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Mark Wolynn



Mark Wolynn is an American lecturer, teacher, author, and expert in the field of inherited family trauma. He is the director of The Family Constellation Institute in San Francisco, which trains clinicians in helping clients suffering from inherited family trauma.

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Mark Wolynn: It Didn’t Start with You

Unconsciously, we relive our mother’s anxiety. We repeat our father’s disappointments. We replicate the failed relationships of our parents and grandparents. Just as we inherit our eye color and blood type, we also inherit the residue from traumatic events that have taken place in our family.

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It Didn’t Start with You: How Inherited Family Trauma Shapes Who We Are and How to End the Cycle

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 brains—but in the lives of our parents, grandparents, and even great-grandparents.

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Exploring the Cycle of Inherited Family Trauma

Mark Wolynn, director of the Family Constellation Institute, describes how family trauma showed up in the lives of two of his patients, and offers questions for you to explore unconscious identification with a member of your family system.

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FindCenter Quotes ImageWhat I failed to realize at the time is that when we try to resist feeling something painful, we often protract the very pain we’re trying to avoid.

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It Didn’t Start with You: The Mystery of Inherited Trauma

A revealing talk with Mark Wolynn of the Family Constellation Institute.

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Relationship Intelligence: The Key to Picking a Life Partner

For over two decades, I have worked with men and women from around the world to help them improve their relationships.

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How to Tell If You Inherited Emotional Trauma + How to Let It Go

With new discoveries in epigenetics now making headlines, many of us are asking an important question: What are my children really inheriting? Can my baggage, the unfinished business I don't deal with, pass on to my kids? Without knowing it, could I be hurting them?

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FindCenter Quotes ImageThe emotions, traits, and behaviors we reject in our parents will likely live on in us. It’s our unconscious way of loving them, a way to bring them back into our lives.

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How Generational and Early Life Trauma Shape Our Lives

Along with distorting our fundamental view about the world, and the emergence of traumatic symptoms, unresolved trauma limits our capacity to be fully present; our potential and capacity for real love and intimacy are blocked, as is the ability to feel the intrinsic aliveness, vibrancy, and joy of...

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How Your Mother Can Improve Your Love Life. ~ Mark Wolynn

When you think of your mother, does your heart open with compassion or tighten with resentment? Do you allow yourself to feel her tenderness and care? The way we receive our mother’s love can be similar to how we experience love from a partner.

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