Family Constellation

Books & Resources

Required Reading For The Level-1 Family Constellation Training

Love’s Hidden Symmetry: What Makes Love Work in Relationships
By Bert Hellinger
Probably the most highly recommended Hellinger book by the Family Constellation community when it comes to learning the depths and thinking behind Family Constellation work.

The Healing of Individuals, families & Nations Book 1
By John L Payne (Shavasti)
An introduction to Family Constellation work. This is the first of a 2-part series. I highly recommend this book for those new to the work.

The Language of the Soul – Healing With Words of Truth Book 2
By John L Payne (Shavasti)
The second book of John Payne’s 2-book series, the continuation of his very readable introduction to Family Constellations.

The Art & Practice of Family Constellations
By Bertold Ulsamer
Another excellent introduction to Family Constellations. This book is also required reading for all of my students.

Even If It Costs Me My Life: Systemic Constellations and Serious Illness
By Stephan Hausner
This book looks specifically at how illnesses are related to our family lineages and how to recognize and heal them through the use of Family Constellations. Though at times I found the structure of his Constellations a little difficult to follow as described, I still highly recommend this book.

Recommended Reading For Students interested In Learning More

It Didn’t Start with You: How Inherited Family Trauma…
By Mark Wolynn
The most widely recognized book based on the Concepts of Family Constellation work. Mark was my first Family Constellation trainer in 2008. Back then he worked in a group setting. Now his work is more geared to 1 on 1 and a psychotherapy setting. the concepts are powerful.

The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma
By Bessel Van Der Kolk
The foremost readable book on healing trauma with over 60,000 5***** reviews. If you want to dive in to trauma healing and the concepts underneath this – This is the place to start.

Connecting to Our Ancestral Past: Healing through Family Constellations, Ceremony, and Ritual
By Francesca Mason Boring
Francesca is a prolific trainer in the Field of Family Constellation work. If I was to do another 1-year training, her offerings would be high on my list. An powerful Soul with indigenous roots, her focus on connection with ritual and the Earth is unparalleled.

Handbook of Individual Family Constellations
By Marco Moretti
If you are looking to work in a 1 on 1 setting, this book can be a powerful asset.

Systemic Coaching and Constellations: The Principles, Practices and Application for Individuals, Teams and Groups
By John Whittington
If your passion is around organizational Constellations and supporting business with our modality, this will be a great book for you. Healing systemic issues within businesses can have a powerful impact on the world.

Heal Your Relationship: A new way of improving your relationship skills (The Systemic View)
By Indra Torsten Preiss
Many relationships are being negatively impacted by trauma within family systems. This book is a great resource to get to the heart of this.

For Harder to Find Family Constellation Books

The best place to purchase Family Constellation books is Hellinger DC. You can find many Constellation books here. (Click the pic)

The Knowing Field
The professional journal of Family Constellation work, great articles by the top professionals in the field.

Video Resources

Rupert Sheldrake & Morphic Fields – The Science Behind Family Constellation Work

This short talk introduces you to the scientific principles behind the morphic field by the renowned biologist and author Rupert Sheldrake. A very easy to grasp and understand talk.

Another Self – An Enjoyable Netflix Drama

It is not often you find a television drama based on a Spiritual healing modality, but Netflix has done it and a good job too! You can watch Another Self on Netflix. Click the pic.

Sex, Love & Goop – Episode #5 – Thank The Past

A documentary presentation of Family Constellation work for a real couple. Gwyneth Paltrow’s show takes a good look at Family Constellation work in this short presentation. Click the picture to view on Netflix.

Success Stories

“Jack holds the space beautifully…” “I greatly appreciated Jack’s open-heartedness, skill and flexibility throughout the constellation. As someone who facilitates, I was deeply impressed by Jack’s ability to hold the space for multiple layers of the constellation and follow them through to a loving resolution. He holds the space beautifully and makes everyone involved feel appreciated and seen. One can clearly see how much of his own work Jack has done to get to this point, and it is a pleasure to work with him.”

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