Over winter and spring 2023-24, Sonya will be facilitating a number of workshops focused on honouring the transgenerational families and communities of the Diaspora. We will explore the transgenerational lives of our maternal and paternal line in more depth. And we will creates space to explore their journeys from there to here, what they found, what obstacles they faced and the endurance and strengths in the family line that helped them to move through challenging times.
Each workshop will be created around one theme
In December 2023 we will look at The Tears of our Mothers. Yes there was pain, great struggle and toil, the saying ‘a woman’s work is never done’ was fitting for many generations of women, but there was also joy and love and solace in family life.
In March 2024 we will look at The Fears of our Fathers. They often came first and creates spaces for family to come later. Sometimes they did not return and the family wondered what had happened. Often they struggled through oppressive and discriminatory societal practices
In April 2024 we will look at Siblings here and Siblings there, those who came before and those who came after and everything that happened to them in-between. And we can ask questions about what influences remain for future generations of siblings.
Overview of Ancestral Constellations Workshops
Many of the past workshops have brought the children of the Diaspora, who wanted to look at their place of identity and belonging in the UK, Europe and Western societies. These children’s parents came from the Caribbean, from Indian and the wider Asian continent and from Africa. First, second, third and fourth generation, they explored their current family system ad what has been taken from past transgenerational lives.
We can also look wider at community and will set up constellation healing rituals that look at societal pressures on Diaspora family life, both internal and external to their community. And in a time of great change, we cannot forget the future and what our children and our children’s, children need and want from the future. Together we can look at the past and its influence on the present and what the ancestral line can tell us about the potential for the future.
What You Can Expect from a Workshop
To those new to transgenerational work and family constellations work in particular, there will be the opportunity to explore a deep healing process, one that energises and can sooth current family dilemmas and also point to there these issues may have Crome from in the past.
For those who have worked with this modality before, it is a chance to come again, to support others in a gathering of like minded people and to explore your ancestral transgenerational line further.
We will work with the issues that are presented on the day from within the group. Some constellations may be generated from a group member, others we may co-create, either way, we will all be working on our transgenerational issues together, listening to the whispers of our ancestors and building on their resilience and message of support to help to guide the family line towards health and healing.