International Journal of

Communal and Transgenerational Trauma

Journal of
International Humanistic Psychology Association

Worldview-Informed Healing: The 7 Bs of Indigenous-Inspired IFS (Internal Family Systems)

Abstract Worldview-informed healing, like culturally-informed treatment, is both a resource and an outcome that is concerned with reducing burdens that are absorbed and carried transgenerationally. The 7 Bs of Indigenous-Inspired IFS (Internal Family Systems) is a mnemonic that arose from the collaborative voices of the recently formed IFS Indigenous Council. The 7 Bs embody the […]

White Supremacy, Overcoming A Legacy Of Cognitive Dissonance And Unresolved Trauma

Abstract:This article aims to identify and understand how radicalized behavior, being a by-product of white supremacy is inculcated in individuals through continued cognitive dissonance and unresolved trauma. The avoidance of confronting uncomfortable emotions that comes with discussing this nation’s racialized history is symptomatic of an internal impairment. Subsequently, the legacy of a nation steeped in […]

An Inter-Generational Story At The Fall Of The Ottoman Empire

Excerpt From: “Historical Traumas Among Armenian, Kurdish, and Turkish People Of Anatolia: A Transdisciplinary Perspective Toward Reconciliation” Published by Sussex Academic Press in January 2022, Nermin Soyalp’s Historical Traumas is a transdisciplinary academic research book. Based on decade-long doctorate research, the author reviews the deep wounds that exist from long-standing conflicts between Turks, Kurds, and […]

Transgenerational Trauma Effects: The Role of Epigenetics

There is a solid body of literature documenting and characterizing the effects of traumas of one generation upon their children or even subsequent generations (Danieli, 1998). However, physiological mechanisms are not usually discussed, even for the first generation, and later generation effects are assumed to be transmitted through parental behavior. A new field of biological […]

Different Kinds of Transgenerational Trauma: Healing Old “Psychic Wounds” Through Psychotherapy

Abstract:This article looks at an overview of the concept of ‘transgenerational trauma’ – a phenomenon whereby the trauma that has occurred in one generation is ‘transmitted’ to another generation, and even another beyond that. This phenomenon occurs on a psychic level (often described as a ‘complex post-traumatic stress disorder’ mechanisms; or a ‘secondary traumatisation’), as […]