Genealogy allows us to create an exact list of our lineage. With it, we can identify the names of our ancestors with their birth dates, places of birth, and even their professions. This information is usually presented as a genealogical tree that offers the possibility of visualizing the whole lineage in a schematic way that is easy to understand. It is true that tracing ancestors can turn out to be complicated sometimes. Thus, a tree has the advantage of presenting relationships in a simple and understandable way for everybody.
The genealogy research can be undertaken by a motivated family member (as the research can easily become difficult and complicated) or by a professional genealogist.
What are Family Constellations?
Family Constellations (or Systemic Family Constellations) is a method of transgenerational family therapy.
This psychological approach offers the patient a way to discover what limits his personal growth and how he can free himself from it.
To do so, the constellation practitioner asks the person about certain events that affect his ties with his family members (accidents, death...).
Then the person is invited to choose among the members of the group the ones that are going to represent his ancestors involved in the exploration of the constellation because Family Constellations are performed in a group. The person situates in the space the “actors” of this system, the ones that embody the person and his ancestors, and then observes the constellation from a distance.