Family Constellations: seeing and experiencing
the subconscious field of influence
A family constellation is a marvellous way to reveal a different layer. The question is literally brought out into the open. This can be done in several ways. Substitutes or representatives are used in a group to stand for certain elements in the system. These substitutes can represent people, but it is also possible to use them to represent life, death, fate, work, soul, and so forth. These individuals are not briefed, but they do get to see how the relationships within the system are structured. Consequently, a "field of understanding" is created. This allows you o gain insights into yourself, your place, the interrelationships and enmeshments within your family system.
A constellation offers insight into our loyalty patterns and connected energy. Also, the healing answer often becomes clear as the constellation unfolds. The system itself generates the solution. The emphasis is on finding the underlying layer of love and connection. Looking at this layer establishes better contact with one's own place in the system and creates room for acceptance and giving meaning.
I work systematically without physical representatives, too. Coaching also often involves drawing up a genogram. I work with constellations as part of an individual coaching programme and in many cases you can present a question during a special workshop (see calendar).
I found the various sessions with Sandra to be quite pleasant and candid. Sandra knows how to get to the heart of the matter quickly without compromising a sense of security. The sessions were extremely enlightening for my personal process and each time I came away with the feeling that I was moving forward at my own pace and according to my own ability. Her background in constellations proved tremendously helpful to my development process. I am grateful for this encounter.
(Dirk Dumon, dance instructor, coach and choreographer at Fontys Hogeschool voor de Kunsten)