What is a Personal Constellation?
A Personal Constellation is the application of the Family
Constellations methodology oriented
to healing our personal life, from early childhood through adulthood.
This "personal" methodology involves a novel bridge between the most
conventional psychologies and the modern trans-personal psychotherapies.
Many of the psychological problems that often require years of
individual therapy, can be solved "almost magically" experiencing this
Do you work individually
or in a group?
A Personal Constellation is not a new form of individual therapy, but a
What is the difference
with other Family Constellations workshops?
Instead of working with trans-generational relationships, a Personal
Constellation works with critical moments in the life of the person,
integrating Primal therapy vision within the methodology of Family
The basic model is simple. It consists in working with representatives
of different stages of the person. For example, you can choose 5
representatives for yourself: a "baby", a "boy/girl", a "teenager", a
"young man/woman", and an "adult male/female".
Do you only work with
representatives that represent stages of the life of the person?
The objective is to harmonize the "internal dialogues", so we must
work primarily with the personal life of the individual, and
incorporate some conceptual elements as defenses, love, fear,
However, it is sometimes necessary to represent the parents or other
family members to include those dynamics into the Personal
This movement of integration between the personal and the
trans-personal world is the most delicate part in facilitating a
A bit of history
Family Constellations have evolved very quickly, since the more
structured methodology of the "orders of love" to the "spiritual
constellations" (Hellinger science), passing through the so-called
"movements of the soul".
Numerous professionals, coming from very different backgrounds, are
experimenting with new ways of using this methodology in their own
work, and a Personal Constellations is an example to
highlight. It is a tool that allows you to unlock and release old
traumas suffered during your life, as well as enriches your journey
towards greater personal well-being and a deeper understanding of your
In one of the Family Constellations workshops
I attended in 2002, just
a few more months before I started to facilitate my own workshops
from a Primal perspective, the facilitator suggested
to a participant that she should treat her problem in individual
therapy, because that was a personal problem that can
not be treated in a Family Constellations workshop.
While it is true that some individual therapy sessions are
always advisable, I have to say, after facilitating more than 1,500
constellations (2003-2016), that the Family Constelations model is
also an ideal scenario to represent and solve any personal trauma.
In this sense, a Personal Constellation not only serves as a complement
to other more conventional methods of exploration, analysis and search
for solutions, but it provides an insightful vision in the resolution
of our emotional entanglements and a very effective way to solve them.
The Personal Constellations approach is like an x-ray that reveals the
"internal disagreements" that have led the "I" to divide itself and
maintain the internal fragmentation activated
When the fundamental dynamics that fragmented and separated us from our
"true self" are revealed, a new stage of understanding opens
towards a deeper fullfilment. This opening is much more than an
intellectual understanding, it is a vital process that balances and
harmonizes our mind with our heart.
As in a Family Constellation, where a place of dignity and respect is
given to each member of the family, in a personal constellation each
"mini-I" finds its place of understanding and recognition within the
framework of their own circumstances and difficulties.
The different personalities, active or latent, created and developed in
different stages of our lives, are reflected in the "magical" stage of
the Personal Constellations, where they recognize and reunite,
harmonizing so the "internal dialogue" into a much more integrated
To see the stages of our life, not only help us to understand the
traumatic events that have fragmented our inner reality, but gives
place to a dynamic process of interaction between the different shells
of the "Self".
As with any deep emotional therapy, a Personal Constellation has a very
positive effect in our physical health.