Does our story begin before we take our first breath?
Exploring the lives of four generations in one family, Generations Deep reveals the unhealthy patterns of behavior that can repeat from one generation to the next, uncovering how we can find ourselves trapped in a cycle of dysfunction if we don't take the time and effort to repair the damage of the past. Gina Birkemeier-a licensed professional counselor, author and speaker-shares her personal story, along with self-help components throughout the book, which allow you to navigate through your own journey toward healing.
Gina examines how unaddressed trauma, emotional wounds and false beliefs are passed down and how we can break those cycles that harm us and those we love. As she shares her raw and sometimes heartbreaking story-as well as the stories of her ancestors-we see how our beliefs and behaviors are influenced by the emotional health of our caregivers. Gina tells a story of bondage to freedom and of shame to self-compassion.
Faith and therapy played important roles in Gina's personal healing, and with nearly two decades of experience in counseling and ministry, she uses her personal and professional knowledge to implore us to do our own work to heal. Gina encourages us to consider mental, physical, emotional and spiritual help in doing so.
Offering questions and theories to consider, including a questionnaire created with the help of sixty therapists, Generations Deep will guide you toward your own growth where it's possible to slay shame and find freedom-for yourself and for generations to come.
If you are looking for a guide on your journey from familial chaos to peace, clarity, and forgiveness, you need this book. Generations Deep is immensely practical, but it will also have you in tears, in shock, and ultimately inspired to live your very best life. Read this book at your own risk though, because it will forever change how you see yourself and your family.