Hutsunean, hutsetik: Hellinger Sciencia and New Family Constellations


“Approach it and there is no beginning;
follow it and there is no end.
You can’t know it, but you can be it,
at ease in your own life.” Lao Tzu

María Escribano also facilitates New Family Constellations (developed by the German therapist and philosopher Bert Hellinger) in Getxo and Bilbao, and is in continued training with Bert and Sophie Hellinger and Brigitte Champetier de Ribes (director of the Family Constellations Institute Brigitte Champetier de Ribes). In the New Family Constellations (where ‘constellations’ stands for ‘configurations’), we work from the void, and allow the Knowing Field (that void) to manifest itself and effect healing with minimal intervention on the part of the facilitator, in a state of deep meditation, in silence, without judgement.

Constellations show us that all healing (qualitative leap toward greater strength, more life, greater love) is preceded by a movement of reconciliation.

Conflict is in service of a future reconciliation. At its destination, in sight of it, all the fallen and those involved gain dignity and weight, regardless of their deeds. (in Spanish)

María got in contact with the Hellinger Sciencia (Bert Hellinger’s experiential and philosophical approach, which includes ‘family constellations’), in September 2007, through Colette Green, in Ireland. She then attended a weekend workshop delivered by Bert Hellinger in February 2008 in London, and has continued to attend and participate in ‘family constellation’ workshops ever since regularly with Brigitte Champetier de Ribes, and occasionally with other constellators such as Maria Jose Ochs, Milagros Estanislao Quintanilla, and Joan Garriga in Madrid (Spain), and Dan Booth Cohen and Emily Volden in Ireland. She continues to attend training seminars with Bert and Sophie Hellinger (Germany, February-April 2014 & March-May 2014). Through Brigitte’s guidance and expertise, Maria has been in contact with the latest developments of Bert Hellinger’s practice and insights, keeping up to date with the relevant written and audiovisual work available by Bert Hellinger, Brigitte Champetier de Ribes, Marianne Franke-Gricksch, and Rupert Sheldrake (morphogenetic fields), among others. Maria has been channeling constellations alone since March 2012, with Brigitte Champetier’s generous guidance, increasing her perception skills and understanding of the Orders of Love1 and body signals, behaviours and dynamics through which the movement of the Spirit manifests itself in the energy field within which the sessions unfold. She facilitates family constellation workshops in Hellinger’s new method monthly since June 2013. She has also been a secretary for English language and translator of Spanish into English for the Instituto de Constelaciones Familiares de Madrid, Spain, and has translated several texts and the book Beginning to Constellate by Brigitte Champetier de Ribes in March 2014.

1 The Orders of Love are certain orders that operate in systems and human relationships, and that, when respected, allow for the flow of Love (like the course of a river, for instance, channels water forwards and downwards). These orders, identified by Bert Hellinger in the course of his practice,  reveal themselves in experience through the phenomenological work of constellations and through their effects in our everyday lives. Acceptance of everything as it is, puts them into motion. Some of these orders are:

  • everyone has the same right to belong no matter what;
  • there is a hierarchy in which those who came before have a priority over those who came later, when the latter give owed respect to the former, the former will serve the latter;
  • there is a constant need of balance, opposites need each other to move forward (through balance and reconciliation).

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