Susan Ulfelder, ND, LMT, RPP, RDH, is a certified traditional naturopath and a hands-on-healer. She began her formal education as a Registered Dental Hygienist. From the defined area of the mouth, she quickly expanded her scope of awareness to include the entire body through completing the didactic portion of a PhD in Nutrition. From the body, her attention moved into the individual energy field. Starting out as a Touch for Health instructor, she became a Registered Polarity Practitioner, and is a graduate and former Junior Class Teacher (now called Dean) at the Barbara Brennan School of Healing. Over the past 30 years, she has added many healing modalities to her repertoire, including Flower Essences, Essential Oils, Tuning Forks, Kabbalistic Healing, etc.
Susan earned a Doctor of Naturopathy from Clayton College of Natural Healing and a Doctor of Integrative Medicine from Capital University of Integrative Medicine where she became the chair of the Department of Energy and Spiritual Healing. While studying at CUIM, she became exposed to the work of Bert Hellinger. It was then that she further expanded her awareness from an emphasis on the individual energy field to the family energy field. From that day on she began to think and work systemically.
Susan was introduced to this work in a workshop given by Dietrich Klinghardt, MD, PhD in 1998. After attending 2 workshops facilitated by Bert Hellinger, she completed the first training sponsored by the Bert Hellinger Institute, USA in NYC that was taught by Harald Hohnen and Hunter Beaumont. She has attended numerous Family Constellation workshops given by Gunthard Weber, Albrecht Mahr, Bertold Ulsamer, Jakob Schneider, Sieglinde Schneider, Stephan Hausner, John Payne, Carola Castillo, Sneh Victoria Schnabel, Ron Young, Heinz Stark and many more experienced facilitators at conferences and intensives. She attended the 1st & 2nd International Intensives at ZIST in Germany and the 1st, 2nd & 3rd North American Constellation Intensives in Santa Barbara, CA. She has also attended conferences on the Family Constellation work of Bert Hellinger in Oaxaca, Mexico; Cologne, Germany; Portland, Oregon; Taipei, Taiwan and most recently in Asheville, NC. In Oaxaca, Mexico, she presented a workshop on "Perception in Family Constellations" and was a member of a panel discussion representing the United States. She recently gave 2 workshops at the 2005 US Systemic Constellation Conference in Portland, Oregon and was a member of a panel at the 2007 US Systemic Constellation Conference in Asheville, NC. Susan was one of the American trainers at the 2nd & 3rd North American Constellation Intensives in Santa Barbara, CA. Susan and John attended the Advanced Training of Jakob and Sieglinde Schneider in Munich, Germany July 2007. She has attended the 1st, 2nd,3rd and 4th Hellinger Sciencia International Training Camps in Pichl, Austria taught by Bert and Sophie Hellinger in 2007, 2008 and 2009 as well as a 7-day Intensive with Bert Hellinger in Louisville, KY in 2008. Most recently she has attended Heinz Stark’s Advanced Training in Bethesda, Maryland in 2009.
She has sponsored workshops in the Washington, DC area facilitated by Bert Hellinger, Jakob and Sieglinde Schneider, Stephan Hausner, Carola Castillo and Heinz Stark.
Susan not only facilitates Family Constellations in a group workshop format but she also has incorporated the Family Constellations principles into her work with individuals in her private practice in Bethesda, MD. Susan and her husband John are co-trainers in the Hellinger Institute of DC training program.
John Ulfelder is an attorney by training, having specialized in civil rights and environmental law. He is currently working as a real estate developer. John’s strong analytical mind blends well with his intuitive sense that led him to this work and guides him.
In 2001, he completed the first year long Hellinger training in the US sponsored by the Bert Hellinger Institute, USA in NYC that was taught by Harald Hohnen and Hunter Beaumont. He has attended numerous Family Constellation workshops led by Gunthard Weber, Jacob and Sieglinde Schneider, Stephan Hausner and Carola Castillo. He attended the 1st and 2nd International Intensives at ZIST in Germany and the 2nd North American Intensive in Santa Barbara, CA.
John attended the Advanced Training of Jakob and Sieglinde Schneider in Munich, Germany, July 2007 as well as the 3rd US Systemic Constellation Conference in Ashville, NC in October 2007. He recently attended Heinz Stark’s Advanced Training in Bethesda, Maryland in 2009.
Since 2002 he has been a co-trainer of the year-long training programs in the Washington, DC area where he also co-facilitates Family Constellations workshops with his wife, Susan.
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