The method is Systemic Constellation Work, an unconventional therapeutic method which began in Germany about 30 years ago and is rapidly expanding throughout the United States and the world and is being applied to organizational development and education.
Carnabucci will discuss the process and lead a demonstration; a psychotherapist and educator specializing in mind-body and alternative therapies, she has been recently certified as a facilitator through advanced training with the Stark Institute of Germany and The Hellinger Center of D.C.
Systemic Family Constellations are unlike cognitive, behavioral and interpersonal psychotherapies in their origin, form and purpose. They succeed by diminishing the unconscious impulses that drive destructive and self-defeating behaviors and allow new connections to emerge.
The method involves very little talk and focuses on body sensations and feelings that people experience when placed to represent one's family members, including ancestors that are unknown. Those standing are moved until the representatives feel a sense of peace. Much of the work focuses on family rank and what are
called "orders of love." It shows little of what most would call traditional psychotherapy and does not follow traditional psychological ideas.
The two-hour mini-demonstration sessions will include:
• A discussion of the background of Constellation Work and how it was developed.
• The approach of the method and how family rank and love are viewed.
• A demonstration of the process.
- 3 p.m. July 26
- 10 am. July 29
- 3 p.m. Aug. 2
- 10 a.m. Aug. 7
- 3 p.m. Aug. 16
- 10 a.m. Aug. 19
- 6:30 p.m. Aug. 24
- 6:30 p.m. Aug. 31
In addition, Carnabucci will present a full-day program, "Stories of the Ancestors," from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 7, at Lake House. The day will focus on opportunities to address personal issues and is open to laypersons and professionals with continuing education and psychodrama credits provided.
Professionals and laypersons are welcome to attend and may observe or participate. There is no fee for the mini-demonstrations although a free will offering or donations to the Racine County Food Bank are welcome. In some cases participants may be able to use their health insurance for the session.
Interested persons may attend as many sessions as they wish and should call (262) 633-2645 to register or with questions. Space is limited and reservations are suggested.
Lake House is located at 932 Lake Ave., Racine. Directions and more information are online.