Trauma-based & Family Psychotherapy For Angry, Anxious, Depressed, and Frustrated Families

Understanding Inter-Generational Trauma or Family “Curses”

Intergenerational trauma Do you know what intergenerational trauma is?

Did you know it can be thought of as another way to describe a “family curse?”

In this video, I discuss a few signs of intergenerational trauma and the challenges years and generations of trauma can have on a family.

When I see clients with family trauma I often hear the words “family curse” or “generational curse.” In fact, many of my own family members have used these terms to describe a series of similar (and often traumatic or damaging) events that have occurred throughout the family history.

A family curse or inter-generational trauma often has its roots in generations of false beliefs, damaging self-esteem, destructive behavioral patterns, untreated or poorly treated mental health challenges, or incorrect assumptions.

Other resources on this topic

If you’d like to read more about my previous book review on Traumatic Bonding by Amy J.L. Baker and Mel Schneiderman, click here:

For more information on my perspective on trauma, visit my blog here:

To read my most recent article on this topic click here:

To see part 1 of this series, click here:

To see part 2 of this series, click here:

For my new book (Kindle/Paperback) on Understanding and Helping Suicidal Adolescents, click here:….


Understanding Inter-generational trauma


As always, I wish you well


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