As I move closer to beginning the first Family Energetics Mentoring Intensive, it's a good time to look back and see how this versatile and effective healing method came into being. It's both a connected understanding of how trauma works on larger and smaller scales, and a toolset that can adapt to all of these scales. If I were younger, there would surely be a book. But, at 75, I may be a bit too relaxed to undertake that.
Why Did I Create Family Energetics (FE)
By 2014, I had learned Family Constellations (FC) over a 6 year period from a wide range of European and American teachers (14, actually). 350 hours of training in life and business coaching made me also an ICF Certified Professional Coach. I had a manageable little business and had written both HEALTH HAPPINESS AND FAMILY CONSTELLATIONS and THE FAMILY CONSTELLATION PRACTICE BUILDER. In the background remained 30 years of indigenous shamanic healing practice.
But some things troubled me. Many prominent FC facilitators were suggesting that ALL client suffering was inherited from ancestors, so that constellations alone could engineer complete recoveries. And the many who followed Hellinger closely said that FC was not a therapy and that it did not deal with trauma. I didn't buy any of that.
So I began a deep dive into the most current understandings of trauma that happens to us personally. I wanted to know much more about how it worked and what the best methods for healing it were. That's when even more interesting things started to happen.
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