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  • Published: 2 August 2022
  • ISBN: 9781785044380
  • Imprint: Vermilion
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 256
  • RRP: $35.00

It Didn't Start with You

How Inherited Family Trauma Shapes Who We Are and How to End the Cycle




A groundbreaking approach to transforming traumatic legacies passed down in families over generations, by an acclaimed expert in the field

'Groundbreaking' Tara Brach
Depression. Anxiety. Chronic pain. Phobias. Obsessive thoughts. The evidence is compelling: the root of these difficulties may reside in the traumas of our parents, grandparents and even great-grandparents. The latest research affirms that traumatic experience is passed on to future generations and that this emotional inheritance, hidden in everything from our gene expression to everyday language, plays a greater role in our health than ever previously understood.

Building on the work of leading experts in neuroscience and posttraumatic stress, Mark Wolynn has developed a pioneering approach to identifying and breaking these inherited family patterns. Having worked with individuals and groups on a therapeutic level for more than twenty years, It Didn't Start With You is his accessible, pragmatic and transformative guide to a method that has helped thousands of people reclaim their lives.

  • Published: 2 August 2022
  • ISBN: 9781785044380
  • Imprint: Vermilion
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 256
  • RRP: $35.00

About the author

Mark Wolynn

Mark Wolynn is the founder and director of the Family Constellation Insitute. He has taught at the University of Pittsburgh, the Western Psychiatric Institute, Kripalu, the Omega Institute of Integral Studies in addition to many training centres, clinics and hospitals. His articles have appeared in Psychology Today, Mind Body Green, Mariashriver.com, Elephant Journal, and Psych Central, and his poetry has been published in The New Yorker. He lives in the San Francisco Bay area.

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