How to Heal From Intergenerational Trauma With Holistic Psychologist Mariel Buqué

Dr. Mariel Buqué

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Every Monday on The Verywell Mind Podcast, Editor-in-Chief Amy Morin, LCSW, interviews authors, experts, entrepreneurs, athletes, musicians, and other inspirational people about the strategies that help them think, feel, and do their best in life.

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Meet Mariel Buqué

Mariel Buqué is a Columbia University-trained psychologist and sound bath meditation healer. She specializes in helping people heal wounds that stem from intergenerational trauma.

She works as a therapist and provides educational content on social media about how to stop the cycle of intergenerational trauma.

Why Mariel Buqué Is Mentally Strong

She has shared about her own journey of intergenerational trauma and some of the things she has learned about herself and her family along the way.

On her social media profiles, she is open about the struggles she’s faced and the things she is working on. She is also taking what she has learned and is helping others heal their pain too. 

What You’ll Hear on the Show

What You’ll Learn About Mental Health and Mental Strength

Trauma leaves both biological and psychological imprints on us. That’s why it’s important to learn how to heal both your mind and your body. 

Learning about a family history of trauma may help you make sense of some of the things you experience. For example, you might better understand why your mother was so overprotective and it might give you insight into why you have anxiety now. Or, it might help you understand why your father had such a bad temper and you may recognize how this led to you becoming a people pleaser.

Healing from emotional wounds is key to growing mentally stronger. And sometimes, it’s not obvious at first where those wounds came from or why you have them. Understanding intergenerational trauma might help you feel better and grow stronger. 

Quotes From Mariel Buqué

Dr. Mariel Buqué

We are beginning to understand now more than ever that the body is a big depository for trauma.

— Dr. Mariel Buqué
  • "Inner chaos is so abundant in people that are experiencing intergenerational trauma."
  • "You have to engage in an ongoing and intentional routine around how you take care of your mind, body, and spirit in order to see some leveling effect on your mind."
  • "A lot of the hard work around intergenerational trauma has to be done with a trauma-informed therapist."

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By Amy Morin, LCSW, Editor-in-Chief
Amy Morin, LCSW, is the Editor-in-Chief of Verywell Mind. She's also a licensed clinical social worker, psychotherapist, and international bestselling author. Her books, including "13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do," have been translated into more than 40 languages. Her TEDx talk,  "The Secret of Becoming Mentally Strong," is one of the most viewed talks of all time.