Drawing a family

Is a method to support and strengthen youngster inner resources to reach his/her own aims and dreams. It is a system approach by arranging the elements in proper position or alignment. It is a group method that can be adopted for one-to-one work. In this case, youngster’s family of origins is seen as a system where youth worker empower his/her inner strength to discover and bound with his/her inception. The developer of constellations is Bert Hellinger who mainly works with family system, but it can be also an organization or group of people.

Drawing a family

When youngster approaches for the first time, it is important to discover how he/she sees his/her family, who belongs to his/her family.

 

How does it work?

The youngster draws dots or symbols on an A4 paper, specifying who belongs to his/her family. It is an individual task that has no interruption and each youngster can freely choose his/her drawing. After it is done, youngster shares what a family means for him/her and who belongs to the family. Then youngster is asked to choose 3 main or most important family members who he/she focuses on at the moment. The aim of this tool is to unfold the vision of family that a youngster sees with his/her eyes. It helps to raise awareness of the values and meaningful people in his/her life.