What Jung calls “participation mystique,” is the deep enmeshment that can happen in intimate relationships when an individual doesn’t do the inner-work to heal their unconscious pain. The wounds get passed through the generations, metastasizing through our relationships and literally shaping our children’s lives. The sickness will stay in the family tree until someone in the outer branches has enough support and awareness to face and move through that ancient grief. (read more)
This blog is all about learning to get that support and awareness that we might change the future for those who are currently being labeled mentally ill. It is all society that is affected by this labeling.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society. – Jiddu Krishnamurti
For more on this topic here on Beyond Meds see:
- Generational pain
- Learned behavior (in the family) is critical part of much so-called mental-illness
- Intergenerational Trauma and Healing
- The Adverse Childhood Experiences Study
More info on Trauma and PTSD – the cause of much of what gets labeled mental illness and whose inception is often in the family.