Diana Claire Douglas
Diana Claire is a Systemic Facilitator, Coach, and Consultant, (for individuals, families, organizations, and the collective), founder of Knowing Field Designs: Aligning Human Systems with Life, social architect, artist, and author. She has had many vocations, including entrepreneur, author, adult educator, counsellor, publisher and since 2009 facilitator of Systemic Constellation Work (SCW). She is participating in the evolution of the most recent branch of SCW — which she calls Constellating for the Collective — through facilitating retreats, workshops and on-line meetings, conducting research projects, and writing + publishing Whole Systems Design: Inquiries in the Knowing Field (2022). She is the lead Constellator on the international core teams of THC-The Hague Centre for Global Governance, Innovation and Emergence and Integral City, where systemic design processes are used regularly for decision-making, designing creative projects, and team building. She has facilitated constellations at international conferences in Europe and North America. She, Anne-Marie Voorhoeve from THC and colleagues are co-creating The Hague Center for Field Inquiry (www.centerforfieldinquiry.org ). Her work in the constellation field is published regularly in The Knowing Field International Journal, in the Integral Leadership Review and included as chapters in two books. Her new book on Collective Constellations, Whole Systems Design: Inquiries in the Knowing Field (2022) is now available https://books.friesenpress.com. She also offers a facilitator’s training program in Constellating for the Collective.
Underlying all she does is her purpose: attuning to the Sacred, to participate in the movements for humanity to be in our rightful place in relationship with All-Life. She loves to ask big questions (such as: What is Conscious Dying? *What is the Imagination, really? * What is Humanity’s place in the flow of Life?) She allows these questions to be her guide on her journey leading to her researching, reporting, and publishing what she discovers on the way.
She honours her many teachers and trainers in Systemic Constellation Work, including Anngwyn St Just, Sneh Victoria Schnabel, Francesca Mason Boring, Suzi Tucker, Carolla Castillo, the Constellation world-wide community, She completed “Systemic Dynamics in Organizations and the Workplace” with Judy Wilkins-Smith/The Institute of Systemic Design (who is accredited by the Bert Hellinger InstituteNL). She is grateful for her colleagues and clients who have joined her in exploring and experimenting in the Knowing Field.
Her work with complex systems (serving a city or cities) was recognized by Integral City awarding her the “Meshworker of the Year” Award, 2018.
She lives in Ottawa, Canada with her partner and is the happy grandmother of two
In 2009 I attended my first training in Family Constellation Work with Carola Castillo. At the first session, even before we had introduced ourselves, Carola said, “You will take everything you are, everything you have learned, everything you have done, and Creative Spirit will work with you to bring this work to the world in your very own way.” YES! I said to myself, and since then I have continued to say YES! to the Knowing Field.
Published articles and chapters relating to Systemic Constellation Work
Douglas, Diana Claire, (Jan 2021) “Constellating in Jerusalem: Diana Claire Douglas in Conversation with Yuval Carmi.” [in the Spotight] The Knowing Field (37).
Voerhoeve, Anne-Marie Voorhoeve, Kara Stonehouse, Shweta Srivastav and Diana Claire Douglas “Evolutions Dream, Humanity’s Mission” in Urban Hub 21: Dare to Dream, pp 28-39. https://issuu.com/paulvanschaik/docs/uh21-dare2dream (accessed Dec 30, 2020)
Douglas, Diana Claire, “Introduction: A Systemic Constellation to explore an imaginary city — called OneCity” in ed. Hamilton, Marilyn, Urban Hub 20: Accelerating City Change in a VUCA World, pp 104-109. https://issuu.com/paulvanschaik/docs/urbanhub20-vuca3 (accessed Dec 30, 2020)
Douglas, Diana Claire, (Jan 2020) “Archetypal Constellations Diana Claire Douglas in conversation with Richard Olivier.” [In the Spotlight] The Knowing Field (35), pp 60-70.
Douglas, Diana Claire, (Jun 2019) “Healing in the Collective Field: Visions and Praxis: Diana Claire Douglas Interviews Dr. Karl-Heinz Rauscher.” [In the Spotlight] The Knowing Field (34), pp 8-14.
Douglas, Diana Claire, (Jan 2019) “Interview with Anngwyn St Just Regarding Colonialism + Its Aftermath Workshop.” [In the Spotlight] The Knowing Field (33)
Douglas, Diana Claire and Participants, (Jan 2019) “Colonialism and Its Aftermath: A Systemic Constellation Workshop in Bristol, UK, Oct 4-5, 2018; Facilitated by Anngwyn St Just. The Knowing Field (33)
Douglas, Diana Claire, (Jun 2018) “Harvesting the Jewels: One Year Plus of facilitating Constellating for the Collective: Into Our Collective Heart.” [Constellation] The Knowing Field (32).
Douglas, Diana Claire, (Jun 2018) “Exploring the relationship between the Knowing Field and the
Quantum Field: does it enhance the practice of SCW: Diana Claire Douglas interviews Judy Wilkins-Smith.” [In the Spotlight] The Knowing Field (32).
Douglas, Diana Claire and Rosalba Stocco (Jan 2018) “The Conscious Witness Project: What Happens in the Field when we Name and Represent Different Kinds of Witnesses.” [Research and Development] The Knowing Field (31).
