Understanding the Past, Healing for the Future: Transgenerational Trauma

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Have you ever felt the weight of experiences that weren’t even your own? On ‘Mental Breakthroughs’, host Patricia Wu and guest psychologist Marie Valsaint discuss transgenerational trauma, how historical events like slavery and genocide can impact generations that follow.

What is Transgenerational Trauma

Transgenerational trauma is when the effects of traumatic events are passed down through generations, influencing the way people think, feel, and behave.

How to Identify Transgenerational Trauma

Tools like genograms (detailed family trees) can help reveal patterns of trauma and how they might be impacting your life today.

Steps Towards Healing

Healing from transgenerational trauma starts with feeling safe, learning healthy coping skills, and building self-awareness.

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