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Reverence and Dignity: An exploration of Southern African Traditions and Bert Hellinger’s “Orders of Love”

Reverence and Dignity: An exploration of Southern African Traditions and Bert Hellinger’s “Orders of Love” by Tanja Meyburgh and Niall Campbell The following is a chapter that is due to be included in Francesca Mason-Boring’s next book to be published in 2015 (title to be confirmed). Tanja is an internationally known facilitator of Family Systems […]

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African Constellations: in search of how African Ancestral Healing Traditions can support the understanding and practice of Family Constellations.

African Constellations: in search of how African Ancestral Healing Traditions can support the understanding and practice of Family Constellations. By Tanja Meyburgh, 2010 (this article also appears in German in “Praxis der Systemaufstellung”; issue 2, 2010) Since my first experience of constellations, in the tradition of Bert Hellinger, in 2002, I intuitively knew that something […]

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Starting and my own back door: a learning experience from introducing family constellations training to post-apartheid south africa

STARTING AT MY OWN BACK DOOR: A LEARNING EXPERIENCE FROM INTRODUCING FAMILY CONSTELLATIONS TRAINING TO POST-APARTHEID SOUTH AFRICA By Tanja Meyburgh (This article also appears in “The Knowing Field”, 16 June 2010) In 2002, I had my first experience of a family constellation circle with Dr. Ursula Franke, organized in South Africa by Beulah Levinson. […]

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Family Constellations and South Africa: Parallels to African Ancestral Healing

Family Constellations and South Africa: Links to Traditional African Healing Tanja Meyburgh (2009) Since my first experience of Family Constellations in 2002, I have been researching, investigating and contemplating what aspects of Hellinger’s work could be seen to have their origins in African culture (not discounting that they are also reflected in other psycho-therapeutic schools […]

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A Zulu woman’s experience of Family Constellations

A Zulu woman’s experience of Family Constellations: An interview between Tanja Meyburgh and Lindiwe Mthembu-Salter, 2008: Tanja: How do you experience family constellations within the context of your cultural ancestry? Lindiwe: For me, the belief in ancestors is rooted in the need or desire to preserve the memory of the known past generations and the […]

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Questioning your questions: a facilitator’s guide

Questioning your Questions: The Systemic Constellation Interview Tanja Meyburgh (2007) In the interview before a family or systems constellation, questions are not used simply to gain insight into the relationship structures and the family system, they are at the same time always interventions in that system. For example: “how would your relationship with your partner […]

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