Healing transgenerational trauma – can fingerprints help?

inherited traumaIs it possible that some traumas are so severe they not only get passed on from generation to generation they even show up in a person’s fingerprints?
It seems so.

Transgenerational trauma is already well recognized and researched by trauma therapists like Peter Levine who has documented several case studies. There are also some therapies like Bert Hellinger’s Family Constellations that are focused specifically on healing collective or inherited trauma. This is also the focus of much of Thomas Huebl‘s work which aims to heal collective trauma still present, particularly in Germany and Isreal, due to the Holocaust.

But is it possible that transgenerational trauma also shows up in one’s fingerprints?
It seems so!

In his book LifePrints, deciphering your life purpose from your fingerprints, Richard Unger correlates arch type fingerprints with fears that cause people to behave as if they have previously experienced trauma even if they haven’t. They are hyper-vigilant or always in flight and in extreme cases numbed out, as if born with PSD/post traumatic stress syndrome. And fingerprint patterns form in utero.
It would be interesting to see some research done exploring the correlation between confirmed trans-generational trauma cases and the person’s fingerprints, and wherever possible, the parents’ and perhaps even grand parents’ fingerprints too.

Personally I think that each of us is born with a chemical addiction to certain feeling states, such as shame, guilt, fear and so on. The issues this relates to are precise and visible in the fingerprints. One merely has to re-language Unger’s thesis and a whole blueprint emerges to help people make sense of and master their own subtle body competencies. In other words, it is a precise frequency map. The beauty of this system is it can be used by people to move forward even while still in a shut down state.

Mythologize rather than pathologize

There’s a strong danger that once a correlation between transgenerational trauma and fingerprints is recognized it could be pathologized. This would be a mistake and could merely keep us trapped. I like Jean Houston’s advice, which has helped many people recover from deep shame or other extreme circumstances, “Mythologize don’t pathologize.” See your life as a hero’s journey with many severe challenges en route.
Or in Huebl’s language: “Each of us is a walking question.” Eventually we become “walking answers” for others…
More on this topic?
What’s my purpose?
Why can’t you live your life purpose?
Light vs lack
Change your level change everything
How to shine
The paradox of purpose

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A course on fingerprint decoding? details
A new course to be more grounded? details
Treatment for trauma? things that are good for all of us, breath work, sound therapy, secure parental relations…radical reframing..most importantly, the idea that we can’t be fixed because we are not broken. We are unbreakable.
Moving beyond collective trauma? The Pocket Project

2 comments to Healing transgenerational trauma – can fingerprints help?

  • Kristina

    Dear Jena !
    Wow ! Such a great and important topic. Thank you so much, Jena !
    This topic brings tears in my eyes (which is mainly almost impossible for me, to access my emotions).
    I know from my session with you that I have this transgenerational trauma in my fingerprints. I had not much information on my ancestors at that time. I am still working on that…but I took your advice to my heart and searched. Recently, I have had so many huge emotional trauma flashes (I suffer from PTSD on general)…I thought that the only reason is my own experience in childhood, but it is true, I have had also some too intense “social and national rage” that had been making my own condition even worse. I had a session with a psychic/shaman, I was told that there are the ancestors wanting the healing from me in order to heal their own suffering. I do not know who are these ancestors. In my family, nobody talked about the past . For my situation so far, I found my German ancestors (I guess those from bi-national marriages around the 2nd WW, I shall have no genetical connection to them, which is interesting) -but those are those who suffered themselves through genocides short after the WW II, through property loss and expulsion, they were innocent. They carry the guilt, the fear, anger, hopelessness. I carry it with them.
    This story has been hunting me for the past one year very deeply. After the shamanic session, I calmed little down. This particular topic had not let me into a PTSD flash anymore since that time, not that intense. A little miracle.
    I might also have other individual ancestors who I cannot identify clearly, just I have some information from family…somebody committed a suicide, 2 people being emotionally abused by their spouse…they died in a young age on physical disease (not sure whether it is connected), 2 men died in young age after WW I, physical disease, children left alone in early age only with mother -since 120 years a rule, no men, no support, hard work in agriculture. I always have had the impression to have had no ancestors (as in my family, I was treated as outcast, not belonging to it, the nice ancestors died before my birth..).
    I try to think about it the way that when I had not known many of family members as they lived, did not hear about them, they do visit me, anyway. I love the way of thinking of one as a hero (not a pathology I need to carry with). I have some impression that when I will be able to heal myself better, and the ancestors included (I can hardly shake them off, I also thought about that), they will be my helpers, they will be like a true, supportive family.
    I donĀ“t know yet where to search much (the shaman I found does not deal with this topic and cannot help me more), thus thanks a lot for the information where to start to find further help !

    Much love, Kristina

  • Dear Kristina, reminding you to see this as your hero’s journey, that you are whole and on purpose. Each of us is a “walking question” says Huebl, each life answers some question for life.
    Perhaps we could think of past generational trauma as additional energy reserves that are still frozen or un-tapped. We simply have to learn to free this energy… We look for water and find oil. Now we need to discover or develop the technology to use these hidden reserves.
    Re resources mentioned above:
    Peter Levine teaches in Zurich every summer so there must be many students of his around.

    Also Thomas Huebl is starting some new courses soon:
    one on dealing with stress and later one on working with cultural/transgenerational trauma See the pocket project for this

    For hands-on grounding see Markus Hirzig class related to this http://earthuni.com/basecamp

    Also there are many sound healers around, for example Christine Grimm
    or internationally

    With love

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