Systemic Constellation Work was created by Bert Hellinger
and gives us the opportunity to see what is out of order in our family system, what is out of our awareness and to see our repeating generational patterns. Systemic Constellation Work has emerged from several different therapies, such as, psychotherapy, family therapy, group therapy, systems theory and phenomenology.
We don’t look to place blame on anyone in the lineage or situation because each member of the system has carried the burden of the system out of love, loyalty and honour. The whole idea of constellating an issue is to find the healing path and return to wholeness.
Science is exploring through epigenetics how biological issues can be passed down generation after generation. Here's a little information on genetics and inheritance - https://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/epigenetics/inheritance. Unresolved trauma has an impact on the nervous system of the body, therefore, if we accept the potential of epigenetics then it follows that there would be an impact on the following generation if the unresolved trauma remains in the bodies of the parents. An interesting read is Bruce Lipton's book 'The Biology of Belief'.
As the facilitator of the process I ask myself, what does this issue (whatever the client brings seeking resolution for) do for this system?
The key is to include everything that shows up and to be free from judgement.
Systemic constellations are an effective tool in the resolution of interpersonal problems in both families, organisations or any system. They have been used in many settings such as education, health care, social services and prisons. They may also reveal a new perspective on issues related to inheritance, war, crimes and race. Systemic constellations are perfect for those hat desire the experience of living and operating from the place of full potential and belonging.
The thing about this work is, you get to use exactly what is causing you grief as the instrument into the insight, understanding and resolution. The application of this work is only limited by one's imagination and curiosity.