Family Constellations session how it looks.

What is a Constellation?

The technique of a Family Constellation session is deceptively simple. Someone who wants to examine their family dynamic is brought together with a group of people from whom they select individuals to represent different family members, including one to represent themselves.

In one to one sessions any thing can be used as symbols of representation

Without giving them any explanation or instructions, the client positions these people to stand in’ for original family members by arranging them in the room in any way the client or issue holder feels is correct representation of their family

What we have here is a portrait of a family: a configuration that expresses something about the degree of intimacy, pain, love, or sense of abandonment, each family member feels in relation to each other.

Very quickly, within the group, the stand-ins begin to feel things that the original family member actually felt, a phenomenon that has been corroborated many, many times by reports from actual family members. It is not uncommon for stand-ins to report a body sensation that turns out to be an accurate representation of a disability belonging to the family member they are representing; someone whom they do not know anything about.

Who Can Benefit from Family Constellation?

We all come from one sort of family or another and, though we may not be aware of it, we all have something unresolved in our relationship to our family. So everybody who has a mother and a father has something to gain from this therapeutic approach.

Anyone who takes the opportunity to assemble their family members in a constellation through the Hellinger work will find that it accurately represents their relationships with each other and reveals hidden significance to the one who is arranging them.

But family difficulties may not be the only issue for a Family Constellation session. You may have a problem which appears to have nothing to do with your family.

Perhaps, you can’t find a love partner, or are having difficulty continuing a relationship. Or you may be struggling with a job you dislike, or be having trouble making a living. You may even have an illness you sense may have psychosomatic origins. Or perhaps there is nothing specific going on, but you feel that your life is empty and meaningless.

Family Constellation can look at anything that brings emotional or practical upheaval in our lives, because most of these psychological problems can be traced back to unresolved family issues.

The problems that pull us away from living a joyful life don’t come out of the blue. Just by understanding that my personal difficulties are part of some larger disharmony that involves all the people with whom I grew up, and those who came before, allows me to relax.

Article from Svagito R Liebermeister book The Roots of Love

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