It is a technique used in family systemic therapy, created and developed by Bert Hellinger. The increasingly using psychologists, psychiatrists, psychotherapists and other professionals in order to heal the psychological wounds or heal existing families in understanding them as a system in which all members are related. Bert Hellinger studied the ways in which each individual unconscious is attached to her family, and how certain behaviors and psychological tendencies are repeated generation after generation. Based on this created this method to restore the natural order of the family system.
Bert Hellinger observed, along with family systems work, the dynamics and implications involving tragic identifications from one generation to the next. Thus, the early death of a family member, or when someone was expelled or forgotten or denied membership in the household, are made, among others, which may have effects on subsequent generations in a totally unconscious. Dynamics are observed following the death of another person, or wanting to die and carry loads over others, or expiation of sins from previous, etc.. Also, as the basis of any neurosis are interrupted movements toward loving parents.
Family Constellations are the connections that each person has with his family in one or more generations, as well as people who have been emotionally significant. The family components are linked together through love and loyalty, which leaves unresolved a generation, the next generation will unconsciously try to solve, being trapped on topics or issues that are not really their responsibility.
From birth, each of us is part of a family network. A common consciousness unites us all by ensuring the rights of each. Thus, where a family member or had a tragic fate was forgotten, excluded or despised, a later member of the family, often unknowingly take care to remember those who were removed from conscious family.
Such implications may manifest in the person affected by mental disorders or physical illnesses. Also in the difficulty of finding a partner in conflictive behavior or failure to develop a satisfactory occupation.
This work concerns all persons who want to work with problem areas of your life: relationships between parents and children, relationships, illness, repetitive patterns, etc.. Also of interest to people who are dedicated to helping professions (therapists, psychologists, physicians, educators, social workers, etc.)
This therapy differs from others by its extreme rapidity. In a Constellation (from an average of 1 hour) comes out and addresses the issue causing the problem presented by the client, as opposed to processes that can last for years in other therapies. So increasingly psychologists, psychiatrists and psychoanalysts are interested in family constellations as a therapeutic tool.
The scope of work is not limited to the person who has made a constellation, but also their family system, because when a system element moves, all are repositioned in turn, finding a better balance. Similarly, the work of a person in his Constellation also affect other workshop participants, as many problems are common, to a lesser or greater degree, to those of other participants.