Background Articles about Systemic Constellations
Constellation work can look quite magical and therefore can degenerate into superstition. This article shows how, hundreds of years ago, the Sufis recognised the difficulties negotiating between the extremes of overly skeptical thinking and magical thinking. This is a challenge is inherent in constellation work. Ken Wilber’s “pre-trans fallacy” addresses the same issue. This concept is explained in this article also.
In this piece, the Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh shows us the level of compassion that is possible.
To make this possible we can draw on mindfulness to give us the capacity to hold other’s suffering and constellation work to give us the broader perspective.
This is an academic article on Family Constellations published in the Australia and New Zealand of Family Therapy(ANZJFT) in 2002.
In this introductory Video Jes Benstock explores his family history of migration, breakdown and suicide in an attempt to free his young son from his family’s complex legacy