Family and Systemic Constellation work is initiating movement deep within the soul.
This movement then translates to the practical world.
I empower people who currently feel stuck and seek change,
who want to get a deeper understanding of their own social patterns, and are curious about their origins,,by guiding them through healing movements,,deeply rooted in their family system.
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ABOUT FAMILY CONSTELLATIONS
What are Family & Systemic Constellations?
Developed by German psychotherapist Bert Hellinger in the 1990's, Family Constellations as we know and practice it today is an alternative form of therapy work. The traditional setting involves a group of people who come together, seated in a circle, offering their awareness and presence and thus creating a, what Constellations practitioners call, "the field" or “work field”. This energy field is where the work takes place. In a virtual setting we explore this field (and its multitudes) in new dimensions.
The basic principle of Family Constellations is based on the idea that certain issues and patterns we encounter in our daily lives (either on the surface or in the subconscious) are always somehow connected to and deeply rooted in our ancestry (our family system). What often is missing is the awareness of these connections, which we are constantly building through this work.
How does traditional Family & Systemic Constellation work occur practically and what is there to expect?
A person who has a specific issue they want to look at (so-called "seeker") presents a question to the facilitator who will guide a process of setting up other participants from the circle (so-called "representatives") in the center of the circle (the "Field”) who then will start following their impulses.
This will take place in such a way that it offers insight into the hidden dynamics at play, eventually leading to significant healing movements (what Bert Hellinger calls "movements of the soul"). The process is intuitive, dogma-free, and helps people connect with their own authenticity, inner wisdom, and soul force that build the foundation of change.
Participants can either have their own Constellation set up or function as representatives in other people's Constellations.
It is important to note that this work is not only energy work but soul work and therefore does not live in the head but the soul (it goes very deeply). In German we also call Constellation work and related modalities "Seelenarbeit" ("soul work").
The way I work in a one-on-one setting (and this is can be very different with every Constellations facilitator) is through guided meditation. So, the "setting up" of people will happen internally.
HEALING CIRCLE/WORKSHOP & EVENT DATES
• Workshops vary in location and length.
• Representatives are participants who do not wish to do a constellation but are participating as representatives in other peoples' constellations. Seekers are participants who wish to do their own constellation, as well as participate in other peoples' constellations as representatives.
• It is recommended to participate at least twice as a Representative/regular Participant before being a Seeker in a Constellations workshop. At workshops taking place at OHM Center it is a requirement.
• Ohm Center: 1142 1st Avenue, New York, NY 10065
• MINKA Brooklyn: at Grand Street Healing Project, 105 Grand St, Brooklyn, NY 11249
• Balance Arts Center: 151 W 30th St 3rd fl, New York, NY 10001
Check the calendar below for online workshops, live streams, info sessions etc.
TESTIMONIALS & EXPERIENCES
ABOUT LUISA MUHR
Luisa Muhr is a New-York-based interdisciplinary artist and healing arts practitioner, specializing in Family & Systemic Constellations. She is originally from Vienna (Austria), with Hungarian and Anatolian-Greek roots. As the descendant of her great-grandfather, a Holocaust survivor, Constellation work has always played an integral part in Muhr’s life.
With now more than 18 years of experience in Family and Systemic Constellations, she was first introduced to Family Constellations, Guided Imagery work (Katathym-imaginative Psychotherapy), and Astrology as a young child through her mother and has been shaped by all of these modalities since.
Constellation work was a part of Muhr's life on a monthly to bi-monthly basis, starting when she was 9 years old in her childhood home in Austria, where her mother to this day organizes Constellations workshops. By the time Muhr turned 14 she actively started to participate in Constellations workshops, which were facilitated by her later mentor, Dr. Peter Orban, one of Germany's most prominent Family Constellations facilitators, who was also one of Bert Hellinger's early students. This eventually lead Muhr to complete her Family & Systemic Constellations certification training program with Dr. Orban.
Inspired by her mentor, Muhr’s Constellation work can also include a large variety of archetypes (rooted in Carl Jung's teachings). As a Family & Systemic Constellations practitioner Muhr works and has worked at the following healing centers in New York City: MINKA Brooklyn, Balance Arts Center (Midtown Manhattan), Ohm Center (Upper East Side) and at (the former) Maha Rose (Brooklyn).
Muhr is also a certified Deep Listening® practitioner (after experimental composer and pioneer Pauline Oliveros, by the Center For Deep Listening), combining art and healing work in a profound and fully embodied way. She also teaches her own Constellations Training Program, guiding a cohort through their learning journey each year.
During the pandemic Muhr has been developing and shaping a virtual Constellations platform to continuously provide healing for people around the world. Muhr is holding regular workshops on a large variety of platforms and feels strongly about the importance of offering healing space to diverse, marginalized groups of people.
In March 2020 she was scheduled to be a panelist and presenter at University of Michigan, discussing the healing aspects of "Field Work" in the arts/performance practice and in Family Constellation work, which due to the COVID-19 pandemic has now been postponed. Muhr has been featured in multiple podcasts and interviews, such as Kimberly Ann Johnson's podcast, to share this profound work with listeners around the world.
Apart from her work as a healing arts practitioner Muhr is a multi- and interdisciplinary creator and performer, specializing in vocal, movement, performance, installation, and sound art, as well as experimental theater. She also runs New York's leading interdisciplinary womxn and non-binary artists series Women Between Arts (at The New School Glassbox Theater). Muhr has been featured on some of New York's most highly acclaimed stages and venues and tirelessly keeps creating new performance work.
