Bert Hellinger, a German psychotherapist originated a therapeutic approach Family Constellations in the late 20th century. This is based on the idea that individuals are deeply affected by their family’s emotional and relational dynamics, including those of previous generations. It is believed that unresolved issues, trauma and negative patterns within a family can be passed down through generations and may manifest as personal and relational difficulties in the present.
Hidden dynamics and entanglements within the family dynamism is revealed during the session with individuals or group. Various techniques like role-playing, guided imagery and the use of symbolic objects or representatives are used to uncover and address the underlying issues.