“I want to thank you Marina for introducing me to the power of family constellation work. I had experienced several wondrous energy shifts after having two constellations done myself. I felt lighter and more open to life and love. The biggest surprise came after my third individual session. Both my parents have passed away and have been gone several years now. A few weeks after doing my third constellation I opened a letter from a dear old friend with a decade old picture of my two parents smiling at me arm in arm. The friend had been going through old pictures and felt moved to copy that one and send it to me out of the blue! It warmed my heart and truly felt like a hug from beyond.”
Rachel Swift, Toronto
“It was a real pleasure to meet you on the Workshop. It was quite an experience, it really helped me to understand the reason that my mother and my father were the way they were. It was so clear not only when I did my family constellation, but when I saw the pain of other people that were on similar situations like my parents. I felt that any judgment that I still had for my parents was lifted as well as judgment for myself and some other people. I feel lighter now. Thanks ever so much for helping me and helping so many people through this amazing method and with your energy, light and love that definitely are great and make us feel so good.”
Martha Lopez, Toronto
“I have been privileged to have worked with Family Constellations for myself for 6 years while I lived in Spain. Once I even was able to attend a weekend workshop with Bert Hellinger himself. My experiences were exclusively with a more or less large number of people in a group setting. After having moved to Canada I was not able to find a Family Constellations Facilitator for a few years. A couple of months ago I had the opportunity to travel to Toronto and the pleasure to work with Marina in a private session. Not knowing what to expect, believing that I needed the feedback of other group members, I was amazed at how easily the soul work happened with only "footsteps" laid out on the floor to represent other people. I would never have thought this was possible. It was at least as powerful as my group experiences...
I have been privileged to have worked with Family Constellations for myself for 6 years while I lived in Spain. Once I even was able to attend a weekend workshop with Bert Hellinger himself.
My experiences were exclusively with a more or less large number of people in a group setting. After having moved to Canada I was not able to find a Family Constellations Facilitator for a few years.
A couple of months ago I had the opportunity to travel to Toronto and the pleasure to work with Marina in a private session. Not knowing what to expect, believing that I needed the feedback of other group members, I was amazed at how easily the soul work happened with only "footsteps" laid out on the floor to represent other people. I would never have thought this was possible. It was at least as powerful as my group experiences.
As I live over two hours away from Toronto, I did not get a chance to go back for more sessions, even though I would have loved to. I decided to try a Family Constellations Online session with Marina, a little doubtful and not really being able to imagine how this could possibly work in such an "impersonal" setting. It turned out that nothing about it was impersonal.
Once the set-up was in place, I let Marina introduce me to the online version of a session and found it to be as if I were in the same room with her. At first glance, the small figurines seemed like they could not possibly transport the same experience as "real" people could, or even "footsteps" on the floor. But my doubts were completely unfounded.
Right away, with the first image/constellation I created, that certain powerful soul knowledge and the emotions came up in me. We went through the session and it was just as effective and powerful as any "real" session with or without more people could be.
It did surprise me, to be honest.
And it made me very happy, as I now know I can have my Family Constellations work without having to travel an entire day. I am completely convinced and firmly believe that the benefit from online sessions is as powerful as from a "real" one. The soul works in mysterious ways and seems to benefit from the possibilities of modern technology.
I would encourage everyone to put any doubts aside and give an online session a try. I am forever glad that I did.
“…I have now experienced several of my own personal constellations, working with different issues. I am feeling better about my life every day, and it is improving in ways I would not have imagined. This therapy is very powerful! I have now worked with a variety of other holistic therapies as well, but FC has been a main component of my healing. I credit that first session with opening me up. All of my personal and professional relationships have improved, and I no longer carry that heavy underlying sadness that seemed to be a permanent burden. I am lighter, happier, and am able to feel love and empathy even for people who used to drive me nuts! Incredibly, my fiancée and I are getting married later this year......and I now have a great relationship with Aunt Madeline, whom I now talk to and visit regularly!
I believe it is not an exaggeration to say that Family Constellations could bring world peace!”
I attended my first Family Constellation with a group in November 2011. My fiancee had been doing this work for about a year before this and though she told me what she was doing, I was not that interested....I would simply think 'That's nice' and thought if it made her happy, then that was good. I did notice that she began talking about her close family relationships in a different way, with a new perspective that struck me as very insightful. I also noticed that she seemed more centered in general....this was something very subtle, that I could not have put into words at that time. She did not ever disclose anything about the sessions in detail, nor did she ever ask me or even encourage me to try it. I believe that because I noticed these changes in her, and because there was no pressure, I sub-consciously decided one day that maybe there was something in 'Family Constellations' that could help me, because I had a great deal of pain that stemmed from family issues, that I knew were wreaking havoc on my life, yet I would not face them...and didn't know how to.
So she happened to share a link with me to a group session that was happening, and something in me thought, 'Why not'? Our relationship was at an all-time low point as well, so I thought that if perhaps this helped me in some way, it might help save the relationship. I went with an open mind, and with an eagerness to see what this was all about.
There were about 12 people in attendance. I knew only my fiancee, and had previously made the acquaintance of three others, including the Constellator. There was even a very young Latin-American girl who did not speak English at all. It was clear that most of the people in the room did not know each other at all. Two constellations were conducted that evening. To my surprise, I was asked to represent someone in the first constellation, and I did not hesitate. Very little was asked of me in my role, I was more of a placeholder, so I got very little attention (for which I was grateful), though I understood I was playing a necessary role. From this position, I observed the others who were participating, and the girl for whom the constellation was being done, and she was VERY emotional, and seemed to be gaining a new understanding from what was happening. I didn't really grasp what it was she wanted to work on in the first place, but I could see it was very meaningful for her. There was a palpable energy in the room that everyone was connected to.
