It Didn't Start With You

It Didn't Start With You

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

Book - 2016
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"A groundbreaking approach to transforming traumatic legacies passed down in families over generations, by a renowned expert in the field. Inherited family trauma is currently an area of growing interest, as science increasingly explores what we know intuitively: that the effects of trauma can pass from one generation to the next, and that the answers to some of our greatest life problems often lie not within our own story, but in the experiences of our parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, and extended family. 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 in those in the present. And while inherited physical traits are easily discernible, this emotional legacy is often hidden, encoded in everything from gene expression to everyday language"--
Publisher: New York :, Viking,, 2016
ISBN: 9781101980361
Branch Call Number: 155.924 WOL 2016
Characteristics: 240 pages


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Jul 16, 2018

This is an outstanding book, both for therapists/practitioners as well as those looking for self-help to heal from trauma. One of the best I have read on this topic, well referenced/sound scientific basis and well written narratives throughout. Highly recommend.

Nov 27, 2016

A good read, gets you thinking about familial patterns that are repeated generationally, and personal "stories" that need to be ended.

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