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Father’s Day: Understanding the chemical and psychological connection between father and child

Father’s day is focused on celebrating the bond between fathers and their children. However, Father’s Day is also a time to understand the science and psychology that creates such a special connection.  From changes in brain chemistry to long-term emotional well-being, father-child connections are complex. Becoming a father drastically alters…

What family constellation therapy can reveal about intergenerational trauma (and Abuela in “Encanto”)

Family constellation therapy (FCT) is a way of helping individuals heal from family trauma and suffering that’s been passed down unconsciously through generations of their bloodline. Constellation work explores these intergenerational dynamics through body, mind, and spirit. The therapeutic approach is rooted in psychoanalytic thought as well as family systems…

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