The client picks people from the group to represent their self and family members. These people are known as 'representatives' or 'reps'.
The client guides and places the reps to a space in the room.
The reps are now in the clients family system or 'field', where information about each family member comes through the representatives sensations and emotions.
The Field or knowing Field.
Everything have an energy field, people, animals, rocks, rivers, mountains etc.
Systems also have energy fields, family systems, religions, political parties etc.
Events such as 911 and natural disasters have energy fields.
Within each energy field is information.
In Family Constellation work the field of the particular family system, including parents, siblings, grandparents aunts, uncles,perpetrators and victims is accessed by the representatives in the group.
The facilitator carefully observes each representatives body posturing and facial expressions.
Questions such as;
" How do you feel and what do you notice". are asked to each representative.
Representatives are encouraged to follow the movement in their body.
Entering the Field.
The doorway into the field is through our bodies and feelings.
We leave the field by stating our intention of stepping out of the role we have been representing.
Anyone can do this, even if you feel you are not psychic.
Once positioned in the field of the system we are dealing with, energy transmissions occur. The intention of the group is for healing therefore these transmissions facilitate healing energy.
Energy passes through one persons eyes and is received or not received by another persons eyes.
Observing eye contact during a constellation can determine whether someone is disconnected or connected.
Energy is passed through the hands. For instance a representative for a strong and loving ancestor is placed behind another representative who is weak and cannot stand up straight or who cannot look at what is in front of him/her.
This representative has the opportunity to take in the love that is being offered from behind. It is up to the representative who is receiving the energy whether they can accept the love into their hearts. At this point one can ask themselves, is my heart open or closed?
Healing Energy is also transmitted through words and sentences.
After discovering where the love has ceased to flow in the family system, a representative may be given a healing sentence to say to another family representative or to the room in general.
If the sentence is true and resonates on a soul level the relief from this statement is palpable in the room. Allowing the love to flow.
The Family System's field may be out of balance, ultimately it wants to be back in balance. The field continually gives guidance and clues as to how this can be achieved.
Sara Vaughan as the facilitator uses her skills in Polarity Therapy and Cranial Sacral Unwinding.
Utilizing Polarity Therapy principles Sara observes where energies are out of balance and where they can be balanced.
Utilizing her skills In Cranial Sacral Unwinding, Sara listens and looks for the point of release so that pent up energies/traumas can be gently unwound. Phenomenological aspect of Constellation work.
Family Constellation works phenomenologically. What does this mean?
When facilitating a constellation one is observant of everything that enters the space.
Something that someone is wearing could be indicative of where to take the constellation next.
Sounds entering from the street, a cell phone ringing, animals, birds, insects by making their presence known are all relevant to the constellation.
In one Constellation that happened at SHHR a client was having a hard time receiving the love from her parents who were standing behind her as support.
All of a sudden everyone's attention was on the center glass dome at the top of the yurts roof.
A small bird had landed there and was looking down at everyone in the room.
Everyone oohed and ahhhed at the sight of this curious bird.
Because of this extraordinary intervention the client's heart opened allowing her to recieve the love being offered to her from her parents.
After a Family Constellation.
When the constellation has ended I request that participants and witnesses of the constellation hold any comments about the constellation especially in regards to giving any feedback to the client.
It's actually best if the client can forget the whole experience.
Opinions about the constellation can inhibit the energy flow sometimes even undoing what has just been done. A new energetic shape has been created it's newness making it fragile and vulnerable.
A family constellation can take up to two years to fully integrate.
If someone who was missing from the Family has been acknowledged and accepted back into the family's system, one can honor that family member by lighting a candle or creating an alter for them. Echoes from our Ancestors
Often times after someone has had their constellation done information about the family may begin to filter through.
This can also happen before a constellation so that whatever is needed can be presented in the constellation.
Who can benefit from Family Constellation Therapy?
Anyone who is open and ready to do some radical outrageous healing.
Suggestions for reasons to receive a constellation.
Family crisis, illness, depressions, suicides, accidents, feeling stuck, relationship problems, issues with self destructive children, addictions, dark family secrets etc.
People who are severely mentally challenged or who are in the midst of heavy trauma should wait until they are emotionally and mentally stable before considering a Family Constellation.
Or they could have a long distance constellation where their actual presence is not needed.
Alongside Family Constellation Therapy, Sara facilitates Nature Constellations, Artist Constellations, Past Life Constellations and Business/Organizational Constellations.
Sara is available to travel in the Los Angeles area in order to facilitate private groups.