A Shadow Constellations Workshop

Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.” C.G. Jung

 The Shadow is the realm of the unconscious into which we put all the self-parts we repress and deny, that we disown and can’t acknowledge in ourselves. The Shadow is ‘born’ to the family we are born into and into the culture(s) we are brought up in.

Shadow Constellations combine the healing potential of both Family Constellations as developed by Bert Hellinger and Shadow Work as developed by Carl Jung. It connects Inter-generational trauma healing with Self-Parts Integration in novel ways.

This workshop is for therapists, facilitators, teachers, practitioners and other professional helpers who work with people.

Our Shadow & Professional Relationships

When we see (or project) our Shadow in another person we become triggered.
We may become judgemental, angry, superior and educating, or disgusted and wanting to go awat.
It may cause us to lose our empathy and our center, leading to emphatic failures with clients.
It also makes us more prone to being captured by different roles and transference relationships.

A common, even archetypal example may be falling into the role of the savior because our helplessness is in the Shadow. Another one is being captured by a perpetrator role in the system of the client because we haven’t gotten enough in touch with our own perpetrator in the Shadow.

Shadow Triggering may also lead to emotional and physical attraction as deep inside we would like to be close and even unite with what we have removed from our conscious presence. This becomes complicated when it happens with our clients, colleagues and teachers, and it does.

Finally, What is in our Shadow influences the range of topics our clients can safely bring to us, and also the types of clients we can work well with.

For Family Constellations facilitators, Shadow work is invaluable as it helps us maintain a wide perspective and to stay fully in touch with the knowing field, and identify it when we lose that position.

What to Expect

In this 4.5 hours workshops we will
Learn the basics of Shadow work and the main Shadow roles.
Develop an understanding of Shadow integration processes.
Experience and facilitate a Shadow identification process.
Watch a demo of a powerful Shadow Constellations structure to reduce triggering.
Participate in a Shadow Constellations group session.

Have time for Q&A

You don’t need to have experience with Family Constellations in order to participate – all professional helpers are welcome to broaden the horizons, receive new perspectives and very practical tools to work deeply and safely with people.


About Nir Esterman

Nir Esterman(M.Sc),
Nir is a teacher and a facilitator of Family and Systemic Constellations, Embodied Shadow Work and Bodywork.
From his diverse professional and personal experience he developed the Shadow Constellation approach.
Based in Israel and teaches internationally – both online and in person.
Specializes in work with professionals, introducing systemic work to therapists and facilitators of all backgrounds.
Staff member of the Constellation Way School of Systemic Constellations, the Systemic Trauma University and presents in professional conferences.


Practical information and Registration

Time & Date:  May 26th, 4pm – 9pm

: Katowice, Przestrzeń Serca

Full price: 95€.
Early bird price: 85€ (until the 12th of May)

Language: The workshop will be conducted in English.
In case language is the only obstacle for you to join, please let us know.

For Registration, please contact the workshop organizer and assistant Marta Grabowska.
at domoddechu@gmail.com / whatsapp: +48 536 490 206.

Any questions?
For any questions about the content, please contact Me (Nir) through the contact form.
For any practical and organizational questions, including help with hotel recommendation, please contact Marta.

A free Webinar
Please join us for a free one hour webinar towards the workshop.
The webinar will include short theory, an experiential practice and time for Q&A.

Webinar Registration Form

When: Thursday, 11th of May 7pm (CEST).

Registration: When you fill in the form below, you will receive an email with the Zoom invitation.
(If you do not receive it, please write me through the contact form).