Generational healing is broadly defined as the process of understanding how the traumas of previous familial generations bleed into their offspring in the form of unresolved issues, unspoken rules, and limiting beliefs about how the world and relationships work. When negative behavioral, emotional, and relational patterns are passed down from generation to generation, it takes courage to recognize those patterns and move toward a healthier way of relating to one another, both internally as a family and to the outside world. The process of becoming aware of these negative patterns and how they became part of your family’s story is what allows for the healing of long-buried trauma and the ultimate rewriting of the family narrative in a more positive, supportive light.
Healing Our Family trees is a huge step on the spiritual path, and it takes strength, courage, and wisdom to begin the process. In this powerful video, we will explore the topic of our family lineage and ancestors and how we are affected by them in different ways.
This is a talk about transgenerational trauma between Anita Lasker-Wallfisch, her daughter Maya Jacobs-Wallfisch, and Thomas Hübl. Anita Lasker-Wallfisch (92) is a German-British cellist and one of the last known survivors of the "Girls' Orchestra" of Auschwitz.
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.
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 o...