Systemic Family Constellations

Family constellations work is a therapeutic approach which explores the hidden dynamics and unresolved traumas within a family system.

Developed by a German psychotherapist, Bert Hellinger, it is based on the idea that every family is a system that transmits information to all of its members, even when we are unaware of it on a conscious level. It also helps us see that our ancestors, even those we have never met, can have a profound impact on our lives, influencing our beliefs, behaviors, and relationships.

Sometimes individual members of a family can be unconsciously connected to family members who are still alive, as well as those who have come before. Making these connections visible, so we can dissolve unhealthy loyalties and embrace our present lives, brings healing and new energy not only to the individual who has requested a session,  but often also to the entire family system.

During a Family Constellation session, the client works with a trained facilitator to identify and explore their family system and try to identify where things may be imbalanced and out of order. This may involve using physical objects or, when doing group work, other participants to represent family members or ancestors.

Through this process, the client gains insights into the dynamics and traumas within their family system, and how these may be impacting their own life in the present.

Family constellation work can help clients in a number of ways. Some of these are:

– it can provide clarity and understanding about past experiences and patterns of behavior, allowing clients to break free from negative cycles and move towards more fulfilling relationships and life goals;

– it can also help clients heal from ancestral trauma and release negative emotions and relationship patterns that have been passed down through generations. By addressing these underlying issues, clients can experience a greater sense of peace, purpose, and fulfillment in their lives.

Overall, Family Constellation work is a unique and powerful approach that can provide profound healing and growth for clients seeking a deeper understanding of themselves and their family system.

The above image shows an example of a Family Constellations individual session using figurines.

Family Constellations are a fabulous tool for helping create your Life as a Work of Art!

 

Individual Family Constellations sessions can be carried out either in person or online.

I am currently offering in-person Group Family Constellation workshops and you can check out this page for more info.  

Questions? Send an email to martha@centerperson.org for more information and to set up your session today.