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Ancestor Syndrome Transgenerational Psychotherapy and the Hidden Links in the Family Tree

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ISBN-10: 0415191874

ISBN-13: 9780415191876

Edition: 1999

Authors: Anne Ancelin Schutzenberger, Anne Trager

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In this text the author shows how, as mere links in a chain of generations, we may have no choice in having the events and traumas experienced by our ancestors visited upon us in our own lifetime.
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Book details

Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 11/10/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.770
Language: English

List of figures
Preface: the living past, or grandfather's parrot
The transgenerational approach
A genealogy of transgenerational therapy: from the unconscious to the genosociogram
Family therapy and the genogram/genosociogram
Invisible loyalties
Psychosomatic/somatopsychic: the mind-body connection
The crypt and the phantom
Origin and death
The genosociogram and the anniversary syndrome: my research
How to build your genosociogram
My transgenerational clinical practice
Case studies with simplified genosociograms
Anniversary syndrome and invisible family loyalty
Family configuration and the double anniversary syndrome
Legacy and family structure
Conclusion: the human canopy
Definition of the crypt and the phantom
Josephine Hilgard's statistical research
On the souls of women
An example of substitution incest
"I remember": stigmata of family memories
Trauma of the "wind of the cannonball"
Incest and second-type incest
The anniversary syndrome
Two case studies of the anniversary syndrome
A few historical dates