Systemic Family Constellations
What are Systemic Family Constellations?
Family Constellations is a ground-breaking methodology developed in the 1980s by Bert Hellinger, a German psychotherapist.
In his work, Hellinger noticed that many of the problems that cause human suffering were due to entanglements within the family system. He also discovered that every family system has natural laws that govern the system’s health, which he called ‘The Orders of Love”. Violations of these laws lead to damaged relationships and entanglements.
In a constellation, you will be able to uncover hidden family dynamics that often reach back many generations, and you will identify and understand how and where you are entangled with unresolved pain and suffering that doesn’t belong to you but to someone else in your system. These unconscious connections can cause many issues, such as trauma, illness, relationship, and work problems or damaging or repetitive patterns, behaviours and emotions.
In the constellation, we work with the so-called “knowing field” (a concept that Dr. Albrecht Mahr coined in his studies of energy fields, comparable to what Rupert Sheldrake calls the “morphogenetic field” of energy). Working in this field allows you to separate from the entanglement and resolve the issues that used to wear you down or hold you back from successfully and happily living your life.
Issues that benefit from Family Constellations work
- Challenging relationships with parents
- Difficult romantic relationships
- Recurring issues in relationships with friends/colleagues/family
- Fear of success
- Physical issues and mysterious illnesses
- Intense grief
- After-effects of traumatic events
- Problems in work environments
- Destructive emotional patterns such as addictions, anger, rage
- Unexplainable sadness, depression
- Struggle with making decisions
- Extreme anxiety
Thank you, Corina!
The family constellation session far surpassed any expectations I could have had. I had no idea what to expect but went into it with an open heart and mind.
You were so gentle and intuitive. Thank you for holding space for me when challenging family dynamics came up and being able to so beautifully reframe and shift my perception of them.
I have experienced immense healing and continued benefit from this session. I look forward to working with you more. 💕🙏
What happens in Family Constellations Group Sessions?
There are two ways to explore Family Constellations: in a group setting or one-on-one.
In a group, the facilitator selects a person from the group who would like to work on an issue – something that the person would like to shift in their life. Usually, there are several of these constellations happening during a workshop. And although not every workshop participant will have a constellation on that day, everyone will take home some profound insights and movements because it will touch the ancestral memories of all participants.
After briefly mentioning the ‘issue’ without getting into much detail, the person constellating will choose members of the group as representatives for their family, the issue itself, or related components to uncover its hidden dynamics.
Members then connect with the ‘knowing field’ or the ‘family soul’ and perceive sensations and feelings that help to bring to light what was not known consciously. Once these unconscious loyalties come to the surface, healing sentences are spoken to restore the flow of love in the family system and bring everything into the correct order.
Family Constellations shift the inner images of what happened to us into new and empowering soul picture that generates shifts either instantly or over time. In each workshop, ALL PARTICIPANTS benefit by experiencing shifts and gaining insights if they are constellating themselves, representing, or just observing what is happening.
What happens in Individual Family Constellations Sessions?
The Individual Session is ideal for clients who want to look at an issue in their life but, for some reason, prefer not to work in a group setting.
The internal processes are similar to what happens in group workshops; however, in the individual session, the facilitator works with the client in a one-on-one setting instead of with other people. As representatives, figurines or sheets of paper are being used.
In this deep and immersive process, the client develops a profound understanding of the issue by stepping into different ancestral positions. Hidden loyalties are uncovered and dissolved through soul movements and healing sentences are spoken and experienced by the client.
This method provokes profound shifts, and deep soul movements occur.