The traumas we inherit or experience firsthand can not only create a legacy of distress, but also forge a legacy of strength and resilience that can be felt for generations to come.
Depression. Anxiety. Chronic Pain. Phobias. Obsessive thoughts. The evidence is compelling, further the roots of these difficulties may not reside in our immediate life experience. Or in chemical imbalances in our brains but in the lives of our parents, grandparents, and even great-grandparents. Also the latest scientific research, supports what many have long intuited that traumatic experience can be passed down through generations.
‘It Didn’t Start with You’ builds on the work of leading experts in post-traumatic stress. This includes Mount Sinai School of Medicine neuroscientist Rachel Yehuda and psychiatrist Bessel van der Kolk. Even if the person who suffered the original trauma has died, memory and feelings can live on. These emotional legacies are often hidden, encoded in everything from gene expression to everyday language. And they play a far greater role in our emotional and physical health than has ever before been understood.
As a pioneer in the field of inherited family trauma, Mark Wolynn has worked with individuals and groups on a therapeutic level. This book offers a pragmatic and prescriptive guide to his method, the Core Language Approach. Moreover diagnostic self-inventories provide a way to uncover the fears and anxieties conveyed through everyday words, behaviors, and physical symptoms.
Techniques for developing a genogram or extended family tree create a map of experiences going back through the generations. Additionally visualization, active imagination, and direct dialogue create pathways to reconnection, integration, and reclaiming life and health. ‘It Didn’t Start With You’ is a transformative approach to resolving longstanding difficulties. However that in many cases, traditional therapy, drugs, or other interventions have not had the capacity to touch.
A groundbreaking approach to transforming traumatic legacies passed down in families over generations, by an acclaimed expert in the field. Add this bestseller book to your reading list now!