The science of epigenetics has proven that trauma is passed genetically over generations in humans and other animals. In this highly practical and useful episode, Mark Wolynn talks with Bill about how inherited family trauma affects ourselves and our relationships, and how we might begin to break the cycle.
Mark Wolynn is a leading expert on inherited family trauma. As the director of The Family Constellation Institute in San Francisco, he trains clinicians and treats people struggling with depression, anxiety, panic disorder, obsessive thoughts, self-injury, chronic pain, and other persistent symptoms and conditions. A sought-after lecturer, he leads workshops at hospitals, clinics, conferences, and teaching centers around the world. His recent book, It Didn’t Start with You: How Inherited Family Trauma Shapes Who We Are and How to End the Cycle won the 2016-2017 Silver Nautilus Award for Psychology.