Welcome to Ancestral Constellations
Constellations reveal ‘Recyling patterns of transgenerational life, past present and future‘. This photo of family and friends at my daughters christening represents in many ways my systemic constellations practice and my personal life. Transgenerational stories, a search for ancestral lineage, and an honouring of diverse cultures and community. The systemic constellations process can reveal hidden stories, explore social justice issues and support individuals to find a clearer sense of identity and place of belonging in the world. The Ancestral Constellations approach is to integrate ‘indigenous wisdom’ more closely into my systemic practice. And my work with individuals and groups has shown me that this Western/African multi-layered approach can support family life and aid community cohesion.
Our ‘taster’Constellations Circles are held on a regular basis for people who are new to constellations work. Or those willing to explore how the process can be used to work with a range of topics including family, community, work, social and cultural issues. In the circle we will work with a variety of scenarios that can be ‘mapped’ using short mini constellations or longer constellations on a single theme that can be explore together. We will also work in pairs and the large group using a range of tools and resources. More
Our workshops introduce you to transgenerational family relationships through a systemic constellations lens. A main principle is that everyone in the present family has a right to belong, the excluded, ancestors and the forgotten. When there are difficulties in the present, we can look to the past and see where there needs to be peace making and resolution. Often there are relationship issues that have not been resolved. When family members are seen and acknowledged ‘love’ is able to ‘flow’ through the family system’. More
In collaboration with (BAATN) the Black, African and Asian Therapist Network, these forums are a space to look wider at social, community and global issues. We can map past historical legacies and explore their impact on communities and families. And we can look at personal issues and relate them to current family events. These forums can support professional learning and personal development. They offer a alternative perspectives through which to view societal issues and families and communities. More