Advanced Training: Family Constellation and Trauma Healing
Training Level 3 (8 Days)
This advanced training is open for everyone who has completed level 1 and 2 of the Family Constellation Foundation Training. It deals specifically with refining our skills in working with people, and teaches concepts and strategies to help body and mind to heal, and to renegotiate the effects of trauma and states of shock in human life.
In traumatic stress, our nervous system is affected and reacts in a way that is beyond our control. Unless we reach to that level of the body where the energy charge is tied up and can step by step become unfrozen and integrated, no lasting healing is possible.
While Family Constellation helps us understand how, in the relational field of a family, we take over the traumas of others, we add now a complementary somatic approach, mostly stemming from the work of Somatic Experiencing. Here we learn how our body responds to traumatic events, and how to support our body to find healing and self-regulation again.
In this approach we focus on bodily sensations, and mobilise the powerful survival energy that got frozen in the nervous system. By working on the physiological level, insights from a constellation can be integrated and absorbed more easily and any re-traumatisation can be avoided. In traumatic stress our nervous system is affected, and reacts in a way that is beyond our control. Unless we reach to that level of the body where the energy charge is tied up, help the body to slowly come out of a frozen state, and integrate that freed energy, no lasting healing is possible.By combining two approaches we will gain a more profound understanding in dealing with family systems and with the system of the body. We become more sensitive about how to prepare a client for a constellation, and gain new skills to help a client overcome symptoms of posttraumatic stress. On a personal level we find a deeper relaxation for ourselves, strengthing our ability to respond to life and to feel competent and capable again in relationships and in all kinds of life situations.