Shavasti’s presence, directly and indirectly in my life for the past year or so, has been completely transformative. His stance in the work is steadfast, his teachings on the human soul, language, and systemics is nothing short of masterful. I’ve worked with and trained under quite a few facilitators in the Family Constellation world over the past several years, and his work is a clear stand out. The most incomparable aspect to his work in my experience, is his unwavering guidance and modelling in how to anchor into the heart, and also to deconstruct the layers of defense we inevitably build and have carried through our lives around our heart.
I hope to continue to learn from him, and grow under his guidance. I feel lucky to have encountered his presence and benefited directly from his many contributions.
Tracee Kaffer, USA
I have worked with many master facilitators, but my experience with Shavasti was of a different nature. I have rarely felt so fully seen and truly accompanied in my life, in a completely untangled way. The work he did for me was profound. He speaks about living with an undefended heart, and has allowed me to catch a glimpse of that for myself within my constellation, thus creating a embodied direction, a North I can follow in my life and my work.
I’m very grateful to have had a chance to feel that level of presence and refined attention. I highly recommend working with him if you get the chance.
Laure Porche, France
I hosted Shavasti for a three day Family Constellation workshop at The Healing House, a spiritual sanctuary in Beacon, NY.
It was an exquisite experience; a joy to witness his work and an honor to support his practice.
His incredible presence generated a sincerely safe space.
His total professionalism and wise, kind heart led us all on an incredible journey of deepest healing, learning and community building.
Every issue presented to this skilled and gentle way shower was met with palpably compassionate focus and meticulous understanding of the art and craft of Family Constellation.
I have sat with many facilitators, but Shavasti is truly unique in his capacity to hold space for the entire circle as well as the individuals working in constellation.
He kept the entire group actively engaged with brief but potent check ins after each constellation.
He peppered each day with teachings, sharings or witticisms that endeared him to us all.
Every teaching landed not only in the mind, but deeply in the heart as an invitation towards greater peace and happiness.
His level of consciousness and openheartedness inspired everyone to uplift into acceptance.
He gently guided each participant through their pain to a more open hearted place.
In the words of one participant, “I felt like my heart got a massage.”
I cannot recommend Shavasti more highly. I look forward to hosting him again in the Spring of 2024.
Eileen O’Hare, Spiritual Healer/Teacher, The Healing House, Beacon, NY
Shavasti is a master of compassion. Being in his presence, I felt held, seen and Known each time I’ve worked with him. My experiences have been ones of deep impact, that I shall never forget. In his workshop that I attended, he held his boundaries with a loving fierceness that I appreciated. I felt completely safe while doing vulnerable work with him and the others. I have been profoundly changed, to become more of who I truly am. I highly recommend attending his workshops!
Monica Nagler, North Carolina, USA
With compassion fueled by fierce tenderness, Shavasti guided many challenging and turbulent constellations to a gentle landing. His uses of healing sentences and reframes were stunning in their simplicity yet profound. Resistances and protections softened, allowing the client to breathe in something new.
I found myself gently crying. I had to do a piece of work. Shavasti saw my tears, held my hand, and invited me to tell my story. Trust was present yet unspoken. I cried, mumbled some words, and cried some more. After a moment, I thought, “We could stop here. I was held and seen.” However, Shavasti, a seer, an eternal guide, invited me to set up my soul. My ever-present and uninjured soul – more tears than joy!
I remain deeply and profoundly grateful.
Bill Mannle, USA
‘I found you to be incredibly gifted, kind, and so present throughout the entire weekend. I hope that you continue to bring your unique gifts to the world, and I also hope that this calling feeds your soul, and brings you a deep sense of contentment, & perhaps gratitude, recognizing your unique and, to me at least, amazing gifts of empathy, clarity, and communion with your Guides. You do a tremendous service, one that I suspect asks a total commitment from you, of your time, energy, and focus.’ Be well.
