How childhood trauma effects your biology for a lifetime 

This is a new topic that I am becoming more aware of in my practice.  We all know that you can be changed after a traumatic experience. The following article and podcast describe what scientists now are learning about how that trauma impacts us on a near genetic level and those predispositions can be passed down to our children. This implies that if your parents went through a lot of trauma you could be predisposed to have less resilience towards certain adversities. Similarly, if you as a child are exposed to multiple traumas you can be more likely to struggle with certain mental and physical issues as an adult as a result of the trauma you experienced as a child.

Article 

By: Donna Jackson Nakazawa

The Last Best Cure

7 Ways Childhood Adversity Changes Your Brain

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-last-best-cure/201508/7-ways-childhood-adversity-changes-your-brain?

Podcast 

On Being: Rachel Yehuda — How Trauma and Resilience Cross Generation

https ://overcast.fm/+BYAZAbTwg
 

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