System constellations are an extremely effective technique for gaining insight regarding the core of a problem or an issue in a short amount of time.
One of the characteristics of a problem is that it fixates out attention and makes it impossible for us to divert it. System constellations render the inner image of the structure of a problem visible and “tangible” and through focusing on steps and changes we can put into effects ourselves afterwards help facilitate exiting the dire strait and make establishing new order through finding new resources, solutions and opportunities for action possible.
In constellations the client arranges people or objects representing the members/elements of their system in space. The arrangement of people and objects in space depicts the internal image of a problem. Once seen and experienced, the internal image presented in this manner can be changed.
System constellations help us understand, experience and get to know ourselves within the context of a whole and establish a high-quality connection with the said whole – the relationship with ourselves and our environment is changing, our understanding is deepened, our awareness grows.
System constellations are used in counseling, supervision, therapy, mediation, art, science and spiritual practice.
A constellation can be set up in group
. The choice depends on personal affinities and acuteness of the problem.
By setting up a constellation, the systems gain an opportunity to articulate themselves and cross into a state of greater order. Regardless of which method you opt for, the effect is the same – in a session which starts with visualization of the inner image of the problem and ends with the image of a possible solution, you pass through a cognitive process, consider new choices and actions and increase your overall awareness.
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