Special Events

Francesca Mason Boring

Francesca Mason Boring

Save the Dates!

November 1st, 2nd & 3rd

The New England Center for Systemic Constellations is pleased to announce a Three Day Workshop with Francesca Mason Boring

(Details & Enrollment to Follow)


“Don’t Do What Your Mother Told You!”

 An Improvisation Workshop

with Maura Mannle & Bill Mannle  

Improvisation revitalizes. It teaches one to live and react in the present moment. Improvisation puts the thinking mind aside while at the same time heightening the senses and thus allowing for more energy and balance. Improvisation creates something new. 

One of the tenets of improvisation and family constellations is to trust “the not knowing.” So, in this supportive, “moving out of your comfort zone” workshop, we will enter the “not knowing” together. We will discover “the something new” that helps us to remain open and present, and re-connect to our creativity and vitality.

Dates: May 17, 18 & 19, 2019 from 10:00a-4:30p each day

Venue: LOCAL Restaurant, 850 West Main Street, Branford, CT 06405

 Fee: $250

CEUs are NOT available for this workshop


“The improvisation workshop was wonderfully engaging, and a surprisingly useful way to connect with myself and others- some I knew and some I didn’t.  Maura’s clarity and energy for teaching made learning and practicing these techniques totally accessible. The father daughter dynamic of Bill and Maura working together is part of the delight and depth of this work. It’s safe to say our whole group stepped out of the ‘comfort zone’ and aside from learning new exercises and developing improvisation skills, we had fun!” LU

“The entire workshop opened both my heart and head to new possibilities. Maura included everyone. Her skills at creating and holding space for each person to work their own level were refreshing. I look forward to doing a longer workshop.”  B&L

Bertold Ulsamer

Bertold Ulsamer

Relationships:  Men and Women.  How can they find a deeper love and more fulfilling connection?

 A New Workshop by Bertold Ulsamer

In this workshop seminar we start with practical problems. We explore what separates us as women and men – and what connects us. The goal is to become more grounded as a man, or as a woman, and out of this grounding, to meet the other sex in a more relaxed way.

As methods we use constellations, exercises from different other methods and sharing in small groups. Sometimes we will look back to the past which is still present in our families and relationships. Our primary focus, however, will be our “present” presence and possible future. 

  • What love between women and men, between women and women, between men and men or between transgender individuals can give us – and what it cannot

    We expect somebody who will takes care of us, loves us unconditionally and accept us totally – Often times, we are disappointed. Often, deep down, we feel still like hungry children who need to be loved. But “grownup” love is less needy, and more giving.

  • Mothers and Sons – Fathers and Daughters

    These connections are special and different. Because the “whole story” of the mother or father plays a role in the respective relationship with a child of the opposite sex. Children are feeling the needs of the parents. This is sometimes so stressful!

  • The loyalty to the ancestors of the same sex/opposite sex

    Men are feeling connected with their male ancestors, as are women feeling connected with their female ancestors. The battle of the past continues! New questions arise surrounding how lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals connect to their male/female ancestors – Constellations can help to explore these connections. 

  • The battle of men and women

    There is a deep hidden anger between men and women coming from many generations where men suppressed women, and where women find their way to “pay back”.

    Sometimes, this comes up in a conflict of the couple. Sometimes, this turns into a power struggle. No one wants to give up. Sometimes, men and women sometimes use the same weapons.  Sometimes they use different weapons. A woman’s ultimate weapon, however, is her children. 

  • To leave the role of the victim

    Women have been identified as victims throughout the centuries. Out of loyalty, women can easily feel victimized by men.  In turn, men, as boys, experience a certain vulnerability at the hands of a woman (i.e. their mother). As such, men can also experience the role of victim.  In adult relationships, the goal is to grow beyond the victim role, and take responsibility for your own actions – as well as the consequences.

  • How, as a woman, one finds your female power – How, as a man, one finds your male power

    An essential bridge for a woman is the loving and accepting connection with her mother, and the women who stand behind her.  In turn, an essential bridge for a man is the loving and accepting connection with his father, and the men who stand behind him.  As such, Constellations may also help lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals connect with the power of their male and female roots.

  • Distance and intimacy

    As adults, we require distance and intimacy. As children, we find neither the right distance, nor true intimacy of the “grownup” self. It is important to know when and how to say “no” in a powerful way:  Only out of that “no” can a true “yes” arise.

 Dates: June 19, 20, 21 & 22, 2019 from 9:30a-4:30p each day

Venue: LOCAL Restaurant, 850 West Main Street, Branford, CT 06405

 Fees as follows:

  • 4 day training (June 19-22): $495

  • 4 day training + day of Supervision (June 19-23): $550

  • 1 day of Supersion only (June 23): $150 

CEUs will be offered.


An Ericksonian Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy Tutorial

In this hands-on Ericksonian tutorial, you will learn approaches to hypnosis. In a tutorial format, you choose the time/day on which you would like to attend. You learn to create a trance using the Ericksonian model and learn traditional methods to work with anxiety, depression, PTSD, eating disorders and other issues.

Topics to be covered include (all topics will include demo and practice): Eye roll technique; Self-hypnosis; Pacing; Yes set; Fairytale model; Aspects of NLP; and Talking to the unconscious.

Participants should be able to do an Ericksonian induction with their clients. This leads to states that are more amenable to changing psychotherapy and counseling.

J. Edward Lynch, PhD, studied with Milton H. Erickson, MD, and he studied with David Spiegel, MD, at the Columbia University Medical School.  His most recent training was with Eric Greenleaf, PhD, of the Milton H. Erickson Institute of the Bay Area, and in New York with Jeff Zeig, PhD, Director of the Milton H. Erickson Institute in Phoenix, AZ.

VENUE LOCATION:  Ed's Office  230 E. Main St, Suite One, Branford, CT - Suite One

Fee:  $60.00 for the 1.5 hour tutorial session

For additional information, please call Ed: 1-203-710-2252

Cancellation/Refund Policy:

The Center’s policies regarding cancellation of workshops and special events specifically run by The Center, and refunds of fees paid are as follows:

  • You will be entitled to a Full Refund of fees paid if you cancel at least 30 calendar days prior to the start date of the special event;

  • You will be entitled to a Half Refund of fees paid if you cancel at least 15 calendar days prior to the start date of the special event;

  • There will be No Refund of fees paid if you cancel less than 15 calendar days prior to the start of the special event;

  • If you are attending a multiple module session special event and, for whatever reason, you cannot attend one or more of the module sessions, there will be No Refund of fees paid;

  • If you cancel your enrollment in a multiple module session special event, this will constitute a full withdrawal of your participation in that module; and

  • If, for whatever reason, the Center cancels a special event, you will be entitled to a Full Refund of any fees paid pertaining to that specific session and/or module.