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"Events that took place in our parents and grandparents’ lives, unbeknownst to us, continue to haunt us (the second/third generation) in a much more direct way than we might have believed."
What if some particular situation keeping you from succeeding started long before you even knew?
Events that took place in our parents and grandparents’ lives, unbeknownst to us, continue to haunt us (the second/third generation) in a much more direct way than we might have believed. What millennia ago, the Bible called “generational curses”, modern science has come to conclusively prove as transgenerational trauma.
Things that happened before and affect your life today might not be your fault, but finding a solution is absolutely your responsibility.
Family Constellations is a modern approach that explores the hidden dynamics within families and their impact on individuals' lives. Inspired by the ancient Zulu tradition in South Africa, German psychotherapist, Bett Hellinger, developed this technique that seeks to bring awareness and healing to unresolved traumas, entanglements, and systemic patterns that can affect present-day relationships and personal well-being. Family Constellations operates on the belief that we are influenced by our family's collective unconscious and that unresolved issues can be carried across generations, often manifesting as emotional, psychological, or relational difficulties.
In a Family Constellation session, a client presents an issue or concern, and a group of participants, often representing family members or significant figures, is selected to represent different family members. Through a facilitated process, the participants tap into the energetic field and intuitively experience the emotions, relationships, and dynamics at play within the system. This allows hidden or excluded truths to come to light, revealing entanglements, unacknowledged grief, loyalty conflicts, or ancestral burdens that may be impacting the client's life.
By bringing these dynamics into awareness, Family Constellations aims to restore balance and promote spiritual healing. The facilitator may guide the representatives through movements or interventions to untangle and resolve entanglements, enabling the client to find new perspectives and solutions. The process often emphasizes acceptance, love, and reconciliation as key elements for evolution and transformation.
Family Constellations acknowledges the interconnectedness of family systems and the importance of honoring one's ancestors and their experiences. By understanding and resolving these entanglements, individuals can find greater freedom, authenticity, and fulfillment in their lives.