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Family Constellations
People bring their unique story to family constellations. Opening ourselves to the bigger picture is often a way to bring clarity to the difficulties - big and small - we experience in our lives

Clare Crombie offers an opportunity to experience the approach known as 'Systemic Family Constellations'

This website is the new home of CarinaScotland with Clare now offering workshops in England as well as in Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Workshop via Zoom on Sunday 30 August 2020, 2.30pm – 5pm.

I will be offering a two and a half hour online workshop using constellations – to help participants see more clearly into the entanglements that feed into our difficulties.

Although I am sad that we will not be able to meet in person,  there are still many possibilities  for exploring an issue together. For example, we can ask other people in the Zoom ‘room’ to represent, we can move in our respective spaces, we can use imagination and visualisation, or pick up and place floor markers or objects such as stones, shoes or ornaments to help us feel the dynamics that arise with a different orientation in space.

As ever, the constellation has the capacity to support us in finding out how we have split off parts of ourselves in order to survive, how we have made contracts with ourselves in order to maintain relationships. It reveals the hidden forces and loyalties such as unresolved trauma from previous generations; which may be actively ‘entangling’ us in the here and now.

Constellations can help you to take another step in your understanding of yourself, and support you to meet your difficulties with greater resonance and warmth, as you feel the support of the group to look more compassionately at what is.

Delivered via Zoom by Clare Crombie, places will be limited to 8 to allow time for 2 constellations to be explored.

Why come to a constellation workshop?

The Constellation approach offers a healing methodology that allows us to gain insight into ourselves and our current struggles; as we open our minds and hearts to a bigger picture. At a constellation workshop we use the group to create a ‘living map’ of a larger set of systems – our family, the community, society. We take into account the intergenerational transmission of trauma, and the feelings and learned survival systems that may be inhibiting our growth and potential. 

Using this process we hope to bring into relationship parts of ourselves, or our world, that have become separated; and in doing so, with warmth, support and empathy, we may encounter a greater capacity for healing within ourselves.

How can a constellation workshop help?

This approach has the capacity to clarify hidden dynamics – for example the trauma or difficulties that may have been experienced by previous generations; or rejected and painful emotions that have had to be suppressed within the family; which may be actively burdening or entangling you in the here and now. Difficult events often result in people being excluded from a family’s narrative of their history, while simultaneously being burdened by what they unconsciously carry from the past. The strength and energy to live life more fully become more easily available when we are willing and able to see where the feelings have really come from. The constellation approach provides the opportunity to do this, in a non-judgmental and confidential space.