She deeply believes in the power of different types of energy Field Work and that healing happens through multiple shapes, forms, and lenses, the arts being one of them, Constellation work another.
PODCASTS & INTERVIEWS
OFFERINGS & SERVICES
FAMILY and SYSTEMIC CONSTELLATIONS
I offer regular Family and Systemic Constellations Healing Circles/ workshops in New York City and Brooklyn. Participants can bring in questions related to any field: family, relationships, work/career, etc. Although these workshops take place in a group setting, they are highly confidential. Participants can either bring in their own issues and have their own Constellation set up or simply function as representatives in other people's Constellations. It is highly encouraged to participate either way when attending a Healing Circle, but no one is required to have their own Constellation set up in order to attend.
If you are unsure if you want to have your own Constellation set up, please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns you may have.
This work goes very deep and does not live or function in the head --but in the soul. In German we call it "Seelenarbeit" ("soul work").
To register for an upcoming workshop, either as someone who would like to have their Constellation set up ("seeker") or as a representative, please click on Register below for the next available date. Space is usually limited, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, so please RSVP at your earliest convenience in order to secure your spot.
I am looking forward to working with you!
For a list of all upcoming Constellations Healing Circles, info sessions, live streams, etc., as well as to register for my next workshop or event, please click on the buttons below.
Please note that during the COVID-19 pandemic most work is now being offered via Zoom and/or video call. I will be offering additional live streams, Zoom workshops, and info sessions.
Beginning September 2021 I am also starting to offer in-person Constellations Healing Circles again. Please sign up for my newsletter and/or check here for dates.
UPCOMING VIRTUAL CONSTELLATIONS HEALING CIRCLES:
UPCOMING IN-PERSON CONSTELLATIONS HEALING CIRCLES:
Please stay tuned for future in-person Constellations Healing Circles.
I also offer private Constellations sessions for individuals or couples. One-on-one systemic coaching sessions are a great way to work with me in a private setting.
It is usually recommended to attend a Family Constellations (group) Healing Circle first if you are new to the work. That being said, if you feel strongly about wanting to do an individual session, the one-on-one format might be just right for you, even if you are not familiar with Constellation work.
Since the pandemic I have mostly been working via video call.
Please contact me if you have questions about one-on-one in-person sessions since there is very limited availability.
Please also note that there is a 24-hour cancellation policy.
Sliding Scale Pricing per one-hour PRIVATE SESSION:
$95-250: Virtual One-On-One Session
$160-300: In-Person One-On-One Session (at Balance Arts Center in NYC or MINKA Brooklyn in Brooklyn, NY (*space rental fee included)) (limited availability)
Sliding Scale Pricing per two-hour COUPLE SESSION:
$195-350: Virtual Couple Session (please note: couple sessions always last about two hours)
$250-450: In-Person Couple Session (please note: couple sessions always last about two hours) (at Balance Arts Center in NYC or MINKA Brooklyn in Brooklyn, NY (*space rental fee included)) (limited availability)
You decide the sliding-scale price according to your income and financial needs. I trust that you will be fair and honest about your situation.
TRAINING PROGRAMS -&
The Path to Becoming a Constellations Facilitator
JOIN THE PER-REGISTRATION LIST FOR THE 2023/24 COHORT (START FEBRUARY 2023).
REGISTRATION WILL OPEN SEPTEMBER 2022.
If you are interested in becoming a Family & Systemic Constellations facilitator yourself and would like to train with me or if you are a facilitator or student already and would like individual mentoring sessions, please contact me to receive more information.
Please note that in order to apply for the training program you have to have had AT LEAST one Constellation set up for you in the past (by me or another Constellations facilitator) or have had a private session with me before. If you have had a Constellation set up by another facilitator before, the requirement is to attend at least one of my Constellations Healing Circles/workshops as a participant or seeker prior to applying for the training program. This will help you to get a clearer idea of how I work and will also help you to you make your decision.
Private mentoring will only be offered if you already are a Constellations facilitator or a current student of Constellation work and are curious or feel the need to receive more guidance in this wonderfully layered modality.
All training programs and mentoring sessions by Family Constellations NYC will be exclusively conducted by Luisa Muhr.
Selected Past Collaborations and Postponed Events due to COVID
Saturday, October 31, 2020 (1-4pm): Noble Sisters Circle, hosted by Noble Indigos
Virtual Constellations workshop facilitated by Luisa Muhr (Family Constellations NYC)
Noble Indigos is an aboriginal wellness community committed to supporting people on their journeys through sacred ceremony, retreats, and ancestral healing.
Family Constellation Therapy lead by Luisa Muhr
Natural Birth / Homebirth During a Global Pandemic lead by Lene
Collective Energy Reading from Leilani Da Black Oracle
Crown Chakra Birthrights Meditation lead by Mariya Aurya El
POSTPONED due to COVID-19 Pandemic
FREE Event: Healing Movements & New Ways of Listening:
A Workshop on Energetic Field Work in Healing and Performance Practices (Focused on Family & Systemic Constellations and New Performance Rituals)
date TBA: University of Michigan, MI
Workshop/Presentation by Luisa Muhr (Family Constellations NYC) as part of multiple panels and workshops on mental health, followed by performances of Why I Fight by James Munro Leaf
Free event. Please RSVP.
Location: University of Michigan Campus, exact location TBD