One type of individual constellation work
What is constellation work?
In family and systemic constellations people or elements of a system are positioned around the room in order to make the relationship between them visible. This often leads to a progress in understanding and also has a positive influence on the relationships.
Family constellations are utilized to make relations in one’s original family (e.g. the family in which one grew up) or in the contemporary family (or relationship) transparent. Based on the understanding
gained, changes become possible.
In systemic constellations, relations within a system, i.e. between departments of a
company or between different countries are examined.
Systemic constellations can also be a complementary support in health issues, for instance by looking at symptoms and the ways of treating them.
Setting for constellation work
In individual work, little figures or symbols are used to represent the individuals or elements. In a group setting, people are standing as representatives for the respective persons or elementshat play a role in the question at hand.
Individual constellation work using figures
Setting in my practice
Q and A
Are family constellations suitable for all kinds of questions?
After more than 20 years of experience with the methods of constellation work, I have developed a great respect for the ability of us humans to find the right solution. If a constellation is one step on the way to this, I am very happy. At the same time, I do not believe at all that constellations work is the panacea or can bring about miracles. If someone is able to bring about miracles, it is the person who strives for healing.
Therefore, yes, each issue can be examined through constellation work – but the question is rather: what is it that you are really looking for? And what is needed to develop the strength to find a solution appropriate for you?
Can constellations also have side effects?
Yes. In the literature, there are a number of examples which show that constellations have had a destabilizing effect for some people.
The moderator of the constellation is important, both in terms of professional experience as well as in terms of compassion.
This is why I usually recommend that as a first step you get an impression of the working style of the respective moderator (in this case, myself) before you look at a constellation for you personally.
It is also possible that as a representative or just an observer, a certain issue of another participant gets so much “under your skin” that you feel that you require support.
Then it is important that you, should you become aware of this immediately, make the moderator aware of what’s happening. Or, should you only realize it later, that you get in touch with the moderator to discuss which kind of support is appropriate in this specific situation.
Listen to your intuition, your inner voice.
New impulses for change through constellation work
Constellation work can result in new understanding and approaches for situations. Moreover, it can also lead to positive changes beyond that.
Individual constellation work is possible at any time in English or German.
My hourly charge for individual work is 120 €. For 1.5 hours, which is the average time needed for an individual session, the charge will be 150 €.
Constellations in groups are usually offered on a Friday evening, from 6.30 p.m. until
maximally 10 p.m., or on a Saturday afternoon, from 2 p.m. until 6.30 p.m.
The cost for participating is 20 € (30 € for the afternoon sessions). I charge an additional 30 € for those participants for whom a constellation can be performed.
Group work is done in German.
The next group work will take place on May 6, from 2 until 6.30 p.m., in German. Details can be found here.
If there is a sufficient number of participants, I also offer chakra constellations during the group sessions.
Chakras are energy centers in the body that are important for the distribution of life energy. Chakra constellations, an approach that I have developed myself, help to relieve inner blockages, change negative behavioral patterns and
increase the energy level overall. Prices are equivalent to the constellation evenings or afternoons.
Education in constellation work
I have been learning family constellation and systemic constellation work since 2002 under the guidance of Gabriele and Bertold Ulsamer. For my personal development and to educate myself further, I have visited constellation workshops with the founder of this technique, Bert Hellinger (who passed away in 2019), with Albrecht Mahr, Daan van Kampenhout, Rolf Lutterbeck and Insa Sparrer and Matthias Varga von Kibéd.
Bert Hellinger: Die Quelle braucht nicht nach dem Weg zu fragen. Ein Nachlese-Buch. 2001, 2018 (7. Auflage).
Bert Hellinger: Ordnungen der Liebe. Ein Kurs-Buch. Carl-Auer Verlag, 1994, 2013 (10. Auflage).
Albrecht Mahr: Konfliktfelder – Wissende Felder: Systemaufstellungen in der Friedens- und Versöhnungsarbeit. Carl-Auer-Verlag 2003
Bertold Ulsamer: Ohne Wurzeln keine Flügel – Die systemische Therapie von Bert Hellinger. Goldmann Verlag,1999.
Matthias Varga von Kibed, Insa Sparrer: Ganz im Gegenteil. Carl-Auer-Systeme-Verlag, 2004.
Gunthard Weber (Hrsg.): Zweierlei Glück. Die systemische Psychotherapie Bert Hellingers. Carl-Auer-Systeme-Verlag, 2001.
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