Offered by Elizabeth Rose
What are Family Constellations? It’s often said that it is hard to describe in words, but one way to speak about it is to say that it is a systemic approach to identifying and healing areas of trauma in the “family soul” which can embrace members from several generations back. If one of them has had a particularly difficult fate, the effects of this may continue to arise several generations later. We can carry the fate of others in our lives on an unconscious level where we are “entangled” or “identified” with those who experienced a heavy fate in previous generations. Their burdens become our burdens. Family Constellations allow that which wants to be resolved in the “knowing field” to be seen, so that a deep healing and acknowledgement can be offered to those who came before, releasing us from their burdens. The flow of Love is then beautifully restored to the family soul and we are free to live our lives with the blessings of our ancestors.
As it pertains to “the childbearing year” and the children who are born, this intergenerational transformational work can address sensitive and challenging reproductive issues such as infertility, adoption, miscarriage, abortion, stillbirth, birth trauma & complications, early death of a child, as well as childhood challenges and divorce.
I have been particularly moved by the use of Family Constellation work with my clients to address intergenerational repeat C-sections and breech presentations. Also, I have been moved by how honoring children who died before they were born, i.e. vanishing twin syndrome, miscarriage and abortion, significantly paves the way for the next generation to be conceived and born without complications.
Please take a look at the website of my teacher, Hella Neumann, for more information about Family Constellations, her workshops and training schedule. Hella is a most extraordinary contemporary shaman healer whom I often refer to as “a midwife for the family soul.” I have been so privleged to study and work with her for over a decade.
In July, 2013 in Santa Fe, Hella will present a Constellation Wisdom Evening titled, “Paving the Way for the Next Generation,” which will be a great introduction to Family Constellation work for Preconception, The Childbearing Year & Beyond. And then August 10th & 11th, Hella & I will being doing an Overnight Retreat together at Synergia Ranch, titled” Summertime Gathering: Celebrating the Family Soul,” during which time we will in-part explore Family Constellations and Connecting with our Ancestors as a means to revitalize our own family systems.
For Details on Both go to our Classes & Events Page and Scroll down to “Paving the Way for the Next Generation.” Summertime Events.