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With Clinical Psychologist, Author, Therapist Trainer & Creator of Resilience Informed Therapy
Arielle Schwartz, PhD


Look back over your family’s history during a guided practice to discover the hidden roots of your family’s struggles and how they might be showing up in your life today.

Take a step toward healing and health by liberating yourself from unconscious generational trauma you’d otherwise (unknowingly) pass down through future generations.

What if your symptoms of anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress are connected to ancestral trauma, beliefs, and patterns passed down through generations?

When the wounds of one generation remain unresolved, they can be passed on to you as what’s called legacy trauma, says renowned therapist and author Dr. Arielle Schwartz.

Legacy trauma can show up in the form of worries you can’t quite explain, and be the reason why you feel stuck in a cycle of lack or financial difficulties, or find yourself in unhealthy relationships again and again.

As you carry these wounds along with you through each day in the form of deeply held beliefs and emotional patterns, they can impact your sense of self, your mental and emotional health, and even your financial success, says Arielle.

Intergenerational healing involves knowing that you’re not alone, trusting that there’s a path to greater freedom, and embarking on the brave inner work of recognizing your relationship to the suffering of your family lineage.

Within our lineage and interconnectedness lies the potential for profound healing that transcends past, present, and future generational wounds. By seamlessly integrating spiritual principles and practices with deep psychological insights, we can release and transform our inherited wounds, facilitating a profound shift in consciousness and holistic growth.

When you release the burdens of trauma that stem from your family history, you’ll feel lighter, have a greater sense of choice, and a deeper sense of belonging as you move through the world.

Join Arielle for an extraordinary new event as she guides you through a deep healing practice where you’ll step into the shoes of an ancestor so you can feel what they might have gone through. You’ll experience how any emotion you encounter during this process, even anger, can be transformed into empathy.

During this practice, you’ll reflect on what might have been happening in your ancestor’s time global themes and hardships they may have encountered, and the care (or lack of care) they may have received.

(Don’t worry, you won’t need to know who this ancestor is in advance the ancestor you’re called to focus on for this exercise will arise in the moment.)

You’ll then ask yourself, what’s the one next thing that would allow for the completion of the pattern? From there, you can energetically meet the missing need so the journey to healing can begin.

As Arielle will explain, transgenerational trauma will be carried forward in families until someone is courageous enough to feel the impact, release the burdens, and in turn find a felt sense of freedom.

Arielle will show you how you can be the one who steps forward to break the cycle of trauma so you can begin a healing journey and release these burdens of your past, move away from scarcity towards abundance, soften your self-criticism, and ultimately arrive at self-acceptance.


In this hour-long free online event, you’ll explore:

  • A guided practice in which you’ll orient yourself to the present moment, bringing to mind an ancestor (it can be a parent or grandparent) and reflecting on what might have been happening in the world and in their lives so you can “complete” their negative experience and facilitate healing for yourself and future generations
  • What legacy trauma is, and how to discern whether you’re carrying it
  • Steps you can take today to begin to heal your legacy trauma
  • Unexpected ways ancestral trauma can show up in your life
  • The essential role of somatic embodiment when you’re healing generational trauma; as Arielle says, “Once you feel it, you can heal it”

Arielle is a leading pioneer in trauma therapy whose integrative approach blends neuroscience, somatic psychology, therapeutic yoga, parts work, and spiritual principles. We’re honored to have her back for her fourth course with The Shift Network.

Arielle’s passion comes from her own healing journey. Having resolved her childhood trauma and chronic illnesses, she’s now dedicated to guiding others through a proven step-by-step process.

When you join us, you’ll also hear about Arielle’s new 7-week live video course, full of healing mind-body practices and tools that have already helped her students all over the world transform and heal collective and generational traumatic wounds. You’ll work with family photographs, sacred objects, and family traditions to honor your ancestors’ legacy and clear the unfinished business of the past.

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What People Are Saying About Arielle Schwartz, PhD...

“A treasure for any somatic psychotherapist or seeker of trauma healing.”

