Family Constellations

Constellations are based on Systemic Work, a fascinating way of working that has become known through the work of German family and psychotherapists Bert Hellinger and Franz Ruppert. Hellinger and Rupert have discovered that every human being is strongly influenced by the system of which he is a part. The first and at the same time most important system is the family of origin and the family around it. This system has a great influence on human life and well-being. A different way of looking

The starting point for the family constellation is the here and now situation of the client. This situation is then associated with major events in the family system. Events from a (distant) past, which are passed on from generation to generation within the system. And of which the client is often unaware. Unconsciously, the client carries the burden of the past, which can manifest itself in problematic relationships with family members or himself, a feeling of uprooting, or even physical and psychological complaints. Becoming aware of past events provides insight into personal problems, but also leads to an understanding of the why of family members’ behavior, past and present. This allows the energy in a system to flow again.

Rene (51): Over the past 10 years I have run into several things. Patterns from my youth, from my upbringing, that have bothered me over the years. After a burnout, it became clear to me that I had to do something with this, and I started looking for ways to change this. In retrospect, my search guided my search by my patterns: I have always searched in the rational. Which brought me a lot, but where I did run into a limit at a certain point. At the end of 2010 I did a family constellation with Micha, and that was a revelation for me. For the first time I have been able to see my problems and patterns from an emotional point of view. The setup has shown me where the entanglements and patterns within my family come from. Emotional, and very beautiful, to see the cause of these patterns. And to recognize. I find that this has a completely different impact than the more rational view. A lot has changed in recent months, both in myself and in the relationship with my family. Actually only positive, even though it was quite tough, I’m much more at peace with myself, and I’ve been able to let go of a pattern of blaming and looking for a victim. And that is a liberation for me…


IoPT is a constellation method developed by Franz Ruppert in which we work with constellations with desire. IoPT is the abbreviation for Identity-Based Psychotrauma Theory and Therapy. In this constellation method, your identity – who you are – is central.

The starting point of the setup starts with the formulation of a desire. A method that is gaining ground in the Netherlands and other European countries. Franz Ruppert works as a psychotherapist and psychologist and is affiliated with the Hochschule in Munich. His years of knowledge, research and experience enabled him to develop this method. IoPT stands for Identity oriented PsychoTrauma theory. This term is based on knowledge and insights from attachment theory, developmental psychology, psychotraumatology and the effects of systems on our personal well-being.

Systemic work, including family constellations, is the basis on which Franz Ruppert once developed as a therapist. Effects A constellation provides insight into the problems of the past, which affect today’s life. By recognizing and acknowledging these problems, lifelong patterns can be broken, and work can be done towards a happier and less burdened future. Depending on the set-up, the effects of the session can often be felt in the short term. It is also possible that it takes longer for the effects to become felt and noticeable. Practice Setups are scheduled periodically. You can find the dates for this in the agenda. At the start of the setup there is always an introductory meeting where you can explain your question. Micha has been guiding family constellations since 2008. He has followed numerous courses at Licht & de Boer, Interakt and the Hellinger Institute.

There is a minimum of 8 participants. You will be notified at least two days in advance whether it will take place. If this is not the case, we will move the line-up to a next date on the agenda in consultation. You can make an appointment for a coaching conversation in the meantime if you need it. There is room to enter a total of 3 questions. You can come as a contributor of a question, but also as a representative

Authors: Micha van der Klis and Krijna Klopman

Contribution: for submitting a question: €145

For being present as a representative: € 45,-

Date: Sunday 19 February from 13:30 – 18:00

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