Maggie Lais, Arizona
Amazingly insightful. You will experience many quiet moments in your conversations with Shavasti, as your soul – the very core of your being – says “yes, thank you for finally recognizing this.” Shavasti takes on years and years of fear-based patterns, calmly framing the real source of the motivating fear and instantly releasing you of the need for the ingrained behavior. Miraculous.
Tricia, Los Angeles
Shavasti quickly sees straight through the problem right to the heart of the matter. My first session with him was more valuable than any series I’ve had with other healers and counsellors. I highly recommend him.
Shavasti works in such a powerful and unique way. He has helped me turn my life around, find my life’s purpose and put me on a path to reach my full potential. I am truly blessed to have met him and to know he will be in my life for a long time.
Kate G – Dubai
With Shavasti holding my heart; graciously supporting and guiding me, I have dared to go to places deep within my soul that I had hidden away or lost a long time ago. The awakening that I am experiencing from this work with him is literally life changing. Shavasti is a very special individual with a profound wisdom and gift for healing. I will forever be grateful to him.
Tracey Coulson, Lincolnshire, UK
If this work were labelled “soul retrieval,” then I would describe the feeling as having recovered access to one piece of my soul. I know there are other pieces to be recovered, but I am genuinely excited about the process. Truly, in all the decades of working with so many different healing modalities, this is the first time ever that I have experienced a noticeable shift. Thank you so incredibly much!!!
B. Ellis, Oregon, USA
Today was incredible, thank you for working with me, I have never met anyone with your talents and insight, it was fantastic!
Oana Marcu, Biologist, California
I remain in awe, humbled and so grateful for the experience I had when I attended Shavasti’s two day seminar in July. Witnessing myself and 12 other gentle souls processes, handled with such compassion, wisdom and genuine kindness, I can finally say after many years of effort and devotion to personal growth, I have found a teacher that truly resonates with my deepest beliefs about the human condition.
I had wrapped my ‘issue’ in an intellectual ‘understanding’ about what happened to me, no longer able to access the raw emotion that remained since a very early age, the trauma of being separated from my birth family, the longing to return to my roots.
Nothing is more powerful than owning your true essence; Shavasti’s gift to me was to transform my ‘poison’ into a gem of wisdom. If you are a seeker of the Truth, go find him, he will rock your world!
L Ayres, Australia & Bali
Recently I have been attending workshops by a phenomenal spiritual teacher by the name of Shavasti. His work is truly amazing. I feel blessed to have him in my life and I recommend him with all my heart and soul. Thank you Shavasti for all that you are.
Errol Campbell, London & Bali
Our company, BeyondNLP, based in Sydney, Australia invited John L. Payne (Shavasti) to offer training in Sydney in 2011. Owing to the both the high quality of his work and his popularity with our clients and students, his visit was extended to include a second and third workshop and training in Sydney and a training in Brisbane.
Our experience of him was that he has a very high level of skill, experience and compassion. He was a pleasure to both witness and work with.
Barbara Young, Director, BeyondNLP & Australian Institute for Clinical Hypnotherapy, Sydney, Australia
His highest concern is for the deepest good for any and all who may be lucky enough to work with him either personally or professionally. He’s also a great author and I recommend his books for my trainings as he’s nothing short of “inspirational” on every level. Kudos to John (Shavasti) at whatever he does and where ever he goes. Any and all clients are very lucky to have this international sensation work with him for their highest good.
Gary Stuart, Author of ‘Many Hearts, One Soul’
I have experienced 14 different family constellation facilitators, many with worldwide reputations as founders of the method—and I still consider John (Shavasti) to be one of the best. In terms of pacing, client-care, absence of ego, knowledge of trauma, sensitivity, and ability to get right to the heart of someone’s underlying systemic loyalties—John remains someone to watch and learn from. I remain in contact with many of the participants in the workshop John (Shavasti) facilitated here, and they still consider it a high point. In one case, he told me something about one person’s inner reality that I did not believe at the time. And yet, the years have proven him exactly on target.
