Welcome to learning about Systemic Family Constellations, the book –Ancestral Blueprints: Revealing Invisible Truths in America’s Soul, and Family Matters: Learning with Lisa and Systemic Family Constellations in 2014.
Family Matters is a year long learning program for those called to integrate wisdom from Systemic Family Constellations (SFC) more deeply into their personal or professional lives or both with Lisa Iversen.
Q: Why is this yearlong learning program called “Family Matters”?
Visit the Family Matters links on this website to learn more about this program, especially the Video Reflections from Family Matters 2012 Learning Partners (who have committed to a second year of learning together, see link above to learn more).
Application deadline is February 1, 2014. Program begins March 14, 2014.
“My task is to create a safe setting where the field of wisdom from the group can be made available to all of us, so that in this context we are all teachers, we are all students, and we invite a way of being with unfolding truth that is best made visible and experienced with the support of our ancestors behind us.” Lisa Iversen
Further reflections: Ancestors, The Knowing Field, and Constellations
Constellations offer us a way to access embodied truths about the depth of our loyalty to family functioning like no other approach from western culture. While each family has its own story that makes it unique, there are universal truths that connect us to one another. By restoring balance in our ancestral maps, our personal suffering and unhappiness can be transformed into a force for healing.
Systemic Family Constellations are innovative, but its roots are ancient, and they remind us that our human family is in a movement of remembering that tribal wisdom existed before Western institutions and teachings.
Constellations promote freedom, clarity, and compassion regarding loss, grief, trauma, and other painful family images in the soul. In the United States, the approach also offers great insight and healing around colonialism, immigration, First Nations’ genocide, slavery, and other collective wounds. The effects of these historical events – guilt, trauma, and grief — live on in our families and broader culture, and this approach shows how descendants can honor the past without carrying on frozen trauma in our souls.
There is simply no replacement for ancestral connection, honoring truth, and acknowledging what is.
Here’s to the strength, wisdom, and blessings from our ancestors,
Lisa Iversen, MSW, LICSW
Header Image: Pictographs at Newspaper Rock, Indian Creek Historic State Park, Moab, Utah. Photographer: David Hiser, National Archives.