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Family Constellations - Weekend workshop with Alun Reynolds

Description: "Family Constellations Therapy, pioneered by psychotherapist and philosopher Bert Hellinger and his colleagues, has become increasingly recognised as an astounding, powerful and far-reaching approach to finding lasting resolutions in cases which before had seemed beyond reach. It brings to light our deep interconnectedness with family and community and leads to a deep experiential understanding of primordial love at the heart of all kinds of mental, psychosomatic and bodily suffering. Once that love is freed from unconscious entanglements dating back one, two or even three generations, it becomes a force for profound healing." - Dr Albrecht Mahr

Family Constellations may help in cases of for example:
- an important life event (such as early deaths or separations of parents or siblings, exclusion or expulsion of a family member, early hospitalisation, major accidents or illnesses or disablements, complications during childbirth, adoptions, abortions )
- persistent body symptoms (such as obesity, anorexia, asthma, panic attacks, ulcer colitis, cancer). This work is complementary to medical care and not a substitute for it; thorough medical assessment and treatment is of course necessary first.
- persistent emotional symptoms (such as rage, depression, not belonging, isolation )
- persistent behavioural symptoms (such as addictions, accident proneness, eating disorders )
- there are patterns that seem resistant to change,
- one feels stuckness or weighed down in life, not able to be oneself
- there is a persistent sticking point in individual therapy
- there is an issue that frightens or plagues us
- when couples first get together or pregnant women before the child is born (preventative constellations).

What is an entanglement?
An entanglement is where one family member follows the fate of an earlier family member.

Basic Principles that will be experienced and practised throughout the workshop include:
- The healing potential of what is, rather than what we would like it to be
- The group as a containing and healing circle
- The power of embodied presence
- Blind love and loyalty v enlightened love and loyalty
- Solution orientation rather that problem orientation
- Lightness, joyfulness and relaxation at the heart of reality
- Honouring and integrating body psychotherapy and other psychotherapeutic approaches
- Reconciliation of dead members of the family system
- Healing through our ancestors
- Practising solutions in everyday life

Will I have an opportunity to work?
The workshop provides a space for all participants to work. There will be a maximum of 12 full participants so that all participants who wish to work have a very good chance of doing so. Many wishing to constellate their current family or family of origin will be able to do so. Many are also moved by serving others as a representative. Being part of the witnessing circle often touches us in a deep and healing way.

No previous experience of this way of working is needed.

Facilitator:
Alun Reynolds is an experienced UKCP Registered Psychotherapist, Supervisor, Trainer and Workshop Leader. He learned the Family Constellation approach from the world’s foremost practitioners in Germany where the work originated. He has run regular Family Constellation workshops many in Edinburgh and London since 2001.

Timings:
Friday 5.30pm to 9.30pm
Saturday 9.30am to 6pm
Sunday 9.30am to 3pm

Cost:
£120 for the weekend (or £60 for a resource place only - not constellating your own issue)
For bank details or cash arrangements, please contact Alun directly: alun@alunreynolds.co.uk / 07766 587784 / 01223 461744
or follow this link to pay by debit or credit card through Paypal: http://www.constellationsolutions.co.uk/payed.htm
Location: Studio
Further Information: Teacher/Event Details
Date: Saturday, 29 April 2017
Time: 02:30-11:00 MDT
Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes