What people say
Struggling as a parent
Family falling apart - daughter subtance abuse
Our family had fallen apart... Our daughter, whom we wrongly assumed was the cause of all the trauma in the family is addicted to alcohol and drugs and suffers major depression. I was consumed with anger, my son had moved away geographically with little contact and my husband had shut off emotionally. Following almost three decades of struggling, during which we consulted a number of psychiatrists, psychologists and counsellors, I met Edwina who introduced me to Family Constellations. After our first session with Edwina, my husband and I realised that the cause of our suffering went back further than just our daughter's addiction and we managed to clear some past trauma dating back to our parents and grandparents.
After almost thirty years our daughter has decided to seek rehabilitation. One session with Edwina has set her on a path to change. My husband is now more emotionally open towards me and our children and my anger has subsided. I accept that this is a gradual process but the results have been evident. Edwina is passionate about helping people and I highly recommend a constellation with her.
I grew 44 years in one session
In one hour I grew 44 years. I am 47 years old and have always felt like I was 3. After one constellation Edwina, I grew more in one hour than I had in 44 years. Today I feel like an adult. No overwhelm, no procrastination, no "it's too hard", no excruciating aloneness. Instead I feel whole, complete and like an adult.
From a medical doctor
From a counsellor
I attended a Family Constellations Workshop with Edwina a few weeks back and it was an amazing experience! Edwina is a fantastic group facilitator, it is clear she was born to do this work! She was confident in guiding the group, and yet gentle and caring with each individual. As a counsellor myself I have never come across a therapy or method like this that has such immediate and powerful results. I personally saw dramatic shifts in my relationships with my family after attending the workshop and to say they have improved is an understatement! I believe Family Constellation work is something every single person should try, it is truly transformative.
(Stephanie, Counsellor - Melbourne)
Free to move forward now
Edwina facilitates the Family Constellations weekend from a place of compassion and extensive experience working with people. She is present to every person in the room at all times and her amazing insight just seems to flow. For anyone feeling the burden of entrenched unconscious patterns, this workshop can help unravel the blocks to feeling free to move forward. Whether booking a constellation for yourself, or to be a representative for others, I guarantee you will be blown away by the process. Thank you Edwina, for your insight and guidance. I left the workshop feeling grounded, positive and light and I look forward to participating again in the future.
Frustrating patterns of conflict in a couple relationship
Just to thank you for an amazing and powerful evening. I really came very skeptical and wanting to some and check 'whats news' but then all those feelings, connections to people in my family that I have never met. Wow!! Thank you for your gentle approach, support and excellent group leaing!. See you on the next one.
You've given me my life back
I did my constellation last weekend and I've already noticed a significant change. After we had cleared what needed to be cleared and I saw my family system in order, I felt a huge shift inside of me! All the heaviness, all my baggage that I was holding onto lifted and I was able to step into my future during the constellation - free, courageous, not concerned what others think of me, and extremely excited.
Could not anticipate how the situation would unfold
I just marvel at the process. You can not anticipate what or how situations will unfold, but is all utterly remarkable. Whether it's your own constellation or someone else's there is something to be learnt, gained, experienced and shared from yourself, your family, and the greater social fabric of humanity that we touch upon.
Surprised by the power of the Constellations and the feeling of empowerment afterwards.
Intense, difficult family relations
What a wonderful experience with lovely people to work through intense/difficult family relations. Edwina is a wonderful, perceptive facilitator.
Feel like a different person
'Since my constellation I have literally felt like a different person! I had no idea how much weight I had been carrying until I let it go. I experienced an enormous sense of release and lightness and now I feel like I am in the process of rediscovering who I am in this world and my authentic self. I am awed and very grateful to have been a part of such a powerful healing process; for myself and my family, past generations, and those yet to come. You are doing a great service to many-seen and unseen!
Deep release in my heart
After my Constellations I felt a deep release in my heart and it has been with me since then and even now five months after I can see the powerful effect this theraphy has had in my family, even htough I'm physically so far away from them... Thank you so much for your service and for helping to heal this planet.
Feeling trapped and distressed in my work
'I had been feeling trapped and distressed in my work. Edwina set up a work constellation that helped me see where the block was and what needed to happen for things to shift. I was skeptical about the shift that happened in the constellation being able to happen in real life, as I felt powerless and things felt stuck. Yet, just as I was at breaking point in my job and ready to leave, things shifted exactly as I had seen them 4 months prior in the constellation Edwina had facilitated. I am now feeling strong, happy and delighted with my work. It has morphed into my dream job. I can't thank Edwina enough for helping me navigate what felt like an impossible situation.'
(CB - Tasmania)
Being male it helped me understand my family's values
The emotions and embodied process is truly held in scared space by facilitator Edwina as you witness childhood and family emotions, that are held within your Inner child.
I did take my time in processing my constellation and gave it space to integrate in my life, for me to write this testimony.
Being male it helped me understand my family's values, beliefs, learned behaviours, religion and generational past lives.
I am to this day still processing emotions that have been awakened within me, the Masculine and Feminine.
I am truly grateful for this Constellations experience which will be ongoing in many different aspects of my life's journey.
I reached a complete stand still in my life
"I reached a complete stand still in my life and kept repeating the same patterns. There was so much "stuff" that was coming up all around me from my past and I could no longer carry on with blinkers. Having tried traditional methods before, it was time to try something different and to face/confront these patterns head on. The session I had with Edwina has changed my life. I felt protected and safe during the session (which was important for me) and Edwina said in a few days you may notice "things" start to shift and true to her word, every part of my life that was affected began to change for the better. I do not feel pain, it is more a sense of relief and freedom, of breaking free from my past. I have now made some important decisions in my life and new opportunities have since presented themselves. I have Edwina to thank and myself for taking the courage and for having faith to try something different. I highly recommend Constellations to anyone who wants to see a change for the better take place so quickly and effectively."
M.R.E ( N.Z )
Overwhelmed in my business and other aspects of my life
F.A ( Vic )
Released deeply held family issues
What I experienced was a profound technique that released deeply held family issues. Freeing me up to move forward in peace and harmony.
(VD - Tasmania)
Strength, stability, focus
Edwina amazed me with her strength, stability, focus and ability to facilitate the specifc process individually
(OS - Tasmania)
Releases that will impact the rest of my life
Edwina was an amazing facilitator, her ability to hold space with presence and compassion was world-class. The result was deep-profound healing and releases that will impact the rest of my life and the lives to follow in my footsteps
(AB - Tasmania)
Constellations is one of the best processes I have seen/experienced
I have tried and worked with many processes throughout my life. Constellations is one of the best processes I have seen/experienced with It's integrity, simplicity and speed.It has changed my life
A.W( Melbourne )
Previously unsolved mysteries of my life.
Thanks Edwina, the work you did with me has answered the previously unsolved mysteries of my life.
I believe it was absolutely life changing!
Thank you so much. I will be sending other people to you no doubt as l share my journey with others.
3 generations of alcohol addiction
Since I have been doing constellations for myself my brother who has had a problem with alcohol for many years has decided to get help. Alcohol addiction has been in my family for at least 3 generations and it is so good that my work on myself has helped the whole family.
Participating as a representative
I lived most of my life with the shame of being sexually abused. I have tried so many methods to find some relief and peace, to be able to move on with my life.
Constellations had an impact on my life that I didn't think possible. It has changed my outlook on life, and my relationships. I finally feel I can live the life I now know I deserve.
My life was unfolding before my eyes
It was like my life was unfolding before my eyes. The resolution was something I would never have thought possible. It changed my life and relationships The people involved weren't even at the workshop. Amazing!
Yes it was life changing in fact. I'll be back again
From a clinical psychologist
Coming from a background in clinical psychology it became clear that most issues clients bring are NOT rooted in individualistic constructs or paradigms. Family constellations was the missing link I was looking for, it is a systemic approach to resolving a client’s issues by focusing on situating their dis-ease, or, disconnections in the family or social system, and embedding healing in one’s nervous system.
From a lawyer
Edwina is a highly compassionate and skilful facilitator. I experienced unexpected benefits from this process, and as a lawyer, I see how it could be of great assistance to those experiencing family breakdown. That said, I highly recommend this process to everyone, as ancestral issues affect us all in some way.
Felt the shift somatically
it's a few weeks since my constellation now, and I am finding a gentle, clear unfolding and shifting is happening. I notice it on a somatic level; I am no longer needing to hold tension in the same way, and my body is adjusting to this. I also feel quite differently towards certain family members who were previously filling me with anger, despair and sadness a lot of the time.
In my constellation, we encountered my great uncle who had died in his early-mid 20's in WW2, guarding the English channel. His plane was taken down by the Nazis. Two days after my constellation, a most lovely thing happened: I was walking by the sea, and it happened to be the 100th birthday of the RAAF, and all sorts of planes were flying around in celebration and commemoration. The type of plane my great uncle died in was up there in the sky, and as I sat looking up at them, his words from the constellation returned: "you don't have to look for me anymore." Tears streamed down my face and I felt so full of love. I imaging this young man, and all the love and life in him, a life cut short, but I had this sense that there he was, flying in the sky, and thanking me for remembering him.
I have spent a lot of my life feeling strangely left out. My feeling has been like I am outside looking in, and everyone else is inside, warm and talking and connecting, living. I can feel now, that I have been 'holding the place' of this uncle, who was cut-short from the family system. I have also been carrying my mother's unprocessed grief from her father's early death, and this too came to light in my constellation.
What was surprising about my constellation, among many things, was what the focus was. I have felt so much anger and resentment towards my father, and have experienced the frustration of this entanglement for most of my adult life. In my constellation, he was not the focus. But afterwards, my difficult feelings towards him shifted, and I now feel a sense of understanding around his inability to turn up, and I don't feel so affected by it. Jumping to the next generation, and finding that the issues lie with my great uncle and my maternal grandfather, was so enlightening. Deep loyalty to the men who died early. I have been almost like a Nunn, not having relationships of my own, and I have been so puzzled by it!
At the end of the constellation, you got me to step out into my life, and put a partner next to me. The person representing my partner experienced so much nervous excitement and attraction, and she said "I want to say - 'where have you been?!"
It has been such a huge relief to have such a large chunk of the puzzle come to light! I feel now like my natural confidence, esteem and sense of self has been restored. Remembering is an interesting word: to be re-membered, back into the family system.
I had been looking to do this work ever since I read about it 10 years ago. It is astonishing, but also feels so natural. Like Hellinger said; it is phenomenological. You facilitated the process with a grounded, clear and soulful intelligence, really nicely balanced with full attunement as well as non-attachment, the ingredients which have been very important in the digestion of the work, post constellation. I have also been surprised to find a strong impulse to not discuss it, way past your recommended few days: I've wanted to digest it very internally, let it do all that it has to do, uninterrupted.
And so, thank you so much Edwina!