Are you someone who senses that your connection to your family of origin or the experiences you went through in childhood are affecting close relationships, your career, or your mental or physical wellbeing? Do you feel you carry a pit of shame or unworthiness that makes it hard to fit in or assert yourself with others? Were there secrets or infidelity in your family and do these dynamics continue to appear in your life today? Or, does it feel like you’re carrying around an inner-child that is easily triggered in relationships and never feels truly safe?
These are just a few signs that issues that began in your family of origin are playing out in your life today.
Healing With Family Constellations
Using Family Constellations, an innovative and profound healing process, this retreat will help you uncover how seemingly personal struggles are often not so simple. Instead, challenges like anxiety, depression, trauma, illness and others can be perpetuated by events that occurred in not only your upbringing, but in your parents' upbringing, your grandparents' upbringing, or other areas of your family tree.
Family Constellations allows you to end generational cycles of unworthiness, anger, shame, and more that get shared within families. A common benefit from doing this is that it fundamentally improves the way you relate to your family.
Additionally, and perhaps equally important, is that this process helps you stop carrying these feelings and conditioned patterns forward into current relationships, your work, and the things that make life meaningful for you. In essence, instead of being stuck repeating the past, you’re given the freedom to rewrite the script moving forward.
What Happens On This Retreat
This weekend retreat will be a supportive mix of healing work and outdoor relaxation and rejuvenation.
Family Constellations and the related teaching elements will happen in the main temple space (dome pictured at the top of this page). And each day, plenty of time will be left for wandering the grounds, making new friends, and expanding in nature.
What’s It Like To Participate In A Family Constellation?
Family Constellations are an eyes-open, experiential approach, in which fellow participants will be asked to stand and represent relevant aspects of your life. Depending on the issue you’re experiencing, representatives may be chosen for specific family members, your partner, a boss, an ex, or other people in your life. As these individuals stand in representation, they will be gently guided to tap into an awareness that allows them to become a mirror that reflects back the dynamics you’re exploring.
At first, the accuracy of these maps or constellations may be surprising. But as we progress through the weekend, we’ll go beyond creating visual representations of your life and move towards how you can free yourself from the barriers that are preventing you from creating a life that’s aligned with your larger purpose. A longer explanation of Family Constellations can be read here. And for those who want to dive deeper, Psychology Networker has a great article that speaks to the approach and it’s history.
Intentions Of This Retreat
The primary purpose of this retreat is to offer a truly deep dive into the healing properties of Family Constellations and systemic healing work. The container we set will include Constellation work and ancestral ritual for each participant along with a heaping spoonful of downtime in nature for personal integration.
Additional Intentions Include:
Getting grounded in nature
Enjoying healthy and lovingly prepared food from Maha’s chefs
Connecting with like-minded individuals and building beautiful new friendships
Engaging in a process of connecting with Source/Spirit/Awareness that is beyond the ordinary
Tapping into collective consciousness to amplify the power of your personal intentions
To create a container that supports and expands each participant for months to come
Date & TimeAugust 16th - 18th, 2019
Arrival / Registration: 6:30pm - 7:30pm on Friday
Departure: 3:00pm on Sunday
Important: All attendees must arrive by 7:30pm on Friday
Total Weekend ExchangeThe total exchange for this program which includes your lodging and all meals is $550
To confirm: Dinner is served the night you arrive and breakfast and lunch are included on the final day (along with snacks and meals on Saturday)
Location & Directions
The Maha Rose North retreat center is located at 130 Morgan Hill road, Hurley, NY 12443
By Car: The center is approximately 2.5 hours drive north of New York City.
By Public Transit: The Adirondack Trailways bus company has regular buses leaving from the Port Authority Bus Terminal to both West Hurley and Kingston. West Hurley is approximately 5 minutes from the retreat center by cab.
By Plane: The center is accessible via the greater New York Metropolitan area airports: LaGuardia Airport, JFK Airport and Newark International Airport as well as the local-based Stewart Airport. If traveling to JFK, LaGuardia or Newark, travelers will want to either rent a car for the trip to Hurley or make their way to the Port Authority Bus Station in order to take a bus to West Hurley or Kingston.
About Nick Werber
Nick Werber is a healer and coach specializing in individual, family and inherited trauma, mindfulness, applied neuroscience and energy work. His entry into the healing arts started with Focalizing, a life changing mind-body approach to trauma resolution. Today, he is a leading practitioner and trainer of Focalizing and is a sought after facilitator in NYC and abroad.
Nearly five years into his work as a trauma healer, a mixture of intuition and serendipity moved him to work with several world renowned facilitators of Systemic Family Constellations including Suzi Tucker, Dan Cohen and Emily Blefeld. Inspired by the incredible outcomes he was witnessing in himself and his clients, Nick dedicated himself to this practice and soon became one of the most active Family Constellations facilitators in the Northeast.
Nick has been a featured on the My Wellbeing Therapy Network, Thrive Global, The Embody Podcast, Radio Free Brooklyn, and City Wellness Collective Healer’s Network. Nick’s greatest strength is in the sacred space he holds for healing. Those who work with him are given the gentle support they need to allow the deepest aspects of their being to shine.