Epigenetics – Trauma is also passed down through the generations in the genes, this is known as epigenetics. Passed from generation to generation, unconsciously. These traumas may appear as attachment patterns, ways of beings, different types of abuse, ptsd,complex trauma from a variety of sources.
Generational trauma and epigenetics are also thought to be linked to some the dakest moments in history, such as war, genocide, famines, slavery. This is beleived to result in an epigenetic imprint passed through the generations.
Generational Trauma in IFS this is known as a Legacy burden, and there are specific ways to work with this type of Trauma and help to heal it.
There are also Legacy heirlooms passed down through the generations- these are positive qualities and personal attribues.
I’ve taken these words from this page on my website.
Epigenetics is a new addition to the information posted there. https://wordpress.com/page/maggiecostella.com/4275