Inter-generational Trauma – Learning to stop cycles
Inter-generational Trauma can get more complicated or
We can take steps to heal it so that we don’t pass it on to our children, and grand-children.
The first step is becoming aware of what is healthy functioning, because whatever we grow up with is ‘normal’ to us and our family.
How to Identify Inter-generational Trauma
It is always useful to attend personal development workshops to get ahead in our highly competitive world. Often through sharing at this deeper level, we become aware of different ‘normals’ or can rate ourselves using questionnaires. Have you discovered that you are above or below average for anxiety, obsessive behaviours or being eager to please?
Reading books is another great source of insight.
I am writing a book about a lady’s exploration of the impact of her grandmother’s trauma on different generations of her family. She is a grandchild who has the opportunity to observe her grandmother’s great great grandchildren – 5 generations behaviour patterns to learn from. You might like to follow the Facebook page
At school or other interactions with peers, we discover that our family’s way of doing things is ‘different’;
we hear about aspects of other’s lives which we wish for.
Film and social media have also taken us into other’s worlds or experiences
Questioning Family Norms
Whatever it is that starts you talking to others about things which concern you; the most important thing to do is honour yourself by seeking assistance to improve your situation, feelings and future.
How does Relationship Therapy heal Inter-generational Trauma?
I thought I’d do Imago Relationship Therapy training as a balance to my trauma work and found it to be my most powerful tool to heal trauma!
- Who do you spend most time with?
- Whose opinions, comments and actions do you value most?
An hour’s counselling is paddling upstream if a person’s home environment or family relationships are not helping the healing process.
By empowering a person’s significant other with skills to give the support that the person needs improves the relationship. Our loved ones can suffer secondary traumatic stress from not knowing what to do. When they learn what is the best way to respond – both you and they feel empowered and experience healing from each other!
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