Ancestral Healing

with Family Constellations

In The Footsteps of

The Ancients…

Reconnecting to your roots
Remembering your Soul Essence
Healing the Heart of the Family System
Unearthing and Healing hidden dynamics

The Greater Soul moves in only one direction,
and that is to bring into union that which has
been made separate.

– Bert Hellinger

A deep acknowledgement of what is

through the movement of the Soul

What is Family Constellations?

Family Constellations was developed by Bert Hellinger, a German psychotherapist, who wanted to understand how many of the problems we suffer from were coming from our family system. He developed a process where these hidden family dynamics could be seen and healed, primarily by having volunteers represent what was being concealed.

Family Constellations can help us understand how we often share the suffering of family members and/or ancestors with whom we are entangled. These entanglements (or identifications) within family systems is a source of illness, emotional distress, anxiety, depression, trauma and problems in relationships, work and career.

With Family Constellations we can discover how to acknowledge this suffering differently and separate ourselves from it. 

This alternative approach may help people seeking treatment view their concerns from a different perspective, and therapists may offer the family constellations approach as a treatment for issues proving difficult to treat with traditional therapy.

“When entangled (with the soul of an excluded Ancestor), you unconsciously carry the feelings, symptoms, behaviours, or hardships of an earlier member of your family system as if these were your own.”

“Remaining silent about family pain is rarely an effective strategy for healing it. The suffering will surface again at a later time, often expressing in the fears or symptoms of a later generation.”

Mark Wolynn

Author of It Didn’t Start With You

How Family Constellations Heals

Family constellations work is considered most effective in addressing concerns that are systemic in nature. These concerns might include family of origin issues, parent-child relationship difficulties, and intimate relationship challenges. 

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Bad habits
  • Failure at work
  • Negative relationship patterns
  • Family dysfunction
  • Trauma
  • Grief
  • Obsessive thoughts
  • Physical illnesses
  • Financial problems
  • Phobias
  • Excessive guilt

The Process

In a typical family constellation therapy session, there is a seeker (issue holder), a facilitator, and other participants. The seeker is the person who comes to resolve an issue. The facilitator is the therapist, who directs the constellation. The other participants are unrelated people who might also be seekers in their sessions, with their own personal intentions for healing.

The Seeker’s Issue

The seeker has an issue they would like to resolve or overcome. The issue can be anything from hoarding or feeling a lack of abundance to relationship issues or compromised relationship with their mother or father.

Embodying the Family Constellation in a Group

If other people are involved in the session, the facilitator chooses different people to represent specific family members. The facilitator may also choose people to represent a group the seeker belongs to or an ideal they follow.

The facilitator then arranges the participants in a way that might be meaningful for the seeker. Everyone stays still for a time, giving the seeker time to connect with the morphogenic field and determine if the arrangement rings true for them.

it can sometimes be hard as we tenderly start to unravel layers of Consciousness that will allow you to reconnect to your Soul Essence

the Healing Journey Back to Your Soul sparks of magic and wonder.

you don’t have to walk alone

Recommended Readings:

  • It Didn’t Start with You- Mark Wolynn
  • Healing The Mother Wound- Bethany Webster
  • Acknowledging What Is- Bert Hellinger
  • The Secret Life of Babies- Mia Khalef