Family constellations can be defined as an approach which is therapeutic and one that is aimed at helping on revealing the hidden dynamics in the family or in a relationship so as to address any kind of stressor which is affecting the relationship and heal them.Family constellation can help people looking for this kind of treatment to view their problems in another way.For those issues which are untestable with traditional therapy, family constellation approach is used by therapists.
A family constellation session generally happens in a workshop which is made up of group of several people who are not related.The members of the group will stand in for the family members of the person or the couple who have presented the problem or concern.The individual who is looking for a resolution of a particular concern and one who is called the seeker or the one facilitating the group will pick the representatives and place them in the positons as family members of the seekers family and also pick one person who will represent the seeker and complete the entire family dynamic.The use of other people in representing the family dynamic is aimed at illuminating the disharmony which exists within the family and those representing the family members are believed to experience as well as feel the emotions with the individuals they are standing for.
Resolution might not be immediately clear to the individual who had presented the concern or the seeker.The group facilitator will reposition members occasional and asking them to speak what they feel kin a loud way.Members will be moved in the constellation from one place to another till they find a positon which they will make verbal statements to express their comfort feelings with their position in the constellation.
Family constellation approach is used in treatment of issues which are systematic in nature.The concerns addressed include the issues of family origins, difficulties in relationship between parents and their children and also the challenges faced in intimate relationships.
Family constellation is rapidly becoming popular in all parts of the world as an alternative approach to therapy.It so seen as a powerful as well as cost effective method of addressing challenges which are relationship based.
The family constellation proponents believe that each member of the family whether an adult or a child, have the desire to feel significant and also find a place in the family support and construct the method of helpful step in achieving the process of having he sense of significance as well as belonging.Individuals who involve themselves in the approach of family constellations will often improve their relationships by unearthing their emotions towards their partners or family members.