I’ve been plowing through memoirs, how-to’s, and strategies for resolving generational trauma for our Summer Collab Lab project.
Part of this work has to be personal, right? My most recent ancestors lived through mass famine, occupation, colonization, infanticide, the Catholic education complex, institutionalizing of women, the Chinese Exclusion Act, anti-Asian hate, culturally sanctioned sexual violence, and the ongoing opioid epidemic, plus. more (and that’s just the past 4 generations).
I’ve got to be honest… it’s rough revisiting it all, considering how these experiences might have impacted my kids in ways I can’t see or control.
And it’s really rough work doing this alone.
So I reached out to Nat Vikitsreth of Come Back To Care, because she’s an expert on this stuff! After squealing at each other for an hour or so about how excited we are about each other’s work, we’ve decided to team up.
If you, or a caregiver you know is drowning under the weight of intergenerational trauma or violence, she’s a force for good who can really help.
Here’s how to get started:
1. Visit the Come Back To Care website and join her free email list
2. Subscribe to her gentle, loving podcast
3. Get a sense of what it’s like to work with her by registering for a free training
This autumn, Nat and I will be teaming up for a community workshop on generational trauma.
If you’d like to join us – share what support looks like for you.
What days and times work best? What questions do you have? How can we make this collaboration more accessible for families like yours?
Meanwhile – I’m curating a collection of resources for both kids and adults over in our Generational Trauma CoLab discussion, if you’d like to start these discussions at home.