Psychological Practice Dr. phil. Beate Kilian
Therapy, Coaching, Systemic Structural Constellations

Psychological Practice Dr. phil. Beate Kilian
Therapy, Coaching, Systemic Structural Constellations

more aoubt systemic Structural constellations

Systemic Structural Constellations (SySt®) were developed by Insa Sparrer and Matthias Varga von Kibéd at the SySt Institute in Munich and are clearly separated conceptually and methodologically from the tradition of Bert Hellinger. They encompass a multitude of constellation formats, from which the appropriate one is selected dependent on the client's concern. Every constellation is unique and individual, and free from ideological guidelines. Outer systems such as families or organisations can be set as well as inner systems. Also, abstract constructs such as decision alternatives, an issue behind a certain symptom, a personal belief or a blockage regarding a particular goal are suitable for structural constellations.

After an initial solution-focussed interview, representatives of certain aspects of the client system are positioned in the room by the client. The constellation of the representatives and their positions towards each other reveal the dynamics within the client's inner system and thus simultaneously offer the direction towards the solution. Most often, the constellation shows unknown aspects, contexts of a symptom, interpersonal entanglements or ressources of the client that can be integrated. Representatives are able to report the changes in bodily perception they experience on the respective positions. That way, the client is able to first view the situation from the outside. At a certain point of time, the client replaces his or her own representative and becomes part of the constellation. This allows for a more indepth perception and anchoring of the transformation process that follows. Usually, the client experiences intense feelings, inner images or bodily reactions during the constellation, through which he or she is guided in a mindful and solution-focussed manner. 

A further advancement of the Systemic Structural Constellations are the Self Integration Constellations by Holm von Egidy. Their focus is on the reconnection with one's own feelings, desires, dreams or talents, and on the dissolution of dysfunctional relationship patterns. For these purposes, the perception and - if necessary - the defence of the client's personal inner space is promoted, leading to greater self-determination, clarity in personal relationships and trust in one's own perceptions and decisions. At the same time, dependence, manipulability and guilt feelings are reduced.  

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