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Episode 28: The Levels of Human Development and Decoding Generational Trauma

Have you ever wondered why it seems like the same issues get passed down from generation to generation? Turns out, it’s not a family curse but instead a hard-wiring of trauma that researchers can now see on our DNA.   

Through the study of epigenetics, scientists are learning that our ancestor’s traumas can have profound health implications for those of us living today.   

On this show, Andrea talks to Dr. Keesha Ewers, a board certified functional medicine and Ayurvedic medicine expert. In 2013, she conducted the HURT study (Healing Unresolved Trauma) and developed the HURT model for understanding how past childhood trauma impacts adult health.   

Featured | Dr. Keesha Ewers, a board certified functional medicine and Ayurvedic medicine expert.

You may remember Dr. Keesha from a previous episode on sex, libido and autoimmunity, but we felt we had so much more to talk with her about so we're bringing her back for round 2.  

Along with listing out the different levels of human development she alluded to on the last show, Dr. Keesha breaks down the concept of ancestral trauma and explains whether it’s possible to heal the hurt of the past in the present day.   

To learn more about Dr. Keesha, head to www.DrKeesha.com or follow her on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.  



On this show, you’ll learn: 

  • The 10 levels of human development (1:20)
  • Are there generational divides? (12:18)
  • The concept of ancestral trauma (19:31)  
  • Is healing from this trauma possible? (24:56)
  • How to uncover this historical trauma (25:49)
  • What about repressed memories? (30:45)
  • Questions for potential therapists (35:23)


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