A treasure for any somatic psychotherapist or seeker of trauma healing. Dr. Schwartz elegantly guides the self-discovery process by integrating two powerful healing systems. The practical application of yoga the ancient body-wisdom practice with the contemporary neurophysiological model of trauma recovery is an effective offering. This trauma-informed lens empowers the inner healer in ways that are both gentle and transformative. These precise and accessible practices will benefit wellbeing and enhance the skill set of any clinician who values somatic therapies.
Manuela Mischke-Reeds, LMFT, author of Somatic Psychotherapy Toolbox, director of Hakomi Institute of California, and founder of Innate Somatic Intelligence Trauma Therapy Approaches

“[Dr. Schwartz] offers an empowering, holistic guide to reclaim your deepest sense of belonging to yourself, to others, and to the world around you.”

Trauma: as old as human life on this planet. Over thousands of years, many powerful healing modalities have emerged to guide people back to an experience of wholeness. Dr. Schwartz brilliantly illuminates these modalities by weaving together major systems of trauma recovery. She offers an empowering, holistic guide to reclaim your deepest sense of belonging to yourself, to others, and to the world around you.
Scott Lyons, PhD, RYT-500, founder of The Embody Lab

“Dr. Arielle Schwartz goes far beyond most practitioners and serves individuals who have experienced trauma in remarkable and impactful ways.”

Dr. Arielle Schwartz goes far beyond most practitioners and serves individuals who have experienced trauma in remarkable and impactful ways. Over the past few years, as a practitioner, I have absorbed, participated in, and benefited from her expertise in post-traumatic growth and resilience. From her body of work, Arielle gently and compassionately integrates effective and life-changing tools to heal trauma.
Sharon Land, somatic therapy coach, post-traumatic resilience coach, and BWRT therapist

“Dr. Schwartz guides us into a field of healing practices and possibilities founded in a resilient-informed approach.”

Dr. Schwartz guides us into a field of healing practices and possibilities founded in a resilient-informed approach. She offers portals into the untold and hidden stories of pain that live in the nervous system in the biology of people affected by chronic traumatization. She reminds us of the power and strength that lay in the core of human existence, and puts us in touch with our inner capabilities.
Ana M. Gomez, MC, LPC, author of EMDR Therapy and Adjunct Approaches with Children: Complex Trauma, Attachment, and Dissociation

“Dr. Schwartz brings forth a brilliant synthesis of the bodies of wisdom that have illuminated her path of healing.”

Dr. Schwartz brings forth a brilliant synthesis of the bodies of wisdom that have illuminated her path of healing. You will be guided through a journey toward embodied healing that’s rooted in compassion, curiosity, and care. She offers a wise, deeply human, and heart-centered perspective that empowers you to enjoy the inherently multifaceted experience of being alive. As a collective, we are being called to remember our shared humanity. As we reorient to this new path, Arielle is a wise and warm ally helping to light the way.
Amy Annesley, psychotherapist and yoga student


About Arielle Schwartz, PhD

Arielle Schwartz, PhD, CCTP-II, E-RYT, is a licensed clinical psychologist, certified complex trauma professional, EMDR consultant, and Kripalu yoga teacher. She’s an internationally sought-out speaker, a leading voice in the field of trauma recovery, and the author of seven books, including The Complex PTSD Workbook... EMDR Therapy and Somatic Psychology... The Post-Traumatic Growth Guidebook... and her latest, Applied Polyvagal Theory in Yoga

As the founder of the Center for Resilience Informed Therapy, she offers an integrative, mind-body approach to therapy that includes relational therapy, somatic psychology, EMDR Therapy, parts-work therapy, and therapeutic yoga for trauma. She specializes in applied polyvagal theory, which focuses on addressing imbalances within the autonomic nervous system that underlie most mental and physical health conditions. 

Arielle provides informational mental health and wellness updates through her writing, public speaking, social media presence, and blog. She believes that the journey of trauma recovery is an awakening of the spiritual heart.