making sense of generational trauma

By October 28, 2019 Trauma No Comments

My husband, Tye, and I are passionate about helping parents make sense of life’s behavior and health struggles in order to become better equipped to lead their families to greater happiness and ease.

So we geek out about studies like the largest investigation (17,000 people between 1995-1997!) called The CDC-Kaiser Permanente Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study.

This study explored the relationship between specific childhood experiences that affect later life health and well-being.

Traumas such as childhood abuse and neglect were measured among other household challenges like mental illness. 

Final results? 

  • More than 50% reported at least one category of ACE;
  • ¼ reported at least 2 categories of exposure;
  • Individuals who experienced 4+ categories showed a 4- to 12-fold increase for alcoholism, drug abuse, depression and suicide.

Which means?

Most of an adult’s behavior and health patterns can be linked from childhood.

The type of family you had, childhood experiences, or even traumas at birth can significantly shape how you communicate and interact with different situations.

So what can you do about it?

Tye and I hopped onto Amy Vetter’s podcast, Breaking Beliefs, to discuss stressors from our own childhood, epigenetics, and different coping techniques that are available to break generational patterns.

What if you could retrain your brain to think positively?  How would that impact your life and your child’s future?

Tune in to learn healing methods from within, and cultivate a healthier environment for child-rearing.

Subscribe & listen to the Breaking Beliefs podcast here

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