Family constellations, also known as Systemic Constellations or Systemic Family Constellations is a process which looks into hidden familial or group patterns of behaviour and works towards the acceptance of the past and having healthier dynamics. This is ideal for resolving conflicts within the family, team, and other groups. With this technique, clients may be able to see their issues from a different perspective. This alternative therapeutic method was developed by Bert Hellinger, a German psychotherapist, who studied and helped families for more than 50 years.
This alternative approach was developed by German psychotherapist Bert Hellinger in the mid-1990s. Family constellations therapy evolved out of his work as a family therapist as well as him living and observing traditions and practices of the Zulu tribe and his belief in the energy, both positive and negative, found in familial bonds. Nearly 50 years of studying and treating families led to his observation of patterns of mental health concerns, illness, negative emotions, and potentially destructive behaviorus within families, and he suggested individuals might unconsciously "adopt" these concerns as a way of helping other members to cope.
Family constellations assume anything that happened in your family line can affect the way you think, feel, and behave now. One person’s grief, fear, or anger influences the entire family. Because family members are connected in the morphogenic field, which we’ll talk about next, they all feel effects of things that happened to each of the family members before them.
Morphogenic Field The morphogenic field is an energy field that contains the memories and specific energies of a group. That group can be a family, a community, a country, or even the entire population of the world. Because this energy field contains all of the knowledge from the group, it can help us understand the sources of our issues, even if no one has told us the facts.