How do Family Constellations work in a group?
The group format is powerful for everyone attending — the client, the representatives and those who witness the process.
At the beginning of the workshop, the facilitator sets the intention for the Phenomena to happen through performing a silent meditation, group exercises or guided imagery that calls forth the ancestors of all those in the room. All participants of the workshop are sitting on chairs, making a circle. The facilitator is guided to choose a person, who is ready to work on something that they want to change, improve in the life. The facilitator asks the client few strategic questions about the issue and the client get to choose workshop participants to represent the family members or organizational entities (these can be parents, siblings, co-workers, even abstract elements like ‘work’, ‘money’ ‘illness’, etc.), and are placed by the client in the center of the circle according to the internal image or feeling that feels correct in relationship to one another. The client will also place a representative for him/herself. This reveals the starting image of what the client unconsciously knows (but not consciously!) about the situation in order to uncover the hidden dynamics behind it. Once the dynamics are seen, healing soul sentences of resolution are used to include what was excluded, to restore unconditional love in the family, experience it and offer to the client a new start on many levels. It can be a highly moving and spiritual experience that continues after the workshop has been completed.