There is a complex web of interactions around our own experience as a child, our relationship with our parents when we were children and as adults, and, if we are parents, the experiences of our children, both as children and as adults.
“A fundamental goal of human development is the emergence of a self-sustaining, self-regulated human being who can live in concert with fellow human beings in a social context. Vital for this healthy development is a relationship with a parent who sees and understands the child’s feelings and can respond with attuned empathy to the child’s emotional cues.”
Dr Gabor Mate, When The Body Says No: The Cost of Hidden Stress
Our learning and exploration includes:
- Intergenerational and historical trauma – seeing our personal lives in a larger family and societal context
- Mapping our family two generations back and forward
- Nurturing emotional interactions with parents are an indispensable requirement of human brain development
- Children need parents who are attuned to their needs
- In addition to feeling loved, we need to experience ourselves as appreciated for who we really are
- Being present with energy, feelings and sensations in our body
- Releasing core deficiency beliefs
- Looking through a trauma lens and cultivating compassion for ourselves and others in our family
- Widening our window of tolerance as we heal
- Allowing everyone to be as they are, even when it is not what we need
- Releasing resentments, regret and finding peace
- Steady and firm, grounded in our own knowing
- Building resilience and strength
Join Lynn Fraser this summer for twelve weeks beginning Sunday June 3rd. Some weeks will be a class with a short presentation, guided inquiry and sharing our personal experiences. These will alternate with group meetings focused on sharing and supporting each other as we work with this in our lives. As always, recordings and resources are available on a private webpage for participants.
Time: Sundays beginning June 3 at 11AM Eastern for one hour.
Cost: $99 US. This is free to regular participants in daily practice.
How Trauma and Resilience Cross Generations Dr Rachel Yehuda
My Grandmother’s Hands, Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies, Resmaa Menakem MSW LICSW SEP
Dr Gabor Maté and Daniel Maté: Hello Again: A Fresh Start for Parents and Their Adult Children
How Generational and Early Life Trauma Shape Our Lives, Scott Kiloby and others at Science and Nonduality
Classes: June 3, 24, July 8, 22, August 5, 19
Group meetings: June 10, July 1, 15, 29, August 12, 26
June 17: No class or meeting