. 15, $250. After Aug. 15, $275.

Fee for combined sessions: Before Aug. 15, $375.

After Aug. 15, $425.

Schedule designed to allow for transition time between Bellingham and Seattle.

Registration: To firmly hold your space, either register with online deposit at link below or send $50 check (USD) to Lisa Iversen, 1209 11th Street, Suite 2, Bellingham, WA  98225.

Combined Session Balance

Online Deposit: Invisible Landscape of Bullying (Sept. 12, Bellingham)

Online Deposit: Longing to Belong (Sept.  13-14, Seattle)

Online Deposit: Combined Session (Sept. 12-14, Bham & Seattle)
Deposits are nonrefundable and transferable to other events led or sponsored by Family Constellations West or the Center for Ancestral Blueprints.

Accomodations Recommendations

Silver Cloud Lake Union (venue where Seattle session is located)

Lonely Planet Guide to Seattle Lodging


Bellingham Lodging

Accomodation/Ride Share Board

Contact Information:  Lisa Iversen at or 360.223.3538.

May 2014

Una O’Connell: Children, Family Matters, and Constellations

Background Story

Una and I are both mothers and constellation facilitators, she in the U.K., me in the Pacific Northwest of the U.S.

We first met at Germany’s first international training for constellation facilitators (at ZIST) with Bert Hellinger and many of the first generation European constellation teachers in 2001.

Fast forward to 2014. We reacquainted at the Seattle Constellations Conference in 2013, and without knowing the other had done so, we each named one of our constellation offerings, “Family Matters”. For many in the business world, this sameness of name would catalyze conflict around “branding”, trademarks, and the like. For us, it was a happy, synchronistic fate: our lives and work are guided by mothers’ hearts whose greatest interest is in what benefits children.

So when I learned about the work she has been so creatively doing integrating constellations with adults who work with and care about children, I said, “I want to bring you and your work to the U.S.!”

And when Una learned about the “Embodied Conversation with the Internalized Colonizer Series” I have been convening with my friend and colleague Kate Regan (see details below), she said, “I want to come to it!”

Una and I have been in rich, truth-filled conversation about the constellation field, colonialism, family, history, what it’s like to be a constellation facilitator and mother, and much more. Some of this conversation belongs to us, privately, as two women, friends, and colleagues. Some of it represents what belongs to the larger field of our human family as well as the systemic family constellation field. Time will tell what belongs to whom and where. I invite you to join us in the discernment in all that we know and don’t know, with remembrance that we all belong.

Here’s information about the introductory sessions with Una held in May of 2014:

Sunday, May 4   5:00-7:00pm  Seattle, WA. “Children, Family Matters, and Constellations with Una”

This circle at the former Present Sense, now Little Heart Space in Wallingford,  is an introduction to Una’s wisdom and work.  We will break bread together with a bring-your-dinner-to-the-circle gathering.  Fee: $25.  Registration online guaranteed at:  Register for Una Intro Session in Seattle.

Monday, May 5  7pm   Bellingham, WA. First Monday Systemic Family Constellations Circle hosts “Children, Family Matters, and Constellations with Una”.  Fairhaven Library.  Fee: $25. RSVP to Lisa at Payment in person on site.

Monday, May 12, 7pm  Vancouver, BC.   Heartquest Healing Collective. This session is combination of monthly constellation circle with Lisa and “Children, Family Matters, and Constellations with Una”.  Participation fee: $30. Setting constellations places are filled for this circle and requests being received for June circle. RSVP to Sharon Halfnight at

To learn more about Una, visit her website at

Questions? Please, first re-read the above to see if your question will be answered. If it’s not answered, email me at or call 360.223.3538.

With deep gratitude for all of us as stewards of children,