Michael Reddy, Phd. Author of: Health, Happiness, & Family Constellations
We can confirm that Shavasti is a man of great integrity and is extremely dedicated to his work. We remain fascinated with his skills, knowledge and his care for people. With great clarity, compassion, and unique insight, John L.Payne (Shavasti) works with people by opening and holding the space for their healing.
Hellinger Toronto Group Milka Cecez, Ubavka Cecez, Julijana Curasev toronto.hellingercanada.com
I had several healings with Shavasti recently which involved personal process and also ancestral work. Shavasti is so kind and patient. He teaches love by emanating loving kindness. He did not give up on the process, and held me through each phase, supporting me, reminding me to breathe… The work is still integrating however, changes are apparent already.
Seema Somaya, Graduate Barbara Brennan School of Healing
Thank you Shavasti for the amazing work you do and to give to each person exactly what they need. The workshop was very powerful and healing for me and to learn through other participants life journey makes it even more powerful.
Shavasti’s work is truly transformational. He has the ability to get right to my core issues so that true healing can happen. Through my work with Shavasti, I’m letting go of negative patterns I’ve clung to for lifetimes and finding the true essence of my being. I am very grateful to John for his guidance and support. He is a true healer with an unwavering commitment to truth and love.
S.B., Attorney, Southern California
Shavasti is an extremely gracious and gentle healer. His knowledge and sensitivity encouraged me to bare my deepest secrets secure in the knowledge that I would be held, loved and respected. My family and I have been liberated of pain and burdens that we have been carrying for generations. I felt the liberation instantly. I am humbled by his magnificence and am very deeply grateful for receiving his healing touch.
Reshma Murudkar Kalantri, Nasik, India
In having the courage to face what i most fear about myself and others, i find the profound beauty at the core of each of us. In allowing another to truly touch my soul, i know that there is nowhere i need hide. In surrendering to the illusion of fear, i am no longer apart from the light of the divine. This is at once the most terrifying and exhilarating experience I have ever had. Thank you john, for helping me to remember who i am when i am free.
Shavasti is extremely gifted. He has facilitated both Family Constellations and Shamanic journeys for me. The scope of his guidance and wisdom is profound and his work has taken me to deep new levels of truth and healing.
Nancy, Ph.D., Southern CA
Thank you for a wonderful experience on the Family Constellation weekend. It was a healing experience for me and it restored my faith in the process of Family Constellations – how it can be a compassion- and love-filled healing process in which all issue holders and representatives come away healed. Thank you for being so intuitive and powerful in leading the spirits to heal the family.
“Shavasti has extraordinary gifts to take you right to the core of your issues where you are so deeply touched with heartfelt grace. His work is filled with abundant blessings that can transform nations, families, and one’s own heart. Words truly cannot express the depths of my gratitude for this profound work.”
Rachel, Business Owner, BA Business Grad 1983 Laguna Hills, CA
The work I’ve done with Shavasti in our Skype sessions and in constellations has allowed me to uncover the person I always knew was always there but could not allow myself to be. I cannot recommend him enough.
Pete Sneddon, Technical Director/Composer, Glasgow, Scotland
Hey John – I want to say thank you, and bless you for our work together. It’s left me quietly changed. The ‘quietly’ bit is good! It means that I no longer have the need for the bloody great packaging and wrapping that I used to get into.!! The six Skype sessions felt to me like an inner journey that I couldn’t easily describe to another – like a story whose narrative is mysterious, but makes sense to our heart.
What I sense has shifted in me is that I feel much more present, much more of the time. Present to myself, to others, to each passing moment. I have more energy, more resilience and toughness, but also I can yield more and be more flexible at the same time. Bless your heart John. Bless you for your extraordinariness, and your ordinariness too. I shall remember your gentle teasing of me for many years to come, and with that your genuine warmth and brotherhood when we got close to my wound. I’m sure we’ll work together again.
