"In the silence and stillness of the constellated scene,
the client and representatives are able to tune into the unconscious collective will of the family system."
- Dan Booth Cohen
THE FAMILY JOURNAL, July, 2006|
The Official Journal of the International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors
Family Constellations: An Innovative Systemic Phenomenological Group Process From Germany
by Dan Booth Cohen
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The "Family Constellation" process is a trans-generational,
phenomenological, therapeutic intervention with roots in family systems therapy,
existential-phenomenology, and the ancestor reverence of the South African Zulus.
Although the Family Constellation process is sanctioned by family therapy associations
in Europe and is being integrated by thousand of licensed practitioners worldwide,
the work is virtually unknown in the United States. This article serves as a broad
introduction to the Family Constellation method and includes a biographical sketch of
its originatoróBert Hellinger (born 1925).
Bert Hellinger Biographical Sketch
Roots and Influences
Zulu Ancestor Reverence
Family Systems Therapy
Prereflective Fundemental Structures
Belonging, Balance, Hierarchy