Transgenerational transmission of trauma/resources: Invisible loyalties
According to AIP principles, symptoms are not the cause of current suffering, but rather the consequence of unprocessed memories from adverse past experiences. Sometimes a touchstone event in early childhood is not traceable during the history taking Phase. The source of present dysfunction may reflect challenges experienced by the client`s ancestors. Transgenerational Transmission of Trauma (TTT) and Resources can play a fundamental role in EMDR case conceptualization and implementation of the Standard Protocol, when no evident touchstone event is traceable. The emotional balance sheet may help clients connect with more subtle contents, such as invisible loyalties, and other family secrets.
Original Work Citation
Monteiro, A. (2018, October). Transgenerational transmission of trauma/resources: Invisible loyalties. Presentation at the 23rd EMDR International Association Conference, Atlanta, GA
“Transgenerational transmission of trauma/resources: Invisible loyalties,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed January 21, 2019, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/25304.