Intergenerational Trauma

Systemic Constellation Work, originally  referred to as the Family Constellation Work of the German psychotherapist, Bert Hellinger, SCW, is a process by which the participant/group creates an image of where they are stuck and the facilitator works with them until the participant/group sees a peaceful way forward. It is simple, quick (most sessions take 1.5 – 2 hrs.), effective (in one study participants reported improved functioning at the 2-week and 4-month follow-up*) and deeply respectful of our loyalties.  The underlying patterns which are revealed in this work prove helpful in resolving personal, family and organizational difficulties. 

Mark Wolynn, internationally- recognized Family Constellation Facilitator, has this to say about Constellations connected with family issues: “Even when we don’t have information about our family history, this information lives in our trauma language. It’s in our fears, in our unexplained symptoms, and in our destructive behaviors. It lives in our relationship struggles and in the repeated ways we deal with money and success. All of this forms a breadcrumb trail that gives us more than a glimpse of what might’ve happened in our family history—even if the story’s been lost or kept secret —and can help explain why we feel the way we feel. When we take the time to uncover our trauma language and explore the events and behaviors that repeat in our lives, we take an important step toward healing.”

To book a session, contact Carol Williams at: or 613-269-4427