Class dates, locations, and registration

The latest dates and locations for our current trainings are below. Follow the links to complete registration

Important information about registration, payment, refunds and other class logistics is here.

Introductory Workshop

An amazing experience for everyone who didn’t get the full “User Manual” for being human. Experience NLP and how it can assist you in accomplishing your objectives. Meet our trainers, staff, and students. Our Introductory Workshops are held on Saturday mornings from 10:30 a.m. to approximately 2:00 p.m.

 Introductory Workshop Schedule 2018

  • November 17th
  • December 15th

Location: The Oaks or Redwood Room at the Best Western Novato Oaks Inn, 215 Alameda del Prado, Novato, CA 94949 (map)

Tuition: $47, which includes copies of Transformational NLP: A New Psychology and our Introduction to NLP workbook.

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NLP Core Competencies of Communication and Change

NLP Core Competencies of Communication and Change is a six-weekend series. The first weekend is four days, followed by five 3-day weekends (Friday to Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. daily, ending at 6:00pm on Sundays). This course includes all of the most essential core competencies of the NLP Marin model.


Winter 2018-19 Core Competencies Dates

  • October 11-14
  • November 9-11
  • December 7-9
  • January 4-6
  • January 25-27
  • February 15-17

Spring 2019 Core Competencies Dates

  • March 14-17
  • April 12-14
  • May 17-19
  • Jun 14-16
  • July 19-21
  • August 9-11


The Oaks Room at the Best Western Novato Oaks Inn,
215 Alameda del Prado, Novato, CA 94949 (map)
unless noted otherwise

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Intensive NLP Training Course (ITC)

This 10-day accelerated course is deeply experiential, designed to get coaches, therapists, and other practitioners on the fast-track to Masters certification.

Mark your calendar for 2019, and register below:

  • June 19th – 23rd
  • July 24th– 28th 

Time: 9:00am – 8:00pm Wed – Saturday, Sundays end at 6:00 pm


The Redwood Room at the Novato Oaks Inn (Best Western)
215 Alameda del Prado, Novato, CA 94949 (map)

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NLP Master Practitioner Certification Training

Masters is an eight 3-day weekend course (Friday to Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.). In Masters, students’ ability to understand and use the NLP material in their lives expands exponentially as we go deeper and wider with the material being learned.

(Note: This training is available only to graduates of our Practitioner training.)



  • September 7-9, 2018
  • September 28-30
  • October 19-21
  • November 16-18
  • December 14-16
  • January 11-13, 2019
  • February 1-3
  • March 1-3


  • September 6-8, 2019
  • September 27-29
  • October 18-20
  • November 15-17
  • December 13-15
  • January TBA, 2020
  • February TBA
  • March TBA

Location: The Oaks Room at the Best Western Novato Oaks Inn, 215 Alameda del Prado, Novato, CA 94949 (map)

Holographic Constellations

Four Training Days (Two 2-Day Weekends, Saturday and Sunday), from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. each day

For graduates of Understanding Family Constellations, Holo I, or qualified Masters graduates

If you completed Michelle’s Understanding Family Constellations (UFC) course you already know the immense value of constellation work. And you now have important tools to facilitate your own.

If you’re in Holo or have completed Holo, you understand how we can work with the invisible, non-physical, non-local information that gives rise to our physical experience.

Holographic Constellations (HC) brings those two worlds together and opens up exciting new territory. As Carl says…

Out beyond the conventional definitions of families and family members and all their entanglements, there are many valid domains in which there are still other forces and factors that massively influence our experience as human beings.

Holographic Constellations introduces you to constellation facilitation concepts and techniques that go beyond the limits of what Hellinger’s “family soul” is usually considered to be.

As you might guess from its title, course content for Holographic Constellations comes out of the constellation work that Carla Camou and Carl have been doing for about ten years in NLP Marin’s Holographic NLP courses, part of the regular NLP Marin curriculum.

Holographic Constellations builds on what you have accomplished already, in either UFC or in Holo.

It will powerfully extend your range and confidence as a facilitator of this remarkable work.

What is different about the Holographic Constellations approach?

Here’s what Carl has to say…

The whole objective of the Holographic Constellations course is to majorly upgrade your rapport with yourself as a facilitator, and also to answer about a thousand questions as best we can.

Compared with conventional constellations, the Holo approach is noticeably less concerned with events and violations of Hellinger’s “Orders of Love.” Thus, the Holo Constellation approach is usually a lot less about the facilitator’s becoming a competent trans-generational Sherlock Holmes, and much more about that facilitator’s capacity and willingness to occupy their own proper weight and dignity, and thereby to allow themselves and the people in the group to activate and fulfill a function we call “Authoritative Patient Includer” (API).

The API facilitator is not there to sleuth out past wrongs and set them right, thus restoring dignity and order for all, etc. “Orders of Love” violations are always a part of things, however, and when it is useful they will always reveal themselves. But this is not the main point in the Holo format.

The main point of the facilitator’s role in the Holo Constellation format is to provide a context of attention and awareness within which the consciousness of various forces and identities can, after an initial nudge or two from the facilitator, find a way to unravel themselves, and to unfold enfolded distortions of love through the presence and inclusion of That Which Cannot Be Distorted.

