Systemic Work & Family Constellation

Because we are part of many bigger systems....

Discover and heal at the root level of personal, business and societal issues….

What is Systemic Work and (Family) Constellation?

Systemic Constellation is a powerful and elegant tool to make deep enquiry into any living systems, including relational living systems such as family (the first system we belong to), organisation, and society, and then to restore the flow of life force through the living systems – similar to what acupuncture does to a living body, which is also a living system.

Even without the “constellation”, just a “systemic” approach is often very powerful as it shifts our perspective to see the whole which is not the same as the sum of the parts, thus “systemic work”.

The term “systemic constellation” originates from “family constellation” which is a form of family therapy first developed by the German psychotherapist and philosopherBert Hellinger in the late 1980s, which resolve issues not resolvable through conventional reductionistic psychotherapy.

Since then the method has continued to be further developed with widening application to ANY living systems.

What does“Constellation” mean?

The word “constellation” came from German “familienaufstellung”(literally “family constellation”). It means a set up or installation, referring to the process of making what is hidden visible in 3-dimensional space, with the use of human representatives or objects representing people, elements and concepts in the system that is being looked at from a higher systemic perspective.

What kind of issues can Systemic or Family Constellation help solve?
  • Relationship challenges
  • Lack of motivation and self sabotage
  • Challenges in business and/or teams
  • Financial difficulties
  • Mood issues & health challenges
  • Ending generational destructive patterns
  • Exploring business potentials
  • Understand societal issues
  • Have deeper understanding of societal issues
  • Ancestral trauma healing
  • Health challenges
  • Self discovery (no “issues” needed)

In fact Dr Dietrich Klinghardt, MD, PhD, has found that 50% of root cause of illnesses can be addressed with this method.

Does it work online?

Yes. The consciousness field transcends time and space. We have worked with this modality in person, online, or mixing the two successfully.

Can I just start with being an “observer” or “representative” first?

Sure. When you witness, participate in others’ constellations, or when you participate in the “mini constellation” exercies in the workshops, you get insight and benefit too.

“…Immediately after the constellation workshop I got a very attractive job offer with terms even better than I expected…Many challenging areas of my life just seem to effortlessly fall into place…”
Sim Suen,
Compliance Director
"After many relationship setbacks, I have almost lost my faith in finding a loving life partner. A few months after my last constellation where I saw my ideal partner standing in front of me, I met him and the feeling I got with him now is exactly like in that constellation. We are now getting married and I am very sure that experience contributed to me clearing my space to finally meet him."
L. H.
“I especially enjoyed that Anita integrated different activities into her workshop, ensuring everyone is engaged and can take something away”
Ian Wells
Aviation Consultant
“I did not do my own case but have benefitted from the mini exercises. Afternthe workshop, my energy was much elevated and clear – and I closed a difficult contract right the next day!”
Anthony Chan

About the Facilitator


Our founder Anita Cheung has been trained globally with systemic constellation masters operating in a wide spectrum of working styles in Europe. She is certified both in Family Constellation and Organisational Constellation by three institutes and attended numerous international and (more recently) online constellation conferences.

Anita discovered her intuitive gifts and a systemic thinking that was perhaps “too early” in her early life, for which she learnt to turn inward, and developed an early interest to philosophy and psychology.

She underwent her career/life transformation following her life purpose in wellness and personal development in her mid 30’s and started coaching and health consulting professionally in 2005 and founded i-Detox in 2008 which preceded iLiving.

Anita’s style of family and systemic constellation is in line with latest development in this evolving work. And her working style is grounded, informed by somatic and transpersonal psychology, neuroscience, free of melodrama and superstition.

Anita is the creator of the unique 6-dimensional approach which is the comprehensive healing and transformation model practised in iLiving.



The origin of this work is family therapy.

Systemic (Family) Constellation was first developed by the German psychotherapist, Bert Hellinger in the late 1980s and has continued to evolve and has been used successfully to resolve deep issues not resolved through conventional reductionistic psychotherapy.

Bert Hellinger calls the attitude in practising true Systemic & Family Constellation “an attitude to life” and he believes if everyone in the world did just one Constellation, there would be world peace. In fact he was nominated for Nobel Prize for Peace.

Bert Hellinger calls the attitude in practising true Systemic & Family Constellation “an attitude to life” and he believes if everyone in the world did just one Constellation, there would be world peace. In fact he was nominated for Nobel Prize for Peace.

For example, exclusion of family members in the family (e.g.“black sheep” in the family, divorce, given away for adoption, unacknowledged abortion, miscarriages, suicides, etc) may cause an imbalance and a misplaced identification by someone in the family system whether they have met or not, and sometimes generations later. We call the phenomenon entanglement.

Another cause of entanglement* on the intuitive and transgenerational level can be that of victim and perpetrator – on the personal even national level. The observations from thousands of constellations seem to confirm the laws of “karma” as well, without the determinism.

(We do not use the word “entanglement” in a way that implies it’s a “mistake”. It is neutral. Another name is “hidden patterns” – and they exist to continue the system, holding the parts on it together. The conflicts between the needs of different levels of conscience create these “patterns”.)

