Systemic Constellation Counselling
What is a systemic constellation?
It’s a therapeutic model developed by German philosopher and psychotherapist Bert Hellinger. It departs from mainstream therapies in that it recognises that individuals are part of ‘systems’ – within a family, at the workplace, or even cultural and tribal contexts. Furthermore, systemic constellation acknowledges ancestral legacies --loyalties and resources at the soul level.
Often, the source of our challenges are not confined to our individual problems or circumstances alone, but are systemic and relational in nature, and sometimes, even inter-generational or historical. We are not always conscious of the gifts or challenges we carry from our ancestral line, and giving back, laying down what is not ours can free us, while gaining insight into the gifts bestowed upon us can help us embrace, magnify and manifest in powerful ways.
During a session, you will be guided to create a 'living map' of aspects or elements of the issue you are facing. This facilitated exploration brings to light the hidden dynamics, underlying entanglements and perhaps even unconscious ancestral legacies which lie at the root of the issue. This is an embodied and experience-based process which allows us to tap into the larger 'knowing field' and our own body's knowing. This allows us to transcend the narratives that we may be bound by to reveal deeper truths and opportunities for healing.
Whether you're dealing with personal issues, feeling stuck in your creative endeavours, or facing challenges in terms of collective dynamics in your workplace, a systemic constellation may provide insight and clear direction.
About Shivaun Woolfson
Shivaun is a published author and historian. She is a trained counsellor, addictions specialist and a certified Systemic Constellations practitioner who has worked extensively with individuals, families and groups. She has taught in both academic and community settings and also conducts equine-assisted constellations.
Shivaun's qualifications include a Phd in History (University of Sussex) and B.A. in Social Work and Counselling (Union Institute Miami). She is a certified Systemic Constellation practitioner and trained with Gaye Donaldson, Judith Hemming, Chris Williams and Jutta ten Herkel at the Centre for Systemic Constellations UK and with Ruud Knaapen in Systemic Horse Assisted Coaching (Wind Organisatie Ontwikkeling). She is currently also training in the IH model of equine-assisted personal development with Emma Colyer Ross of Intuitive Horse.
Constellation sessions are offered in the following ways:
To book an appointment, please contact Shivaun via email or call.