Module ONE
Tuesday April 30th to
Saturday May 4th, 2019

Residential retreat, Andalusia, Spain
(Arrivals on Monday 29th)

Module TWO
Wednesday June 5th to
Friday June 7th, 2019
Central London, UK

Module THREE
Thursday July 11th to
Saturday July 13th, 2019

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.

Ten training days spread over three months in three modules (4 + 3 + 3 days) starting with a residential retreat in southern Spain, in April 2019.

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 ‘Class of 2016’

MODULE 1 Venue

Known as 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.

“A breathtaking location.”

Harsha Perera

“This is a great location for the personal and professional development of Practitioner.”

Bertrand Beauregard

“I loved this venue.
My room and balcony were perfect.”

Alison Grieve

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


  • Deepen your systemic stance and inner movement from helpful to useful
  • Build your understanding of the organising principles of systems and where they come from
  • Offer you multiple opportunities to practice in different contexts: individuals, groups and teams
  • Guide you in finding and offering the different kinds of systemic sentences
  • Give you affirming feedback on your facilitation and systemic coaching
  • Encourage you to explore the resources and loyalties in your own systems when working as a coach
  • Offer you practice in new ways of working one-to-one, further ways of working with groups and teams
  • Allow you to see the blocks and resources to organisational change through a systemic lens
  • Introduce you to further structural constellation forms to use with self and with clients
  • Guide you in reading the patterns in ‘classical’ and ‘structural’ constellations
  • Expand your repertoire of ways to introduce a systemic perspective and methodology
  • Allow you to integrate systemic constellations alongside your other interventions
  • Give you opportunities to learn about particular systemic circumstances and the dynamics in them
  • Allow you to deepen your understanding and range of application by reviewing case studies from others
  • Invite you to illuminate the patterns, difficulties and resources within your family-of-origin
  • Support you in working at the boundary of family and organisational issues

“I got more than I paid for. I paid for a training and got a vibrant learning community of forward thinkers dedicated to organisational health”

Oana Pop, Coach


  • 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

Consolidate, integrate, blend

Module two, 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.

Module Three

Personal dynamics and family systems

The third 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.

“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: 15% deposit on booking, 55% by March 1st, 2019 / 30% by June 1st, 2019.

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

£4,625 for private individuals, self-employed, freelance professionals – for all 3 modules.  The fee includes your en-suite accommodation, all food and refreshments at the residential retreat module.*

£5,450 for small coaching or other businesses with employees or associates – for all 3 modules of the training. The fee includes your en-suite accommodation, all food and refreshments at the residential retreat module.*

£6,350 for in-house coaches, leaders and HR/OD consultants funded or sponsored by a substantial business – for all 3 modules of the training. The fee includes your en-suite accommodation, all food and refreshments at the residential retreat 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.


 To apply for Practitioner VI please click the button below.  If at this stage you would like to simply register your interest for this programme, please email our office manager Steve by clicking the ‘I am interested’ button.

If you are accepted onto the programme we will ask you to pay a deposit. Payment of the deposit will secure your place on the training.