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Prophecy Coles

Prophecy Coles trained as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist at the Lincoln Clinic and is a member of the London Centre for Psychotherapy. She is the author of many scholarly articles on sibling relationships, eating disorders, sexuality and on intergenerational trauma. Her books, The Importance of Sibling Relationships in Psychoanalysis (Karnac, 2003) and The Uninvited Guest from the Unremembered Past: An Exploration of the Unconscious Transmission of Trauma Across the Generations (Karnac, 2003) have received great acclaim.

The author poses the question in the latter book, "What legacy does grief, loss, trauma have upon the second and third generations?" The work is a meditation on the ideas that have evolved in response to this question over the author's thirty years as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist. Her central thesis is that we must not ignore the impact of our ancestral history, especially if our ancestors have suffered, for their anguish can return and haunt us. It is the anguished return of traumatic experience that repeats itself across the generations and affects the way the next generation is perceived.


Past and present Confer events
Psychotherapeutic Work with Intergenerational Trauma
Online module

The Establishment on the Couch
Saturday 9 May 2015

Psychological Trauma and the Child
Thursday 18, Friday 19 and Saturday 20 September 2008







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