It Didn’t Start With You is a powerful book about how inherited family trauma shapes who we are and how to break the cycle. Written by therapist Mark Wolynn, the book explores the ways in which traumatic experiences from our ancestors can impact us on a subconscious level, affecting everything from our emotions to our physical health. Drawing on case studies and his own personal experience of healing himself and his family tree, Wolynn offers readers practical steps for overcoming these challenges and creating happier, healthier lives.
For who is this book for ?
This book is for anyone who wants to understand how their family background has shaped them and learn practical ways to break the cycle. It’s especially relevant for people who have experienced difficult emotions or physical health problems that they haven’t been able to shake off, as well as those whose families seem plagued by misfortune and tragedy.
- The book is well-researched and draws on case studies to support its arguments.
- It provides readers with practical steps for overcoming inherited family trauma.
- Wolynn has first-hand experience of healing himself and his family tree, which makes the advice in the book more credible.
- The book feels a little bit repetitive at times.
- It can be tough to apply the advice specifically to one’s own life.
- Some readers may find the content too heavy or depressing.
Learn more about the author
Mark Wolynn, Director of the Family Constellation Institute in San Francisco, is an internationally recognized expert on inherited family trauma. He has presented his research at scientific conferences and appeared as a guest on The Dr. Oz Show, NPR’s Fresh Air with Terry Gross, and other leading programs. Wolynn’s latest book, It Didn’t Start with You: How.
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