Family (Systemic) Constellations

Often we find ourselves reacting in ways that despite all the counselling we can not change. These behaviours act as a symptom pointing to what needs to be seen and acknowledged in our ancestry. Once seen we can live our lives with a sense of freedom and support from our ancestors.

Key Information

Melbourne, starting 20 May 2017
Melbourne: $315 inc GST

Brisbane, starting 17 June 2017
Brisbane: $0 inc GST (early bird)

2 day workshop with an opportunity for a number of people to do a constellation. Participants all have an opportunity to be a representative which gives us insights into your own family dynamics


Course Summary

Developed by Bert Hellinger, Family Constellations evolved through setting up and observing constellations. He proposed that a 'systemic conscience', family soul or Orders of Love govern families and systems, supporting harmony, balance and growth in families or systems such as schools, organizations or communities. Conversely family constellations can identify any disruption in these orders of love creating imbalances or entanglements to the flow of love and support. This can appear as illness, relationship problems, emotional disturbances etc.

Many of the problems we are experiencing in life and in our relationships are due to the fact that we carry the burden that one or more of our ancestors were unable to resolve at the time. Looking once again at what happened to those ancestors and giving now what could not be given then, can lead to resolution and lifting of the old burden. To bring about healing we use our natural ability to resonate with the feelings of others to “bring back“ momentarily those distressed or excluded ancestors, allowing them to “relive” and “resolve” their painful episodes, undoing the present family member's entanglement with that ancestor.

This is a method of looking at the entanglements, lack of support, no-flow of love and disharmonies within a family and the effect that has on us, ie: depression, anger or illness etc, and restoring the gifts and support of our ancestors.

  • "It is such beautiful work and for me I got so much for myself out of the constellations."

    R Meikle Recruitment

  • "Thank you for an amazing weekend"

    Rachel Wilkinson

  • "Thank you it was an incredible weekend"

    Alex Chuc

  • "Absolutely wonderful weekend. I couldn't be more grateful. Pleasure to be here, even though I didn't do a constellation I got what I needed."

    K Kuskopf

  • "Awe inspiring work"

    Brenda M

  • "Thank you Brenda for a wonderful weekend of healing and connection! It was just what I needed for myself. A weekend to be remembered...."

    Jenny S Counsellor

  • "It was amazing and very profound and enjoyed it immensely sharing and contributing and being part of an amazing and beautiful and compassionate group of people. I am definitely looking forward to attending another fabulous one soon in the near future."

    S Arceri Counsellor

  • "The weekend was amazing. Have prior knowledge of constellations was important for me to just observe and settle in."

    C Beasley Administration

Course Content

Introduction the Principles of Family Constellations work

  • Introduce the Principles of Family Constellations
  • Learn key components: Family History, the Family Soul, Orders of Love, Function of Conscience, Belonging & the balance of Giving and Taking
  • Move in harmony with your ancestors as you re-experience the flow of support and love from previous generations
  • Movements of the Soul
    • Developing mindfulness
    • Family of Origin
    • Personal Constellations
    • Experience this phenomenological approach through being a representative
    • Address issues such as adoption, abuse, illness, belonging and much more


Course details


  • Melbourne 20th & 21st May 2017 Saturday & Sunday 9am - 5pm with Catherine Ingram-Silver
  • Brisbane 17th & 18th June 2017 Saturday & Sunday 9am - 5pm with Brenda Sutherland
  • (Workshop for Brisbane is now full)



  • Melbourne Australian Shiatsu College 103 Evans St, East Brunswick
  • Brisbane Bardon Natural Therapy and Counselling Centre 151 Boundary Rd, Bardon


  • $295 GST incl earlybird (finishes the week before on Friday prior to workshop)
  • $315 GST incl full price (Discounts available for group bookings)


Individual Sessions

  • Brisbane, Sunshine Coast & Online  - Brenda Sutherland
  • Melbourne - Catherine Ingram-Silver


What is Family Constellations?

Animation explaining Family Constellations CLICK HERE



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