What is Family Constellations?

Founded by German psychotherapist and philosopher Bert Hellinger, Family Constellations is a methodology used to identify and resolve difficult life issues in our family, work, business, health or creativity. 

“In doing this kind of work you tread a certain path – you could call it a spiritual path if that word weren’t so inflated.   The more of this work you do the more it forces you into a way of behaving, into understanding, into humility, into a calm composure, and gentleness. In doing the work, your own maturity grows, and the more mature you become the more beautiful the work is” Bert Hellinger

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The method is a unique and deep process of therapeutic exploration of the forces that move us in life. Such forces often appear as difficulties or a sense of not being able to move forward in life, affecting our behaviour, relationships, career, health / wellbeing or even financial circumstances. Constellations provides a three-dimensional ‘map’ of one’s life as it is at present.
It is a simple yet powerful way to explore entanglements and blockages in our personal life and in our family history. The method brings awareness and clarity into personal challenges by focusing the client on the root cause of such difficulties. Constellations provide an opening for a positive life shift and presents ways for deep healing processes to occur.

The constellation approach is about opening up a wide lens to view our lives through, helping us to include past generations, trans-generational traumas, and epigenetic inheritance – as often it is here that the root of the problem belongs.

“Family constellations can be described in so many ways, but to me its just pure magic of who we all are as humans, all parts of us. Of our connection to each other and memories we hold and love we feel and loyalty to the clan.
Remembering and honouring our roots and ancestors. Acknowledging their struggles. Its beautiful and powerful work and I will be forever grateful having found it.” (Participant in 2021/2022 training)

About Roisin

Welcome to my website, I facilitate Family Constellations in Dublin, around Ireland, North and South, and wherever else I am invited.  Working online, with groups and individuals and using Bert Hellinger’s model.

Having stumbled across constellations in a yurt at Earthsong camps I began training to be a facilitator in the UK with Barbara Morgan in 2013/2014.  This started me on a magical journey which continued with me going on to train again in 2015/2016 as Barbara’s apprentice, and then  as Barbara’s Assistant Trainer from 2017 to 2021.  Since 2021, I have been training facilitators here in Ireland, North and South, while continuing to facilitate workshops whenever possible.

Bringing this healing work home to Ireland and working across the border is fulfilling a great dream for me and training others to bring the work home to their communities, a blessing.

Continuing on my own journey is important to me, and participating in many other trainings with facilitators around the world keeps me on my toes.  Some of my other teachers include Stephan Hausner, Anngwyn St. Just, Albrecht Mahr & Jan Jacob Stam.  I am also part of an ongoing Graduates class online with Dan Booth Cohen and a wonderful team of talented facilitators from all over the world.    Facilitating alongside many wonderful colleagues within the ISCA community attending the international intensives in Germany, South Africa, and more recently online at the ISCA Conference has kept me up to date with the ever expanding world of Systemic constellations.

I am a founder member of the fun and inspiring Constellations Camp Ireland, a 5 day retreat camp in June with constellations and support events. I also facilitate at Earthsong camps in Tipperary.

In my own life I have seen huge changes in the relationships I have with my family, my children and their father as a direct result of doing constellations. Having four teenagers, now young adults, and seeing my own patterns show up in them was my own reason for seeking out the training,  and as I opened myself to  more constellations, I observed my family system relax and my desire grew to offer and share this magical work.  

 

Homecoming – By Ollie Cully ( Written on the last module of our Galway training)

Existing on the edge of life alone and in the dark, though with a space in which to stay homeless in my heart,

But now I am accompanied and awareness shifts, and through challenge and support the fog begins to lift.

As I let myself be known, much to my surprise, acceptance and compassion reflected in your eyes

I grow close and bonded feel a full part of, even feel a oneness – another word for love

I’m on an inner journey and I do not walk alone, I realise my spirit knows its own way home

Since this is where the heart is and where I want to be, I no longer leave myself, for home resides in me

So, from you my fellow traveller I am not apart, I sense you right here with me, I am carrying you in my heart

How can attending a workshop help me?

Family constellations is soul work. In a group setting we create a safe and confidential space which then becomes a healing field. This allows us to look at the harmful beliefs and patterns that we have dragged along with us throughout our lives and sometimes passed on to our children. Working together, using members of the group as representatives, we create a “living map” of the problem, dynamic or situation. Through this lens, simple but hidden truths can be revealed and understood, giving new insight and opportunities for change and movement.

Whilst we each have our own personal history we are also, inevitably, deeply connected with our wider familial, social and cultural history which exerts a strong, and often unacknowledged, influence over us. Secrets, betrayals, war, and many other traumas are part of our history here in Ireland and Family Constellations gives us the opportunity to re examine our fixed ideas and judgements.

Upcoming Workshops

  • Systemic constellation workshops provide a respectful and confidential space in which to look at a wide range of personal issues. The process is supportive, and often highly illuminating and moving. At a workshop we are able to take rare and precious time to drop down into a different connection with ourselves, with others, and with the wider spheres of our relational life. Both bringing an issue and participating as a representative in other constellations offers insight and healing for all in the group.

“Ancestral patterns are embedded in our DNA, and they’re unconscious” Suzi Tucker

Join us for this free online taster event to introduce Dan and Emily returning to Ireland for a 4 day Seeing with Your Heart retreat.

Nestled beside the borderland that divides the Island between North and South, We invite you to join us in the pulsing rhythm of the land and its spirits, to rekindle a deep cosmic connection, and explore borders and boundaries within and without.  

Imagine flowing through life in intimate relationship with the sources of healing and balance that emanate from nature. To embrace the embodied hands and heart of the Earth mother and commune with elemental forces, ancestral consciousness, and spiritual presences moving you on this journey of discovery.

Through the interior of the heart, we will recall the Sidhe and Tuatha de Danann, ancient beings who once roamed freely before retreating to fairy realms or soaring with the birds. Together, we will remember and honor our original people and the healing wisdom of the land.

Seeing with your heart Constellations retreat with Dan Booth Cohen & Emily Blefeld https://seeingwithyourheart.com/

Dromantine Retreat and Conference Centre, Newry, Co.Down

August 24th – 28th 2024

See full details on this website

Opening up the systemic lens with constellations 

November 8/9/10 2024

Mucklagh Lodge, Aghavannagh, County Wicklow

Residential & non residential places available

Full residential weekend;  includes shared accommodation and 6 delicious homecooked vegetarian meals from dinner Friday evening to Sunday lunch ; €450 

Weekend workshop non residential; €260  (including lunch each day)

Workshop times – Friday 7 – 930, Saturday 9.30 – 5.30. Sunday 9.30 – 5    Contact Róisín 085 1531106 / roisin@constellation.ie

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