The second constellation was for one of the girls whom I had met before (she was a friend of my fiancee). When she announced what she wanted to work on, she became very emotional, and she selected her representatives with much thought. Most interestingly, she asked the Latin-American girl (who could not speak English) to represent the person who was central to the constellation. Again the energy in the room became very concentrated, almost thick, with the presence of the characters, as their energy literally channeled through these willing participants, WHO DID NOT KNOW EACH OTHER. I was impressed by how deep they went, especially that young girl, who was saying things in Spanish (which the constellator then translated) that corresponded perfectly with what was happening, even though she didn't understand what was being said around her.
At some point during this experience of observing all of this, I suddenly had a very clear voice in my head tell me 'You need to visit Aunt Madeline'. This is a great-aunt, almost 80 years old now, who was very close to my mother when she was a child, but whom I would only meet at large family functions, which were rare. Despite not knowing her, she would always tell me to come and visit her anytime, with love in her eyes. In all my 40 years on this Earth, I never did. Suddenly, I had an imperative message to visit her. I left the constellation that night with a strange sense of having witnessed something mystical, where unseen energies had been invited to help demonstrate personal truths, and I knew that I had witnessed spiritual healing on a deep level. I also knew that it had reached out and touched me, putting this powerful suggestion in my head that I knew I had to act on, even though it seemed irrational. Because of that, I also knew that I had to do this again.
Fast forward six-months, and I have now experienced several of my own personal constellations, working with different issues. I am feeling better about my life every day, and it is improving in ways I would not have imagined. This therapy is very powerful! I have now worked with a variety of other holistic therapies as well, but FC has been a main component of my healing. I credit that first session with opening me up. All of my personal and professional relationships have improved, and I no longer carry that heavy underlying sadness that seemed to be a permanent burden. I am lighter, happier, and am able to feel love and empathy even for people who used to drive me nuts! Incredibly, my fiancee and I are getting married later this year......and I now have a great relationship with Aunt Madeline, whom I now talk to and visit regularly!
I believe it is not an exaggeration to say that Family Constellations could bring world peace!
Update: Aaron and Cristina got married in August 2012 and it was an honour to attend their wedding. Congratulations to you both!
Aaron Hughes, Toronto
“Hi Marina, I would like to say the class has changed my life, I cannot thank you enough. I now recommend it to everyone I know. Thanks again.”
Nawal Yousif, Toronto
“In summary, with this therapy I have changed my attitude to life, I have found a better way to deal with daily-life problems, and I love my self, as I never did before. All this of course is thanks to the guidance of Marina. She always makes me feel important, loved, and cared through each session. She helped me to cure my disease symptoms and to understand that what I called fibromyalgia was here to help me to find my path towards a better life.”
Georgina Galicia, Toronto
“I want to say thank you for today's session! It was very spiritually releasing and a soul enhancing experience. I feel different.
“I'd like to thank you for last Thursday evening's family constellations workshop. That was exactly what I needed, even though I did not have my own constellation done. The big progress for me was on one of somebody else's situations, when I was just sitting and watching the constellation. Since Friday morning I feel very peaceful and calm inside. Again a very warm thank you for that.”
Gala Rabinovich, Toronto
“It was a great experience to do a constellation with you and it definitely has made a change in my life.”
Jill Tusek, Toronto
“I have had this incredible sense of peace since the last session. Connecting so deeply with the collective field has been a peak experience. Such peace. Such subtle strength. I also LOVED the meditation!”
Isabelle Moreau, Toronto
“I am writing this short note to let you know how much your beautiful Family Constellations therapy helped me. Some situations that I had not been able to process are clear to me now. With the help of God and yours, many of us can make the changes we so much need and desire.”
Gloria Suarez-Castaño, Toronto
“I just wanted to let you know how deeply moved and touched I was by the last Family Constellation Workshop. I have never experienced anything quite like it. You have an amazing gift that is going to help so many people, you are truly an inspiration to me and I'm sure so many others. It was an honour and a pleasure to have been a part of this and I wanted to say thank you from the bottom of my heart!”
“I would like to thank you very much for the level I training / personal development of Hellinger Family Constellations. It was out of my expectation. I have learned a lot about relationships, family puzzle (as I call it!) and you! Isn’t it wonderful to experience our thoughts (or better say the impact of people on us in our personal life) without being interacting physically with them? What you are practicing and teaching in your Hellinger institute is saving lives of persons that they are seeking a better solution rather than hurting their love ones or themselves. You are helping people to heel their pain and learn the method for life! I am stunned how effective the workshop can be!”
“I have been at a few constellations lead by you over the last year and a half and have been truly surprised each time. During and after each workshop major shifts take place in my life and the life of my family. Never knowing what will happen, each time I grow and I find myself becoming the person I want to be more and more.The work helps me focus on what's important as that is brought to the surface. It keeps me focused on what is. The connection I find with people there is up-lifting. It feels more like a spring board in my spiritual journey.”
“After my first family constellation with Marina I felt a great shift in my energy regarding my parents, especially my father. I have been working consistently to receive my father back into my life, through our classes and exercises. This past night my oldest daughter had a very symbolic dream where she is with her dad (my ex-husband) cleaning her feelings towards him. She woke up with a memory of a day her dad helped her and she realized her dad does love her. As I work my relationship with my father, my daughter also feels touched by this energy field and wants to shift the perception (criticism/judgments) she holds against her dad.”