Systemic family constellations
Movements of the soul meditation workshops
combining systemic family constellation and iRest (integrative restoration).
With Paul Collins IYN registered yoga teacher
and iRest level II teacher
Using the mindfulness, body sensing practice of iRest (integrative restoration) and systemic family constellations mapping we create a visual and emotional image of our family system or parts of ourselves. This allows us to realise how our beliefs, many of which have their roots in our ancestral past, impacts on our daily lives and interactions with others.
In the group workshops a map is created using other participants as representatives, revealing what is missing, blocked or out of balance. In doing this we are able to integrate and heal old wounds, allowing our lives and relationships to flow more freely.
This live map allows for a felt experience and understanding of the dynamics that may affect a person from past ancestral trauma and the conditioning experienced within the family unit. Through this process we are able to experience any unconscious patterns and family loyalties that may be linked to the past. It allows for a deeper understanding on how the family history, the structure and dynamics of the family system of origin impacts on our daily lives and influences current relationships.
We can bring to light the shadow, to see what someone, often with a great deal of effort, has been trying to avoid, resist and exclude in their lives causing pain and suffering. It can reveal how and why individuals have worked so hard using survival techniques and different coping mechanisms to get through life.
These may well be ancestral patterns that have been passed on unconsciously down the family line that are currently being repeated through loyalties and love to the family of origin. This pain often shows up in destructive patterns that we keep on repeating in our lives. When these patterns are revealed, when the unseen is seen, we can start to heal and bring about changes in our life with more awareness and freedom.
In a workshop or one on one, the issue holder or client presents an issue that they would like to work on. In the group workshops other participants are asked to represent either family members or aspects of the person to allow the live map to be created. In a one on one session, markers are used instead of group participants. The representatives or markers are placed in the held safe space where a picture unfolds in which the client can get a greater understanding, to see and feel more clearly, the dynamics of what is the cause of the problem and understand what has been playing out in their life. This allows for an integration, a greater acceptance and reconciliation where splits have occurred, allowing for healing and freedom of the pattern that has created difficulty in their life.
We may know what is going on mentally with old uncomfortable patterns that seem to keep appearing in our lives. But when we can see and experience it using the mapping we are able to get a much deeper perspective of it and new found freedom. We are able to experience why certain people or experiences have kept us stuck or pulled us back to old patterns past and loyalties.
Regular monthly workshops in Sussex, in Brighton, Lewes or Haywards Heath.
Next group workshops
Movements of the soul meditation combining systemic family constellation and iRest yoga nidra
9:30am – 5:30pm
Thomas a Beckett hall
Cliffe High street, Lewes
£60 for a working space, which means you will be able to do your own piece of work as an issue holder, or it’s £30 as a representative. The representatives take the places of people or parts of the constellation mapping work. Attending as a representative gives people the chance to be a part of the workshop without doing their own piece of work, as you witness others work it will often tap into our own issues and help to heal them as you watch or take part in the constellation.
Next dates in Lewes (Subud centre)….
May 28th, June 25th,
July 23rd, August 20th, September 24th,
October 22nd, November 19th, December 10th.
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About Greg Donaldson
With Paul Collins IYN registered yoga teacher and iRest level II teacher.