WHAT TO EXPECT
Family Constellations therapy sees a person as a part of bigger systems and takes into consideration, first of all, a person’s family of origin, including historical, cultural, religious and other backgrounds to identify driving factors behind the issue a seeker is struggling with.
When constellations are practiced in a group, in most cases, a facilitator interviews a seeker as for the problem he or she came with and asks to choose representatives from the group for themselves and their family member/s or others. Then a client asks representatives to take certain places in the room based on the inner perception on how they relate to each other. Once a constellation is set up, the representatives start tuning into who/what they are actually representing, and a facilitator lets the process unfold, observing what shows up based on representatives’ feelings, intentions, states, etc., as well as guiding a seeker and a group through the constellation and looking for the best resolution for this particular person in the circumstances described.
During an individual one-on-one session, as well as during a Skype session, the difference is that there is no group support and a facilitator often uses floor mats or table figures as representatives.
Time of a constellation session varies from 40 minutes up to 2 hours. Finding a resolution doesn’t depend on the time involved though.
Family Constellations method is based on identifying what was excluded at some point – in this or past generations, and subconsciously impacts a client’s life aspects now. Identification of what was excluded and attribution process allow to see what previously remained in the shade, and most importantly, to integrate the feelings connected with those events. The resolution, in most cases, comes through acknowledgement of what is and has strong healing effect.