How inherited family trauma shapes who we are and how to end the cycle
Mark Wolynn's extraordinary book cracks the secret code of families and proves that you can go home again, once you understand how history made you. Full of life-changing stories, powerful insights and practical tools for personal healing, It Didn't Start With You deserves a place on your bookshelf. You'll never see your family in the same way again. * Mark Matousek, author of Ethical Wisdom * It Didn't Start With You takes us a big step forward, advancing the fields of trauma therapy, mindfulness applications and human understanding. It is a bold, creative and compassionate work. * Sharon Salzberg, author of Lovingkindness and Real Happiness * Bridging both neuroscience and psychodynamic thinking, It Didn't Start With You provides the reader with Mark Wolynn's hard-earned toolbox of do-it-yourself clinical aids and proactive insights. * Jess P. Shatkin, MD, Vice Chair for Education at NYU Langone Medical Center's Child Study Center and author of Child and Adolescent Mental Health *
Mark Wolynn is the founder and director of the Family Constellation Insitute. He has taught at the University of Pittsburgh, the Western Psychiatric Institute, Kripalu, the Omega Institute of Integral Studies in addition to many training centres, clinics and hospitals. His articles have appeared in Psychology Today, Mind Body Green, Mariashriver.com, Elephant Journal, and Psych Central, and his poetry has been published in The New Yorker. He lives in the San Francisco Bay area.