The Hellinger Institute of Northern California
Mark Wolynn, Director

Inherited Family Traumagram


Inherited Family Trauma:
Diagnosis and Resolution
in Individual Sessions

San Francisco Training

November 5-8, 2016
January 21-24, 2017

If we don’t know what we're looking for, how can we treat it? Our current therapeutic models rarely identify the unconscious family influences that underlie many of the physical, emotional and psychological symptoms we experience. Without the root cause in view, our interventions can only scratch the surface.

Unconscious family loyalties, unresolved family traumas and hidden dynamics are carried in the words we speak, the symptoms we express, and the body defenses we unknowingly construct. When we know how to navigate this unconscious territory, we can begin to shift long-standing patterns of suffering and unhappiness.

If you are a mental or physical health practitioner, adding this dimension of diagnosis and intervention will greatly enhance your work.

Intake as Intervention

November 5-8, 2016

San Francisco Bay Area

The problem, as well as the solution, is often revealed within the first moments of interaction. If we listen only to our client’s story, we risk following our clients into the places where they perpetuate their issues and remain stuck. However if we know how to get to the core or fundamental driving force behind the issue, we can implement the most potent solutions.

In this training, students will learn how to quickly expose the root causes behind many of the emotions, behaviors, fears and reactive patterns that keep us mired in our daily lives. Students will learn to explore words, fears, symptoms and body language in a way which not only illuminates the core issue, but also the specific and essential skills and resources necessary for a thorough resolution. Students will learn how to identify the unconscious loyalties, unresolved traumas and hidden dynamics that contribute to patterns of illness, unhappiness and dissatisfaction, as well as learn practical and safe interventions to deepen a client’s healing process.

In this training, you will:

  • Learn The Core Language® Approach a specific method of questioning and interviewing designed to quickly identify the core trauma underlying a client’s issue
  • Learn how to recognize the Core Language® beneath a client’s story
  • Learn to identify the systemic dynamics that underlie a client's main issue
  • Learn how to track a client's family history back to an unresolved traumatic event in the system
  • Learn how to work with illness and chronic medical conditions
  • Provide clients with a context for understanding the physical, psychological and emotional symptoms they’ve been experiencing.
  • Provide clients with new images for resolution

Effective Resolutions
in Individual Sessions

January 21-24, 2017

San Francisco Bay Area

For many of us, the effects of unresolved trauma blend into our words, emotions, reactions and choices in ways we never even think to question. In this level, students will learn how to work with trauma, specifically how to shift the story-image of a sexual, war or family trauma. Students will receive hands-on training in constructing a visceral, three-dimensional healing experience that allows a new image with new sensations to take root in the client’s body. Each time the new image is revisited, an opening is created in the body for greater ease and expansion. Students will learn how to design individualized homework assignments that allow these new images and sensations to anchor in the client's body and deepen the experience of an expanded sense of self. Students will also learn how to restore the aliveness to a damaged, empty or strained relationship with the parents.

In this training, students will:

  • Learn how to construct visceral, three-dimensional resolutions in one-on-one sessions
  • Learn how to use dialogue, imagery, ritual and healing sentences as tools for reconciliation
  • Learn how to resource clients through body-awareness, body-sensation and breathing techniques
  • Learn how to design client homework assignments to anchor an intervention
  • Learn how to help clients break long-standing patterns of illness, fear and unhappiness

8-DAY TRAINING COST: $1295 per module
(A $200 deposit reserves your spot).


CONTACT: Kari Dunlop at 403-244-0455 [email protected]

CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION from The Family Constellation Institute will be issued to participants who attend both training levels at the conclusion of the course. 



Certification through the Institute does not imply excellence in facilitating family constellations. No training program can confer the soul and artistry that comes with experience and integrity in facilitating this work. We have done our best to provide our students a firm foundation on which their skills and passion for the work can grow. Providing students with a valuable learning opportunity is our priority.Certification means (a) the student showed up, and (b) the student completed the required course work in a satisfactory manner. Certification is not an endorsement by the institute; it is an acknowledgement of the student's effort in completing the program coursework and a good faith acknowledgement of his or her engagement with the family systems work of Bert Hellinger. In a way, completing the course is like getting a driver's license: the student knows enough to begin facilitating in a responsible way. The Bert Hellinger Institute of Northern California does not endorse nor assume any responsibility for actions, non-actions, words or behavior of any of its students, certified or otherwise.

( Human Systems Institute)


Disclaimer of Liability

Please note that The Hellinger Institute of Northern California, The Family Constellation Institute and Mark Wolynn do not assume any responsibility for, nor are they liable for, the actions, non-actions, words or behaviors of facilitators associated with or trained by Mark Wolynn or the above institutes. For that reason, Mark Wolynn and the above institutes cannot warrant or endorse the services  provided by other trainers or facilitators. 



Hellinger Institute of Northern California
(403) 244-0455
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