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Releasing Personal and Ancestral Burdens

“An old Chinese proverb tells us, to forget one’s ancestors is to be a brook without a source, a tree without a root.”
Janet Easter, Jung and the Ancestors, 2016

“For no one can see very far ahead who is not anchored in the deep past.”
Michael Meade, Fate and Destiny, 2010

We live in a web of interrelated forces, many of which influence us on an unconscious level. When there is an interruption or break in a strand in that web, we will feel a disharmony without knowing the source of that interruption to our well-being. Two sources of unconscious interruptions in our lives are unresolved issues, or entanglements, in our family systems and personal unresolved traumas, including inhibited grief and toxic shame, which may also be transmitted intergenerationally.

Interruptions to life energy and love can be the unresolved issues of our ancestors, our parents, and unresolved personal traumas, including medical procedures, violence, neglect, that range from experiences in the womb, birth, early childhood and throughout life. Interruptions can manifest as relationship difficulties, addictions, depression, anxiety, illness, repeating patterns and financial concerns.

The Family Constellations process can be very helpful in revealing underlying and unconscious dynamics that are not accessible by other methods. It is a way of looking “outside the box.” The insights that often arise in this process can help resolve relationship issues, lead to new understandings, help unlock repetitive patterns, release a feeling of being stuck in life, empower participants to face the challenges that inevitably come in life, and assist in healing processes and personal growth. Another benefit is to lift the burden on our children who are the first to carry the pain of unresolved family issues. Taking part in the process can also bring compassion for, and understanding of, the situations of other people – an opportunity to “walk a mile in another person’s shoes.”


with Jonathan Hooton
Sunday 15th August 2021

#2 10865 96 Street NW, Edmonton, Alberta

How much:
Fee: $150 including GST

Sunday 15th August  2021
9:00 am to 5:00 pm

To register:
Contact: Jonathan Hooton
phone: 780 426 1508

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with Jonathan Hooton
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Monday 4th through Friday 8th October 2021



This 5-day training is for those participants who have taken one or more 1-year (16-20 days) Family and Systemic Constellations training and want to use this system with individual clients in their offices.

Personal Work will include “in depth student healing” of unresolved personal traumas including shame and inhibited grief, shadow work, systemic entanglements, and softening insecure attachment styles.

The Facilitator’s Stance will be enhanced through creating safety, presence, energetic boundaries, pacing, titrating, resourcing, invitational language, gentleness, and nonjudgment.

Facilitation Practice will focus on building skills and confidence, including ‘not-knowing’ and ‘not-doing,’ having multiple awareness, exploring helping pitfalls and mentoring client sessions.

In this training we will focus on the Power Dynamics inherent in facilitation and, in line with this, explore Parentification Dynamics and Attachment Wounds

We will deepen Knowledge of unresolved trauma including survival physiology and developmental trauma, attachment styles, and family dynamics including abortions, miscarriages, parentification, incest, second relationships, blended families and adoptions.



Participants must have completed a full year (16 to 20 day) facilitator training.
Maximum of 16 participants

Monday 4th through Friday 8th October 2021

9.00 am to 5:00 pm

Providence Renewal Centre
3005 - 119 Street NW, Edmonton,
Alberta, Canada

How much:
Fee: $850 ($875 through PayPal) due by 20th September 2021
Early bird: $800 ($825 through PayPal) by 1st September 2021
Deposit: $200 ($210 through PayPal) to hold your place
Refund (less $100) available until 1st September 2021
No refunds after 1st September 2021
All prices include GST (payment by cash, cheque or eTransfer)

To register:
Contact: Jonathan Hooton
Phone: (780) 426 1508

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