IS IT POSSIBLE TO 'INHERIT' EVENTS FROM OUR ANCESTORS? HOW CAN THERAPISTS IDENTIFY SUCH TRANSGENERATIONAL LINKS?
In The Ancestor Syndrome, Anne Ancelin Schützenberger explains and provides clinical examples of her unique psychogenealogical approach to psychotherapy. 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.
The book includes fascinating case studies and 'genosociograms' (family trees) illustrating how her clients have conquered seemingly irrational fears, psychological and even physical difficulties by discovering and understanding the parallels between their own life and the lives of their forebears.
Anne Ancelin Schützenberger draws on over four decades of experience as a therapist and analyst, to provide a fascinating insight into a unique style of clinical work. The Ancestor Syndrome will appeal to anyone working in the psychotherapy profession, as well as to mental health professionals.
Anne Ancelin Schützenberger is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at the University of Nice and co-founder of the International Association of Group Psychotherapy. She is also internationally renowned as a trainer in group psychotherapy and psychodrama.
London & New York,Routledge (1998)