Renowned Cambridge educated Biologist Dr Rupert Sheldrake’s morphic field theory that explains the flock behaviours such as that of fish and birds and across animals can explain how family constellation works. This is a short explanation:

Dr Rupert Sheldrake’s extensive work postulates how information and experience appear to be transferable outside of time and space. In Systemic (Family) Constellation, the shared memory of systems is also referred to as the “Knowing Field”. In this quantum space, layers and layers of information exist and whether we are aware or not, a part of us exists in this space and interacts with it all the time.

German origin Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt M.D., PhD, who is renowned for treating difficult health cases (patients who “have tried everything”) places Family Constellation accounting of 50% the root cause. (The 5 levels of Healing approach he practises underlies Eastern medicine such as Tibetan, Chinese, Ayurvedic medicine and yogic tradition of healing which are all SYSTEMIC.) This recording explains how he would for example treat autistic children not just addressing heavy metal and EMF stresses but also by Family Constellation:

(Our 6-dimensional body approach has similarities to Dr Klingdhart’s approach.)

Just as physical symptoms in our body call our attention to look at the root causes and to restore balance, challenges in our family/organisation/society system can call our attention to look at what might be out of balance until balance is restored.

This is why people who go through the Systemic (Family) Constellation with openness can experience profound shifts in many areas in their lives that they may not even have expected. Unexplained blockages dissolve, destructive behaviours such as addiction, suicidal thoughts, etc change; more clarity emerges, as one dissolve the deeper causes for their challenges.

Some concrete examples include long lost family member reached out to connect “from nowhere”, long time stuck situations in business resolved naturally, serious illness healed against all odds…

Those who have experienced Systemic (Family) Constellation often find the experiential process fascinating, profound or profoundly touching, and the insights they gain from the experience surprising and spot on.

We apply this work in coaching, in solving personal issues, in helping business and non-profit organisations to resolving underlying issues such as succession, trauma and transformation. We also use it to test market response, in guiding best decisions, in periodic “organisational health check”.

We also use it in looking into root causes of health challenges and in facilitating profound healing from self understanding.

For entrepreneurs and business owners, it has been found their connection to their family of origin and hidden entanglements to the systems they belong to (such as cultural roots and society) can have profound impact on their success and fulfillment, and we apply this work in leadership development if the person is ready for it.

Systemic (Family) Constellation is an experiential and somatic process.

For group workshop in our space, it takes place in a group with about 8 (or more or less) participants sitting in a circle. The process begins where the client, after presenting their issue, invite the participants to represent members of his/her family or system (and they can accept or decline). The client then places intuitively each chosen person inside the circle. After everyone is placed, the client takes a seat and observes. The representatives begin to feel like the people or elements they are representing and providing information that otherwise is inaccessible. The facilitator may also invite representatives and decide together with the client what elements to be represented.

The facilitator would guide the client to witness what emerges. Specific resolution sentences may be used. Words are sometimes optional. The connection and shift takes place from seeing.

An effective Constellation facilitator is compassionate, intuitive and neutral. Their role is to “hold space” for what shows up and guides the client to acknowledge what is asking to be acknowledged from the bigger system. Constellation work is positively life-changing when facilitated with neutrality and humility.

For everyone who participates, they exercise their subtle intuitive senses. Being a representative is a somatic and intuitive experience. You learn to go inward, sense and feel what comes through. This is what we do everyday anyway unconsciously, but in the workshop, this is done consciously.

Representatives are chosen intuitively for having similar “resonance” with what they represent and the facilitated processes often touch them on a deeper level as well, giving them relevant and powerful insights.

Systemic (Family) Constellation can also be performed in private one-on-one session, or be incorporated in coaching and healing (which we also offer).

Our Systemic Constellation one-day workshops usually end with Guided Healing Breathwork – a powerful integrative modality developed by Anita. Read more about it here.

Anyone who has been a Systemic (Family) Constellation representative will tell you that as they step into their place in the Constellation and just trust “the field”, they start to sense movement and urges that are not their own, while they are fully conscious. Whatever that asks for completion and resolution is information in “the field”.

To be able to tap into the morphogenic field or the Knowing Field is our innate ability, it’s similar to the ability to sense someone is staring at us from our back, or the telepathic experience of thinking about calling someone and they call. Pet owners are often amazed how their pets seem to know they are coming home long before they are physically at the door. Dr Sheldrake’s works explains these phenomena and more.

Dr Dan Cohen explains representative perception in this way:

Through the experiential exercises in the workshop, you will learn fascinating ways in tapping into the “information field” and become more in touch with your “intuition”. You do not need to be a “case-giver”. Everyone will experience those exercises. The exercises are designed with specific theme.

Furthermore, if you become a representative in someone’s case, you will also have first hand experience in developing your perception that is beyond the five senses.

With practice, you will develop stronger perception and confidence in your “intuition” that you can apply in everyday decision making.

You will also learn to develop your “systemic perception” – it is like trying on a new lens. You will expand your perception and approach your life differently that will very likely bring you more peace.

Our space is designed to be conducive to meditative and healing work. It is carefully shielded from external electro-magnetic radiation with special EMF shielding curtain from Germany. We also enhance internally with Bioresonance Rayonex Duplex IV biofield forming device that amplifies beneficial frequencies that neutralise the negative effects of electro-magnetic fields generated as an inevitable part of office operation and any possible geopathic stresses. 

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