Family Constellation Workshop 15 September 2018 Cape Town

Family Constellation Workshop with The Inner Process

Movements of Love

The heart knows your past, your present, and your future. Its intelligence does not care about your egoic constructs. The heart simply speaks from a completely neutral place.

Quote Johanna Bassols in Uplift

Movements of Love
Image Credit: Ian Prince

The knowing wisdom of the heart

It takes courage to open the heart. The innate wisdom of the heart opens up the space between one and another. To be seen again. To be re-connected, with self and with another. Such is the courage and wisdom of the heart.

There is an ancient term that does not have a direct English translation that describes this intelligence of the heart. Hridaya, is the energy which is contained within the heart chakra. This is not just the physical heart, but the spiritual heart.

Loosely translated from Sanskrit, the word Hridaya has the meaning of ‘this centre’, relating to the spiritual heart that brings you to your centre. Quote and translation from the article, How to start thinking with the heart

Expansion, Contraction

The heart is closed when the body is constricted through old un-examined emotions that disconnect us from self and the world. We stand in a constricted space when for instance fear or anger binds us. Then our look toward another may be filled with judgement.

Out of our pain and hurt, we protect ourselves with the sure knowledge that it is the other who is difficult and moves in ways that we disapprove of. The look from us towards them is not  open.

Losing Balance

When there is judgement in a relationship, the quality of the connection is changed, disrupted. The chest constricts, the heart closes. We lose our anchor in the world; we lose our balance, and therefore the balance between us and others. For if we get into the habit of judgement, will we not judge everyone? And save the harshest judgement for ourselves?

Stepping Back into Presence

How to begin again to hear the heart? To step back into the body, into presence and aware embodiment, aware of how the body opens as you breathe and find your balance.

Become aware of the inner movements of love.

There are many layers of love, romantic love being only one. Love in its fullest sense is love first of self, and then all in the world around and other beings in it.

For love does not sit in the head – in our cognitive functioning – it is an emotion that has an opening quality in the body. The expansion in the body allows expansion in the heart. The heart becomes our anchor, our guide. Our heart will tell us what is real and true.

With an open heart there comes an invitation to the other to engage.

Breathing in and breathing out. This is the beginning towards a movement of opening the heart, towards a movement of love and connection.

Love is not primarily a relationship to a specific person; it is an attitude, an ordination of character which determines the relatedness of the person to the whole world as a whole, not toward one object of love. The Art of Loving by Erich Fromm

Love in Motion

A systemic constellation workshop offers a powerful setting for this intimate, personal work. In a workshop the power of newly forming images, in past time and into the present, are seen by the issue holder and felt, experienced in the body.

What you as the issue holder, sets up in a constellation is an externalised image of their family system (an image sometimes buried deep in the unconscious, but is nevertheless known at the body level). This systemic image offers a living representational picture of a system and of the connections and relationships within a system, embedded in a life. This first image is what we begin to work with, with movement.

Flight from the City – is the name of the music by Jóhann Jóhannsson in this video where you can watch and hear and feel a combination of  music and movement of the figures. It is deeply moving, layered with memory and emotion. Movements of love, remembrances of the body, catching something of what can emerge within a workshop setting.

Workshop Details : Movements of Love

This upcoming workshop offers 4 places for those wanting to work on a personal issue by setting up a constellation. And as always many more places to attend as a representative.

Atlantic Road, Muizenberg, Cape Town

9:00 for 9:30 – 17:00

Book to set a constellation @ R1250
Book to set a constellation (early payment discount) @ R1050
Book to attend as representative @ R350
Book as repeat representative or in-training @ R200


A reminder to those of you who have worked with me in a one-on-one setting. Attending a workshop as a representative is enormously helpful for the continued integration of the movements, changes, the images that may have come up for you in the individual session. Come and be part of a group and dip into the support and connection that comes from the sharing of deep life issues.

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