THE ARENA - Living a Courageous Life

Lisa Iversen - Courageous in Her Field

Episode Summary

Currently based in the United States, in the Pacific Northwest, Lisa has a Masters in Social Work, a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and English, with a minor in Women’s Studies. She’s been a psychotherapist for almost 30 years, and has been facilitating Systemic and Family Constellations work for the past 20 years. She also co-hosted the radio show, “Life Conversations presents Ancestral Blueprints” with Atlanta-based host Adé Anifowose and Ombassa Sophera.

Episode Notes

Lisa's first book: Ancestral Blueprints: Revealing Invisible Truths in America’s Soul - contains her reflections on psychotherapy, truth, ancestry, tribe, and democracy. The first edition sold out and will be available as a second edition soon.

Lisa's latest book is Whiteness is Not an Ancestor: Essays on Life and Lineage by White Women - it’s an anthology of essays, stewarded by her and written by twelve women from three countries.

Family constellations work was created by Bert Hellinger, a German philosopher and former Catholic priest and psychotherapist following WWII. He developed the practice “with an acute awareness of the Holocaust’s traumatic, generational effects in individuals, families and society.” from Forward by Lisa Iverson, Whiteness is Not an Ancestor.

For more on Lisa’s work and writing: (for more on the anthology & online conversation series Whiteness Is Not an Ancestor: Essays on Life and Lineage by white Women) and

For information about Linda McLachlan: or email  linda at lindamclachlan dot com

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