Family Constellations Take Shape

March 19, 2004

GENETIC traits can be passed from generation to generation, so why not subconscious problems? This question, or belief, is the basis of a workshop on family constellations presented by Harold Hohnen next week.

Family constellations operate on the idea that past or present family problems can be directly related to the cause of current problems, ranging from drug abuse and depression to cancer. According to family constellation facilitators, by freeing one’s self from these ill feelings, which one may not even be conscious one possesses, a person can live a happier, healthier life.

One common approach is known as the Systemic Phenomenological Approach to Healing, and takes place as part of a group session. In a session, an individual examines his or her family tree thoroughly to examine certain members who may have had problems or died tragically, as well as past lovers of relatives and anyone else who may have sacrificed their happiness at the family’s expense.

Other participants stand in for these family members, living or dead, and often claim to feel a direct connection with the people they are meant to represent. Through this, accordng to workshop organizers, a person can ask forgiveness or make amends for whatever it is that has caused the negative subconscious feelings or problems affecting his or her life.

The first International Workshop of Family Constellations will be held today from 2-7 p.m. and continues tomorrow, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 2-5:30 p.m. The event will be at the Hotel Intercontinental Camino Real and the cost per person is $150.

For more info, call 232-0521 or 290-4060 or e-mail mayacan5@racsa.co.cr.

 

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