Sometimes it’s not just what is said to you by your parents, but what was experienced by them that affects us. What your parents experienced – war, hurt, trauma – affected them not just on an emotional and psychological level, but potentially on a physical and cellular level. Research, dating back to the 1700s, and maybe before, as well as that being today today in the field of epigenetics suggests that changes in our parents’ and even grandparents’ genes that happen as a result of trauma can be passed down. This is ground breaking in terms of therapy as it means that some people may be more likely to experience anxiety or depression as a result of their family’s unresolved trauma. That said, that doesn’t mean it’s hopeless, but hopeful. The more we understand about trauma, how we carry it, where we carry it, the more able we are to treat it. Below is a link to an article about this very subject. Call today to find out more!
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