Module ONE

Monday April 24th to
Thursday April 27th, 2023

Residential retreat, Norfolk, UK
(Arrivals on Sunday 23rd)

Module TWO

Wednesday May 24th and
Thursday May 25th, 2023

O n l i n e

Module THREE

Thursday June 22nd to
Saturday June 24th, 2023

Central London, UK



This training offers participants a resourcing learning journey built on the practical application of the stance, principles and practices of systemic coaching with individuals teams and groups.

The training will award each participant 60 hours of Professional Development made up of ICF accredited Continuous Coaching Education Units (CCEUs).

Application process
To join our Practitioner programme you will need to have completed our Fundamentals Parts I, II and III trainings.

This learning journey, designed to consolidate and then build on our Fundamentals programme, is spread over three months, in three modules.

It begins with a 4-day residential retreat in the relaxing Norfolk countryside; then, a couple of weeks later, 2 days online and finally 3 days together in London.


“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 R.


West Lexham is a handcrafted venue in the beautiful Norfolk countryside near King’s Lynn, UK. A family run business, it’s run to the highest design and ethical standards and provides a haven where you can connect with yourself, the systemic approach, other group members and nature. 

The group has exclusive use of the workshop spaces and all bedrooms, ensuring privacy and seclusion to refresh and develop your professional practice.

With all en-suite and single-occupancy bedrooms, freshwater lake and walks through the acres of gardens there are also opportunities to relax and restore in nature. 


  • Deepen your systemic stance and inner movement from helpful to useful
  • Build your understanding of the organising principles of systems 
  • Resource you with a three-stage frame to hold around every constellation
  • Offer you opportunities to practise in several different contexts and ways
  • Nurture your inner coherence (the alignment of head, heart and gut brains) and experience how that can support flow for you, then other
  • Support your appreciation of the wisdom of the body as an instrument and way of accessing the wisdom and resources in the ‘knowing field’
  • Deepen your understanding of the simple power of systemic questions to illuminate the dynamics influencing the presenting issue and systemic sentences to acknowledge what’s true and allow a step to better
  • Help you identify stories and repeating patterns that prevent clients having real choice. Then establish their source of those patterns and restore flow to the client and the system 
  • Allow you to work beyond the story creating new choices and possibilities for your client
  • 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
  • Allow you to see the blocks and resources to organisational change through a systemic lens
  • Introduce you to structural constellations to use with clients
  • 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
  • Invite you to illuminate the patterns, difficulties and resources within your family-of-origin and support you in working at the boundary of family and organisational issues

Michael has such a great energy and so much knowledge to share. I came away with so much. His teaching has a ‘story teller’ quality which is just wonderful.”

Nicola Rolland

“This is unequivocally the best training I have participated in in the past twenty years.”

Sheena Bailey
Coach Supervisor

“The group gelled in a way I have never experienced in any of workshop or training that I’ve attended through my life. Michael’s facilitation was very skilful indeed.”

Lesley H
Executive 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
  • Head, Heart & Gut constellations
  • Resourcing constellations
  • Integration constellations
  • ‘Walking in the Field’


Participants are required to read Systemic Coaching & Constellations (3rd edition, published in April 2020) prior to the training. Combining your reflections on that with your existing coaching practice, your training in systemic coaching and your experience of belonging in systems, a written reflection is invited from each participant. 

“After reading this book it won’t be possible for any coach or consultant to do their job as they used to do.”

Stéphane Rubin, Coach & Trainer, Oxford Leadership Academy

“This learning experience has been one of the most profound I have done. It felt so safe, I learned so much and I have made friends for life. It feels like the beginning of a longer journey rather than the end of a training.”

Joanne H. NHS Clinical Research Network


Module One

Refresh, resource, expand and practise

The first module, a short residential retreat, is an opportunity for you to learn, connect with others with a similar focus and re-source your personal and professional vitality. After a welcome supper on the first evening the module begins with a whole day refresh of the stance, principles and practices of the systemic coaching approach. This allows everyone to refresh and reconnect with the basics of this practical yet profound method.

