Malidoma Some Dagara Elder and author on Healing-Ritual ....
"Where ritual is absent the young ones are restless or violent, there are no real elders, and the grown-ups are bewildered. The future is dim!"
Malidoma Some, p.g. 12 Ritual Power, Healing and Community
Ancestral Constellations - Systemic Healing Ritual
Ancestral Constellations combines Systemic Constellations with Healing-Ritual, an approach that explores relationships, community systems and social justice issues in depth. These connections between family, community and society overlap and are sometimes 'entangled.' They are a meeting place for the inter-related parts of a system; 'Intersectional Spaces' within which multiple identities, diverse cultures, a spectrum of people colours, the fluidity of gender and the framing of sexuality all co-exist.
Family Constellations - Workshops/Meetings
During an ancestral family constellations workshops or small group witness meeting, you will examine the roots and branches of your family tree. Your constellation will look at three or more generations of your family using 'Representatives.' These are group members or small figurine dollies, chosen 'intuitively' by the person who is creating their family constellations. You can see how people, stand, sit and move, revealing some of the ‘hidden dynamics’ from the past and showing influences that might help heal in the present. Look at our upcoming workshops here.
Social and Community Issues - Learning Circles
Ancestral Constellations workshops also look at different issues within society. How do we make sense of the concept of 'race' in society? What emphasis do we give to the debate around gender fluidity? What is our relationship with herbs, plants and nature? How do we face major challenges around climate change? How do we address migration and belonging? What is intersectionality? There is a place for all these questions in Learning Circles scheduled for 2020 and beyond.
Healing Ritual - Individual Consultations
Many people are drawn to individual consultations because they are seeking to remember older ancestral traditions and reconnect to 'indigenous ways of knowing.' They intuitively recognise that some of the answers to repeating patterns down the generations are being lost as Elders transition into ancestors. Part family research and part ritual, this is a divinatory approach to exploring your family tree. You will see the deep connection between ritual-healing, the constellations method, your ancestral 'story' and your inner wisdom. Book an individual consultation here.
Creating Safe Spaces - Containering & Holding
We aim to create safe spaces to explore and contain difficult issues. This is deep work and people are often surprised at what emerges. As we are exploring family lineage over generations and/or social, historical and sometimes traumatic community issues, strong feelings can surface. For this reason, some workshops will be focused on specific groups and this will be indicated when you book a workshop. If you have questions or would like a short conversation before booking contact me Here