“If you look deeply into the palm of your hand, you will see your parents and all the generations of your ancestors. All of them are in this moment. Each is present in your body. You are the continuation of each of these people.”
– THICH NHAT HANH
The latest epigenetic research shows how traumatic memories and subsequent behaviors are transmitted through chemical changes in DNA. Systemic family constellations can heal what scientists are calling “secondary PTSD.”
Family constellations have the power to heal generations of unhappiness and suffering by breaking destructive patterns in your life.
A Family Constellation is a three-dimensional group process that has the power to shift generations of suffering and unhappiness. Bert Hellinger, the founder of this work, who studied and treated families for more than 50 years, observed that many of us unconsciously “take on” destructive familial patterns of anxiety, depression, anger, guilt, aloneness, alcoholism and even illness as a way of “belonging” in our families. Bonded by a deep love, a child will often sacrifice his own best interests in a vain attempt to ease the suffering of a parent or other family member.