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Trauma - The Psychological Inheritance Tax

Have you ever wondered how the experiences of your parents and grandparents might be affecting your physical and psychological well-being? It turns out that the trauma they experienced may have a greater impact on our lives than we ever realised. Let’s have a think about this…..

Inter-generational trauma is the concept that trauma can be passed down through generations. This means that the trauma your grandparents experienced could be impacting your life today, even if you haven’t experienced the same traumatic event. This may sound overwhelming, but understanding inter-generational trauma can help us make sense of who we are in the world and how we can move forward.

Firstly, understanding the context of our parents and grandparents’ experiences can help us understand ourselves better.We might recognise patterns in our behaviour, relationships, or reactions that we couldn’t explain before. By understanding the context of our family history, we can begin to understand ourselves in a more holistic way.

As some of you may already understand, unprocessed trauma can get stored in your body and can have an adverse effect on your health and wellbeing. The way that the Conceiving Conception method deals with what may be lying dormant in your body is by bringing what we call this “unconscious” trauma into our conscious awareness. You see, this can help us let go of the past and make the most of our future. Unconscious anxiety can manifest itself in autoimmune disorders and other physical health issues. When we acknowledge and process our trauma, we can reduce this anxiety and alleviate the physical symptoms that come with it. Sometimes, talking and processing our trauma can even lead to the healing of physical diseases…. I’ve seen the impact this can have on unexplained infertility.

It's important to remember that not everyone experiences the same level of inter-generational trauma, and that everyone’s experience is unique. But if you’re curious about how your family history might be affecting your well-being, it’s worth exploring, and my workbook helps you to work this through.

Remember, understanding our family history and inter-generational trauma is not about blaming or shaming our ancestors. It’s about acknowledging the impact their experiences have had on us and using that knowledge to move forward in a healthy and positive way.

In conclusion, understanding our parents and grandparents’ experiences and context can have a significant impact on our physical and psychological well-being. By bringing unconscious trauma into our conscious mind, we can let go of the past and move forward with a better understanding of ourselves.

By using the Conceiving Conception workbook to explore and resolve the role of inherited trauma, we gain a deeper understanding of the complex interplay of factors. Factors that contributed to the lasting effects of trauma on our ancestors and their descendants…. and, for your very own future descendants.

Warmly, Louise x


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