Workshop on Suicide

Members of ISCA

One day workshop, free of charge, offered to people who are members of the International Systemic Constellations Association and who have lost a family member to suicide.

DATE: Saturday 16th May

Time: 10:00 - 13:00 and 14:00 - 17:00

Participants are expected to attend for both sessions (full day).

As part of our ongoing research we have been working with families bereaved by suicide for the last seven years. We have also worked with suicidal ideation. Brendan has written a research thesis on Suicide, Trauma and Family Constellations. A core part of our work in this area has been to use Family Constellations to support those who have been bereaved by suicide and to gather the stories of the individuals and families. We already have almost 100 stories from families bereaved by suicide. Our research aim - in line with the recommendations of the International Handbook of Suicide Prevention - is to help all of us understand more fully the phenomenon of suicide as a human experience. Those who have participated to date have found the work to be very helpful. 

You can watch and listen to Pedro's story below.  He tells us of the loss of his mother to suicide when he was twenty six years old. As often happens after death by suicide, she was not spoken of in the family. Pedro shares how a family constellations workshop allowed his family to grieve the trauma of his mother’s loss thirty years after her death.

Places at this online workshop are limited to 12 people on a first come first served basis. There will also be a number of support people who have worked with us before. Because we only have six hours in total not everybody will get to do a constellation. Our experience suggests that some people choose to just witness and support the work of others. 

For this workshop, places are limited to those who have a direct family member - either from your family of origin or from your current family - who died by suicide

We may continue our suicide work online as we move into the future. We hope that in time we can help and support ISCA members as they work with suicide, bereavement by suicide and suicidal ideation. 

Participants should be informed that the session will be audio- recorded for documentation purposes. The recording will not be made public and any documentation will be anonymised.

You can register your interest by sharing your details in the short form below, or by sending an email to

Doughcloyne, Togher,

Cork, Ireland

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Family Constellations Ireland, Brendan O'Brien, Eileen O'Brien, Counselling and Psychotherapy, Cork