on 8 June 2010
This is an excellent book. It is wide-ranging and thorough, and is set out in an accessible, clear way. It is practical and knowledgeable; reflective rather than didactic. Thus it will support new practitioners into excellent thinking about their developing practice and will be of great value to established practitioners as well. It is a wonderful training resource.
The author reflects on the constellations method, its origins and developments and on its underlying structures and applications. She discusses its use in group and individual settings. She offers suggestions and illustrates by examples and case histories. She includes reflections about different styles of facilitation and where these may be of help in different situations. Some material is presented in diagram form which is really illuminating. There is much material to support safe and ethical practice, and discussion about the considerations when working in organisational and business contexts which are different when working with personal or family ones.
Throughout, Vivian Broughton keeps in clear view what is beneficial, effective and helpful for the client. It is clear that this is her lodestone and guiding principle, and the measure by which she evaluates her practice and the suggestions she offers.
What comes across is that this book is written from a wealth of experience, which Vivian Broughton shares very generously.
This book is a really excellent resource. I cannot imagine anyone having bought it who would not find it extremely good value.