It Didn’t Start with You: How Inherited Family Trauma Shapes Who We Are and How to End the Cycle


It Didn't Start with You: How Inherited Family Trauma Shapes Who We Are and How to End the Cycle Author Mark Wolynn
ISBN-10 1101980389
ISBN-13 9781101980385
Year 2017-04-25
Pages 256
Language English
Publisher Penguin Books
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A groundbreaking approach to transforming traumatic legacies passed down in families over generations by an acclaimed expert in the field Depression Anxiety Chronic Pain Phobias Obsessive thoughts The evidence is compelling the roots of these difficulties may not reside in our immediate life experience or in chemical imbalances in our brainsbut in the lives of our parents grandparents and even great grandparents The latest scientific research now making headlines supports what many have long intuitedthat traumatic experience can be passed down through generations It Didnt Start with You builds on the work of leading experts in post traumatic stress including Mount Sinai School of Medicine neuroscientist Rachel Yehuda and psychiatrist Bessel van der Kolk author of The Body Keeps the Score Even if the person who suffered the original trauma has died or the story has been forgotten or silenced 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 for over twenty years It Didnt Start with You offers a pragmatic and prescriptive guide to his method the Core Language Approach 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 And visualization active imagination and direct dialogue create pathways to reconnection integration and reclaiming life and health It Didnt Start With You is a transformative approach to resolving longstanding difficulties that in many cases traditional therapy drugs or other interventions have not had the capacity to touch From the Hardcover edition

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