Brief, solution focussed therapy, healing at a soul level!
Private Sessions: 1-1.5 hrs (depends on how long the constellation takes to unfold)
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Family Constellations is a therapeutic approach developed by Bert Hellinger- a Gestalt and Systems Therapist and a Roman Catholic priest, who spent many years in South Africa living with the Zulu people. Family Constellations is a psycho-dynamic and spiritual approach to resolving current problems by looking into family systems and ancestral lines.
In Family Constellations, current problems are perceived as stemming back to entanglements, exclusions (secrets), disorder (e.g. a child carrying a parent emotionally) and traumas that get passed on unconsciously and energetically from previous generations of the family, even if those affected now are unaware of the original event in the past.
The central aspect of Family Constellations is working phenomenologically, which requires us to put aside our own experience of the world and assume an attitude of ‘not knowing’ and to enter an experience with openness, curiosity and without judgements.
How it works.
In Family Constellations, the facilitator creates an open space for whatever needs to come out to come out. It uses a somatic approach and favors a whole body sensing and feeling experience over thinking and analyzing, to uncover hidden dynamics of the unconscious mind and soul.
The facilitator will ask you to briefly describe an issue that is impacting you the most right now. The clearer you are about the issue, the deeper your constellation will go. The facilitator will then ask you to give some information about your current family, family or origin (parents) and both maternal and paternal grandparents. You will be asked about any major traumas in you family line such as death, divorce, migration, war, pregnancy loss and abuse. From the information you have given, the facilitator will decide who will be represented in your constellation and you will be asked to choose people or objects to represent those people or issues. For example if your issue is depression, the facilitator will ask you to chose a person to represent yourself, your mother, father, possibly grandparents and depression and then place those people and issue in relation to yourself. These people are referred to as representatives. The facilitator will then guide the constellation based on feedback given by representatives on what they are feeling in the form of sensations in their body. You will then view your constellation unfold through the representatives, and will be asked to join the constellation when either you feel compelled to or when the facilitator thinks it’s appropriate for you to be included. You can choose to observe the entire constellation, however, it is a more powerful experience when you become part of it.
Family Constellations is brief, solution focussed therapy. Usually two or three sessions is enough as they take you to the core of an issue to rapidly resolve long held difficulties. If you are someone who has tried various healing therapies but still find that you are holding on to things, then Family Constellations might be key to you finally letting it all go.