Each subsequent day offers deeper insights into the application of this approach in multiple contexts. The days are designed to deepen your awareness of systemic dynamics and your capacity to make systemic coaching interventions in many ways and different settings.  You will have opportunities to practise in small and larger groups so that you learn more about how to coach with the whole system in mind and work with the dynamics hidden within.

This module builds deep connections and an embodied feeling of belonging between group members and, as a result, often leads to a vibrant community of learning and practice.


Module Two

Connecting to the field online

The second module, two days online, invites the group to explore and experiment with ways of bringing the approach fully to life online.

The group will also have opportunities to go deeper into understanding teams from a systemic perspective and explore ways to contract and work with teams in this way.

In this module we also explore and illuminate the many different ways we can be recruited by individuals, teams and organisational systems in a way that can entangle us.  Understanding the roots of hidden dynamics that can seduce us and what to do about them is key to maintaining an appropriate distance when coaching. 

There are many very effective ways of applying the stance, principles and practices of this approach to life online and this module supports group members to practice application in this important area.  

Module Three

Consolidate, integrate, blend

The third module, three days in central London, includes an exploration of resources that are available to us as coaches and how to invite the same in our clients.

In this module the group also build a deeper understanding of 'guilt' and 'innocence' and how that impacts coaching and organisational behaviour change.

The module also offers an opportunity to learn further ways of applying the method and integrate the systemic approach with your existing practices and methods so you can find a place for all that you are and bring.

With more opportunities to practise in different contexts and group sizes you will feel prepared to go out into your world and apply the stance, principles and practices with yourself, other individuals, groups and teams.


Michael is a revelation, with a quiet authority and humility. Beautiful, elegant and heartfelt teaching.

Caryl R.

I enjoyed the space and the gentle wisdom that both Becky and Michael offer. Becky’s real life practical examples made this a very useful training.”

Natalie G.


Michael Cahill

Michael Cahill

Michael is a systemic coach, facilitator and very experienced teacher. He has worked closely with founder John Whittington over the past years on every aspect of the Coaching Constellations learning journey and co-created with him both our ‘Part III’ and this Practitioner journey. Michael and John co-facilitated Part III until the summer of 2021 and Practitioner until spring 2022 whilst also bringing Becky alongside on both trainings. 

Based in London, Michael also works extensively in Dublin and across Ireland. Passionate about learning and growth, he is an NLP Trainer, ‘Time to Think’ consultant and keen student of the Enneagram – and integrates these approaches into his Systemic Coaching.

His work is also underpinned by a deep understanding of value creation, leadership and organisational dynamics, having spent 16 years working in the City of London.

Becky Hall

Becky Hall

Becky has an MSc in Adult Education and Training, is an EMCC Registered Senior Practitioner and a Fellow of CIPD and the RSA. She graduated from our Practitioner programme in 2018 and has since taught on every level of the learning journey we offer. She now teaches, with Michael, on both our Part III and Practitioner programmes as well as offering the trainings online and in her home city of Oxford, UK.

She has been working with leaders and teams across multiple sectors for over twenty years. Alongside her focus on whole system health Becky has specialisms in behavioural psychology; resilience; effective conversations and group dynamics. Her first book ‘The Art of Enough’ was published in late 2021.



Payment terms:
Our standard approach is as follows: 15% deposit on booking, 55% by March 1st, 2023 / 30% by May 1st, 2023. However, we are always open to discuss a schedule of payments that supports individual cash-flow patterns; please just ask.

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 single occupancy en-suite accommodation, meals and refreshments at the residential retreat module.*

£5,450 for small coaching or other businesses with employees and/or associates and where the fees are claimed against your business expense – for all 3 modules of the training. The fee includes single occupancy en-suite accommodation, meals 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 single occupancy en-suite accommodation, meals 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 2023 please click the button below.  If at this stage you would like to simply register your interest for this programme, please email our bookings and administration manager by clicking the ‘I am interested’ button.

There are 14 places available.

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