The Science of Intergenerational Trauma with Prof. Oonagh Walsh

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The Science of Intergenerational Trauma with Prof. Oonagh Walsh

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Experiences shape you, even ones that aren’t your own: they can also be inherited from your family. It is possible that your experiences of depression, anxiety, PTSD, and many other psychological conditions can be traced back to a traumatic event on your family tree. Join us in uncovering how a distant familial trauma can imprint on you today in this enlightening talk with Prof. Oonagh Walsh. Explore the role of epigenetics and the mechanisms through which trauma is passed down through generations. Obtain valuable insights into your family history, and begin to understand the profound ways that your family’s past is moulding your current psychological landscape. Take the first steps in healing intergenerational trauma through compassionate self-understanding, and gain practical tips in navigating the complexities of your past.

Doors open at 6.30pm, final entry is 7pm, talk starts at 7.30pm - come down early to grab a good seat!

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Oonagh Walsh is Professor of Gender Studies at the Glasgow School for Business and Society. She was educated at Trinity College, Dublin (B.A. History & English and PhD in modern Irish history) and Nottingham University (M.A. American Studies). She taught at LSU College, Southampton, Aberdeen University and University College Cork before her appointment as Professor of Gender Studies at GCU in 2012. Her principal research interests lie in gender and medical histories, and in the nineteenth century history of Irish psychiatry in particular. She has published on a range of areas in modern Irish history, including Protestant women’s social, political and cultural experiences, the development of the asylum system in the west of Ireland, and twentieth century obstetrics. She is author of a report on symphysiotomy for the Department of Health (Ireland), and a monograph on the Irish asylum system in the nineteenth-century west of Ireland. She is also undertaking a study of possible epigenetic change as a result of the Great Famine.

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Interested? Check out our Intergenerational Trauma Online Workshop!

This talk is 16+. All under 18s must be accompanied by an adult, and all under 25s may require government issued photo ID to gain entry.

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