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It didn't start with you : how inherited family trauma shapes who we are and how to end the cycle

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It didn't start with you : how inherited family trauma shapes who we are and how to end the cycle
Call No: 155.924 W86i

Call Number155.924 W86i
Dates[2016]; ©2016
Statement of ResponsibilityMark Wolynn.
Creators & ContributorsWolynn, Mark (author)
Summary"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 brainsbut in the lives of our parents, grandparents, and even great-grandparents. The latest scientific research, now making headlines, supports what many have long intuitedthat 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." Publisher
ContentsPart I. The web of family trauma
  • Traumas lost and found
  • Three generations of shared family history: the family body
  • The family mind
  • The core language approach
  • The four unconscious themes
Part II. The core language map
  • The core complaint
  • Core descriptors
  • The core sentence
  • The core trauma
Part III. Pathways to reconnection
  • From insight to integration
  • The core language of separation
  • The core language of relationships
  • The core language of success
  • Core language medicine
Physical Description viii, 240 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Carrier Typevolume
LanguageEnglish
PublisherNew York : Viking
NotesIncludes bibliographical references and index
RecognitionGifted in 2017 by Robert & Marilyn Krell in honour of Leon Bogner's 75th birthday

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