Meet the Team

Jo Amrein-Palairet  Founder of Family Balance NZ

Jo’s hometown is Tauranga, Aotearoa/New Zealand. Taupo, New Zealand is my birthplace, my ancestors are Swiss German, Scottish & Irish, many of them arrived in Aotearoa/New Zealand in the early 1900's. I am the youngest of three children.

Jo, as the founder of Family Balance NZ, is a dedicated professional with a strong commitment to supporting individuals and families. Her training and expertise include: 

She has undergone extensive training in Family Constellation Therapy, equipping her to orchestrate profound healing experiences for her clients. This therapeutic approach empowers her to navigate intricate family dynamics and aid individuals in resolving deeply entrenched issues

With a background in teaching, Jo brings valuable insights into the unique needs and challenges of individuals with special educational requirements. This knowledge allows her to provide specialised support and guidance to those facing these challenges within the context of Family Constellation Therapy.

Jo's training in trauma-informed Yin Yoga equips her with the tools to create a safe and nurturing environment for her clients. This approach ensures that she can address trauma-related issues with sensitivity and awareness during her work in Family Constellation Therapy.

Jo harnesses the transformative power of Reiki, a Japanese healing technique, to facilitate emotional and energetic balance in her clients. This practice complements her work in Family Constellation Therapy, offering additional pathways to healing and self-discovery.

Passionate about supporting people, Jo's multifaceted background and training make her a caring and skilled practitioner in the field of family constellation therapy. Her commitment to helping individuals and families find balance and harmony is a testament to her dedication and compassion

John Palairet

John is a multi-talented individual with a wide range of experiences and expertise:

John has a deep understanding of Family Constellation Therapy, having received formal training in this transformative modality. His expertise in this field allows him to facilitate healing and insights in the realm of family dynamics.

With his unique blend of talents and experiences, John weaves together a rich tapestry of skills, from family constellation and education to carpentry and adventure tourism, making him a versatile and well-rounded individual poised to make a positive impact in a variety of areas.

Tess Hayson

Tess is a highly skilled Family Constellation Therapistt with a diverse and holistic background. Her training includes:

Tess brings a deep understanding of trauma and its impact on the body through her training in trauma-informed Yin Yoga. This knowledge allows her to guide clients toward healing and release in a gentle and mindful way.

With her Reiki training, Tess taps into the powerful energy of this Japanese healing technique, using it to facilitate emotional and energetic balance for her clients during Family Constellation work.

Tess's knowledge of Shiatsu, a traditional Japanese form of bodywork, enables her to apply acupressure and massage techniques that promote relaxation and energy flow, complementing her constellation therapy practice.

Her expertise in Ayurvedic wellness coaching allows her to provide clients with personalized guidance on nutrition, lifestyle, and self-care, enhancing the overall well-being of those she works with.

Tess's training in Ayurvedic trauma-informed breathwork incorporates the wisdom of Ayurveda to support clients in healing from trauma and finding balance in their lives through conscious breath practices.

With this diverse skill set, Tess is well-equipped to guide individuals on their journey to healing and self-discovery within the realm of Family Constellation Therapy.

Rukuwai Lloyd

Te kaingākautanga ki a matariki i roto i te taiao
Ka hoki a tātou tikanga ki te puhake whakatūtū o te māhorahora-a-rangi

E ngã mana, e ngã reo, e ngã iwi
E rau rangatira ma
Nau mai, haere mai, piki mai ra

Ko Rukuwai ahau. He uri au nõ Ngāti Ranginui, Ngaiterangi me Ngāti Hauã ki Waikato
No reira aku mihi kau ana ki a koutou katoa

Assisting people to imbue their unique potential by overcoming fear and pain to ascension fulfills my life purpose.

Divinely guided by a higher source of truth and ancestral wisdom of consciousness that connects all living things through contribution and gratitude.

Rukuwai has received training in the Maori Healing Lineage of Papa Hohepa Delamere.

She has deepened her expertise through the Hawaiian Healing Ancestral Lineage training.

Rukuwai’s commitment to personal and ancestral healing led her to Family Constellation Facilitation training in 2023.

What is Family Balance NZ?

Family Balance NZ takes a holistic approach to healing, considering not just the immediate family members, but also the extended family network, including ancestors. This approach recognises that healing the past can positively impact the present and future.

The team designs customised family constellations for each client, tailoring the process to the unique dynamics and challenges of their family system. This might involve using representatives (individuals who stand in for family members) or symbolic objects to represent family members and relationships.

The team consists of a diverse group of facilitators, each with their own cultural, professional, and personal backgrounds. This diversity allows them to approach each constellation from multiple perspectives, ensuring a well-rounded and inclusive healing process.

While family constellation therapy is at the core of their practice, "Family Balance NZ" facilitators are trained in various therapeutic modalities. This enables them to integrate techniques from psychology, mindfulness, trauma healing, and other fields to provide comprehensive support to clients.

In addition to individual sessions, the team organises workshops and retreats focused on family constellation therapy. These events provide participants with a safe and immersive environment to explore and heal family dynamics, while also learning about the principles of this therapeutic approach.

Family Balance NZ places a strong emphasis on post-constellation support. Facilitators stay connected with clients, offering guidance and resources to help them integrate the insights and healing from their constellation experience into their daily lives.

The team is committed to ongoing research and innovation in the field of family constellation therapy. They collaborate with experts, contribute to research studies, and explore ways to refine and evolve the practice for optimal results.

The concept of "Family Balance NZ" extends beyond individual healing. The team aims to foster a sense of community among clients, creating a supportive network where individuals can share experiences, insights, and progress in their healing journeys.