Systemic Constellation is a way of dealing with issues that make life difficult. Developed by Bert Hellinger, a German psychotherapist, it initially focuses on family systems to reveal the deeper forces that unknowingly influence our thoughts, behaviors and emotional experiences passed down through generations. Family ties create the model of the family system to reveal and transform hidden patterns that are difficult to understand and change.
Over time, this systemic approach has been applied to other human systems including organizations, our connection to nature and the larger issues in our communities and in our world. These approaches explore ways to understand our relationships and give us options to solve our most complex problems. In Systemic Constellation we create a system model using representatives, objects or guided representations. In a typical workshop participants are selected to represent members or elements of the target family or organization. In this way hidden and unexpected dynamics that operate within the system are revealed and treated in a way that aims to find a healthy and respected position for all members of that system.