Overcoming Generational Trauma
You know you got your hairline from your Dad’s side of the family and your eye color from your mom. You know diabetes runs in your family, as does heart disease and Parkinson’s.
However, did you know that many families pass on trauma to their children? The emotional wounds that we inherit from our families are just as important as the physical ones.
Let’s Talk About Transgenerational Trauma!
During your mother’s pregnancy, you were extremely receptive to her emotions. The hormones released by your mother when she felt joy made you feel joy as well.
When she felt sad, scared, or angry, her body released hormones that made her experience these same emotions.
At some point in your life, you may have lived in a family that was not always happy or harmonious. There is a possibility that your parents may have been emotionally distant or even abusive because their parents might have had their own reasons for being distant or maybe even abusive.
There are many families that carry unresolved trauma from generation to generation. Families who have been afflicted with addiction, depression, anxiety, racism, and the like often continue to pass along negative emotions, poor behaviors, low self-esteem, and poor coping skills. These could lead to a painful and hard life, but they can also lead to chronic health conditions.
Let’s End The Cycle!
If you have a history of family conflict or trauma, you can be the individual who puts an end to the cycle. You can be the one who begins a new cycle, one of passing down loving communication and positive self-images.
It will take work on your part to overcome the pain of your family history and it may not be easy but it is worth it. That’s why it’s a good idea to work with a mental health professional who can offer you the right tools and coping strategies that you can then pass down to your own children. We offer virtual and in-person sessions.
If you’re interested in exploring therapy, please get in touch with me! I’d love to help you end the cycle of trauma in your family.
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