In the Presence of Many

Reflections on Constellations Emphasising the Individual Context

Foreword – Albrecht Mahr


PART 1: Reflections on the Work of

I:  Underlying Concepts and Principles
1.  Belonging and Conscience
2.  Systems and Principles
3.  Concepts of Soul
4.  Concepts of Healing
5.  Entanglement and Trauma: Causes and Symptoms

II:  The Methodology of Constellations
6.  The ‘Knowing Field’ and the Representative Experience
7.  The Constellations Procedure
8.  Phenomenology, Embodiment and Meaning-making

III:  Working with the Constellation
9.  Constellation Types and Levels
10.  Movements of Being and Emotional Expression
11.  Processes and Techniques: The Constellation as Experiment

IV:  Further Considerations of Practice
12.  Facilitation: Style and Intention
13.  The Orders of Helping
14.  Keeping Safe: Understanding Trauma Processes in Your Work
15.  Trust & Truth

PART 2: The Individual Context

I:  Introduction
16.  Basic Stance and Assumptions for the Individual Context
17.  Differences & Similarities Between Group and Individual
18.  Work Setting and Contract
19.  Methods and Markers

II:  Procedures and Processes
20.  The Basic Procedure
21.  Understanding Relationship Pictures
22.  More on Methods and Markers
23.  The Client and The Facilitator
24.  Abstract Elements, Values and Barometers
25.  The Genogram

III:  Areas of Special Interest
26.  Structured Constellations
27.  Small Groups and Couples
28.  Supervision from a Systemic Perspective

IV:  And Finally … Do not be Afraid!

Appendix 1: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: DSM IV Category 309.81
Appendix 2: Trauma Notes (Rothschild, 2000)
Appendix 3: Facilitator Diagram to clarify the qualities of two extremes on a continuum of more or less directive facilitator style of facilitation.
Appendix 4: Psychotherapy and Constellations:
A Brief Critique of the Similarities and Differences
Appendix 5: A Brief History of the Influences on the
Development of Constellations
Appendix 6: Suggested Reading List