CultureShift: How to heal your intergenerational relationships in 2024

Trauma psychologist Dr. Mariel Buqué shares her expertise in her new book “Break The Cycle: A Guide to Healing Intergenerational Trauma.”

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Embarking on a fresh year often brings about new resolutions or, at the very least, an internal commitment to enhance personal relationships.

Whether it’s striving for improved communication, fostering deeper appreciation or seeking healing, there’s a collective desire to make this year better. Trauma psychologist, Dr. Mariel Buqué’s expertise on the subject is highlighted in her new book “Break The Cycle: A Guide to Healing Intergenerational Trauma.”

In it, she delves into the profound impact of intergenerational trauma on individuals and communities. Dr. Buqué addresses how this type of trauma manifests and provides valuable insights for breaking the cycle and promoting healing.
“There’s so many ways in which trauma can show up in our lives,” she said. “But it really starts off with emotional vulnerabilities that start off when our our parents and grandparents are themselves in trauma, and then those gene expressions transfer onto us when we’re conceived. So it’s a very complex experience and phenomenon, but it’s one that is incredibly common.”

Listen: Dr. Mariel Buqué speaks with CultureShift host Amanda LeClaire about her new book on intergenerational trauma

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  • Amanda LeClaire
    Amanda LeClaire is an award-winning host and producer of CultureShift on 101.9 WDET-FM Detroit’s NPR station. She’s a founding producer of WDET’s flagship news talk show Detroit Today, and a former host/reporter for Arizona Public Media. Amanda is also an artist, certified intuitive and energy healer, and professional tarot reader.