Movement towards father

According to the founder of constellations (Bert Hellinger) movement towards father follows as the second movement in the family. Movement towards father brings a connection with the world.

How does it work?

When we work one-to-one with a youngster we let him/her experience the role of a client. When we work in a group then youngsters are divided into pairs. In the pair, one youngster is a client, other represents his/her father (the gender does not matter here). Before the task partners can have a brief conversation what their best memories or thoughts are when he/she thinks about his/her father. What he/she feels, thinks, remembers. In this case the tool helps to collect inner strength towards father. They stand at a 15m distance in front of each other. Both are silent and have full attention on each other. Only the client moves towards the element of the father, the other stays still and waits. With each step closer to father, youngster firstly gets a sense that he/she can reach him. He is reachable and accessible. It is very personal and only youngster know the true meaning of this movement towards father. Afterwards, both partners change the roles and make the same movement. Later they discuss what kind of feelings they had, what they experienced, what they noticed in body or body movement.

Outcomes of the tool

By connecting with father youngster senses his/her belonging to the family. It is his/her second primal connection and it gives him/her strength of belonging. It also develops senses of empathy and self-awareness of feelings.