Transgenerational Lives in Colour
We enter into ritual in order to respond to the call of the soul.
Ancestral Constellations are a process for exploring transgenerational Lives past and present. The approach can be viewed as a form of applied genealogy and a 'step onto the ancestral path'. Or framed as a ritual of RE-Membering for generations of children born in the diasporas, who are looking for 'roots' in older traditions. These ancestral 'other ways of knowing' are found in many cultures, but have been often been forgotten.
I have conducted extensive family research in Guyana, South America and West Africa, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Benin as well as in South Africa. We are often encouraged to forget about the past and move forward. But these legacies, ancestral trauma, slavery, colonialism and the splitting of families, all help create hidden family dynamics. Unresolved, they emerge in the next generation as recycling patterns of disconnection and loss.
The Ancestral Constellations approach also supports social justice conversations that explore colour dynamics, colourism and shadism in families and communities. This work is not just for Black people, colour divisions impact communities across the world. Many people who come to our workshops are in mixed-colour relationships. They have bi-cultural children or multi-culture-colour families made up of different ethnic, colour or race heritages.
Consultation & Super-Vision
I offer a range of personal consultations online using small dollies, a wonderful way to represent people in all their shades of colour. You can explore professional issues using constellations and I facilitate social justice forums and learning circles on community issues.
Part applied therapeutic practice and part ancestral research, Ancestral Tree Constellations and Witness Pods are personal sessions used to explore family relationships and community networks. The consultation will support you in building a stronger vision of your family tree and the relationships that it supports. RE-Connect to your ancestors and deepen your relationship with your ancestral line in order to RE-Claim your ancestral roots.
A constellations approach to bridging colour lines across diverse communities. Super-Vision is a good space for people of all backgrounds and colours who are interested in exploring the dynamics of colour in personal or professional relationships and the social justice issues that emerge from them. In collaboration with PCSR, I also facilitate small group SHADES Circles Here