• Ancestral Constellations Practice

    A Caribbean Community in 2066?

    An article in the Economist magazine entitled, ‘The Next Generation‘ explores the changing fortunes of the Caribbean community in the UK.   And it’s an interesting read!  Not least because at my recent constellations workshop, there were some wonderful people who stepped up and challenged themselves to look at an extremely difficult subject, Caribbean people in the Diaspora and their relationship to one another. We did it is in a slightly different way from usual, … Read the rest

  • Ancestral Constellations Practice

    The Excluded Conversation 

    All communities have to start from their own back door’ if they wish to heal because only they know what is needed and required for change to take place.  In many diaspora communities, we have to start from the inside and heal out and one way of facilitating that healing is through Family and Community constellations that Include the Excluded Conversation.  The Excluded Conversation is one that focuses on the difficult issues that impact our … Read the rest

  • Ancestral Constellations Practice,  Storying Oral Traditions

    Working with Spirit

    In constellations work, from an African perspective, we are honouring the living and the dead! Sometimes we need to honour those who have departed from the physical life but may not yet be at peace in the after-life.  The work of Ancestral Constellations draws on an African tradition, that honours those who have gone before and seeks a healing path for those who are to come. In many parts of Africa and more widely in … Read the rest

  • Ancestral Constellations Practice

    An Adapted Africentred Therapeutic Perspective

    There is a perception that black people don’t want to go to therapy or counselling.  It is true that they go in smaller numbers.  And it is also true that many therapeutic interventions are not culturally relevant, so people turn to the church, or an elder to support them through family difficulties. And as a community, we worry about ‘washing our dirty linen in public’ or are concerned about what other people think of us’.  … Read the rest

  • Ancestral Constellations Practice

    Ancestors in the Constellation

    Little has been researched or written about the ‘Ancestral’ aspect of constellations theory and practice.   After more than seven years of learning this approach and travelling my own healing path, I have understood as a woman of African heritage that I have to step out and step up.  That means naming what this work is from an African perspective, the ‘Call’ to the Ancestral path. When you follow the path of African spirituality and ancestral … Read the rest

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