Module ONE
Tuesday April 4th
to Saturday April 8th, 2017

Residential retreat, Molino de Santillán, Spain
(arrivals Monday 3rd)

Module TWO
Wednesday 3rd to
Friday 5th May 2017

Central London, UK

Module THREE
Thursday 29th June to
Saturday 1st July, 2017

Central London, UK



This training will offer participants a deep personal and professional learning journey through the principles, practices and applications of systemic coaching and facilitation. This Practitioner Training will award you 60 hours of Professional Development together with ICF accredited Continuous Coaching Education Units (CCEUs).

Application process
Applicants must have completed both our Fundamentals Parts I & II Trainings and are required to submit a short case study to demonstrate the application of their learning to date.

Dates and venues
Ten training days spread over four months in three modules (4 + 3 + 3 days) starting with a residential retreat in southern Spain, in April 2017.

This practitioner training will be facilitated by John Whittington and members of the associate facilitation team, with the intention of creating a group where all participants have the opportunity to go to their learning edge, to practise and develop.

“This training offers a leap into a whole new world and is the most profound yet practical training I have been part of in over 20 years”

Maggie Rose, Executive coach and team facilitator
Practitioner II

MODULE 1 Venue

Molino de Santillán, Spain

One of the top yoga retreats in Europe, Molino de Santillán is known as the hotel where silence can be heard.

It is nestled on the southern side of the Andalusian mountains 30 minutes east of Malaga. With spacious gardens, a library, all en-suite bedrooms, a swimming pool and Paddle Tennis court. There is also plenty of room to relax amongst the lemon trees and wild flowers that emerge in early April.

The mild climate provides an ideal environment in which to relax and open yourself to professional growth in this retreat centre, which Coaching Constellations will occupy exclusively for the period, ensuring privacy and seclusion to relax, refresh and develop your professional practice.

The photos on this page were taken in the first week of April 2016, so reflect the venue at this time of year.



  • Deeper understanding of the organising principles of systems and how they can be violated
  • Time and support to build your competence in your chosen area of application
  • Guidance and practice in finding the different kinds of sentences that are so useful in systemic coaching
  • Practical ways to integrate systemic constellations alongside your other interventions
  • Multiple opportunities to practise in different contexts: individuals, groups and teams
  • Embodied insight and integration of your systemic stance, the inner movement from helpful to useful
  • Affirming feedback on your facilitation of systemic coaching and constellations in small and large groups
  • Opportunities to explore the resources and loyalties in your own systems when working as a coach
  • Practice in new ways of working one-to-one, further ways of working with groups and teams
  • Ability to see the blocks and resources to organisational change through a systemic lens
  • Opportunities to learn about particular systemic circumstances and the dynamics in them
  • Support in working at the boundary of family and organisational issues
  • An on-going self-managed peer practice group after the training

Note: If you cannot attend on these 2017 dates you are welcome to explore the next Practitioner training, starting in April 2018.

The Practitioner journey was the catalyst fuelling all my other growth.”

Kirstie Papworth,
Behavioural Change and Leadership Development consultant
Practitioner III


  • Personal, Organisational and Systemic conscience
  • Belonging and loyalty in coaching leaders and teams through change
  • Understanding the importance of ‘guilt’ and ‘innocence’ in coaching
  • Exploring and illuminating the hidden dynamics in relationship systems
  • Identify, articulate and release systemic entanglements

This practitioner training will also include facilitator and peer feedback, guided meditations and other exercises and interventions. It will provide every participant with multiple opportunities to practise and develop their facilitation skills in pairs, triads, small and large group settings. Because the group will explore and illuminate issues brought by the participants many other issues and dynamics will also emerge which will provide rich developmental opportunities and learning for all.


  • Blind constellations
  • Inner constellations
  • Resourcing constellations
  • Integration constellations
  • ‘From tabletop to workshop’
  • ‘Walking in the Field’


Practitioners are required to read Systemic Coaching & Constellations (2nd edition, published in January 2016) prior to the training.

“John is a gifted insightful communicator in his writing and his teaching, both of which I’ve had the pleasure to experience and witness. He artfully brings this seemingly mysterious yet hugely transformative field to life. Prepare to be inspired!”

