Generational trauma is the emotional and psychological harm that is passed down from one generation to the next as memories stored in genes as it can surve a purpose for the survival. It can be caused by a variety of traumatic experiences, such as war, violence, abuse, and neglect that you didn't even know that existed.
Although this is not a scientifically proven thing, during therapeutic
interventions the root causes of certain illnesses of the clients in my practice have shown this to be an interesting phenomenon.
One might argue that this may be a past life memory and nevertheless what's important is the experience the individual has within his inner world with the unique interpretations that's causing the trouble.
Going forward generational trauma can be identified during a deep dive in to the subconscious mind and they can manifest in many different ways, including:
Mental health problems, such as anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Physical health problems, such as chronic pain, heart disease, and autoimmune disorders
Difficulty coping with stress etc.
Generational trauma is a complex issue, and there is no one-size-fits-all solution. However, there are a number of things that can be done to heal from them.
The first is:
Education about trauma and healing: Learning about trauma and healing can help you to not only understand your experiences and develop a path forward, but first of all to be aware of generational traumas within you. Understanding and learning about your self is powerful.
Therapy: Therapy can help you understand your trauma and develop coping mechanisms with deep healing and rewiring of your thinking to have supportive behaviors.
Support groups: Support groups can provide you with a safe space to connect with other people who understand what you are going through. It helps you to connect with people you understand each other.
Self-care: Self-care is essential for healing from trauma. Makeing sure to get enough sleep, eating healthy foods, and physical exertion regularly as a sport helps. Same how ignoring your self itself can be an effect of a generational trauma. So consciousness about it is playing a major role to take a decision towords freeing yourself.
Building healthy relationships: Building healthy relationships can help you to feel supported and loved although this can be challenging for a person who is not aware of the root of an issue.
If you are struggling with the effects of generational trauma, it is important to seek help. There are many resources available to help you heal.
Here are some additional tips for healing from generational trauma:
Be patient with yourself. Healing takes time, unless if you get special support.
Don't be afraid to ask for help. There are many people who care about you and want to support you.
Celebrate your progress. It is important to acknowledge your accomplishments, no matter how small they may seem.
Remember that you are not alone. Many people struggle with the effects of generational trauma.