Family Systems Therapy

In Family Systems or Constellation, the method of bringing hidden family dynamics to light is to have a participant from the group create the constellation of his or her family. This method is very unique.

Other people from the group are invited to represent members of the family and are positioned in the room according to the client’s intuition at that moment. In this way, a living model of the family is created. It is found that the feelings and thoughts of the representatives are very similar to those of the actual family members. According to Norah Finn:

You are part of a family, a culture and a time. This history has an enormous influence on how you act and how you allow your natural energy to manifest. Many times the natural energy and way of expression that is your intrinsic nature are suppressed by conditioning’s that you carry from the past.

There is a natural order of love which is deeply engraved in the family group memory. There is a conscience or family soul that, in an invisible and unconscious way for its members, is passed from generation to generation and which conditions the behaviour and destiny of each of the individuals of that family.

What one generation leaves unresolved is somehow taken on by members of subsequent generations in an innocent and unconscious attempt to re-establish balance. This can often lead us to assume behaviours and difficulties which do not belong to us and in fact create more disorder instead of less.

We often bring this disorder with us to our couple relationships for example, but many many other areas are affected also. Issues for example around work, depression, difficulties with children, and relationships with parents and siblings.”