“A single set of parents unwittingly produce children with varying levels of differentiation of self. It is a silent life process that automatically happens.” –Murray Bowen
“(The process of differentiating a self) requires knowledge of the function of emotional systems in all families and the motivation to do a research study of one’s own family.”
“More knowledge of one’s distant families of origin can help one become aware that there are no angels or devils in a family; they were human beings, each with his own strengths and weaknesses, each reacting predictably to the emotional issues of the moment and each doing the best he could with his life course.” –Murray Bowen
Extended Family Work Series
The Foundations for Working on Differentiation of Self in One’s Family of Origin and Extended Family
This series will provide theoretical foundations, tools and resources for advancing your family research, and time to work on your family diagram.
First Session held on March 25, 2017,10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Peggy Chan’s presentation Second Class Citizens in Families – Evolution and Emotional Processes was as interesting and instructive as this preview suggests.Thank you to everyone who attended the Third CSNSF Symposium!