Family Constellations Workshop


Last Wednesday and Thursday (July 10 and 11) an amazing group of 11 people assembled under the guidance of two amazing facilitators, Helen Bothma and her lovely sister Jean from South Africa, to make peace with our past and move forward in our different relationships with ourselves, our families, friends and clans. It was mind-blowing!

The motto of the 2 days, inspired by Hausner, (a German constellation therapist) was:

The PAST wants to be integrated into the PRESENT, so that we need not repeat it in the FUTURE. THE PAST WILL BE REPEATED UNTIL IT IS AT PEACE.

We have cried, laughed, felt each others pain in the field where everything is revealed – and where we all share the same stories. By being “Reps” (representatives of other people’s family constellations) we were not playing a role,  we were actually tuning into an energy field of a particular constellation, picking up information from that field. Using our intuitive consciousness and perceptions in our bodies, we tapped into a collective unconscious –  in the present moment. Our bodies, emotions and feelings told us, what works and what doesn’t. There was no room for the ego in the field – and no personal agenda. The reps became the voices, the energetic blueprint of the people that they represented for the brave person, who ‘placed’ her family members or a situation into the field. 

As we worked, the energy and the fields started to shift and were not just unfolding for everyone to see in the present moment, but will be shifting stuck family patterns for some time to come, in people’s lives that were neither present nor aware of the work done.

There was always an intention placed before every constellation, an ideal outcome, that will benefit everyone concerned, but not too broad. 

For me, it was not only a privilege to help others by becoming a rep, but it also helped me  to shift my own ‘stuff’. It helped me to tune deeper into myself, uncover things that I had not even been consciously aware of and found that this process had a healing effect on my own life. 

It becomes the responsibility and privilege of every person to lift the world  in some measure above its present level of consciousness. – Joel Goldsmith


Author: Barbara Hoi

I have worked for 14 years with Dyslexic and Asperger geniuses one-on-one, founded Sydney Dyslexia and Autism Sydney, worked in Mosman and at a beach retreat at the Entrance and wrote three books on Dyslexia ('the Right Brain for the Right Time', 'Nurturing the Secret Garden' and 'Learning your Times Tables in Three Bold Steps'). I believe these children and adults have a great gift and the ability to become leaders in their field. But I have also found that a proper diet as well as educating and working together with parents, friends and teachers matters even more. I am now working with small groups at the Entrance Beach Retreat, helping dyslexic adults fulfill their professional dreams and parents to help develop and nurture their child's potential.

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