It Didn't Start with You

How Inherited Family Trauma Shapes Who We Are and How to End the Cycle

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Publisher Description

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 brains—but in the lives of our parents, grandparents, and even great-grandparents. The latest scientific research, now making headlines, 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, 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 Didn’t 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 Didn’t 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.

GENRE
Health, Mind & Body
RELEASED
2016
April 26
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
256
Pages
PUBLISHER
Penguin Publishing Group
SELLER
PENGUIN GROUP USA, INC.
SIZE
2.3
MB

Customer Reviews

Sonny Ser ,

very interesting

This book was extremely interesting to me. Not your average self help book about how to be. but rather why you are here and why you may be feeling what you’re feeling! It’s a book that makes you stop and put the puzzle of yourself and your ancestors together. I highly recommend it if you are looking to go a little deeper with your emotion.

Elton R. Carvalho ,

Pdf files

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RandaaaC ,

Interesting Point of View

This book was overall very interesting but my skepticism makes it hard for me to believe that these stories are true. The question that kept coming to me the most, was how do people that have little to no information about their family benefit from this type of therapy? Is it more about identifying with someone of your choosing and using it to make yourself feel better or is there an actual connection there.

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