with Corinna Devta Kaur
"It works when it touches the reality of a human being."
What is family constellation?
Family constellation, also known as systemic constellation, is an effective method to recognize the dynamics within a system and to bring them into a good solution if necessary. Systems can be the family, the professional environment or even one's own body.
Each constellation can develop thematically in different directions, but the individual steps of a constellation are usually the same. Find out more about the process of a constellation.
Welcome and attunement
After clarifying the organizational framework, the focus is directed towards the conscious breath and the upcoming constellation. This creates a protected and supportive space.
As soon as the client feels ready, the purpose of the constellation is clarified in a first conversation. By asking specific questions and discussing the topic, the initial picture of the constellation becomes clear. The persons or objects relevant for the beginning are named, although other persons may also become important during the constellation.
The constellation itself
The client chooses representatives for the persons named in the preliminary talk according to his or her feeling. Afterwards, the representatives are set up by the client according to his or her "inner picture" and feel into the respective roles. I ask the representatives about their feelings; we look at the dynamics within the system and together with the client and the representatives we look for a good solution. All interventions during the constellation are to be seen as recommendations for action. The client always has the possibility to say no.
In an individual constellation, i.e. without representatives, we use figures on the table or paper sheets on the floor. More information about a constellation in a single setting can be found here.
Conclusion of the constellation
The final picture of the constellation is resourceful, strengthening and helpful. It is consciously taken in again by all present in a few moments of silence. The client can go within and integrate the experience. The individual participants can reflect on the issues they have been touched by the constellation. It is important that all participants are stable.
After the constellation
In the following weeks, the constellation is allowed to unfold and take effect. What felt new and unfamiliar in the final image is allowed to integrate. It can also happen that during this time, despite the good final picture, questions or doubts arise again with the client. In this case there is always the possibility to contact me and have a short talk or written exchange. If there are several questions or major problems, it may be useful to make an appointment for a consultation. It is important that the client knows that he/she can always receive support if he/she wishes.
Duration of a constellation
A constellation usually lasts about 90 minutes, although this can vary. The quality or outcome of a constellation does not depend on its length.
Aim of the constellation
Through this intensive work, (background) reasons and dynamics in systems (e.g. in the family) become visible, past or present can be looked at and a solution may happen. The aim is to bring the client to the best possible and coherent final picture, which can be integrated and consolidated more deeply in the following weeks and months.
Important to me in this work is
... confidentiality, of course!
... the respectful treatment of the client and his or her concerns.
... the solution-oriented approach
... that interventions during the constellation are considered recommendations for action
... that the client always has the right to say no
... the trust in a good after-effect of the constellation
... to be available to advise on any questions or feelings that arise after the constellation.
There are many areas, from inner conflicts or illnesses to problems in the partnership, family or professional life to decisions of all kinds.
The possible topics for a constellation are many and varied. Here are a few topics for an overview:
Profession / Work
Health / Body
Other personal issues
Family of origin
By appointment. Please contact me (Corinna Devta Kaur).
The individual sessions currently take place online via zoom or in person in Portugal (Cascais).
The group sessions take place in Malveira da Serra (near Cascais).
In the group session fee is included:
These last 3 points are not mandatory. You can make use of them, but you don't have to.