New Emergence in Constellations

with Bruce Nayowith & Friends
Sat Jan 25th, 10 am – 5 pm
The Assemblage, 17 John St.,  NYC

Accessing a Collective Nervous System

Join us for a day of exploring new possibilities with Constellations.

Because of our connectedness and capacity for Representative Perception, it is possible to “share nervous systems with each other” in a constellated field.

This allows us to explore difficult emotions, complex situations, business and systemic challenges in a group that gathers together to explore and be of service to each other.

In this exploration, we place the field of connection with each other in the foreground, and use the process of Family and Systemic Constellations in service to that. In this way, the constellation becomes not just a tool, but a portal, opening into a realm of collectivity and connectivity with others.

A few of the possible experiments may include: constellating emotions, the chakra system, Resource-Rich constellations, Untangling Resources, Co-Presencing, and more.

Who is this for?
A background in constellations or previous experience in subtle energy work is recommended in order to benefit from this day of experimentation.

9:30 am: Coffee, tea, and gathering
10:00 am: Circle opens; morning session
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm: Lunch break (bring a lunch or pick up something nearby)
1:30 pm: Afternoon session
5:00 pm: Circle closes

Dinner out somewhere nearby for all who are able to stay.

Led by: Bruce Nayowith & Friends
Meets: Sat Jan 25th, 10 am – 5 pm
Location: The Assemblage, 17 John St.,  NYC
Registration: $50

Keeping the cost low as the day will be experimental in nature. We encourage advance registration, as that will help us envision the day and what we might offer.

Registration is now closed as we are at capacity. Reach out to join the waiting list.

Background and inspiration

Terra Brooke has developed a form for “Constellating an Emotion”, with a client and 4 representatives. This involves constellating different aspects of the emotion (the feeling, what message it brings, what to do about it, etc).

Each of these aspects is given its own space, each with its own representative.

Laying out the elements and slowing the process down is particularly helpful when the energy is very compressed, or when processing occurs so quickly that we may not even notice it.  (See Daniel Siegel’s description of constellations from a neural network perspective.)

This also has parallels to some neurobiology. We have a structure that brings up sensation and meaning, and another structure that filters and evaluates it. This is related to how the 6 layers of our cerebral cortex work – the deeper layers receive upcoming input from the body, and the outer layers operated from the top down, suppressing or guiding the incoming input.

This processing occurs so quickly, that we are often not aware of it.

David Groves defines the unconscious as “any process that occurs faster that 0.1 second.” He believes that “any process that is slower than 0.1 second, can be registered consciously.

If we are able to slow a process down, and lay it out – through meditation, contemplation, or constellation –  we can see what is happening there, and relate to it consciously….”

When we do this in connection with others, we access expanded support and resources that can nourish the entire group as well as the individual whose process is being expanded.

About Bruce

Bruce Nayowith, MD practices emergency medicine in Massachusetts. Bruce studies and travels widely with multiple practice communities including Internal Family Systems, Focusing, Dynamic Facilitation, Open Dialogue, and Family Constellations. He enjoys collaborating in systemic group explorations of collective healing spaces for personal and social issues, including participation in The Pocket Project and Social Constellations.

“My interest is in bringing together the energy and commitment of activists, the guidance and sensitivity of intuitives, and paradigms and processes from various healing traditions to help us engage the intense challenges of our times.”


For more information please contact Bruce Nayowith or Alissa Fleet

Previous New Emergence Events in 2019

A peer-based seminar combining Constellations with advanced therapeutic techniques such as Internal Family Systems, Focusing, Coherence Therapy, and more. Making space for new emergence in constellations.

Constellating with the Emerging Future

In his travels and study of multiple practice communities, Bruce has been observing a common theme where the Emerging Future has been making itself known as a resource that we can work with.

What do we mean by the “Emerging Future?” The most obvious way to see it is through Jan Jacob Stam’s similar discovery. When Stam began doing organizational constellations for startup companies, what often showed up in the field was that the true “client” was NOT the founders and their particular vision for their company. Particularly when the company was less than two years old, the client of the constellation was the Emerging Future trying to express itself through the founders. Since this discovery Stam may place the Emerging Future as a representative in certain business and organizational constellations.

While constellations are traditionally guided by the question of a single individual, in the process that Bruce is co-creating with other practitioners, we consider the Emerging Future as a parallel client, with its own impulses. Still beginning with an individual’s question or concern, we place a number of resources in the field, and also invite some people to stand in co-presencing.

In recent processes Bruce has done, with more resources placed, a wide spectrum of luminous resourcing energies have been coming through. At the end of the constellation, instead of “shaking off” these representations, people who resonated with them are encouraged to keep them as offerings from the Emerging Future. Each person involved may come away from the circle with a gift, a new accessible quality or frequency which they can take home with them and bring into their own lives.

“The Big Picture,” by Beth Tener

Background and Inspiration

Schedule of Events

Thurs Oct 17
10am – 4pm
New Emergence in Constellations
Experimental Seminar

Thurs Oct 17
7pm – 9pm
Constellating with the Emerging Future
Balance Arts
151 W 30th St., 3rd Floor, NYC (near Penn Station)

Fri Oct 18
10am – 4pm
New Emergence in Constellations
Experimental Seminar

Fri Oct 18
6pm – 9pm
Social Gathering at the Rubin Museum
150 W 17th St, New York, NY 10011


For more information please contact Bruce Nayowith or Alissa Fleet