A brief brush with group therapy in my 20s after a friend’s suicide was frankly horrible. It was uncomfortable enough to be expected to discuss my emotions with a group of total strangers, but then became traumatic when one of the group started attacking me verbally. The therapist did nothing.
This experience made me avoid therapeutic groups for years. So thank you to everyone who has said “I love the sound of your workshops but I couldn’t deal with my stuff in a group”.
You’ve let me know that I need to be very clear that being a Representative (ie taking part in others’ Constellations) is SAFE!
As a Representative, you participate, but you are NOT the centre of attention. In fact you can keep your own issues & process completely private if you want to.
Meanwhile loads of healing can and does happen inside you – alongside which you get to experience amazing insights and extraordinary levels of human empathy.