What Disney Animated Films Teach Us About Intergenerational Trauma

A topic long considered too delicate to discuss in the open, trauma, is now trending. We’re now starting to acknowledge the distressing events in our lives.

Even Disney has joined the discussion on trauma, specifically intergenerational trauma. It has become more perceptible in their recent animated film releases.

Also called generational trauma, this suggests that trauma and the way we respond to it can be passed down from one generation to the next.

What Is Intergenerational Trauma?

Psychologists observed that intergenerational trauma is more common in families with ancestors who lived through political violence, and systemic oppression.

How Intergenerational Trauma Can Manifest

Unfortunately, we can’t magically solve our issues the way they do in Disney films. But as with many things, awareness is the first step to healing.

Healing From Intergenerational Trauma

We have to recognize the ways in which intergenerational trauma reverberates in our families, and how it affects us as a whole and individually.

It can be uncomfortable to dig up your family’s past but knowing where they’re coming from can help you understand them and yourself better.

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