Ancestral Trauma

What determines an abused person’s risk for becoming abusive?

Unfortunately, there has been a lot of misinformation passed around regarding how likely a person who was abused is to become an abuser and abuse their own (or other people’s) children. This post is my attempt to clear things up. In this post, we’ll take a look at how the effects of abuse and other …

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Why the ancestral trauma narrative is causing more harm than good (and what you REALLY need to know about how trauma is passed on across generations)

There’s been a lot of talk lately about “ancestral trauma,” which is the notion that the effects of traumatic events are passed down from generation to generation. It’s the idea that you can be negatively affected by the choices and experiences of your parents, grandparents, and even your great grandparents and further back. While this …

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