Date(s) - Sunday, September 17
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Books on Beechwood
The Inheritors Book Launch
Our family legacies, both positive and negative, are passed down from one generation to the next in ways that are not fully understood. This secondary form of trauma, which Gita Baack calls “Inherited Trauma,” has not received adequate attention—a failing that perpetuates cycles of pain, hatred, and violence. In “The Inheritors” readers are given the opportunity to reflect on the inherited burdens they carry, as well as the resilience that has given them the power to not only survive but thrive. Through engaging stories and unique concepts, readers will learn new ways to explore the unknowns in their legacies, reflect on questions that are posed at the end of each chapter, and begin to write their own story.
Baack grew up with the trauma of the Holocaust – knowing her half-brother, half-sister and their mother were murdered in the Holocaust and growing up with a father who survived. She went on to research generational trauma and discovered similarities in families affected by residential schools, war, slavery, and many other devastating events.
“Dr. Baack has broken new ground in social science research.” —John Rijsman, Dean, Social Science, Tilburg University, The Netherlands, retired
DR. GITA BAACK holds a Ph.D. from Tilburg University, The Netherlands, in association with Taos Institute. Recently, she founded the Centre for Transformational Dialogue to help individuals and communities that have inherited devastating legacies. Baack lives and works in Ottawa and abroad. www.gitabaack.com