What is Family Constellation?

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Bert Hellinger, founder of the Hellinger family constellation therapy method

Bert Hellinger is considered one of the most respected psychotherapists in the world today, he has revolutionized the heart and soul of family therapy by shed light on the unconscious, and often destructive, loyalties within families. While much of psychology concentrates on exploring the conflicts in one’s childhood, Hellinger’s work examines the tragedies in one’s family.

Hellinger has observed that traumatic events (such as the premature death of a parent, sibling or child, an abandonment, crime or suicide), have a powerful force affecting later generations.

Entangled with unhappiness from the past, family members often continue patterns: paterns of anxiety, depression, anger, guilt, fear, chronic illness and unfulfilled relationships. It’s a common theme: sad mother, sad daughter… alcoholic father, alcoholic son… the relationship difficulties of the parents, mirrored by the children.

Bert Hellinger developed Family Constellation Work, an effective therapeutic process that helps to break destructive family patterns of unhappiness, illness, failure and addiction.

The results are often immediate and life-changing. The Family Constellation Approach is one of the most rapidly expanding forms of therapy in the world and is practiced in more than 35 countries.

Source: http://www.hellingerpa.com