Central to Constellation work is the use of representatives; ‘REPS’ for short. We even talk about 'repping'.

Reps stand in for those not present at the interview; together they will take up various configurations to depict different aspects of the relationship network. Reps are not players in a play enacting a particular drama that has been scripted nor do they make up things along the way. It’s more like a real play but, a constellation is not a ‘play’. It’s real!


Each rep tunes into the energetic field of a particular constellation picking up information from that field. Using your intuitive consciousness and sensory perception (soma) about the position you are placed in, you only comment on what you perceive in the here and now. Your body (soma conscience) tells you what works or not.

Whatever you say in that moment is right for that moment – it must just not come from ego/personal agenda's. The facilitator will be checking for this all the time.  


As we work, the energy and field starts to shift and is ever unfolding.

At this level there is no right or wrong. We work with the highest intention.


            It is the function of love to unite all things unto itself and to hold all things together by extending its wholeness.    – A Course in Miracles


All is information. The facilitator works with tight feedback loops, all the time checking and re-checking hypotheses which is why the constellation changes all the time. We're eliciting information from the system about the system and looking for the best fit.


When the session is over, we let it go and wait. Over the next days and weeks it continues to unfold. The client patiently observes what unfolds for the actual people with some pre-knowledge of potential outcomes and best courses of action.


            It becomes the responsibility and privilege of every person to lift the world in some measure above its present level of consciousness.  – Joel Goldsmith


It’s difficult to explain exactly how representation works; it has to do with quantum mechanics and the phenomenon of resonance.  We only know that it works! There is a lot of literature on this phenomenon which you may want to explore on your own. I can recommend the following books:


When we rep for others we also shift our own stuff; we become clearer instruments and the process has an all round healing effect.


I’ve heard it said there’s a window that opens

from one mind to another,

but if there’s no wall, there’s no need

                             for fitting the window, or the latch.                             

- Rumi -