This is a new and different level in the art form called “constellation facilitation.” Here are some other generalizations about Holographic Constellations:

  • Holographic Constellations are systemic rather than just family.
  • They usually produce the effects of about three constellations in one.
  • There are often no words spoken between and among roles and their representatives. The Holo approach is much less narrative than the conventional approach. Rather than having roles speak lines to other roles, we fix it up so that the distortions behind the words can just unwind themselves. (Note: as a facilitator, knowing what one might want Role A to say to Role B is really useful, and having it not said is often more useful.)
  • Holo Constellations is not about the lore of Hellingerian Cause/Effect or the decoding of what this and that means–-this kind of turning and that sort looking and that manner of laying down, etc. Although this knowledge is essential, we will assume that you have at least the basics of it already.
  • It is possible to do beautiful constellation work, Holo style, and not know anything about family history. The client interview itself is often unnecessary.

Sound like something you might like to do?  Do come join us.

Holographic Constellation Dates 2019

  • TBA

The Oaks Room at the Best Western Novato Oaks Inn,
215 Alameda del Prado, Novato, CA 94949 (map)

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Understanding Family Constellations Facilitation Training

Nine Days (Three 3-Day Weekends, Friday through Sunday) of training from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. each day

This class will help you to understand the underlying structure and poetry of constellation work and to find the places in you that respond to the energies of the field, and that can influence them in turn in respectful and beneficial ways. Facilitated by Michelle Masters.

Constellation Training Dates 2019

  • May 31, June 1-2
  • June 21-23
  • July 26-28


The Oaks Room at the Best Western Novato Oaks Inn,
215 Alameda del Prado, Novato, CA 94949 (map)

Find out more and register now!

Beyond Blame and Shame: Understanding and Working with Borderline

This four-day workshop (2 two-day weekends: Saturday-Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m)  includes information, demonstration, and group practice for understanding and working with “Borderline” patterning and its consequences in real life and the family soul.

Facilitated by Carl Buchheit and Carla Camou.

2019 Dates:

  • Weekend 1: February 9 and 10
  • Weekend 2: March 9 and 10

The Oaks Room at the Best Western Novato Oaks Inn,
215 Alameda del Prado, Novato, CA 94949 (map) read more…

Rapport with Self: Beyond Guilt and Innocence

2019 Dates:

  • August 17th and 18th, 2019.

This is a two-day workshop (Saturday-Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m), offered once per year.

The Oaks Room at the Best Western Novato Oaks Inn
215 Alameda del Prado, Novato, CA 94949 (map)


Course Details:

As humans, we are always maneuvering with and manipulating about guilt and innocence. This is entirely natural and understandable in the normal world.

Guilt feels bad, and is thought to mean negative things, and Innocence feels good and it goes with positive sensations of relief, safety and belonging. To be guilty is bad and to be innocent is good is the usual, speed-of-daily-life impression of it all, but this is not accurate.

What I have observed is this:

Both Guilt and Innocence are toxic, pernicious and destructive life stances.

When we use them as metrics to assess, assist or assert the validity of our experience, or to diminish the validity of another’s experience or condition, we destroy all well-being for everyone, including ourselves, wherever we are.

There has to be a better way!


In this fast-paced weekend we will present our recent discoveries about guilt, shame, innocence and belonging. As the course title suggests…

Everyone who attends will learn the life-long art of creating and sustaining rapport with themselves (and other-selves, and Life itself), instead of using Innocence, as the basis of their well-being. 

To make this happen we will deploy our usual combination of cheerful lectures, engaging small groups and mystery-dispelling mini-constellations to:

  • Show what Guilt and Innocence really are and how they really affects us;
  • Show why and how any relational system is doomed if it contains even one person who needs to operate from a stance of innocence;
  • How needing to be right and/or insisting on justice block love and consume hope;
  • How learning to calibrate our rapport with ourselves is the easiest way to support our well-being and the well-being of anything we touch as we go through our lives;
  • How “rapport with self” is so much simpler than Guilt and Innocence as the basis for a non-lethal, non-self-defeating life stance;
  • And how “rapport with self” is the naturally reliable and joyful basis for ease-full, continuing learning throughout our lives–and probably after them too.

Come join us! Register below…This will likely be the most important thing you will learn this century.

(Facilitated by Carl Buchheit and Carla Camou.)

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Integration of Consciousness (DMA)

This five-week class meets once a week on five consecutive Wednesday evenings, 2½ hours each each evening from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

This course on conscious creation and integration of consciousness was originally called Dimensional Mind Approach, or DMA for short.  It is the work of a man named Robert Fritz. Facilitated by Carl Buchheit.

2019 Dates:

  • July 10
  • July 17
  • July 24
  • July 31
  • August 7

Course Tuition:  $297 for 5 weekly classes, full course manual and downloadable audio exercises to listen to and utilize long after the course is over, and a fun, powerful experience that will change the way you think about and create our life experience!


The Oaks Room at the Best Western Novato Oaks Inn (215 Alameda del Prado, Novato, CA 94949) map

This class always sells out; reserve your place below.

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Resource Mastery

A 2-day (Saturday-Sunday) workshop for Masters graduates only on the art of selecting, building, and anchoring resources during the practice of re-imprinting to create deep change that will continue to generate and grow within the client. Facilitated by Carla Camou.

Dates and Times:

  • March 30th & 31st, 2019
  • 10:00am-6:00pm Saturday and Sunday

Location: The Gazebo at 7 Mount Lassen Drive, San Rafael, CA 9493 (map)  (The Gazebo is around the right side of the office building after you pull into the parking lot.) Find out more and register now!