Emotional Inheritance

Galit Atlas


"A powerful, lucid, deeply empathic exploration of the legacy of generational trauma, Emotional Inheritance makes clear that Galit Atlas is not only a gifted psychoanalyst, but a gifted writer as well. I loved this book and was stirred by it." Dani Shapiro, author of Inheritance

"Atlas's heady and beautiful book offers much insight, as well as tools for beginning to unpack the stories we're living, stories that aren't actually ours to live." Oprah Daily

Past family trauma can keep us unconsciously connected to the past. It shapes our lives in ways we don't always recognise, and can keep us from living to our full potential.

In this transformative book, award-winning psychoanalyst Dr. Galit Atlas draws back the veil on the legacy of intergenerational trauma. Entwining the stories of her patients, her own stories, and decades of research, she shows how the people we love and those who raised us live inside us - how we take on their emotional pain - and she helps us identify the links between our life struggles and the 'emotional inheritance' we all carry. For it is only by following the traces those ghosts leave that we can truly change our futures.

  • Classification : PSYCHOLOGY
  • Pub Date : APR 11, 2024
  • Imprint : Short Books
  • Page Extent : 240
  • Binding : PB
  • ISBN : 9781780726083
  • Price : INR 699

Galit Atlas

Galit Atlas is a psychoanalyst and clinical supervisor in Manhattan. She is a faculty member of the New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy & Psychoanalysis. As an essayist and author, Atlas has published numerous articles and book chapters that focus primarily on gender and sexuality. Atlas served on the board of directors of the Division of Psychoanalysis of the American Psychological Association. She is the recipient of the Andre Francois Research Award and the NADT Research Award.

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