Rev Dr Kim Goode:
Family Constellation Facilitator,
Interfaith Minister and Teacher
I have been involved in constellation work for over 20 years. I had some issues with my dad and wanted to feel that our relationship was closer. It worked! This is a brief, spiritual, therapeutic approach. I facilitate workshops, support couples and see clients on a one-to-one basis. I used this therapeutic method as part of my doctoral research with a group of university students – to great effect. This focussed on developing emotional and spiritual intelligence and was completed mid-2016. I now run one-day workshops at the Friends Meeting House, Watford, and see clients one-to-one in Kings Langley.
I was blessed to be ordained as an Interfaith Minister in 2006 and have been the Minister at many weddings, some baby blessings and many funerals. If you are considering holding a ceremony, then together we could design the ceremony that you really love. My interfaith training also allows me to consider using spiritual counselling strategies in order to support people and to help in mediation situations. I have used these skills in my role as an Associate University Chaplain.
Working life: I trained as a nurse and then practiced for ten years, caring for people having heart surgery, then nursing adults and children with major burns trauma. I became a nurse teacher for the next twenty years. This has involved completing a Masters in Medical Anthropology, as well as gaining a Diploma in Teaching and now a Doctorate in Education. I have recently retired, but still work as a Visiting Lecturer at the University
I'm married, have two grown-up children (and a new grandchild !) and live happily in Kings Langley.
"Sleep is comfortable, but awakening is interesting". Hazrat Inayat Khan
What is Constellation Work?
This work provides a short, but effective, insight into a particular issue or problem in a person’s life. It can be called a ‘brief therapy’ as the issue is usually explored within an hour. It is solution focused. It is experiential and needs to be experienced in order to understand the value of the work.
A constellation is created when people take on or ‘represent‘ elements of your personal story. They might be representing people, things or feelings. The representative doesn't need to know anything about the issue and does not need any preparation. Both being an issue holder and a representative can bring rich insights in your own life. I have had many of the most important insights whilst being a representative.
By observing the interplay of these elements the facilitator will untangle complex challenges and work towards the issue holder gaining new insights. This can lead to a resolution of the issue. We aim to manage this in 40-50 mins. The issue holder usually feels better when there has been some movement or an insight into their issue. A constellation one-day workshop will involve exploring about five issues.
This approach perfectly dovetails with longer-term counselling or coaching, where a person needs a new perspective on the issue that they are exploring with their coach or counsellor. They may feel 'stuck'. People who are working alone on resolving issues often appreciate seeing their situation from another perspective too. This can move them into a new phase.
The facilitator needs to create a very safe, confidential, spiritually strong space for the work to happen. There is an element of the sacred in this work.
Often individuals are acting from an unconscious sense of loyalty to an earlier family member. The facilitator can untangle these loyalties and will help the issue holder to move towards a greater sense of freedom.
Questions? Email me...
2020 - due to covid19, workshops are postponed. One-to-one work continues face to face, or via zoom.
One day Workshops are running in Watford at the:
Quaker Meeting House,
150 Church Road,
Timings are 9.30am - 4.00pm approx. Please arrive at 9.30 for tea & coffee and to meet everyone. The workshop starts promptly at 10am. Refreshments are provided, but please bring lunch to share.
Dates for 2021:
Saturday 13th February
Saturday 15th May
Saturday 17th July
Saturday 16th October
Please let me know if a weekday suits you better.
Follow the 'Constellation Location' link on the left for a map on Google. The Meeting House is a 10-minute walk from Watford Junction Train Station. Watford is less than 30 minutes by train from London Euston Station
FEES MUST BE PAID BEFORE THE WORKSHOP. Please use the PayPal button below, or bank transfer with your name as ref?
After receipt of payment, you will be sent confirmation and further information on the venue and timings.
£90 for issue holders
£50 for representatives.
Email me please, if you would like a concession rate.
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Thank you x
Past Constellation Feedback
"I just wanted to say a great big thank you for Saturday.
It was such a moving and shifting day... What work. Bless you for bringing it."
Oct 2019:"Thanks for such a lovely workshop yesterday. I know that at the time of doing my own ‘issue’, I felt clarity and a renewed sense of purpose in going forward."
Oct 2018: "I wanted to say I enjoyed your session and meeting other people in the group. It was amazing how we all helped mold the scenarios and got encapsulated in the moment.
The upliftment energy in the room was amazing and at times I felt I was in the situation to help. Overall, my experience for attending this first time was amazing. I look forward to future sessions and the venue was perfect with plenty of free parking. I would recommend your sessions to friends and family".
Sept 2016: "Saturday was amazing"; I like the venue and the format very much. It's nice to have the shared lunch and the breaks between constellations. The constellations themselves were great, I really liked your striving to keep people in their feelings rather than thoughts."; "Thanks for the workshop today it was enlightening, to say the least."
July 2015: "Thank you SO much for the fabulous workshop you facilitated on Saturday - it was a very helpful practice for me".
"Saturday's event gave me new insights and fresh ways of being with my friends and family. After both events I know (and people tell me) that I am happier and more loving".
"Kim’s insight and conduct of all the cases, performed with knowledge, confidence, ease and expertise of a special kind."
"Thank you, thank you for such experience! Feeling great today!"Thank you for the workshop today. I really enjoy it. The first workshop was astonishing and now I read a bit about Family Constellations and understand it better I felt more aware in general. I like being a representative."
"I cannot tell you how grateful I am to have been able to attend and participate in the workshop.On coming out, I felt as I was full, like having been fed deep inside.
"Your calm approach, clear explanations and rationale for your strategies are very helpful. The feelings expressed by the representatives are also revealing and offer alternative perceptions without detracting from the original issue. I am always impressed by how immersed and insightful people can be.
Weddings, Baby Blessings, Funerals,
We can work together to co-create a ceremony of great beauty and depth. We always remember these special days, which mark the really big changes in our lives.
I take great care with getting it absolutely right - and that the ceremony goes perfectly. I hold that sacred space for the group.
Please contact me for more details of bespoke ceremonies. I can come and meet you to discuss your wishes.
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