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Bert Hellinger

Bert Hellinger, the founder of Constellation Work, is a man of immense wisdom and compassion. He is one of the greatest living psychotherapists of today’s world. His contribution and insights reach far beyond the field of psychotherapy. The development of Constellation Work has not only given us an unprecedented tool for therapy and healing, but offered insight into the laws of life in relation to love, attachment, belonging and conscience. For the first time in modern civilization, and within more or less mainstream structures and disciplines, we are coming closer to dealing with such concepts as  fate, atonement, loyalty, truth, wisdom of flesh, family conscience, Soul and Spirit. It is no coincidence that this knowledge seems to span cultures and continents easily, and is instantly “recognizable”. It goes to the very core of some of life’s mysteries, so far addressed only in some ancient indigenous cultures. Surprisingly, or not, there it sits comfortably side by side with some of the most recent findings of quantum physics.

It is no surprise that such insights came to a man of such rich and varied life experience with a first hand knowledge of life’s worst hardships (conscripted into the German army during  WWII  then prisoner of war), moral dilemmas (taking a stand against the Nazis), spirituality within the Christian faith during his twenty years of priesthood. As a missionary sent by his order he spent 16 years with Zulus in South Africa,
which provided him with a first hand knowledge of a tribal culture. That experience had a profound impact on Hellinger:

"He saw that many of Zulu rituals and customs had a structure and function similar to elements of the Mass, pointing to common human experiences, and he experimented with integrating Zulu music and ritual form into the Mass. His commitment to the goodness of cultural and human variety is deep, and to the validity of doing things in different ways. The Sacred is present everywhere."

(from the official web site of Bert Hellinger www.hellinger.com  )

His encounter with the Zulus and their way of life eventually lead to his departure from the order,  to marriage and fulltime study of and extensive training in many psychotherapeutic approaches. He studied Psychoanalysis, Gestalt Therapy, Transactional Analysis, Family Therapy and other emerging forms of psychotherapy. He was instrumental in the development of the Family Constellations approach, now generally referred to as Systemic Constellations.

His work keeps developing, changing, evolving.  Movements of the Soul has been a further step. Hellinger is currently working with, as he calls it, Movements of the Spirit-Mind. In his eighties now, he keeps traveling across the world, offering us ever new insights and challenges.

It is with a sense of deep gratitude and indebtedness that we let ourselves be guided by his insights when we work towards 
harmony in human systems.

for  Bert Hellinger's own words go to
Helping in Harmony

Systemic Connections
"All things are global, indeed cosmic, for all things are connected, and the memory of all things extends to all places and all times." ...E.Laszlo _______________ _______________ “We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.” ...... ~Martin Luther King Jr. _________ --------------------- "Learn how to see. Realize that everything connects to everything else. " Leonardo da Vinci