Systemic Constellation Work

Road to Wellness

Jan 26, 2005 at 2:06 pm

Systemic Constellation Work is a powerful combination of systemic therapy and modern shamanism. It's been a powerful movement in Germany for the past 20 years, then moved to Europe, the UK and now the U.S. It deals with ancestors, orders of life (the way we're placed in the family) and the way things fit together. It's phenomenological in that it is based on observations and experience rather than theory or dogma.

This system was developed by the German therapist Bert Hellinger, who had been a Roman Catholic priest for 20 years, worked as a missionary with the Zulus and then practiced psychoanalysis, primal therapy and systems therapy. Hellinger shows us through his Constellation technique that "love is at work behind all human behavior," that there is a great need for "balance in giving and taking and in gain and loss in the system" and that "every member, living or dead, has a right to belong." He invites participants to resolve their long-standing entanglements with the others who make up their internal constellation and approach a threshold of great transformation.

Heinz Stark, a Hellinger protégé, has developed a training program for Constellation Work that's now being taught in the U.S. for the first time. Kenn Day, Kathy Scheiern and Patricia Sheerin are nearing completion of this intensive two-year program and because of their student status are offering workshops for only $10 per person on Jan. 29 and Feb. 26, both at 1-5 p.m. This is a wonderful opportunity, as these sessions generally run $125.

If you choose to participate, you may 1) have your constellation worked if you have an issue which is currently affecting your life, 2) act as a participant/representative in other people's constellations or 3) observe only.

This work is felt at a soul level. People pick up resonances within the field, even if it has nothing to do with them personally; they might not be aware of the fact that their own family had a similar dynamic.

Space is limited, so for locations, questions or RSVP contact Kenn at [email protected] as soon as possible. You can also find more information at

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