Who are the workshop facilitators?

Janet Hermann

Co-Founder and Facilitator

Janet has a background in Adult Education. Initially she worked , mainly with refugees, as an ESOL tutor and project co-ordinator. Later, for over twenty years, she worked as a counsellor, counsellor trainer and supervisor. Now retired, as well as monthly constellation workshops, she enjoys time with her family, friends, dog and ‘cello. Janet is a co-founder of constellation workshops. The co-founders of Constellation Workshops initially trained together in this work from 2005-2007 and have continued training over the years with various international practitioners. The Team started running monthly workshops in 2007 and since then their work has been expanding and developing in many ways at home and abroad.

Paul Stoney

Co-Founder and Facilitator

Paul has a background in Information Technology, pastoral counselling and coaching and is also a co-founder of constellation workshops together with Janet and Paul’s wife Lynn (who continues to practice as a systemic practitioner and trainer primarily in Salisbury where they live). Paul and Lynn have four children and eight grand-children. Over the years Paul has been called upon to support workshops and international conferences with his contemplative piano arrangements. Since July 2019 he has been the chair of the International Systemic Constellation Association (ISCA) regularly hosting international online meetings and is currently helping to organise ISCA’s gathering in Mexico in April 2021. See isca-network.org

Polly Pring


Polly joins CoWo after 12 years of support and involvement and brings to the team a wealth of knowledge and experience of working with seasonal cycles, wild flora and fauna and the human ancestors of the land. Having trained with Janet, Paul, and Lynn at the Hellinger Institute of Britain in 2005, Polly has since been part of an ongoing peer supervision group based in the Southwest. She has attended training workshops and courses in the UK and abroad, including work with Bert Hellinger and Daan Van Kampenhout.
From her careers in both theatre and education Polly has developed a unique shamanic approach to systemic constellation work. She runs workshops that combine constellations with creative expression through art journalling and other techniques with land ceremony.

Patrizia Amanati


Patrizia is delighted to join the Constellations Workshop team in Autumn 2019 and brings with her an organisational background with over 25 years’ experience of business at senior and leadership level. She has lived and worked internationally, is fluent in three languages and brings a breadth of knowledge and understanding into to her work with individuals, teams and whole organisations.
She has extensive training in both organisational and family constellation work and recognises that organisational issues can often be traced back to patterns and loyalties that have their origin in the family system. Patrizia has an MSC in Coaching and Behavioural Change (Henley Business School) and creatively integrates systemic work with a wide range of coaching approaches.

Patrizia offers 1:1 consultations and you can contact her directly on patrizia@pincconsulting.com