Suggested Reading

If you are interesting in further reading on the topic of systemic family constellation work or related topics here are some books I personally recommend

Mark Wolynn
It Didn’t Start with You: How Inherited Family Trauma Shapes Who We Are and How to End the Cycle

Ursula Franke
In My Mind’s Eye: Family Constellations in Individual Therapy and Counseling
– A solid introduction to the foundations of family constellation work

Vivian Broughton
In the Presence of Many
– Focus on individual constellation work

Franz Rupert
Splits in the Soul
– Focus on the impact of trauma across generations and the function of splitting as a natural response

Trauma, Bonding & Family Constellations: Understanding and Healing Injuries of the Soul

Stephan Hausner
Even if it Costs Me My Life: Systemic Constellations and Serious Illness
– Focus on applying constellations to illness and disease

Peter A. Levine
In an Unspoken Voice: How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness
– Focus on trauma as injury that can be healed

Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma: The Innate Capacity to Transform Overwhelming Experiences

Bert Hellinger (creator of “constellation work”)
Laws of Healing: Getting Well, Playing Well
– Focus on healing going beyond the physical, it encompasses the soul

No Waves Without the Ocean: Experiences and Thoughts
– A reference book of Bert’s thoughts on various topics

Insights: Lectures and Stories
– First collection of Bert’s lectures

Gary Stuart
Many Hearts, ONE SOUL: An American Perspective on the Work of Bert Hellinger
– Focus on “generational family order” and the importance of assuring that all family members feel included. Also includes poetry and personal experiences.


Inspiring books outside of constellation work

Rupert Sheldrake
Morphic Resonance: The Nature of Formative Causation
– Focus on how past forms and behaviors determine those of similar organisms in the present through morphic resonance

Karla McLaren
Language of Emotions: What Your Feelings Are Trying to Tell You
– All our emotions are equally important messengers, ready to assist us in acting with full awareness and integrity. A guide to understanding them.

Hal and Sidra Stone
Embracing Our Selves: The Voice Dialogue Manual
– Accepting all of who we are, all our “sub personalities”.

H. Almaas
The Unfolding Now: Realizing Your True Nature through the Practice of Presence
– The art of “inquiry” to becoming ourselves

Jasmin Lee Cori
The Emotionally Absent Mother
– Recognizing what might have been missing during your childhood with compassion for yourself and you mother and learning to mother yourself

Beverly Engel
The Emotionally Abused Woman
– Insights into hard to trace emotional abuse, which is just as damaging as physical or sexual abuse

Thich Nhat Hanh
Reconciliation – healing the inner child
– Transforming our childhood pain and confusion into strength and clarity through insight and mindfulness mediation

Melody Beattie
Codependent No More: How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring for Yourself

Don Miguel Ruiz
The Four Agreements
The Fifth Agreement
– Toltec guidelines help us to break self-limiting agreements and replace them with agreements that bring us to personal freedom, happiness and love.

Brene Brown
Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead
Rising Strong: The Reckoning. The Rumble. The Revolution