Family Constellation Foundation Training

The Basic Training is offered in two parts of eight days each for a total of sixteen days. It is a deep self-experience on one hand, while on the other hand transmitting all the basic theoretical and practical principles of the Family Constellation work. Although it does not qualify anyone to practice psychotherapy as such, the training enables anyone already working with people to expand their skills and broaden their understanding.

Part 1: Healing the Roots

This part of the training focuses on:

  • the parent-child relationship (family of origin)
  • the man-woman relationship (present family

Participants learn how to recognise the hidden dynamics in a family system, and come to understand who is identified with whom, who has been and still is excluded, who wants to disconnect from the family matrix, and so on. We work with the systemic energy field, learn to distinguish entangled from healing movements, and with the guidance of the therapist practise to observe and diagnose what the movements of the constellation reveal about the inner dynamic of each family member.

Simple, solution-oriented interventions bring awareness to the relational field and help the intrinsic love between the family members to flow again.

Some of the topics covered:

  • Understanding the three systemic laws in action: Belonging, Order and
  • The main reasons why difficulties arise in the parent-child and man-woman relationships
  • The function of conscience and the need to belong
  • Resolving personal and family guilt
  • The balance of giving and taking
  • The victim-perpetrator dynamic
  • The effects of spoken sentences that heal
  • The difference between ‘blind love’ and ‘knowing’ or ‘conscious love’
  • The interrupted movement to the mother

Level 2: Beyond Family

In level 2 we explore more complicated issues and their underlying family dynamics, like addiction, abortion, adoption, sexual abuse and others. We also look at what is at the source of many sicknesses and bodily symptoms, and how to work with them systemically.
Participants will learn how to facilitate Family Constellation sessions, following the understanding and observations of the systemic field and the movements of the representatives. The role of the facilitator and his inner attitude will be examined, and we explore how to help the intrinsic love of a family come through and to find solutions to many kinds of problems.

Some topics include

  • Recognising and supporting healing movements (‘movements of the
  • The interview before a constellation: how to gather relevant information
  • tConstellations in individual sessions: working with symbols
  • Steps to setting up constellations
  • When to end or interrupt a constellation
  • The functioning of systems other than family systems (such as work teams; organisations; the body as a system)
  • Practise of constellation work
The movement within the constellation that takes us ‘beyond family’ and ‘beyond blind love to conscious love’ is part of an inner growth process that brings the individual in deep synchronicity with life itself, and into real and joyful aloneness. Only out of that true capacity to be alone can a healthy relationship become possible.
In this training each participant will experience and understand family conditioning and have the opportunity to put up his own constellation. We will also learn by watching and taking part in other participants’ constellations. The process of this work will be made transparent as the therapist explains step-by-step what is happening within each constellation and how the source of love can be found.
We include the latest findings and the most recent approach of how to work with family systems.

Prerequisite for booking: Previous experience in Family Constellation work or a personal interview with one of the training leaders.

Daily meditations are an integral part of this training.

“When the family has been brought into its natural order, the individual can leave it behind him while still feeling the strength of his family supporting him. Only when the connection to his family is acknowledged, and the person’s responsibility seen clearly and then distributed, can the individual feel unburdened and go about his personal affairs without anything from the past weighing him down or holding him back.”
Bert Hellinger (from a seminar transcript)