THE HIGH ART OF HELPING
AN EXPERIENTIAL WORKSHOP ASSISTED BY HORSE PRESENCE AND WISDOM: CONSTELLATION WORK WITH HORSES
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People often feel drawn to work with others and to help them. This pull can come from a deep love and loyalty that stems from within our own family system, our own herd. To work cleanly with others it is important to be able to differentiate ‘what belongs to whom’ and what it is that has drawn us into our chosen profession. What it is our hearts are longing for.
The ground-breaking work of Bert Hellinger, coming from his training in psychoanalysis to his systemic family therapy, allows us to see ourselves through a lens which brings to light our connections, loyalties and bonds, conscious and unconscious, across the generations. The methodology he developed is called ‘the constellation’ where other people represent family members, organizational issues or internal parts of ourselves. We use this lens and methodology together with the added help of horses. We include horse presence and wisdom as representatives in the family field. Clearing our own ‘field’ allows us to work with clarity, awareness and compassion.
When we understand that in order to “give” in a healthy way we must first be able to “receive”. Then we no longer project our entanglements and what is out of our awareness on to our co-workers and clients. So the workshop serves as a protection for the people we work with and also for ourselves.
When we can experience being separate and connected, then we ourselves, and those we work with, become freer to move and heal in a healthy way. Helping at this level is ‘a high art’.