• May 10, 2016
  • 7:00 pm
  • California Institute of Integral Studies
    1453 Mission Street
    San Francisco, CA 94103
Add to Calendar 05/10/2016 7:00 pm 05/10/2016 America/Los_Angeles It Didn’t Start with You San Francisco Book Launch! Come hear author Mark Wolynn talk about his groundbreaking work with inherited family trauma. Book signing to follow. California Institute of Integral Studies
1453 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
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San Francisco Book Launch! Clinical Psychologist and CIIS faculty Richard Buggs, PhD, will be in conversation with Mark Wolynn to find out about his groundbreaking work with inherited family trauma. Book signing to follow.

What is inherited family trauma? Unconsciously, we relive our mother's anxiety. We repeat our father's disappointments. We replicate the failed relationships of our parents or grandparents. Just as we inherit our eye color and blood type, we also inherit the residue from traumatic events that have taken place in our family. While our physical traits are easily discernible, this emotional legacy is often hidden from us.

Anxiety, fear, financial worries, depression, illness and unhappy relationships can all be forms of our unconscious inheritance. Unresolved traumas, some going back two or three generations, can ensnare us in feelings and situations that don't even belong to us. They can create a blueprint for our life, and can even be passed onto our children. But it doesn't have to continue.

It Didn't Start with You shows how the traumas of our parents, grandparents, and even great grandparents can live in our unexplained depression, anxiety, fears, phobias, obsessive thoughts and physical symptoms-what scientists are now calling "secondary PTSD."

Documenting the latest epigenetic research—how traumatic memories are transmitted through chemical changes in DNA—and the latest advances in neuroscience and the science of language, It Didn't Start With You is an accessible and pragmatic guide to breaking inherited family patterns.


Director of The Family Constellation Institute and The Hellinger Institute of Northern California, Mark Wolynn is North America's leader in Inherited Family Trauma. A sought-after lecturer, he leads workshops at hospitals, clinics, conferences, and teaching centers around the world. He has taught at the University of Pittsburgh, the Western Psychiatric Institute, Kripalu, The New York Open Center, The Omega Institute, The California Institute of Integral Studies, and is the author of the forthcoming book IT DIDN'T START WITH YOU: How Inherited Family Trauma Shapes Who We Are and How to End the Cycle (Viking, April 2016). Mark specializes in working with depression, anxiety, obsessive thoughts, fears, panic disorders, self-injury, chronic pain, and persistent symptoms and conditions.

Richard Buggs, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice in San Francisco. He received his PhD in clinical psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies in 1996. His dissertation topic explored the adult experience of emptiness as associate with childhood trauma and abuse.

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