I have recently become aware of how fond I am of my psychotherapy clients and how familiar they have become to me. What do I mean by this? My psychotherapy clients feel familial, as if we are related. And, in fact, we are! We are related in our humanity, in the proverbial “Family of Man”.
Category: Family Constellations
Whenever I have scheduled an upcoming Constellation Workshop, the Constellation itself begins many days before the scheduled event. It begins when I start thinking about when, where and how the next Workshop should occur.
A brief memoir of a time with my grandmother brings to mind reflections upon our ancestral legacy and our personal evolution:
On this first day of Rosh Hashonah, ushering in the Jewish New Year of 5774, I am profoundly grateful for the life I have had and the promise of a new year to come.
Last weekend I facilitated a Constellation workshop in New York City. No matter how many times I do this, I am always moved, touched, and ultimately awed by the divine grace that manifests in these sacred events. This occasion was no exception.
Last weekend I facilitated my regular monthly Constellation workshop. I always begin these workshops with a short talk that sets an intention for our work on that day.
A client and former workshop participant called me this morning to ask if a Constellation might help to resolve a situation he is challenged by in his workplace.
My dear friend Lilli Cunningham succumbed to death on Friday, after a 2 year journey with cancer. Lilli and I first met in November, 2009, when she and her husband Bill attended a Systemic and Family Constellation workshop that I facilitated in Miami, Florida.
“There is nothing to fix but there are many things to honor.” My colleague Francesca Mason Boring wrote these words describing her approach to the Family Constellation work.
The following quote is ascribed to The Ba’al Shem Tov, (1698-1770), mystical Rabbi and the founder of Chasidic Jewry. “The desire to forget prolongs exile; the secret of redemption is memory”.