Family constellation is a type of therapy that’s based on the idea that problems sift down through generations to cause stress in the here and now. Even if you don’t know the traumas of your parents and earlier ancestors, you can learn them through the morphogenic field of energy that surrounds your family.
By examining our feelings and perceptions in this “field of knowing”, we can break out of familial patterns that cause us to suffer. We come to a resolution of these background issues through the family constellation, and our current problem can be easily solved.
Family constellation therapy can be used for a wide variety of problems, whether they’re physical, mental, social, or spiritual issues.
Family constellation therapy typically takes place either in a Group Session or Private Session.
Both ways have proven effective, although different methods are needed for each.
In a typical family constellation therapy group session, there is a seeker, a facilitator, and possibly other participants. The seeker is the person who comes to resolve an issue. The facilitator is the therapist, who directs the constellation. The other participants are nonrelated people who might also be seekers in their sessions.
In family constellation group sessions, people take turns being the seeker and the participants.
In individual counseling, family constellation therapy often takes the form of imaginative solo exercises. The therapist may suggest you imagine a situation in which you connect with an excluded family member or you, if you're the excluded family member, connect with a member of members of the family. In this way, you resolve the source of your problem. The idea is that once this source is healed, your current problem will disappear.
Group Sessions and Private Sessions can also be held online. If you are unable to attend a workshop or private session, a complete professional Constellation is available to you regardless of your location through Zoom or Skype.
Good afternoon, my name is Tatiana. I am 39 years old. Four years ago, I had an accident, after which my life completely changed. I lost a lot of strength, health, husband, good work. Life is divided into before and after. I addressed many different psychologists, went to trainings and seminars, but everything returned to normal. In September 2018, I turned to Riva Furman with a request that I was afraid to do anything, because nothing works, everything ends badly, and it feels like if I do anything, the result is only worse. She worked with me with her unique method, which includes hypnotherapy and systemic constellations. I saw that I was still living in that situation with the accident, although I thought that I had worked it completely. There were documents that I kept for 4 years and a strong hatred of one of the women with whom fate had brought me together. And I could not leave everything in the past and held on to them. I am very grateful to Riva that she showed it to me, I was finally able, after working with her, to get rid of the documents that held me back, to thank the situation, to finally say goodbye to the situation. Riva also helped me to end the relationship with that woman and move on with my life. Riva works very carefully and deeply, you can fully trust and open up to her. Thank you Riva.
I will give an example. During each workshop, we make a specific request about what we would like to change in our life. I made a request “what do I need to do to enjoy communicating with my children?”. I love my children, of course. They 5 and 6 years old and raising them without any support of grandparents is not easy. In addition, I have my own business and I am very tired mentally and physically as I am also very active person and I have many hobbies too. As a result, when it comes to vacation, for example, I do not consider the option of taking my children to a trip. For me it is more straining rather than relaxing. And I really wanted it to be different. To be able to communicate with joy, not just responsibility. After the workshop everything changed. Do not ask me how, but suddenly I realised that my children had grown up and it was interesting and joyful to talk to them. I stopped thinking only about the need to feed them or putting them to sleep. This routine no longer takes so much mental energy from me. There is a feeling of joy and tranquility, it is no longer exhausting, there is no need to make an effort or push yourself. Made my life easier? Sure. Now there is an opportunity to go on vacation alone, and for the first time I thought that I actually prefer to go with my children. It’s fantastic! Six months ago, such thoughts would cause shock in me.
Changes occur after each session. Somethings are easier, sometimes you need to work on issues for longer. Any changes pushing you to work on yourself but I really like the dynamics that occur in my life since I decided to join Riva’s workshops.
Thank you very much, Riva, for your work!