“The part can never be well unless the whole is well.” Plato
Systemic constellations provide an opportunity to explore the dynamics behind personal difficulties in a fresh way. A constellation creates a kind of living map of a personal, family or other relational issue and provides a new perspective on complex, enduring or apparently intractable challenges.
The map (made up of ‘representatives’ – people in the workshop or papers with names in individual coachings) which a constellation creates, allows the coach and client to access the wider system, see the hidden forces at play and identify new paths to lasting resolution.
Our happiness, we are told, depends above all on our hard work, our intentions and thoughts. In short, everyone is “the maker of his own fate” and the responsibility for it rests on our own shoulders.
But what if it weren’t entirely this way? What if, despite trying with clear intent and hard work, some old unsatisfactory patterns keep on occurring over and over again with no solution in sight? Both in the professional or private life.
Again you come across a choleric boss, or again you were left by your partner. Again the family reunion ends in a quarrel.
A systemic constellation can be helpful here. Through a constellation it is possible to uncover underlying motives for your thoughts and actions and help you gain insights into how can change patterns of interactions. Furthermore, and decisively, a constellation offers an understanding of the inner posture that can lead to a lasting solution.
Systemic constellation work is based on the assumption that all members of a family are interconnected over generations, regardless of whether these ties are reflected on the outside or not.
In this way, positive but also negative patterns of life and behaviours in families are often passed on unconsciously over generations and can be perpetuated. In particular, severe fates and tragic events (e. g. accidents, suicide, war) often have an effect over generations. It is, however, rarely apparent at first glance that a current, burdensome condition is linked to this.
Present day issues that you’d like to work on can be:
-relationships (or the lack thereof)
-difficulties in the workplace
and many more themes
Procedure of a constellation
First of all, the request of the client is clarified. For this the client is invited to specifically name dramatic events in his/her family system. Then the client constellates the difficult situation with the help of representatives. The individual representatives are positioned in the room, all looking in a particular direction, at a certain distance from each other. Here often the representatives have distinct sensations and symptoms. Now, with the help of the representatives, many things can be unveiled and put into a healing place, following a systemic order that conveys utmost respect for everyone involved.
During a collective workshop I work in a group of about 5-10 people.
No previous knowledge is required for these seminars.
Please note that this approach does not provide medical or psychotherapeutic treatment. I can’t make a diagnosis, only a doctor or a psychologist can. For all complaints, please also consult a doctor.