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Is Family Constellations scientific?

So, you might be wondering, is Family Constellations therapy scientific? Well, let’s delve into that question together.

Elena Veselago and Field Therapy

First off, let’s talk about Elena Veselago’s Field Therapy. She is my teachers’ teacher – a real Master Constellator. Hailing from Moscow, Russia, Veselago has been pioneering her unique approach to healing for years. Her work revolves around the concept of the “field,” a sort of energetic matrix that encompasses everything around us.

In her practice, Veselago taps into this field to facilitate healing on a deep level. Now, while Field Therapy isn’t exactly the same as Family Constellations, it shares some common ground in its emphasis on the interconnectedness of all things. Veselago is also a Shaman and uses all her skills to help facilitate healing in her clients. Due to many generations of trauma in Russian history and its ongoing effect on the Russian people, this constellations work is very popular and commonly used. Veselago does not call it therapy, and prefers to use the term Field Therapy – exploring our interconnection with others in our family system and source itself.

Empirical and experiential

Enter Sarah Peyton, a neuroscience educator whose insights shed light on the scientific underpinnings of Family Constellations. Peyton’s work explores the brain’s role in shaping our experiences and relationships. Through her research, she’s uncovered fascinating connections between neuroscience and the principles of Constellation work. Peyton’s perspective offers a bridge between the empirical world of science and the experiential realm of Family Constellations.

I have had the pleasure of working and training with Elena Veselago and Sarah Peyton in Contemporary Constellations and Field Therapy Foundation course, modules 1 and 2.

So, back to the question at hand: is Family Constellations scientific? Well, let’s consider this. While traditional scientific methods may struggle to quantify the subtle nuances of Constellation work, that doesn’t mean it lacks scientific validity. In fact, many aspects of Family Constellations can be understood through the lens of neuroscience and quantum physics.

We are all interconnected

You see, Family Constellations operate on the principle that we are all interconnected, not just on a physical level, but on an energetic and even ancestral level. This idea aligns with the emerging field of quantum physics, which explores the interconnected nature of the universe. From this perspective, the idea of tapping into a collective field of consciousness, as Family Constellations practitioners often do, doesn’t seem so far-fetched.

Therapeutic benefits

Moreover, the therapeutic benefits of Family Constellations are well-documented. Many participants report profound insights, emotional healing, and shifts in long-standing patterns as a result of Constellation work. While these experiences may not fit neatly into the parameters of traditional scientific research, they are nonetheless real and impactful.

Complementary approach

It’s also worth noting that Family Constellations practitioners don’t claim to be a replacement for traditional therapy or medical treatment. Instead, they offer a complementary approach that can be integrated into a broader healing journey. By addressing the underlying dynamics within family systems, Constellation work can unearth deep-seated patterns and traumas that may be contributing to present-day challenges.

Whilst Family Constellations may not adhere to traditional scientific methodologies, they are grounded in principles that resonate with emerging scientific understanding. Through the work of pioneers like Elena Veselago and insights from neuroscience educators like Sarah Peyton, we gain new perspectives on the profound healing potential of Constellation work.

So, is Family Constellations scientific? Perhaps not in the traditional sense, but its impact on individuals and families is undeniable.

If you are curious to see how this work might benefit you and your current challenges, please send me a message and let’s arrange a free 15 minute consultation call. lucy@lucyascham.com

Written by Lucy Ascham, Body & Soul Energy Expert

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