Living With Ghosts
Using genealogy research to recognise and release generational trauma
Living with trauma is like living with ghosts. The trauma impacts your current life but its origins are obscured by the past.
Living With Ghosts is perhaps the first online course in the world using genealogy research as a tool for recognising and releasing generational trauma—family trauma passed from generation to generation via epigenetic inheritance.
This course consists of 7 modules, each including videos, text lessons, quizzes and exercises (with downloadable workbooks).
This not a ‘one and done’ course that you can zip through in no time, get a certificate, and that’s it.
Generational trauma is something most people never even recognise, let alone clear. And clearing it can, quite literally, take years. Nonetheless, this course provides a structured framework to guide your genealogy research to identify potential sources of family trauma and resolve them as gracefully as possible.
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An introduction to Living With Ghosts.
Module 1: A splinter works its way to the surface
My first experience of generational trauma came after ordering a death certificate.
An introduction to the concept and scope of generational trauma.
The difference between thinking about your family and feeling it is critical.
A quick test for assessing family instability and the presence of trauma.
Module 2: An oil slick is a fallen rainbow
Suzannah Lessard's The Architect of Desire is a brilliant and instructive memoir of generational trauma.
An overview of the multiple possible impacts of generational trauma.
You may know a lot more about your family than you realise.
Module 3: Leaves fall exactly when and where they need to
A dark moment in family history, hidden in shame for 99 years.
What can science tell us about the mechanics of generational trauma?
The pre-verbal nature of inherited trauma affects our language around it.
Families are stories. What's yours?
Module 4: Bells toll across a distant field
A case study in the explosiveness of generational trauma.
What you can expect on the journey into generational trauma.
After a storm, there are broken branches in the woods. Families are the same.
Module 5: A calling card with perfectly frayed edges
Visiting old family haunts can trigger the release of generational trauma.
Use genealogy research to identify potential sources of generational trauma.
Are you familiar with the children's story, 'We're going on a bear hunt'?
Module 6: A wheel can turn forwards or backwards
We can connect to trauma even through engineering.
Recognising inherited trauma by reverse engineering current behaviour
It's time to apply the algebra of generational trauma.
Module 7: A strange alphabet reveals a familiar story
And now... the final module, where it all comes together.
A step-by-step process for working with generational trauma.
Any memento of the past can be used to access buried trauma.
Clearing generational trauma can bring unexpected rewards.
A concluding message to Living With Ghosts.