Exploring Family & Systemic Constellations

Exploring Family & Systemic Constellations

Originally developed by Bert Hellinger, family/systemic constellations is a healing modality that explores how present-day unwanted behaviors and experiences can stem from generational and systemic patterns. When personal change work brings some relief but fails to create lasting change, chances are constellation work will identify unresolved traumas and reveal hidden dynamics that allow the completion of these old patterns and pave the way for new choices.

Whether you want to facilitate constellations or just want to understand better your place in the many systems in your life, this class will immerse you in the workings of constellations. You’ll witness the transformation when old, systemic patterns are complete, and you have a more profound experience of belonging.

Carl Buchheit and Carla Camou will facilitate this course, which consists of seven sessions over 13 weeks. There are no prerequisites to undertake this course, and no NLP experience is necessary to benefit from this course. The course is open to everyone, including people who may have trained with other facilitators and are seeking to broaden their experience by learning different styles and insights. This is an essential class if you are interested in healing and the therapeutic possibilities of constellations.

Who is This For?

This course is perfect for:

  • Coaches, doctors, nurses, teachers, counselors and practitioners of all kinds can all benefit greatly from these tools and frames to work with their clients and patients.
  • Those who are looking for a deeper understanding of constellation work for any reason, including insight into their own family system, this course creates a deep and profound experiential knowledge of those often-hidden tribal dynamics that so hugely impact all our lives.
  • Individuals who have tried all sorts of therapies or personal development programs, yet still feel stuck in all areas of their lives.
  • Individuals feeling helplessly overwhelmed and want to resolve their chronic bouts of anger, depression, anxiety, illness and low self-esteem.
  • Individuals who are sick and tired of repeating patterns of disappointment despite the many approaches to personal change they have tried in the past.

Key Benefits

Although this highly participatory class is designed for creating more understanding of Bert Hellinger’s Family Constellation work, rather than to heal students’ families, it often does allow huge, and sometimes unexpected, shifts in students themselves such as:

  • Comfort and closure regarding a difficult or traumatic event in a family system.
  • Emotional balance through a deepened understanding and relationship with self.
  • Deepened respect and appreciation for yourself, others, and those in your family members.
  • Restored sense of vitality (mental, physical and emotional) and zest for your life, what you want in life, and your capacity to create with life.
  • Better relationships with friends, family, colleagues, and loved ones.

What You Will Learn:

Whether you want to learn how to facilitate constellations or you are intrigued and inspired by the profound depth and possibilities of the work and want an even more visceral experience of it, this class will help you to understand the underlying structure and poetry of constellation work and to find the places in you that respond to the energies of the field. This deep knowledge and resonance in you can in turn influence the energies of the systemic field in respectful and beneficial ways.

  • The class is designed to give participants a solid grounding in the fundamentals of how constellation work is done. We'll draw on the original constellation work from Bert Hellinger and share our experience and perspective that expand the framework of family and systemic constellations in the 30 years since NLP Marin first learned constellation work in the 1990s from Bert Hellinger himself.
  • We will introduce some of the more sophisticated understandings and stances which lend increased elegance and depth to the work. Students will learn how the Orders of Love operate and how people become entangled by unconscious rules of family belonging. We'll also show how this work applies to any group of people - like businesses.
  • Everyone will participate, either as a representative, a facilitator, or both, in many constellations and will therefore get to try these tools directly. This means participants will have many opportunities to participate in shifts in other peoples’ system as well as to experience shifts their own system.
  • Students will have the opportunity to participate in self-organized study groups to deepen their skills between classes.

What Our Students Have to Say

  • Kim Hagan
    The combination of classes and my sessions with Carl truly helped me to let go of holding onto suffering and fear and to realize and see that I am already free and safe just as I am. To rest in the peace and joy if not having to do or fix anything and to just allow myself to be just as I am, and to feel REALLY good about that! They helped me to allow myself to accept my own free will as a birthright that we all have and to rest in freedom of being able to choose again and again! The magic of constellations and holo combined with the basis change Work has helped me beyond words!
    Kim Hagan
  • Kurt Luoto
    Carl and the staff at NLP Marin are consummate instructors of NLP and related subjects, delivering the material with grace, warmth, and good humor. They draw not only upon traditional NLP practice, but also upon cutting edge techniques from complementary practices, such as the work of Bert Hellinger. They provide an experience that will change forever how you view the world, others, and especially yourself, and will give you a foundation for personal change that can improve every aspect of your life.
    Kurt Luoto
    PhD; mathematician and software developer.