What is a Family Constellation?

Family constellations are designed to help people deal with issues in their family systems. It can be used in a variety of settings. However, it's most often conducted in a private therapy room with a facilitator and a group of strangers, also known as representatives or resonators, who stand in for family members of the person seeking therapy.

In family constellation therapy, the client is not required to discuss their family issues. Everyone in the workshop stands around a circle known as the family constellation. The client selects resonators from the group who will describe the feeling they get about the relationship they are representing. This unveils the client's family dynamics and helps the latter gain a deeper understanding and new perspective of the issue at hand.

Family constellation in Melbourne

What are the Benefits of Family Constellations?

An individual can use family constellations to analyse their own family system and to understand their own role within it. This enables them to examine issues that have been passed down from one generation to the next, and how these have shaped their present life. The benefits of family constellations extend beyond relational issues, because it also improves one's resilience, growth and personal development. This type of therapy can also help with the following:

  • Addiction
  • Grief and loss
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Fears and phobias
  • Abusive relationships

How Much Does a Family Constellation in Melbourne Cost?

Family constellations in Melbourne can cost anywhere from $145 to $330 depending on several factors. There is a difference in price between receiving treatment and participating in somebody else's family constellation. In addition to face-to-face workshops, family constellations can also be conducted remotely at a different price.

How Many Family Constellation Practitioners are There in Melbourne?

Anyone who has received formal training in family constellations can practise this modality in a professional capacity. There are a variety of family constellation facilitators in Melbourne, including marriage and family counsellors, psychologists, social workers, life coaches and spiritual healers.

How Many Melbourne Residents Have Used Family Constellations? 

According to a 2014 report, approximately 538 Melbourne families used family constellations. Most of them were between the ages of 20 and 60 years old. Even though many had sought therapy for family conflict and communication difficulties, the most common reason for using family constellations was personal development and empowerment.