Psychotherapy & Family Constellations in Norwich and Hingham, Norfolk
Inherited Trauma and Family Constellations
We are gaining more and more understanding on how trauma is passed down through DNA in our epigenetics. Family Constellations can reveal these and help you make peace or change what you have inherited. Family Constellations can be a great way of looking at issues that have persisted in your life despite other types of therapy or feelings that you have that don’t make sense in your own lived experience. For example a person always makes sure they have food with them wherever they go and no matter how long they are away from the house for 10 minutes or 3 hours and no matter how many food outlets are available. This is often the experience of children or grandchildren born from the holocaust survivors, as then the reality was they didn’t know when they would next eat. Or the person that feels that they might harm their baby despite never having harmed anyone, when the family history was explored their grandmother accidentally burned the house down from a candle and her baby died. The granddaughter is feeling the fear her grandmother felt but never processed and recovered from. Family constellation issues may show up in relationships, health problems or money issues to name but a few.
I use Family Constellations in 1-2-1 work or in a workshop setting, if you have a group of people interested in doing a workshop for 6-12 people please do contact me.
If you are serious about making changes and are ready to look at what is holding you back contact me: 07990 812889 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
My life looks good on paper, so why am I unhappy?
Do you feel you have everything that anyone could want - a house, a car, a partner, a well-paid job, exotic holidays - but yet you feel deeply unhappy and unfulfilled by your life?
When this is the case perhaps it’s likely you are living the life you feel you ‘should’ rather than the life you wanted. This causes an internal conflict, which can show up as anxiety, depression or panic attacks as well a general feeling of unease and unhappiness.
To learn more about inherited trauma you can listen to this BBC Radio 4 programme:
Mark Wolynn, author of "It Didn’t Start With You", giving a talk on Family Constellations:
"Hermione has a talent for creating a contained safe space in which to explore the influences that come from the wider networks of our living family and our ancestors. It has confirmed for me that much of what I have struggled with in this life is not purely personal."
"I found the Family Constellations Workshop to be a unique, moving and profound experience."
"Though I wasn't the central 'storyteller' on this occasion, I felt honoured to play the various roles offered by the people who were, and moved by immersing myself in their story. The process of this embodied empathy also allowed me to access my own valuable personal insights."
"Hermione facilitated the workshop in a sensitive way that allowed me to feel held and yet safe to explore beyond my emotional comfort zone. The Constellations Workshop offered a tangible sense of how much personal growth can come from the insights offered and the moving way in which people’s experiences were so uniquely validated by others."
"I just felt the need to thank you (profusely) for the family constellations therapy you gave me recently. It really is powerful stuff and there is no doubt something has shifted - and that was exactly what I needed. So thank you for training in it and delivering it so intuitively!"