Marcos Frangos, UK
My work with John has empowered me to change my life, and enabled me to recognize patterns that were previously dictating my reactions in relationships and life in general, and causing me so much pain. His intuition, skill, compassion and understanding of the journey of being human is literally unrivalled, a rare gift indeed, and I am so very grateful.
Gwynneth , RMN. RGN. DMS (health). MIHSM Senior health service manager (retired)
Shavasti you have a depth of insight and clarity that goes to the heart of what is needed at any time. Thank you for being such a brilliant healer, seer and supporter.
Juliana, Healer, Bournemouth, UK
My work with Shavasti over Skype has been so healing on so many different levels that I can’t recall what my life was like before my sessions with Shavasti. My life is truly blessed now, and I’m continuing to live my life with the appreciation of what John’s work has done for me. It is truly a miracle that this work can work at such a deep level through a computer or phone connection. John, thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Barbara Madani Young, Sydney, Australia
Every time I work with John it’s a new experience for me. Having often thought things through, the answer is mostly not to be found in my mind! John is able to see through these mental constructs and with his amazing intuitive and mediumship abilities he focuses on the actual underlying matter. I’ve always experienced him as very professional, respectful, and clear to the point in our conversations, giving his full attention to me as his client. Underneath this, I feel that his intention comes from his heart conveying safety to help a client to find their own path of healing and the freedom to go as much or as little as the clients wants or is able to. Having gone through much deep work with John, healing old patterns and bringing me closer to my actual being, I really enjoy and recommend the sessions by phone or Skype as I can stay at home where I feel safe and comfortable in my own environment throughout and after the session.
If you want to get to the core, the seed of the issues you are experiencing, and if you want to heal them, then try the Family Constellation experience. It is amazingly simple yet abundantly profound. The experience of the workshop is mostly indescribable, but I can tell you that the end result is a feeling of lightness and peace. I would also like to say that I’m not so sure the experience of the workshop would have been as enjoyable if John Payne was not the facilitator. His humour, experience and willingness to guide us all to our truth makes the workshop a much fuller experience.
J.S. North Carolina
Family constellation work with John Payne is the most efficient and effective form of energy healing that I have ever experienced. As a hospice grief counsellor, creative arts therapist and energy worker myself, I am no stranger to the damage of trauma and unresolved grief on individuals, families, and communities. The potential for healing human tragedy on a massive scale is here in this work, so ably and eloquently brought forward by Mr. Payne.
M. Zamierowski, MPS, New York
Family Constellation work has been a turning point in my life. The work cuts to the chase and has produced a healing effect also on other members of my family. John Payne facilitates with empathy and clarity.
Sam Weber, Writer, Johannesburg, South Africa
John Payne’s Family Constellation Workshop is a phenomenal exercise of intuitive representational processing. It provides the participants the opportunity to review relationships in a very non-threatening atmosphere and yet allow incredible healing to take place at the soul level. Whether you are looking for closure, insight, understanding, release, or all of the above, this workshop provides the venue in a loving and supportive way.
Everyone and anyone can benefit from this workshop.
Nan Seedman, PhD, DCH, DAH, President & CEO, International Network for Alternative & Intuitive Therapies, Inc.
I have spent the last 20 years searching for answers to a number of issues relating to my childhood and present marriage, including family therapy, hypnotherapy, and several alternative healing practices. After participating in two Family Constellations workshops, I have experienced profound results and am finding myself able to move on with my life. John has an uncanny ability to guide the Constellations with clarity and vision, in an atmosphere of total love and support, that provides rapid and powerful healing.
Sarah Tamblyn, Berkeley, California
For those drawn to this healer, John Payne, the method of Family Constellations it works in a profound and emotionally powerful, therefore liberating way, to enlighten the unawareness and enliven the true spirit of Life in each individual. Thank you John.
Tricia Altenau, St. Martin, Guadaloup
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