31. Generational baggage

GENERATIONAL BAGGAGE - INDEX

 

  CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION AND DEFINITION

  1. 1. A lost identity and a lost generation
  2. 2. Terminology
  3. 3. Contributing factors to generational baggage
  4. 4. Conspiracy of silence

 

CHAPTER 2: TRANSFERENCE OF GENERATIONAL BAGGAGE

  1. The process of transference
    • Alternative explanations
    • Mechanisms of transference
      • Silence
      • Over-disclosure of information
      • Extreme identification
      • Acting-out behaviour
      • Hereditary transference
  2. Ten ways in which traumatic memory is manifested
    • To be totally unaware
    • Screen memories
    • Fugue states
    • Fragments
    • Transference phenomena
    • Overpowering narratives
    • Life themes
    • Witness of a narrative
    • Trauma as metaphor and more
    • Actionable knowledge
  3. Five different types of memory
    1. Recall memory
    2. Imagistic memory
    3. Feeling memory
    4. Body memory
    5. Acting out memory
  4. The application of  DSM-criteria regarding Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
    • Criterion A: Traumatic stressor
    • Criterion B: Re-experiencing trauma
    • Criterion C: Avoidance and withdrawal
    • Criterion D: Hyper-awareness
    • Criterion E: Duration of symptoms
    • Criterion F: Social and career constraint
  5. Adolescence seems to be a very sensitive phase

 

CHAPTER 3: DYNAMICS OF A DYSFUNCTIONAL FAMILY

  1. Dysfunctional families
    • Typical characteristics and rules
      • Dysfunctional communication
      • Dysfunctional relationships
      • Dysfunctional expression of love
      • Dysfunctional discipline
      • Dysfunctional identity
      • Dysfunctional family rules
    • The Ten Commandments  of Dysfunctional families
  2. The impact of trauma of parents on future generations
    • Lesions without a wound
    • One specific child is often singled out
    • Typical behaviour and symptoms
    • Abandoning the right of parenthood
    • Loss of parental skills
    • Replication of the behaviour and symptoms of the parents
    • Physical  symptoms
    • Depression and grief

 

CHAPTER 4: THE CONTRIBUTION OF MURRAY BOWEN

  1. The contribution of Murray Bowen
    • Cut-off
    • Differentiation
    • Triangular building block
    • Nodal points
    • Practical implications of the therapeutic system of Bowen
    • The use of a genogram

 

CHAPTER 5: UNNATURAL EMOTIONAL TIES

  1. Contribution by Kenneth McAll
    • The so-called possession syndrome
    • An abnormal hold of a mother on her son
    • The behaviour of excessive control might skip one generation
    • The power of forgiveness
    • The additional value of a genogram
    • Nightmares
    • A case of schizophrenia
    • The power of  connections from the past
    • An unhealthy emotional bond between mother and son

 

CHAPTER 6: POSSIBLE INFLUENCE ON A FOETUS

  1. Additional perspectives by Kenneth McAll
    • Memory as from conception 60
    • The importance of a proper medical diagnosis
    • Persons most affected
    • Sensitivity regarding twins
    • The important value of names
    • Emotional and physical healing for mothers of “lost babies”

 

CHAPTER 7: GUIDELINES TO A SPECIAL HOLY COMMUNION CEREMONY

  1. Important elements of Holy Communion
    • Informal prayer
    • First element: Deliver us from evil
    • Second element: Forgiveness
    • Third element: Healing of losses
    • Fourth element: Needs of loved-ones
  2. Supplementary reformatory perspectives
    • The necessity of heart-exaltation
    • Bread (of affliction) (word of bread)
    • Wine as the cup of thanksgiving and worship (word of cup)
    • Communal aspects of commemoration (remind, remember) proclaiming and expectation

 

CHAPTER 8: GUIDELINES TO PASTORAL GUIDANCE

  1. Suggested pastoral model
    • Knowledge of the past
    • Wounds of the past must be attended to
    • Empathic involvement with each other
    • Family rules
    • Boundaries
    • Non-commitment or excessive commitment
    • Roles
    • Repetitive patterns
    • Relationships
    • Ample time
    • The importance of a ritual
    • Acceptance of responsibility
    • Shame
    • Faith dimension
  2. Final conclusion

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

APPENDIX A:  Prayer guidelines: abortion, miscarriage or stillbirth

APPENDIX B: Important Web-addresses

APPENDIX C:  Example of a genogram of multiple marriages

APPENDIX D:  Genogram of the four generations from Abraham to Joseph