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Systemic Coaching and Constellations by John Whittington

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Sticky moments

Ring the bells that still can ring

Forget your perfect offering

There is a crack in everything

That’s how the light gets in.

‘ANTHEM’ BY LEONARD COHEN

Strategies to release stuckness

Constellations are often used to resolve stuckness and inertia. Your client sets up an image of their difficult issue and embodies the difficulty, the stuckness, in the constellation. That’s often a good starting point – acknowledging what’s stuck. Standing in the truth of this is of great value, but it can easily be mistaken for a constellation that has become stuck.

The second kind of stuckness is where you as the coach/facilitator feel you are stuck. There is a sense of not knowing what to do next. That’s often a message from the system itself ...

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