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.