‘Everything We Struggle with in Ourselves Has Roots in our Family History’
Group Constellation Day Workshops Saturday 11 June
Regent’s University London
“We Are All in This Together”
Healing the Intergenerational Effects of Collective War Trauma
CONSTELLATION WORKSHOPs 11 June and 9 July 2022
As we are currently going through a Collective War Trauma it is important to raise our awareness of the intergenerational effects of collective war traumas in our family history and how to set ourselves free of these patterns of learned survival strategies. Every family carries the injustices of what previous family members experienced.
Collective Trauma refers to the psychological reactions to a traumatic event or events that affect an entire society. Collective memory of trauma is different from individual memory because collective memory persists beyond the lives of the direct survivors through the learned lessons or scripts derived from the event. It is an intergenerational phenomenon. Collective trauma undermines a fundamental sense of security with long standing effects on 2nd, 3rd, 4th generations and promotes heightened vigilance to new threats.
What is important to name at the beginning is that in collective traumas such as war, enforced emigration, famines etc. there are no divisions between victims and perpetrators. There is always a collective sense of unresolved grief and a shared inability to speak of the unspeakable as it is too terrible to utter aloud.
So when we recognise that the collective past our history, is alive in the present, we also recognise the need to remember our past. As George Santanya writes “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” Whether individual or collective trauma, it fragments and fractures our ability to narrate it. It silences us and creates denial and forgetting and unintegrated experience.
Remembering the collective traumas that have shaped our Family History, such as War, Immigration, Famine means we can begin to transcend and heal them by speaking and verbalising them. In turn it make us more aware and develop more self-compassion towards our own psychological responses and brings healing to the whole family system.
GROUP CONSTELLATION WORKSHOP (6 people) Price: £165
- Saturday 11 June 2022 (3 spaces available)
- Saturday 9 July 2022 (5 spaces available)
Venue: Regent’s University, London.
INDIVIDUAL SESSIONS ON ZOOM (£75 per hour)
We use the methodology of Genosociograms, which enables to make a visual representation of our family tree going back at least 3 generations. It also maps both personal and collective traumas to reveal and heal repeating patterns of both physical and psychological symptoms. Important to recognise the world didn’t start with our parents, that they too are inextricably linked to the generations before them and their life experiences. Free 15 minute Introductory Sessions available on request.
CCPE/CPD Systemic Constellation Workshops for UKCP members
- Saturday & Sunday 25/26 June 2022
I found the constellation workshop to be totally transformational, it really helped me understand my family dynamic in a way that I hadn’t explored before. I would highly recommend the workshop for anyone with an open mind and an open heart.
I have had 10+ years of therapy, including Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, and none of that prepared me for the powerful and moving experience of this constellation workshop. It is right up there with one of life’s best experiences to date. I understand my family set-up and dynamics in a way that I could not possibly have done without constellation work. I believe everyone should explore their family constellation, preferably with Janet, at least once. Amazing. I cannot wait to continue my own journey towards freedom.
Individual Zoom Session Testimonials 2021
It was a real eye opener as it helped me understand why the lack of connection with my grandparents had impacted my own family trauma. This insight really helped me to have more compassion for myself, my family and the other workshop attendees.
It has shown me many behavioural patterns that I have brought forward from my family and continue to repeat that I haven’t been aware of. It has allowed me to look at what I’m doing with more self compassion and ease, making everyday life happier. By looking past my parents and to those before them has allowed me to become more compassionate to my immediate relatives. Thank you.
Janet C Love
UKCP MBACP dip AT ISCA
Janet offers since 2006:
SYSTEMIC/FAMILY CONSTELLATION THERAPY
Healthy Relationships not just with our current family but with previous generations including both the living and the dead. What we believe to be our personal issues are just part of a bigger intergenerational pattern which also connects us to Nature and the Universe.
A Healthy Autonomic Nervous System
Autogenic means Self-Generated Healing and is taught in 8 to 10 one hour sessions. It is a drug free self-empowering technique which accesses the parasympathetic in the autonomic nervous system and restores balance and harmony to the entire psycho-physiological system.
A Healthy Mind
Transpersonal Psychotherapy offers a Relationship of Care.
Janet is author of ‘Psychosis in the Family’ which describes her journey of how and why she became a Constellation Therapist. She is currently writing her second book on Transgenerational Healing – to be published in 2020.
Family Systemic Constellation Work Offers:
- Immediate and long-term healing for you and potentially for other members of your family.
- A way of revealing and healing the unconscious patterns of repetition of unresolved trauma in the family system.
- Direct Experience of working with the dynamics of group healing through collective fields of consciousness.