Soul Healing and Historical Trauma

Trauma in the field of the helping professions has been understood mostly as an individual and at time a family systems issue. In our work with communities we have found that trauma can be passed from generation to generation, and has been termed historical trauma, soul wounding or intergenerational trauma. Symptoms of historical trauma include addictions, mood disorders, physical illnesses and many other forms of reacting to injury where blood doesn’t flow aka trauma. Recently the field of epigenetics has been providing interesting findings substantiating the theory of historical trauma which is validating to many who subscribe to western empiricism as their way of understanding reality.


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