Family or Systemic Constellations work has been developed by and from the work of Bert Hellinger, integrating various therapeutic models as well as observations on ancestor worship from his time as a missionary with the Zulu tribes of South Africa.
At it's core the work is about our place in the systems to which we belong and the often unconscious effect these systems have on our well being and personal agency in life. Systemic constellation work offers a powerful and profound way of finding resolutions to often deeply felt issues. These issues may arise at home or at work, in our personal or professional relationships, our health or with our children/family as a whole.
In contrast to other approaches that tend to view personal issues in the light of individual experience, systemic constellation work looks at the widest possible view and includes everyone and everything that might have a place. When holding the ‘wider view’ we see that many of our issues stem from ‘entanglements’ or unconscious loyalties to the suffering of others in our family, or perhaps the other systems to which we belong. In bringing this to awareness, space is created allowing us to heal and move on.
This work can have an incredibly powerful impact on ones life either in and of itself or as a compliment to any other therapy or program you might be involved with, whether individual or group.
In addition to Oliver's extensive psychotherapeutic training, with it's roots in the Humanistic and Transpersonal traditions Oliver trained and interned over a period of 7 years with The Centre for Systemic Constellations (Formerly the Hellinger Institute (UK) ) under the tutelage of various first and second generation Constellators including Judith Hemming, Jutta ten Herkel, Richard Wallstein, Gaye Donaldson and Chris Williams. He is a registered member of The British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (MBACP)