Douglas, Diana Claire, (Jun 2017) “Care in the Field of Collective and Communal Constellations: Diana Claire Douglas in Conversation with Francesca Mason Boring.” [In the Spotlight] The Knowing Field (30)
Douglas, Diana Claire, (Jan 2017) “Constellating Nations: A Large Scale European Constellation Process: Diana Claire Douglas in Conversation with Bence Ganti.” [In the Spotlight] The Knowing Field (29)
Douglas, Diana Claire, (Jun 2016) “Following the Energy: Opening from the Personal to the Collective: Diana Claire Douglas in Conversation with Sneh Victoria Schnabel.” [In the Spotlight] The Knowing Field (28).
Douglas, Diana Claire, (Jan 2016). “Belonging to our Countries: the American Soul and the Canadian Soul: Diana Claire Douglas in conversation with Lisa Iversen.” [In the Spotlight] The Knowing Field (27),.
Douglas, Diana Claire. (Jan 2016). ” Report on facilitating SCWs at the Integral Theory Conference 2015, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA, USA.” [Reports on Conferences and Intensives] The Knowing Field (27).
Douglas, Diana Claire, (Jan 2016). “Reflections on the 2015 North American Systemic Constellations Conference, Nov. 11-15, 2015 San Diego, Calif., ‘Embracing our Roots, Standing in Our Strength’.” [Reports on Conferences and Intensives] The Knowing Field (27).
Douglas, Diana Claire, & Voerhoeve, Anne-Marie. (Jan 2015). “Constellating Money Within the Wheel of Co-creation: The Villa Report.” The Hague Centre for Global Governance, Innovation and Emergence.
Douglas, Diana Claire, “(Re)Joining the Conversation: Commenting on Integral Voices on Sex, Gender, and Sexuality: Critical Inquiries.” Integral Leadership Review, Jan-Feb 2015 http://integralleadershipreview.com/12579-115-rejoining-conversation-commenting-integral-voices-sex-gender-sexuality-critical-inquiries/
Douglas, Diana Claire. (June 2015) “Societal Issues: Self-constellating Constellations: Diana Claire Douglas in conversation with Jan Jacob Stam.” [In the Spotlight]. The Knowing Field (26),
Douglas, D. C., & Hamilton, M. (2013) ” Knowing Cities: The Knowing Field and the Emergence of Integral City Intelligence.” [Constellations and Rituals]. The Knowing Field (22).
Douglas, Diana Claire. (Jan 2012) “Playing in the Field: The Artistic Field and the Knowing Field” [New Developments]. The Knowing Field, (19).
Chapters in Books
Hamilton, Marilyn and Diana Claire Douglas, Chapter 1: “Activate Inquiry for Knowing Cities” and Chapter 2: “Cultivate We-Space Inquiry for Human Hive Mind” in Marilyn Hamilton and collaborators, Integral City: Inquiry and Action: Designing Impact for the Human Hive, Integral Publishers, 2017.
Hamilton, Marilyn and Diana Claire Douglas, Cherie Beck, Alia Aurami, Joan Arnott, “We-space, Integral City and the Knowing Field, ” in ed: Michael Brabant and Olen Gunnlaugson, Cohering the Integral We Space: Engaging Collective Emergence, Wisdom and Healing in Groups, 2016.
Douglas, Diana Claire, Whole Systems Design: Inquiries in the Knowing Field. Victoria, BC: FriesenPress, 2022.
Douglas, Diana Claire, Holy Fun! Interviews and Conversations on What is the Imagination? Vancouver, BC: Becoming Books, 2001. Limited edition.
Buckland, Clare and D.C. Douglas. Always Becoming Forever! A Journal of Conscious Living/Conscious Dying. Vancouver, BC: Becoming Books, 1998.
Douglas, D.C. How to Bring Angels to Earth and Angel Playtime. Vancouver, B.C., Wisechild Books (for children of all ages).
Integral European Conference, 2022, online. Workshop co-facilitated with Anne-Marie Voorhoeve, “Walking the Spiral of Peace.”
International Systemic Constellations Conference, 2022, online. “Moving from the Personal to the Collective.”
World Unity Week 2021, Co-hosted a 5-day zoom room on “Being the New Human.” Workshop on “The Imaginarium: Loving the Imagination Embodies the New Human.”
Integral European Conference, 2021, online. Workshop co-facilitated with Anne-Marie Voorhoeve: “What is Humanity’s Role in the Future of Collective Evolution?”
Integral European Conference, 2020, online. Workshop co-facilitated with Christiane Seuhs-Scholler: “Unified Love and Power.”
Heart-Based Medicine Summit, 2019, San Francisco, CA. Workshops: “Experiencing Love in Action: What is the Impact personally?” “Experiencing Love in Action: What is the Impact on/with Heart-Based Medicine?”
Regathering (Integral European Conference) 2019, Vienna, Austria, Presentation: “Allies in Evolution: Harvesting the All-Community International Constellation: One-Year Later Messages from the Knowing Field.”
Integral European Conference 2018, Siofolk, Hungary: one of four facilitators for the Big Community Constellation on the theme “Restoring Pecae in Europe;” SCW workshop on the theme “What does it take for humanity to be an Ally of Evolution;” “The Conscious Witness Project” talk and poster presentation;
Integral European Conference 2016, Siofolk, Hungary: “Finding a Home for the Victim and Perpetrator: A Spiral Journey Through the Abuse of Power.”
Integral Theory Conference, 2015, Sonoma State University, California: “Conference within a Conference hosted by Integral City.”
INFOSYON International Organizational Constellation Work Conference, Amsterdam, Holland, April 2013: Knowing Cities: The Knowing Field and the Emergence of Integral City Wellbeing
Connecting-Fields: Systemic Constellation Moving Towards a Sustainable Future International Conference, Copenhagen, Denmark, May 2013: Constellators using internet technology for connecting with clients world-wide.