Systemic Work





...if what's on your mind right now

wouldn't matter anymore?


What will you experience then?

What will others notice about you?

What does that provide space for then?


Delving into these questions in a systemic way can help you find new insights and solutions. Your questions can relate to different topics such as; health, home situation, personal or business development, etc.



What is a system?

The Systemic Work methodology looks at the situation in its context (environment) of the system in which the question arises. 


A system is seen as a living entity of elements that mutually influence and adapt to each other and their environment in order to be able to live (survive). Each system in turn is part of a larger system.


You can see your family, work, organization, etc. as systems. Of all the systems you are part of, the family system is the most important system. All systems have their own rules and laws as well as their own cultures and dynamics. The rules and laws are visible and explicit, but cultures and dynamics are often invisible and implicit. The methodology Systemic Work focuses on this invisible and implicit part of a system.



Systemic Constellation

A Systemic Constellation is part of the Systemic Work methodology. A Systemic Constellation visualizes the underlying dynamics that relate to the question, situation or 'experienced' symptoms. A constellation is, as it were, a 3D projection and birds eye view of your inner image of the situation or question.


The most important persons/elements related to your question will be placed in relation to each other. These persons/elements can be represented by participants in the constellation or by objects and symbols. Through these 3D images, it is possible to see tensions, movements and recurring patterns, which provide insight into the underlying issue.



Examples of  'experienced‘ symptoms.


  • Too much sense of responsibility            
  • Relationship issues                                     
  • Overemotional or stresses         
  • Always caring and giving               
  • Fears or trauma's
  • Not being able to take success or happiness                       
  • Health complaints



  • How come the targets are not met?
  • What makes growth stagnate?
  • Where do the political games come from?
  • Why is there so much dissatisfaction?
  • What can be done about the course?  
  • Why does management not have a grip on the department? 



Is Systemic Constellation a quick fix

Yes and no. Yes, a constellation can provide a lot of insight and information in a fairly short period of time (approx. 1 hour). And, no. A constellation does not focus on the solution of the problem, but on its underlying causes.


During the Systemic Constellation, the participant gains insights into the question, situation or ‘experienced‘ symptoms. The participant understands the insights and experiences the change. Often you only notice afterwards that you are tackling things differently, that you no longer worry about certain things, that the role patterns in relationships have changed, that you have made different choices, etc.


Because the insights in that case change (shifts); the feeling of enlightenment, relief and recognition, the ‘inner‘ image has changed, with which the control behind your behavior has changed and can therefore only observe the actual change(s) afterwards. 




There are three forms in which a Systemic Constellation can take place.


A “Live” Constellation with a group of people. This constellation takes place in a space where people from the group represent the persons and components (called representatives) that apply to the participant's situation.  Among the forms within Systemic Work, this form remains the most important as the representatives actually experience the experiences/sensations of the person represented, which in turn contribute to the intensity of the constellation.


Table Constellation. This constellation takes place 1 on 1. In this form Playmobil dolls or other attributes are often used to represent the persons and parts that apply to the situation of the participant.


Online Constellation. Via video calling, the Systemic Coach shares her/his screen with the participant and the online setup can start. The online tool contains elements such as squares and circles to represent the persons and parts that are applicable in the participant's situation.



A Systemic Arrangement offers insights or changes and contributes to a ‘free‘ life* and/or a ‘healthy‘ organisation**.



Free life *

A life in which you can go your own way and make your own choices with respect for the other and the past.


Healthy organization **

A ‘healthy‘ organization is one in which employees feel good and can therefore continue to carry out their work with compassion and commitment. A ‘healthy‘ organization fulfills its purpose in society by means of a lively exchange with the outside world. In short, a place where you would like to work and grow.