Liz Hall, editor of Coaching at Work.

“An extraordinary experience; spacious, profound, exhilarating – both personally and professionally. I am still integrating what a systemic approach means for my practice, but I know that it’s leading to an important shift in how I work with individuals and teams.”

Alison Lucas, Executive coach
Practitioner II


Module One

Refresh, resource, expand and practice

The first module – in our exclusive-use residential retreat – is an opportunity for you to relax, rest and restore your personal and professional vitality. The week begins with a refresh of the key principles and practices of the systemic approach and then goes deeper into each dimension and application building your capacity for facilitation in multiple contexts. You will have opportunities to practise in small and large groups, building your capacity to make effective systemic interventions.

This module, which includes a half day of leisure, includes a profound way of accessing relationship systems: ‘Walking in the Field.’

Module Two

Personal dynamics and family systems

The second module, three days in London, invites the group to go deeper into personal issues whilst also learning about dynamics in all relationship systems. This is an opportunity to clarify and soften entanglements, as we take a look at the dynamics that arise as a result of all our different belongings in multiple systems. Designed to resource and strengthen participants, this module is built around family constellations in their original form.

This also allows the group to learn the underpinning principles through a more personal lens and explore how to respectfully boundary or include family issues in the context of a coaching session or team workshop.


Module Three

Consolidate, integrate, blend

Module three, again in London, brings us back to the many practical ways to blend the systemic approach with existing practices when working with individuals, teams and groups. It’s also designed to deepen your connection to all your other professional experience and resources. With plenty of opportunities to practise in different contexts and group sizes you will feel prepared to go out into the world as a practitioner.

Within this module the group share their learning through case studies, book reviews and also contract for ongoing connection, learning and practice together.

“John facilitates the Practitioner Training with a combination of compassion and respectful distance. This creates a safe and deep learning space for all.”

Maren Donata Urschel, Executive Coach, Systemic Facilitator
Practitioner II


John Whittington

JohnModules one, two and three

John will lead this training, teach and facilitate on all three modules. The founder of Coaching Constellations and author of ‘Systemic Coaching & Constellations’, he is an experienced systemically-oriented coach and constellation workshop facilitator. He works with individuals, teams and large groups in multiple industry sectors and will bring his day to day application of the systemic stance and methodology into his teaching, facilitation and discussions.

David Presswell

Version 2Module two

David is an executive coach and facilitator who works with senior leaders in global organisations. He will facilitate the middle day of the second module where he will share with the group several ways he has developed of blending the systemic approach with other ways of working with leaders, teams and groups. This session is designed to consolidate and integrate all that you’ve learnt and bring your existing practice and the systemic approach together, so you are resourced and ready to take the approach into your world.

Lynn Stoney

LynnModule three

Lynn will facilitate a day and a half within the third module of this Practitioner training. She invites group members to explore and illuminate some of the limiting patterns and entanglements in their ‘Peacocks Tails’ and shows how apparently impossible knots and entanglements in our life experience can be softened and released through the constellations approach. Her approach allows the group to go deeper into personal issues whilst also learning about hidden patterns and dynamics in all systems.



Payment terms:
We are always open to discuss a schedule of payments that supports individual cash-flow patterns; please just ask. Our standard approach is as follows: 20% deposit on booking, 50% by March 1st, 2017 / 30% by June 1st, 2017.

We offer this training journey at three alternative fee levels, depending on the source of your funding. The fee level options are as follows:

£4,150 for private individuals, self-employed, freelance coaches. For the whole training, all three modules, including your en-suite accommodation and all food at the residential module.*

£4,950 for small coaching or other businesses with employees or associates. For the whole training, all three modules, including your en-suite accommodation and all food at the residential module.*

£5,850 for in-house coaches, leaders or HR/OD consultants funded or sponsored by a substantial business. For the whole training, all three modules, including your en-suite accommodation and all food at the residential module.*

*Excludes your own travel costs and accommodation if required for London modules.

*Fees are liable to VAT at the standard rate. For more information on VAT please see this page.


 On payment of the deposit you will be invited to join a private ‘Peer Group’ on LinkedIn where you can meet other members of the group, suggest areas that you would like to have included, post questions as well as share links and resources.