generational trauma

Healing Generational Trauma: 5 Self-Care Practices from Dr. Mariel Buque

generational trauma

In the quest for healing from generational trauma, Dr. Mariel Buque shares simple self-care practices to nurture body, mind, and spirit. These practices offer a pathway to inner peace and healing for individuals navigating the challenges of intergenerational trauma.

1. Deep breathing: nourishing the nervous system

Take a moment for deep breathing. Dr. Buque suggests setting aside five minutes for deep breaths. This helps soothe your nervous system, easing built-up tension and promoting a sense of calm. It’s a gentle way to signal to your body that it’s safe and okay to relax.

2. Humming: reconnecting with spirit

Addressing the disruption at the spirit level caused by intergenerational trauma, Dr. Buque recommends humming as a powerful tool for self regulation. Humming stimulates the ventral vagal nerve, promoting relaxation and facilitating a deeper connection with ourselves and the universe. Integrating humming into daily routines, such as replacing singing with humming along to music, offers a simple yet profound way to foster inner peace and spiritual alignment.

3. Rocking: find comfort in rhythms

Remember how comforting it felt to be rocked as a baby? Recreate that soothing sensation by gently rocking yourself. By engaging in gentle rocking motions, we can tap into the innate comfort associated with this primal rhythm, releasing stress and tension stored within the body.

4. Letters to ancestors: honor your roots

Connect with your ancestors through heartfelt letters. Dr. Buque suggests writing to our beloved ancestors as a way to express our thoughts, seek guidance, and honor the legacy of love and wisdom passed down through generations. This practice fosters a profound sense of connection and provides a sacred space for reflection and healing.

5. Intergenerational Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT): Share healing energy

Experience healing across generations with EFT tapping. Envision offering healing energy to ancestors who may have lacked access to healing resources. This practice expands the scope of healing, acknowledging the collective journey toward wholeness and liberation.

Dr. Mariel Buque

These self-care tips by Dr. Mariel Buque’s provide practical ways to address generational trauma. By incorporating these simple practices into your routine, you can nurture your well-being and embark on a journey of healing and self-discovery.

This article is authored by Heal Magazine, inspired by an interview with Dr. Mariel Buque that was published in issue 6 of the magazine.

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