From trauma to presence
I will reflect about the possibilities and limits of how personal traumatic experiences can be processed in constellations. As a constellator it is of crucial importance to gently facilitate a healing experience without retraumatization, which could otherwise be easily possible in a scenic process. This requires a changed understanding of the way to lead the constellation as well as a specific format.
All therapeutic work has the ultimate aim to facilitate the client gaining in presence. Understanding our work as a way to it, without as constellators getting trapped in the traumatic histories of the ancestors or the client, is essential. What we need is less histories and more presence!
Peter Bourquin (Spain)
ECOS (Systemic Constellations School)
Born in Germany, he has been living in Spain since 1998.
Born in Germany, he has been living in Spain since 1998. Director of ECOS – Escuela de Constelaciones Sistémicas, Barcelona. Trained in Gestalt Therapy, Integrative Psychotherapy with Richard Erskine (Vancouver), Brainspotting with David Grand (New York), as well as other therapeutic methods. Knowing Bert Hellinger between 1999-2009, he is giving trainings in Constellation Work internationally since 2002. Author of nine books, published in 5 languages.