It Didn’t start with You – the Legacy of Inherited Family Trauma

It Didn’t start with You – the Legacy of Inherited Family Trauma

Below is a fascinating article by Mark Wolynn who writes about the impact, not simply of an individual’s own experience on their mental health and wellbeing, but the experiences of several preceding generations. Wolynn states that our Parents’, Grandparents’ and Great Grandparents’ experiences and the emotions around them can be transmitted genetically as well as behaviorally, and that in some cases our own emotions and difficulties can be related more to their experiences than our own.

Take a look at the article and book for some interesting insights, that have often been borne out in our work at Be Free Psychology;

It Didn’t Start With You: How Inherited Family Trauma Shapes Who We Are

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