The expert shares how to combine ancient healing practices with modern therapy to break the chains of intergenerational trauma.
We are all constantly trying to be better versions of ourselves to become the parents our kids need and more importantly, deserve. While parents don't always know what is important and what isn't, the conversation in this video between Lewis Howes (@lewishowes) from The School of Greatness (@greatness) podcast and Dr. Mariel Buqué (@dr.marielbuque), who is a psychologist as well as a trauma specialist, will definitely help them understand their kids' needs better.
The caption of this video snippet talks about how it tells viewers the greatest gift a parent can give their children. The caption then poses an important question: "Want to know why it’s so vital for your children to understand their own emotions and self-affirm?" While the video explains the answer to this question, their caption explains how Dr. Mariel helps. It reads: "Psychologist and intergenerational trauma expert @dr.marielbuque takes a holistic clinical approach, weaving ancient healing practices with modern therapy to break the chains of intergenerational trauma. She has the answers you need."
Furthermore, the caption also tells viewers how hearing the entire episode of this conversation between Lewis and the doctor can allow them to recognize and scan the trauma within their bodies. It would also allow them to understand the impact of unaddressed trauma on their relationships slightly better. And lastly, it would aid them in healing from trauma without having to rely on medication. The video begins with Lewis asking the doctor a million-dollar question. He asks her, "What's the greatest gift a parent can give to their child?" To that, the doctor smiles and states that the gift of understanding one's own emotions and how to self-affirm them is the greatest gift a parent can give their child.
She goes on to explain by saying that the inevitable truth is that all of us have emotions and they're all centered on our bodies. She further says that we as human beings have a complete and concrete understanding of all our emotions holistically, along with the power to manifest them in our bodies. In fact, according to her, that is also something we do ourselves in order to validate our emotions through our personal processes. She adds, "I think that's a beautiful gift that parents can give their children," and she is correct. In her epic words of wisdom, when parents understand and self-affirm their own emotions better, they are doing good not only for themselves but also for their children. She rightfully calls this a "beautiful generational gift," and we completely agree.
The psychologist herself, @dr.marielbuque, commented on the video saying, "Such a beautiful question. Let’s break cycles for us and future generations." @vivianne.pearson said, "I couldn't agree more. The awareness and being able to tap into (identify) those emotions with clarity in a safe environment is crucial to their development." @weare_themen added, "Beautiful gift and also a gift that many adults never received as children. To parent in a beautiful way, we must be willing to look at ourselves first and make the changes our heart is asking for."