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April 22, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Vern Morin is a specially trained Family Constellation therapist that conducts group treatments implementing the idea of family connection. We are often emotionally weighed down by something internal. While some folks can pinpoint that specific family dynamic and situation, others need to explore their relationships further to unearth the root of their troubles. Family Constellation Therapy helps us to feel the energy of these family connections in a group setting. These groups are larger, so that the person participating in the group can trust their instinct and choose “stand-ins” from those present to represent specific family members.
At the center of the room, a circle of these surrogates is created, which we call a family constellation. In this constellation, the stand-in representatives are asked to listen to the family history or short description of the issue at hand; they are then directed to describe the energy they feel or anything that comes to mind about the connection between the family member they represent and the focal family member. Group members don’t know each other or participants’ family background until that moment in treatment, so every perspective is fresh and unbiased. No actual family is present, which removes any stresses related to sharing or working out sensitive issues concerning those particular family members.