Ancestral Healing, Family Constellation Work, explores hidden entanglements within ancestral lines that can affect our current state of health and well being. Based on the work developed by Bert Hellinger, this deeply healing format brings understanding to the limitations we impose on our success and health in life, personally and professionally, that are directly linked to our ancestral past.
What is Family Constellation Work?
There is a presence of a family conscience which guards the integrity of the family soul. Hidden orders support the flow of systemic energy in service of belonging and bonding. In families, this energy is love. Then the orders of belonging are disrupted, so is the flow of love. When this happens, family members come under systemic pressure to restore balance. Unconscious entanglements then develop between family members and their ancestors in an effort to heal the family soul. These entanglements can then manifest as personal, financial or professional limitations as well as dis-ease. This format helps uncover the truth behind these loyalties and strives to find re-solutions to bring balance to the flow of love in the system. This allows for the flow of life to be restored to the living members of the family which is the foundation to achieving health, wealth, and success in all aspects of life.
What are the Benefits?
Everyone who participates, and their families stand to benefit from this work. This work is a wonderful complement to other therapeutic practices (e.g. NLP, Psychotherapy, Counseling etc.) as it provides for a more complete view of belief and identity patterns that affect our experience of life while providing a safe, supportive forum to facilitate shifts at a soul level, the Family Soul.
Participants not only gain a deeper, more respectful understanding of the root issue, but are enabled to access a more fulfilling experience of life and frequently report a sense of resolution in their own personal lives after doing this work.
The best thing you can do to help your family is to do your own work to release any entanglements you may be carrying. When the entanglements are released on an individual basis, there is less suffering to be carried, thus lightening the load on all members of the family. Parents may work directly on behalf of their children who are under the age of 18.
What is the Format: Group & Individual?
The tradition format is done in groups where all participants begin by sitting in circle and share intentions for the work. There are three levels of participants in the work: client, representative and witness. The client, chosen on the day, is the individual who has their family system set up to be worked. Representatives are participants who stand in the field for members of the family or issues. Witnesses remain seated in the circle. The way Julie facilitates, all levels of participation benefit fully from the day.
In the group format, the issue is set up in the field using representatives as family members, states of being, or issues. The facilitator works with the group using words, movements and representatives to first identify the present state of family dynamic as it relates to the issue. From this place, by acknowledging what is, including those who were excluded and restoring the balance of the flow of love from the elders to those in the current generation, entanglements can be released and suffering is transformed to love. The facilitator seeks re-solution to the issue moving the system into strength from where it was previously weak. The constellation is then brought into order by positioning representatives in the appropriate positions in their family system.
Julie has also adopted the group format to a 1:1 format which she practices as part of the Quantum Healing work. Using her shamanism background together with extensive knowledge of Family Constellation work, she utilizes the principles of quantum physics to create the energetic states needed to shift entanglements and release suffering. The 1:1 work is personalized and also works to release supporting structures including limiting beliefs, energetic disturbances, physical manifestations to assist in creating the desired states of being.
How much family history is needed to participate?
There is no requirement for the amount of family history that needs to be known in order to participate. In fact, the less one knows about their family history, the more likely there are to be entanglements present. This work is wonderful at uncovering these mysteries. Knowing the family history can give indications of what particular pattern may be at play within the family system, which can be worked with directly in the field.
Julie has extensive training in Hellinger Family Constellation work having trained with the leaders in the field ( Bert Hellinger, Bertold Ulsamer, Guntard Weber, Sneh Victoria Schnabel) through attending training at NLP Marin, Hellinger Institute of Santa Barbara and Hellinger Institute of Washington DC. She has been in practice with the work since 2004 and also runs facilitator training programs.
Who is Bert Hellinger?
Bert Hellinger is a former priest and missionary to the Zulu in South Africa for 16 years, as well as an educator, psychoanalyst, group dynamic expert and family therapist. He brings vast and diverse experience to his work. Helping professionals everywhere who have embraced the new possibilities that this innovative approach offers to their work. The family constellations, which have become the hallmark of Hellinger’s approach, as well as his observations about – and insights into – family entanglements and their resolution, have touched the lives of thousands throughout the world in a healing way. Bert Hellinger has written more than 80 books, published in 28 languages so far, including Mongolian & Arabic. He is a philosopher and a teacher of wisdom.