The Constellation Approach™
"The Constellation Approach™ is a healing modality used to help evolve a person’s consciousness in relation to their ancestral lineage. The process utilizes a combination of energy medicine techniques, psychological understanding, and spiritual awareness. It can be practiced in a group setting as well as in individual private practice. Anyone can benefit from the approach regardless of their relationship with family members or the degree to which they know their family history.” (J. Faust & P. Faust, www.ConstellationApproach.com, 2016, The Approach.)
10 Universal Themes TCA™
The Constellation Approach™ identifies Ten Universal themes that are inherent of families everywhere on the planet. Through exploring these themes we can begin to realize that “we are the continuation of consciousness that began with our mothers, fathers, and our own pre-incarnational choices" (J. Faust & P. Faust, 2015 p.37).
Family of Origin
Our Family of Origin includes our biological father and mother, our siblings and both sets of grandparents. Family of Origin constellations enable us to “acknowledge all members of our family” and feel our place of belonging within our family soul group. Family of Origin constellations also enable us to feel how love flows from our parents to children in birth order. In these constellations we begin to gain awareness around the larger consciousness that is held and binds us to our family.
Father’s Lineage includes our father, his parents and grandparents, siblings, and former wives and children. Father’s lineage constellations help us to create peace with our Father’s, which in turn helps us to be at peace with men in our lives both personally and professionally. Healing our relationship with our Father allows us to begin the process of looking at our own inner masculine and how it supports us in the world.
Mother’s Lineage includes our mother, her parents and grandparents, siblings, and former husbands and children. Mother’s lineage constellations help us to create peace with our mother’s, which in turn helps us to be at peace with women in our lives both personally and professionally. Healing our relationship with our Mother allows us to begin the process of looking at our own inner feminine and the ways we nurture ourselves and others. This creates an opening to connect with the sacred energies of the Earth.
We look at the relationships with our biological brothers and sisters, half siblings, step siblings, only children and adoption. Our siblings are our first friends and our relationships with them often get repeated in our friendships, workplace relationships and personal relationships. “Sibling relationships are often trans generational if there has been conflict in a previous generation it can be carried forth into the present generation” (J.Faust & P.Faust, 2015).
Physical Disease & Mental Illness
It is common for the phenomenon of physical disease or mental illness to be present in families. Constellations allow us to explore the impact of these larger, non-personal, energetic influences on the family system, and begin to work through entanglements, open to accept the fate of others, and potentially come to a place of seeing the gift within the illness or disease.
Constellations around death allow us to look at how death has touched our family and to begin healing. These constellations also help us to look at our beliefs and images around death and dying and help to resolve some of our own fears.
War & Conflict
Conflict as a result of war affects families directly or is held within our family lineages. Conflicts can be held and passed on trans-generationally in the form of anger, resentment, grudges and prejudices. By looking at how war and conflict have affected our families, we become more aware of our relationship with conflict and how that plays out in our lives.
Immigration & Migration
Immigration and Migration affects all families either directly or through their ancestral lineages. These constellations allow us to see how the energy of separation has influenced our family lineages and helps us to feel a place of connection and belonging. On the physical level this process of reconnection to our ancestors and their homeland, helps us to feel more grounded and supported in our lives.
The belief in a power greater than ourselves. We explore our family’s history of religion and its impact through the generations and its relevance in our own lives. “Religion is the connection in families, what brings people together and it is ultimately our connection to Source or Spirit" (J. Faust & P. Faust, 2015).
We learn how to be in relationship by observing our parents and those around us. If we are unresolved with a parent we will project that onto a present partner. Similarly we must be at peace with all past relationships or that disharmony will present in all subsequent relationships. As we come to peace with our partners we come to peace with the masculine and feminine principles within ourselves ultimately allowing for more harmony and balance within our lives and in all of our relationships.
Out beyond ideas of right-doing and wrong-doing, there is a field, I will meet you there. ~Rumi