Systemic & Family Constellations for Individuals: Expanding Our Practice with Leslie Nipps
Getting groups going can be hard… The classic format for Systemic Constellation Work is in a group. And for good reason: systems by definition mean we are dealing with more than one element, and in a group, we can connect with many elements in families and organizations. However, most new facilitators run into a problem right away: gathering groups can be hard! They are also time consuming, and can be expensive. The beginning of a facilitator’s practice is often the hardest time to convince potential clients to take the time and pay the kind of money that makes constellation groups financially viable. However, it’s not just an issue of “viable business models” for practitioners. There are many situations where a practitioner might find themselves on their own with a client – for instance, the many psychotherapists who’ve developed thriving private practices, and who, after training, want to integrate constellations wisdom into the work they’re doing with individuals and couples. In these kinds of situations, facilitators want an effective way to do this work with clients who need it. The good news is that since Bert Hellinger first developed the work, it’s been adapted to a wide variety of settings, including 1:1 client situations.