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.
Family Constellations allow us to break these patterns so that we can live healthier, happier, more
fulfilled lives. In a moment of insight, a new life course can be set in motion. The results can be lifechanging.
Children seldom or never dare to live a happier or more fulfilling life than their parents.
Unconsciously they remain loyal to unspoken family traditions that work invisibly. Family
Constellations are a way of discovering underlying family bonds and forces that have been
carried unconsciously over several generations.”