Collective Memories – Online Short Group Constellations

Who we are in the present is knowingly and unknowingly influenced by the energetic field of influence that we belong to and that we come from. Our history lies coiled within us. The untold stories of our ancestors are present in our blood.

For me, constellation is a way to access the hidden stories and the silenced voices of the ancestors. It is easy to accept a version of events that is passed down from one generation to the next, from one person to the next, but with each telling the story can change and those missing parts of the story can be held unknowingly by us.  

The collective memory classes are powerful ways to break open the ‘single story’ that we may be holding of our ancestors and give voice to the voiceless within the untold stories. As their silence is broken you begin to release your own voice too.

Stories are powerful. Giving language to a silenced story gives a place to it.

In these online constellation gatherings we will be working with collective memories within a created constellation field to explore the entanglements within our family and ancestral dynamics.

We will be stepping into collectively themed stories that are relevant for each one of us.

The classes will be on zoom and will be a combination of group and paired constellation. Your zoom link will be sent to you after booking your place.

There is more information about what to expect from online constellation events here.

Monday 15th March 7-8.30pm UK time (2-3.30pm central time). £25.

March’s topic is ‘Those that left’.

Migration of some kind within a family historical narrative, whether through choice or otherwise, is not uncommon. If there is an unresolved trauma around the choice to move, the entanglement will be rooted to that time and with those ancestors, and their historical narrative will flow down the line to the present generation. We can grow around their silent and unseen wounds, holding that pain as if it were our own.

Monday 19th April 7-8.30pm UK time (1-2.30pm central time). £25.

April’s topic focus is ‘The Land Underneath Your Feet’ and we will be exploring an ancestral story connected to Native American land loss and forced displacement. We will be looking at the ‘cost of belonging’ for those ancestors as well as the legacy for us, the descendants in the present. This story will be resonant for land loss and forced displacement in other countries and cultures, it is a deep wound that has a significant impact on belonging.

Monday 24th May 7-8.30pm UK time (1-2.30pm central time). £25.

May’s topic focus is the ‘Untold stories from the Magdalene Laundries‘. A significant collective memory impacting the maternal line and field. This is the 2nd collective memory class on this topic and in this one we will be focusing on the wound between the children and mothers through an individual ancestral story.

Monday 26th July 7-8.30pm UK time (1-2.30pm central time). £25.

July’s topic is ‘The Forgotten Children’. In so many of our collective memories the children are unseen in the face of so much trauma. It is a pattern that is repeated from generation to generation. We will be stepping into a story from Britain’s Child Migrants. The origins of the scheme go back to 1618 and it ended in 1970. In the post-war era children were shipped from the UK to Australia, New Zealand, Rhodesia and Canada, often without their families knowledge.

The scheme was exposed in the 1980s and since then the silenced stories of the children and their suffering have gradually begun to be heard.

This theme of ‘forgotten and unseen children’ is still very relevant today and it is so important to bear witness to their stories.

Monday 20th September 7-8.30pm UK time (1-2.30pm central time). £25.

September’s topic focus is ‘The Land Underneath Your Feet’. This is the second class exploring an ancestral story connected to Native American land loss and forced displacement. This time we are looking at the Cherokee in Georgia and the legacy of colonialism that changed everything. We will be looking at the ‘cost of belonging’ for those ancestors as well as the legacy for us, the descendants in the present. This story will be resonant for land loss and forced displacement in other countries and cultures, it is a deep wound that has a significant impact on belonging.