How do Business Constellations work?
Business constellations focus on business questions. The following steps describe the process of a business constellation.
- Typically a manager, entrepreneur or business owner with a question comes to constellation workshop. In a short interview the facilitator explores the question an together with the manager he decides upon the main elements that are important for the question. Examples of elements: a new product, a management team, a department, a goal, a market, a marketing strategy, money or the reason the company was founded.
- Then the manager chooses representatives for the elements. These representatives are other participants of the workshop who do not know anything about the question nor the company.
- He then places the representatives intuitively in the space in a way that represents his inner image of the situation. He than sits back and becomes the spectator of the constellation. Guided by the facilitator the representatives of the elements share what they observe and sense. They can also move based on their inner movement.
- Slowly but forcefully a pattern emerges which is not created by rational thinking but by embodied knowledge and intuitive wisdom. This way the hidden dynamics of the organization or team are shown. Aided by the facilitator and the information that the representatives show, a path to a solution emerges.
From experience with many many constellations, I can tell that not only is the mind fed with an insight about the solution, at a much deeper level the whole system has been rebalanced and this way a new reality has been created. As a result energy is released to take the necessary steps.
The way representatives embody the information needed for this specific organization is called somatic information. It is completely different from acting, since it emerges as soon as particpants are placed as representatives and the information disappears as soon as they are released from their role as representative.
This phenomenon has been researched a lot. They have concluded that business or organizational constellations do work and bring results. They have not found the actual mechanics behind it. I think they never will, because this is not about mechanics. It is about tuning into a deeper level of consciousness.