What is Family Constellation?
Family Constellation is a powerful method to help you recognize difficult entanglements, both in your family of origin as well as in your present family or relationship. Systemic Family Therapy was first developed by the German therapist, Bert Dillinger. In this therapeutic approach, we consider the individual as part of a greater whole – a family system – rather than as a separate entity. His individual behavior, feelings and attitudes, have to be understood in the context of this larger group.
How does a Family Constellation session work?
The way we bring these hidden, family dynamics to light is to have the client use the help of other group participants to create a constellation of his or her family. The participants, representing members of that person’s family, are positioned in the room in relation to each other according to the client’s feeling in that moment. In this way, we create a living model of their original (or present) family. What we have found is that the feelings and thoughts of the people representing family members are very similar to those of the actual family members. There obviously exists an energy field that guides the representatives’ movements and allows them to have access to all essential information of the systemic field.
Such constellations are usually carried out with a group of people, where members of the group play the roles of representatives. However, it also works in individual sessions where cushions or other symbols can be used to represent the positions of family members.
This work uniquely uncovers any destructive family dynamic that may be lingering beneath the surface. Resolution may not be immediately clear to the person who has presented the issue. The facilitator in the session re-positions members, occasionally asking them to speak their feelings aloud. Members may be moved from place to place in the constellation until they find a position or are able to make a verbal statement expressing feelings of comfort with their place in the constellation.
When those standing in for family members follow their spontaneous movements minutely, not only are family entanglements revealed, but we also discover what leads to healing.
Healing movements are supported by the interventions of the therapist, who brings in missing or excluded family-members, suggests new and more conscious behaviors, and finds healing sentences for the family members to say to each other.
Finally a new, more natural and healing balance for the whole system can be found, where the love between its members can flow again in a new and more conscious way.
A constellation reveals unconscious collective laws operating within a family system and also helps us to fall in tune with higher laws that take us beyond both the personal and the individual family, and brings us in contact with another dimension, where we all are one. This has an immediate healing effect not only on us, but on everyone who is close to us.
When to do Family Constellation?
Family constellations work is considered most effective in addressing concerns that are systemic in nature. These concerns might include family of origin issues, parent-child relationship difficulties, and intimate relationship challenges. It may be used as a potential therapy method for people who are seeking to break patterns in their life. This will benefit people who –
- Are seeking to address negative or harmful relationship patterns
- Want to be in a romantic relationship
- Are attempting to resolve family entanglements
- Want to overcome inner turmoil
- Have experienced significant trauma or loss
- Are in search of personal and professional success
Family constellation therapy can also be used for a more specific physical, mental, social, or spiritual issues like: Depression, Anxiety, Addictions, Bad habits, Failure at work, Negative relationship patterns, Family dysfunction, Trauma, Grief, Obsessive thoughts, Physical illnesses, Financial problems, Phobias ,Excessive guilt etc.
No service or product is intended to treat any disease or illness, psychological or mental health condition. Persons with an ailment or physical complaint are to see their physician first for treatment, and make use of hypnosis and hypnotherapy as an adjunct to medical treatment.