Israeli-born and raised psycholoanalyst Dr. Galit Atlas draws on the emotional power of her patient’s stories and her own life experiences to illuminate the extraordinary ways in which inherited family trauma affects our lives. The people we love and those who raised us live inside us: we experience their emotional pain, we dream their memories, and these things shape our lives in ways we don’t always recognize. Emotional Inheritance is about family secrets that keep us from living to our full potential, create gaps between what we want for ourselves and what we are able to have, and haunt us like ghosts. In this transformative book, Dr. Atlas entwines the stories of her patients, her own stories from her Jewish family and her growing up in a country under threat, and decades of research to help us identify the links between our life struggles and the “emotional inheritance” we all carry. For it is only by following the traces those ghosts leave that we can truly change our destiny.
Emotional Inheritance: A Therapist, Her Patients, and the Legacy of Trauma
- From the Publisher
September 1, 2021
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