Systemic Family Constellations Therapy was pioneered by Psychotherapist and philosopher Bert Hellinger and has become increasingly recognised as an astounding, powerful and far-reaching approach to finding lasting resolutions for issues or blocks which before had seemed beyond our reach.
WHAT IS SYSTEMIC FAMILY CONSTELLATIONS?
Family constellations is a therapeutic approach that has gained popularity in recent years. It is based on the belief that our current problems and challenges may be rooted in unresolved traumas and patterns from past generations. Through a process of exploration and healing, family constellations aims to help individuals find resolution and healing for issues within their family system.
The origin of family constellations can be traced back to the work of German psychotherapist Bert Hellinger, who developed the approach in the 1990s. Hellinger observed that individuals often carry emotional and psychological burdens from their families and that these burdens can manifest in their relationships, health, and overall quality of life.
The family constellations process explores the client's family history and dynamics with the guidance of a facilitator. The client may use physical objects or people to represent their family members and their relationships, creating a visual representation of their family system.
Through this process, the client may discover hidden patterns, dynamics, or traumas that are impacting their current life. These may include issues such as relationship conflicts, health problems, and career challenges. The facilitator then works with the client to find ways to release or heal these patterns, often through a series of interventions or guided movements.
One of the key principles of family constellations is the concept of systemic entanglement. This refers to the idea that individuals are often unconsciously bound to their families and that unresolved traumas and patterns can be passed down through generations. By exploring these patterns and releasing them, individuals can break free from their entanglements and create a more positive and healthy relationship with their family system.
Many people have reported profound and lasting benefits from participating in family constellation sessions. These benefits may include improved relationships, better health, increased self-awareness and self-acceptance, and a greater sense of purpose and fulfillment in life.
Family constellations is a unique and powerful approach to healing and self-discovery. It offers individuals the opportunity to explore and release patterns and traumas that may be holding them back in life, and to create a more positive and healthy relationship with their family system. For those who are open to it and ready for change, family constellations can be a life-changing experience.
Entanglements within a family system often present as a person carrying the burdens of others in their family. This results in a person feeling deep anger or resentment towards the family or feelings of overwhelm, helplessness or hopelessness.
The purpose of a family constellation is to resolve these entanglements, enabling a person to redefine their sense of self, letting go of any beliefs or feelings which hold them back from seeking deep fulfilment and allowing people to feel included in the family system and not excluded.
Shifting entrenched blockages
Blockages from our lineage can lead to sabotaging our relationships, issues with self-esteem and also our potential for prosperity in life. Once love can be freed from these entanglements which can sometimes date back one, two or even three generations, it becomes a force for profound healing.
By creating a living map or ‘constellation’ of ‘what is’ – which is often different from our mental pictures, family myths or agreed stories – we can begin to see and take in profoundly moving realities. Blockages are revealed and shifted, enabling you to move forward towards a resolution of your issue.
Family Constellations brings to light our deep interconnectedness with our family and leads to a deep experiential understanding of primordial love at the heart of all kinds of mental, psychosomatic and unconscious blockages. This type of work is about being connected to something that you didn’t even know about.
Some of the issues we face may seem impossible to resolve and difficult to observe as the dynamics at play can be hidden. The systemic roots of our limitations and suffering can lie in the unconscious forces of the family system. By bringing these invisible dynamics of family systems to light, it enables us to free ourselves and those we love from further pain and suffering.
Family constellations can assist with:
- Inability to achieve what we want in life
- Problems with money, business or career
- Fear of failure
- Fear of success
- Persistent behavioural symptoms
- Drug/alcohol misuse
- Eating disorders
- Accident proneness
- Self-harm and suicidal tendencies
- Persistent emotional symptoms
- Feeling alone
- Lack of motivation
- Relationship difficulties between partners, parents and children
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