Harvard Graduate School of Education, Cambridge
I was born in Greece, the home of olives and grapes. I studied Economics and had a successful career in IT before stumbling across Life Coaching and NLP. Today, I’m an NLP trainer, a Life Coach, a wife, a mother, a world traveller. Nothing gives me more joy than sharing what I’ve learnt, and am still learning, with you. Read more
What Is Family Constellation?
What I already knew in my heart found a theory and a solid experiential methodology: every child wants to belong; everyone wants to be included and acknowledged by the ‘systems’ they are part of. Family is the first and most important ‘system’. It is our birth right and when we have a strong sense of belonging and acknowledgment, we thrive. This ensures that the next generation blossoms and moves forward unhindered.
A Family Constellation is a three-dimensional group process that has the power to shift generations of suffering and unhappiness. Bert Hellinger, the founder of this work, who studied and treated families for more than 50 years, observed that many of us unconsciously ‘take on’ destructive familial patterns of anxiety, depression, anger, guilt, alcoholism and even illness as a way of ‘belonging’ in our families. Bonded by a deep love, a child will often sacrifice his/her own best interests in a vain attempt to ease the suffering of a parent or other family member. Shifting from our own unconscious to the collective conscience and vice versa feels home.
During a Family Constellation workshop, participants address issues even across generations by just having their own family members be represented by other participants who know very little if anything at all about the issue. Then, in few minutes, these people move and interact between them unfolding the issue’s dynamics. An absolutely phenomenal phenomenon to watch.
Family Constellations allow us to break these patterns so that we can live healthier, happier, more fulfilled lives. In a moment of insight, a new life course can be set in motion. The result can be life-changing. Bert Hellinger once said: “If every family would do just 1 constellation, there would be peace in the world”. So take the chance and share this opportunity with others so that we can create more peace in this world – one family at a time.
As with everything, I want to make sure I tell everyone about the possibilities we have to work on our relationships and most of all our relationship with ourselves. Life Spheres is just about to start with Family & Business Constellations and this is to become a dedicated section with more information and opportunities to join such powerful interventions.