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Integrating Psychodrama and Systemic Constellation Work

Integrating Psychodrama and Systemic Constellation Work

New Directions for Action Methods, Mind-Body Therapies and Energy Healing

Karen Carnabucci and Ronald Anderson

Paperback: £18.99 / $32.95

2011, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp
ISBN: 978-1-84905-854-4, BIC 2: MMJT MQTC VXH

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Systemic Constellation Work is a rapidly growing experiential healing process that is being embraced by a variety of helping professionals, both traditional and alternative, worldwide. This book explores the history, principles and methodology of this approach, and offers a detailed comparison with psychodrama - the original mind-body therapy - explaining how each method can enhance the other.

Constellation work is based on the notion that people are connected by unseen energetic forces and suggests that the psychological, traumatic and survival experiences of our ancestors are genetically passed forward to the next generation and may live within us. Using insightful case studies from a variety of client groups, this book shows how Systemic Constellation Work can expand the possibilities of psychodrama techniques, and can be successfully integrated with psychodramatic enactment, guided imagery, ritual, concretization and other methods of healing and personal growth.

This book will be essential reading for students and practitioners of psychodrama and Constellation work, as well as counselors, mental health professionals, experiential therapists, creative and expressive arts therapists and alternative practitioners looking to widen their knowledge of mind-body therapies.

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"Connection is not based on identification with others’ experiences or reciprocal sharing but rather on, assisting others and being assisted by others in the search for answers. We might even say that systemic constellation work is not really a group therapy but rather a therapeutic group experience."

Integrating Psychodrama and Systemic Constellation Work – An Interview with Karen Carnabucci

14 October 2011

"Psychodrama and systemic constellation work – sometimes called family constellation work – look very similar yet have some specific differences. Psychodrama explores the conscious story that we tell ourselves about what has happened in our lives or what we wish would have happened. Constellation work goes deeper, delving into the distorted unconscious energies in the family system and allows love to flow more fully through the system. Because we may have various levels of consciousness about various parts of our lives and the lives of our family members, it’s helpful to be able to choose different methods for different situations."

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Healing Eating Disorders with Psychodrama and Other Action Methods

Beyond the Silence and the Fury

Karen Carnabucci and Linda Ciotola