This week’s episode features an interview with Mark Wolynn. Mark is a leading expert on inherited family trauma. He is also the director of the Family Constellation Institute in San Francisco where he trains clinicians and treats people struggling with depression, anxiety, panic disorder, obsessive thoughts, self-injury, chronic pain, and persistent symptoms and conditions.

He is also the author of It Didn’t Start With You: how inherited family trauma shapes who we are and how to end the cycle.

Topics Discussed:

  • Emotional Trauma
  • Intergenerational / inherited family trauma
  • Epigenetics
  • Family Constellations
  • The Core Language Approach
  • Cultural trauma: e.g. Syrian War and Refugee Crisis, American Slavery and Canadian Residential Schools
  • Neurological development
  • Memory consolidation
  • Implicit vs explicit memory
  • The root of Chronic Psychopathology
  • The Four Unconscious Themes and the importance of a healthy connection with our parents


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Mark Wolynn’s Website
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It Didn’t Start With You (book)

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  1. Absolutely fascinating episode! We bought Mark’s book and are reserving spots for his upcoming Calgary visit. James, we are so grateful for your wisdom and kindness. Thank you.

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