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Constellations with Two Masters: Bill Mannle and Ed Lynch


Bill Mannle and Ed Lynch are two of the most seasoned masters constellators in the United States. Both Gestalt therapists, Bill was first Ed’s student in graduate school, then a peer and now co-founders of the New England Center for Systemic Constellations. Ed was one of the original people who brought constellations to the US and involved in getting it off the ground here. We are pleased and honored to have them with us in the spring of 2020. We haven’t specified a theme yet, more to come on that later this year. Meantime, please take a look at their bios below, and then save the date on your calendars!

J. Edward Lynch, Ph.D,  is a nationally and internationally known facilitator and trainer in the systemic constellation method. He is a Founding Member of the International Systemic Constellation Association, past Co–Chair of the ISCA Curriculum Committee and a past member of the ISCA Website Development Team. He is a frequent contributor to ‘The Knowing Field’, a systemic constellation journal. He is co-editor with Suzi Tucker of Messengers of Healing, about Family Constellations, and author of Principles and Practices of Structural Family Therapy  with Barbara Lynch. He is a clinical supervisor of both Gestalt therapists and Marriage and Family therapists and has been associated with the education and training of psychotherapists for the past 40 years. He has been on the faculty of the Australian and American Intensives, and is former Chair of the Marriage and Family Therapy program at the Graduate School of SCSU in New Haven, CT. He is Founder of the North American Systemic Constellation Summer Intensive which has been in existence for 10 years, and co-founder of the New England Center for Systemic Constellations.

Bill Mannle, LMFT is a Gestalt and Marriage & Family Therapist in private practice in Connecticut, USA. He is a former adjunct faculty member at Southern Connecticut State University in the Marriage & Family Program where he served as a Clinical Supervisor, and taught a course in Family of Origin. In the mid-90s, he focused on attachment and trauma in early childhood and trained at the Hincks-Dellcrest Centre in Toronto Canada. In 1997, continuing his work with trauma, he underwent and intensive training at the Post Traumatic Stress Center in New Haven CT.

Bill was introduced to Constellations in 2002. Now, as a facilitator and trainer, he has conducted seminars in Connecticut, New York, California, Germany, Denmark, Australia, Mexico, Spain, Romania, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, and Croatia and China. He has led workshops in schools for both adolescents and teachers and is currently using Constellations as a method of supervision. Interested in Constellations ever-expanding nature, he is exploring its deeper spiritual, heart opening nature and its affect along the path. With Ed Lynch, Bill is co-founder of the New England Center for Systemic Constellations.