Systemic Family Constellation trauma resolution work is an alternative healing technique to modern talk psychotherapy and takes the client deeper into his or her inherited trauma. When deeply embedded trauma is present within a client’s DNA, talk therapy may not expose the origins of the client’s trauma, which may have originated in a family member as much as 14 generations past. This transference is said to be epigenetic in origin.
The original trauma may have been a physical experience, such as an adult or child witnessing a murder or a family member dying by suicide. Trauma may also occur from an event in history such as, war, migration (especially across oceans), genocide, imprisonment, enslavement, etc.
If this physical trauma is not processed in the individual’s lifetime, it will develop within the cellular memory of that individual. The now embedded trauma will be passed down to their offspring through their DNA and they will inherit the parent’s trauma epigenetically. The child’s expression of this inherited trauma may manifest as emotional issues (depression, anxiety, ADHD, ADD, and so on) or physical issues (Chronic pain, lung issues, joint issues, diagnosable or un-diagnosable chronic illnesses, etc.).
The trauma can be addressed through Systemic Family Constellation work with a facilitator who works with the client to address their remembered trauma. The client does not need to know what the trauma is or how it originated. The facilitator can access information within the morphogenic field when a constellation is set. The origin of the client’s trauma might then be revealed. This is said to be a phenomenological experience which is difficult to explain.
The individual constellation process is similar to the group constellation process. The client's interview is the same and the issues are revealed. The only difference is that the representatives are assembled in the client's minds eye and 'move' in relationship to one another with the guidance of Catherine as a facilitator.
If the individual constellation is via a video call, physical representatives can be used such as talisman pieces (paper, figurines, or cut-outs).
Resolution comes in similar ways and clients may choose to engage in more than one session from week to week until a more complete resolution occurs. To schedule a 15 minute free interview with Catherine, click here and fill out the provided form, If you are ready to schedule a session, please click here to pay.
The facilitator, Catherine, will take a client aside, and ask what the client's intention is for setting a constellation and what they might expect as resolution. She numbers a list of representatives needed for the constellation.
The client chooses members from the circle of participants as a representative for themselves and others or aspects of their constellation such as; addiction, depression, issues around money, career, relationships and so on. The representatives chosen do not know who they will be representing for the client. This is known as illuminated constellation. The client then places the representatives in relation to each other within the circle also referred to as the morphogenic field according to his/her inner view. The representatives let go of any thought process of attempting to analyze or ‘figure out’ the personality of the person or emotion they are representing and drop into a deeper space of what they ‘feel’ the energy of who or what they are representing, thereby allowing their reactions and responses to be authentic.
This experience is called 'phenomenological' as it cannot truly be logically explained. Catherine works in tune with each representative through feeling and healing questions and through movement. (e.g. changing position) until representatives ‘feel’ that they are in the correct relational position to one another.
As the constellation progresses, the representatives will continue to move or be moved by Catherine until resolution to the client's issue begins to emerge. The client usually resonates with the progress as the constellation reaches its culmination.
Resolution takes place when the “Orders of Love” are realized. The orders of love are the placement of all members in their correct relationship to each other such as: Son, father, grandfather, great grandfather, great great grandfather, and so on, along with aunts, uncles, brothers, sisters, etc. This is to say that everyone has a place. They all assume their rightful placement. Once the orders of love are achieved, the blockage, or issue that has held the client hostage begins to dissolve.
The clients issue was likely related to trauma of an ancestor as many as 14 generations ago, passed down from one to another through each persons emotional epigenetics. Epigenetics is the process of emotional transference from one generation to another, in this case exposed as trauma.
In an emotional constellation where participants represent parts of the client, the orders of love are realigned when the emotional parts are allowed to have a place in the client's constellation and are honored for their presence.
At the end of the constellation this new family or emotional image (in the form of healing), replaces the old inner image (in the form of trauma), and allows the client to move forward toward a fresh way of being.
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