Trauma Transmissions Affect Many Generations by Jill Salberg

Trauma Transmissions Affect Many Generations by Jill Salberg, Ph.D., ABPP Heinrich Himmler standing near refugees in occupied Metz, France. Photo is from a group of photos of Himmler and Nazi soldiers Psychotherapy and psychoanalytic studies have found that traumatic experiences of physical and sexual abuse in the history of parents become trans-generationally transmitted to the next generation as fear, anxiety and sometimes actualising abuse behaviour. There is great need for intervention and psychotherapy treatment to help people heal from trauma and prevent further transmissions of traumatic states and experiences.There have been important shifts in psychoanalysis moving away from how [...]