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Ep. 285 Ancestral Wisdom & Healing Generational Trauma featuring Dr. Mariel Buqué

Since all of us in TBM world are committed to identifying and unblocking our limiting beliefs, today’s episode is going to be a game-changer. Meet Dr. Mariel Buqué, a leading trauma psychologist and author of Break the Cycle: A Guide to Healing Intergenerational Trauma. Dr. Mariel is here to help us understand how trauma is passed down through generations, how we experience collective trauma, and how we can start moving toward healing. In this episode, you’ll learn some tangible daily tools—breathing exercises, grounding practices, and more—to help move through stress and reduce the overwhelm we’re all faced with at different points throughout our lives. This transformative episode weaves cultural context, ancestral wisdom, and practical healing techniques into a powerful tapestry for personal growth and resilience. It’s an important reminder – we all have the ability to process and heal our wounds, to break intergenerational cycles, and to be the catalyst for change in our own lives.

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In This Episode We Talk About:

  • The importance of cultural context and cultural nuance in healing
  • How trauma can be passed down in DNA
  • The histories that live within you
  • Intergenerational wisdom and resilience
  • Tuning into the pings from your ancestors for both comfort and safety
  • Navigating stress, overwhelm, and allostatic overload
  • Breathing, rocking, and humming as accessible tools to undo daily stress
  • How self-awareness plays a role in navigating triggers and stress
  • Developing a steady practice of grounding
  • Understanding shame and learning to disrupt a shame cycle
  • A breakdown of The Still method to work with triggers
  • Collective and individual coping mechanisms
  • The systemic conditions that contribute to trauma and working to help build systems to support future generations


  • Generational trauma defined (00:15:05)
  • Tools and techniques to navigate stress (00:39:40)
  • Boundaries, changes, and navigating family dynamics (01:00:30)


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