Saturday, April 20th -- Family Constellations with Nick Werber
With Nick Werber
“Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.” – Carl Jung
This half-day healing intensive is designed to hone in on an often overlooked or misunderstood aspect of the human experience: the effect your family of origin has on your present-day life.
Using Family Constellations, a profound group healing process, we’ll uncover how seemingly personal struggles aren’t so simple. Instead, challenges like anxiety, depression, trauma, illness and others are often logical outcomes of not only your upbringing, but the events and circumstances surrounding your parents' upbringing, your grandparents' upbringing, or other areas of your larger family tree.
Are you someone who senses that your family of origin and the circumstances you experienced in your childhood are affecting close relationships, your career or your mental or physical wellbeing? Do you feel you carry a pit of shame or unworthiness around no matter where you go? Are you aware that there was infidelity or secrets in your family and that these dynamics still appear in your life today? Does it feel like you’re carrying around an inner-child that never seems to receive the nurturing and safety it keeps asking for?
These are just a few signs that you may be experiencing a form of unconscious loyalty to your past or family of origin. By shining a spotlight on unseen parts of these dynamics, the constellation process can give you a remarkable opportunity to break the cycle, heal, and create new patterns that align you with your sense of purpose and desire for healthy connection.
Family Constellations is supported by two decades of epigenetic research which has repeatedly shown that what your parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents experienced in life has a major impact on how you move and act in the world today. By working directly with the bonds you have to your family and the experiences of past generations, you’re given an extraordinary opportunity to create healing at the root of the issue.
What Happens in the Workshop?
Family Constellations is an eyes-open, experiential approach, in which fellow participants will be asked to stand and represent relevant aspects of your life. Depending on the issue you’re experiencing, representatives may be chosen for specific family members, your partner, a boss, an ex, or other people in your life. As these individuals stand in representation, they will be gently guided to tap into an awareness that allows them to become a mirror that reflects back the dynamics you’re exploring.
At first, the accuracy of these maps or constellations may be surprising. But as we progress through the workshop, we’ll go beyond creating visual representations of your life and move towards how you can free yourself from the barriers that are preventing you from creating a life that’s aligned with your larger purpose.
Some of the Intentions of This Workshop:
• Engage in a process of connecting with consciousness that is beyond the ordinary
• Uncover the root causes of the challenges you’re experiencing so that they may be seen and healed in conscious awareness
• Break the patterns that pull you toward recreating echoes of the past in your present day life
• Offer practical steps to move forward and make meaningful shifts in your life outside of the workshop
This class is limited to 12 people in order to provide as much individual support as possible. If a participant does not get to have a personal Constellation, they will be eligible for a makeup private Family Constellation at Nick’s office. However, the intention of keeping the group size to 12 is that each person will be able to have a personal Constellation if they choose to.
Nick is an integrative coach in private practice specializing in individual, family and inherited trauma, mindfulness, applied neuroscience and energy work. His entry into the healing arts started with Focalizing, a life changing mind-body approach to trauma resolution. Today, he is a leading practitioner and trainer of Focalizing and is a sought after facilitator in NYC and abroad. Nearly five years into his work as a trauma healer, a mixture of intuition and serendipity moved him to work with several world renowned facilitators of Systemic Family Constellations including Suzi Tucker, Dan Cohen and Emily Blefeld. Sparked by the incredible outcomes he was witnessing in himself and his clients, Nick dedicated himself to this practice and soon became one of the most active Family Constellations facilitators in the Northeast. Nick’s greatest strength is in the sacred space he holds for healing. Those who work with him are given the gentle support they need to allow the deepest aspects of their being to shine.