‘What does our heart listen to?
It listens to the rhythm of life and the rhythm of love.
It receives its pulse from this beat.
When we are attuned, we hear this rhythm with our heart;
we resonate in harmony with it.’
Healing art constellations invite a return to innocence through creativity and change. There is a process which gently brings the individual, the family, and the group to understand one another. The individual observes patterns (usually hidden) in her/his/their relationships that consistently block progress. Artistic expression and / or group representation clarifies our reaction to specific, difficult life events. The experience is usually cathartic. The accompanying epiphany has a ripple effect on all who are part of the individual's family and group system. This stimulates growth beyond self and societal limiting beliefs.What is a family constellation?
Everyone is born into a family system. It has gone before and will be passed on after one dies. The family is a constellation of people and family events, which create a unique dynamic. Each individual relates to this system in their own way. In a family constellation the facilitator uses tools, such as an artistic process, to represent the part of the family, which is not functioning to its fullest potential. This is acknowledged, accepted, and with healing statements, growth follows.What is a healing art constellation?
Kate Campbell has developed family constellations using the creative process to open the door to the the deeper streams of an individual's psyche. She facilitates the creative voice with visual art and words, poetry to reveal inherent personal dynamics. People learn about themselves and their gifts, while finding fresh ways to relate to their families and their group.
We start with a theme, and paint, collage, write, choreograph it from different perspectives. The honest act of creation launches what we need to review which comes to a crescendo in the constellation process. Eventually, we unite with others as we understand our own issue as part of a larger family dynamic and universal pattern.What are we looking for?
Relief from an issue that has been troubling us. Everything belongs in a healing art constellation; all of it. Rage, delight, fear, euphoria, hate, compassion, alienation, community, anxiety, exuberance, depression, happiness, illness, vibrancy, shame, vulnerability and so on. All these emotions, these mental states are reinforced by patterns of behavior. When we alter the pattern the emotional timbre lifts. Humans search for answers in cycles. Constellations zoom in on the specific question to enable resolution.
Our common desire to heal generates trust. We drop our beautifully developed personalities, and slip gently into a soul level. We respond to a person's core and a connection with their family system. The issue we wish to relinquish is embedded in time. It has been locked in our past and in our family's history. We see, feel, and understand it is the root of our pain. In the constellation the hold it has over us is released.
There is a tangible euphoria and compassion generated during a healing art constellation circle. Lifting the veil, which obscures our vision is as liberating as it is humbling. I love sharing the experience with you!
Kate Campbell MFA