In Family Constellations current problems /issues/traumas are perceived as stemming back to entanglements, exclusions (secrets), disorder (e.g. a child carrying a parent emotionally) and traumas that get passed on unconsciously (or consciously) and energetically through our family and ancestral lines. Sometime we may not be aware of past traumas or issues that have happened in a family but somehow we are affected by them. This is because it gets held in the soul of our family. When entering the Family Constellations process we must put aside what we think we know about our issue and allow the energy of the issue unfold through other workshops participants who act as representatives of your family and issue.
How it works.
In Family Constellations, the facilitator creates an open space for whatever needs to come out to come out. It uses a somatic approach and favors a whole body sensing and feeling experience over thinking and analyzing, to uncover hidden dynamics of the unconscious mind and soul.
The facilitator will ask you to briefly describe an issue that is impacting you the most right now. The clearer you are about the issue, the deeper your constellation will go. The facilitator will then ask you to give some information about your current family, family of origin (parents) and both maternal and paternal grandparents. You will be asked about any major traumas in you family line such as death, divorce, migration, war, pregnancy loss and abuse. Don’t worry if you don’t know much about your family, the soul does and this will get revealed in the process. From the information you have given, the facilitator will decide who will be represented in your constellation and you will be asked to choose people or objects to represent those people or issues. For example if your issue is depression, the facilitator will ask you to chose a person to represent yourself, your mother, father, possibly grandparents and depression and then place those people and issue in relation to yourself. These people are referred to as representatives. The facilitator will then guide the constellation based on feedback given by representatives on what they are feeling in the form of sensations in their body. You will then view your constellation unfold through the representatives, and will be asked to join the constellation when either you feel compelled to or when the facilitator thinks it’s appropriate for you to be included. You can choose to observe the entire constellation, however, it is a more powerful experience when you become part of it.
This is soul/energetic work! Confronting but deeply healing and cathartic, it bypasses the over analysing and conditioned mind to get to the core of long held and deeply embedded problems. This is healing work that you do when you have finally had enough and are really, really ready to let that shit go…….
There are two entry points to this workshop:
1. Having your own personal issue constellated (only 2 places available). 2. Acting as a representative in someone else’s constellation (unlimited places)
Eleni is a qualified family constellation facilitator, qualified social worker and counsellor and certified yoga teacher and has over twenty years experience supporting people through their healing and spiritual journey! Private sessions are also available.