Family Constellations is a therapeutic process created by Psychotherapist and Family Therapist Bert Hellinger.

He coined the term “movements of the soul” to describe the therapeutic process. It is a powerful, effective and revolutionary approach to resolve the underlying hidden dynamics that may be causing disharmony in your life. Disharmony often originates from generational trauma and systemic family patterns. The experience and the new perspective gained through this therapeutic process offers you an opportunity to be the observer of yourself and your relationship to your family of origin. New insights, clarity and deep transformation are the hallmarks of this work.

This powerful work is helpful with any issue you may have. It enables you to regain a sense of clarity and freedom and gain an increased sense of worthiness and stability in the world. Many participants have reported feeling lighter, with a definitive shift in perception often creating immediate positive shifts in their behaviour patterns. Family Constellations is helpful in assisting clients with any of the following issues:

Depression / Hopelessness
Health Issues / Displaced Anger
Anxiety / Relationship Issues
Addictions / Unhealthy Patterns
“But feel what happens in the soul when you imagine children saying to their parents, “What you gave me, first of all, wasn’t the right thing, and secondly, it wasn’t enough. You still owe me.” What do children have from their parents when they feel that way? Nothing. And what do the parents have from their children? Also nothing. Such children cannot separate from their parents. Their accusations and demands tie them to their parents so that, although they are bound to their parents, the children have no parents. They then feel empty, needy and weak. This is the second Order of Love, that children take what their parents give in addition to life as it comes.”


Bert Hellinger

In a Family Constellations workshop, participants will choose representatives from the group to set up their family system constellation and will have the opportunity to see the bigger picture of family dynamics, sometimes from many generations back and be able to see the true reality of dynamics or entanglements which have been or are present. Family Constellations is a spiritual holistic approach which works on an intellectual, emotional and soul life force energy of your being and following integration tends to create a shift in feelings of personal wholeness and have a ripple effect on the real members of your family.

What happens in Family Constellations?

Family Constellations is a spiritual holistic approach which works on an intellectual, emotional and soul life force energy of your being. Following integration, the process tends to create a shift in feelings of personal wholeness. In the Family Constellation approach an individual is viewed both as an individual and also an integral part of their family system simultaneously. The process involves the participant to briefly touch on their issue and a brief overview of their family system. They then choose other participants to represent individuals in the system.

The process is facilitated closely by a facilitator to provide new perspectives for the client and provide opportunities for new choices, leading to significant personal growth and changes in life experiences. It is important to note that, the representatives are NOT role playing but rather holding the “energy” of the system. It is not uncommon for the representatives to accurately demonstrate personal characteristics and attributes of the family members despite having limited knowledge. These depictions take form through the bodies of the representatives and via movements facilitated by the facilitator.

Many people who have tried many other approach’s to resolve an issue, find the changes they have sought, through Family Constellations. can also have a ripple effect on the real members of your family via the shift in energy in the system.This personal development work is often hard to describe and better understood once experienced.

What’s different about Family Constellations?

Most people resolve their issue in just one or a few sessions. It is quick and very cost effective
You don’t need the other person(s) in your issue to be present
We don’t need to know what happened in your issue – just some bare facts
The resolution often appears to ripple out and effects the other people in your issue, even though they didn’t attend
It is a gentle, sensitive, effective process
It is an alternative method to traditional counselling, although it can be used in combination with counselling
Not only was I able to see my own truth but also the truth within my family. I felt very at ease releasing all my greatest fears and memories…..Thank you from the bottom of my heart for being part of my healing

Jacqui Deberg

I would totally recommend this workshop as a means of peeling the family onion to reveal long sought after answers in an environment that is secure, nurturing and safe

Lisa Jessop

Thank you for a wonderful workshop and for your kindness and compassion, insight and healing

Janet Popple

In my healing experience we addressed a health issue that I had trouble overcoming.. Seeing it from a different perspective helped me to see that it had been holding me back from my inner strength and that I still had that warrior woman inside me and she was not lost. It was such an emotional experience of letting go. I am very grateful for it.

Natasha Lattore

Read here about my constellation work in Bali

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“If you want to awaken all of humanity, then awaken all of yourself. If you want to eliminate the suffering in the world, then eliminate all that is dark and negative in yourself. Truly, the greatest gift you have to give is that of your own self-transformation.”


When the family has been brought into its natural order, the individual can leave it behind him while still feeling the strength of his family supporting him. Only when the connection to his family is acknowledged, and the person’s responsibility seen clearly and then distributed, can the individual feel unburdened and go about his personal affairs without anything from the past weighing him down or holding him back.

Bert Hellinger


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