The Systemic Family Constellation
Systemic or Family Constellation work may be done in a private consultation or most often in a group workshop setting. In addition to Bert Hellinger's "Orders of Love", we are working with the morphogenic, or “knowing field”. This field, as identified by biophysicist Rupert Sheldrake, as the place which holds the record or information pattern of our entire family system, is similar to the way in which we inherit the DNA structure from our forebears. This family field "knows" the deep down realities of the family system. Bert calls this the family soul, as it contains not only the deep-seated wounds, but the mode of healing, also. Even though we live in such individualistic times, the soul still honors the realities of the tribe. We like to believe that we can choose whom and what to acknowledge, and what not. It is possible, but the price will have to be paid, usually by later generations. The family soul does not rest until every member is fully included again.
A participant in Family Constellation Work has an issue or intention of resolution. After a brief interview the facilitator will determine the roles to be represented. The client will choose from the group, people to represent the person or state being worked with in the constellation. The client will set up the representatives, as it feels right to them, in the center of the group, or “the field”.
From the time the representatives are placed in the constellation they will be standing in the true energetic of the family, and amazingly will feel the inner reality of the person or state they stand for. They will begin to experience feelings and thoughts, moods and even physical sensations of the person they represent.
This will lead the facilitator to the original cause for the block of love and acceptance even though it may be many generations ago, and totally unknown. As the constellation progresses, the needs of the soul emerge, and the gestures and sentences of healing present themselves. Step by step through simple words and demonstrations of honor and acknowledgment the entanglements and blocks are revealed and restored to strength and love. This movement allows the client to embrace their true potential to live a full and vital life. This renewed flow of love and acceptance is experienced by not only the client, but also remarkably by other members of their family system.
"When the orders of love have been restored in the family, the individuals can go beyond the family. Then they feel the strength of the family coming from behind them. When the connectedness in the family is acknowledged, the responsibilities are seen and shared clearly, the individuals feel relieved. Now they can follow their unique individuality without being burdened and caught by what went on before them." Bert Hellinger
Sources for Systemic Family Issues
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