Genogram: Understanding Your Emotional Tree

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Genogram: Understanding Your Emotional Tree

  1. 1. HOW MY FAMILY OF ORIGIN AFFECTS ME TODAY Center for family Ministries
  2. 2. Family of Origin
  3. 3. <ul><li>3 P’s of the Session </li></ul><ul><li>PRESENTATION </li></ul><ul><li>PROCEDURE </li></ul><ul><li>PROCESS </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>MY EMOTIONAL FAMILY TREE. </li></ul>
  5. 5. It is a format for drawing a family tree that… What is a Genogram? 1. PROVIDES a picture of family structure over at least three generations 2. CHARTS the relational characteristics and emotional processes of the family over time
  6. 6. <ul><li>3. IDENTIFIES information and data on key life events, which includes… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>PERSONALITY TRAITS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>VOCATIONAL & CAREER CHOICES </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MEDICAL & HEALTH ISSUES </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. 4. SHOWS how families transmit—from generation to generation … <ul><ul><li>VALUES </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Role EXPECTATIONS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Relationship PATTERNS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PROBLEMS & COPING mechanisms </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. 5. PROVIDES a framework for understanding the influence of the family-of-origin on one’s family-to-be such as… <ul><ul><li>OUTLOOKS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CONFLICTS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PRIORITIES </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>DECISIONS </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. II. MY JOURNEY TO UNDERSTANDING MYSELF
  10. 10. RUACH Intention of the Session RECOGNIZE UNDERSTAND APPRECIATE CHANGE HEAL
  11. 11. Serenity Prayer God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference.
  12. 12. III. TRACING MY EMOTIONAL FAMILY TREE
  13. 13. <ul><li>Making the genogram </li></ul><ul><li>A complete genogram includes… </li></ul><ul><li>Complete names and ages of all family members, geographical locations, religious background, special skills or talents. </li></ul><ul><li>Exact dates of birth, marriage,separation, divorce, death and other significant life events. </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>Making the genogram </li></ul><ul><li>Also… </li></ul><ul><li>Notations about occupation, places of residence, illness, causes of death and changes in life course and dates on 3 or more generations </li></ul><ul><li>Plus anything which can describe your families. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Guide questions to the process 1. How is your father as a FATHER ? As a HUSBAND? 2. How is your mother as a MOTHER ? As a WIFE? 3. Who is the POWER in your family? 4. How does your family DEAL with anger? Stress?
  16. 16. 5. What are the RULES , ROLES and RITUALS important in your family of origin? 6. What are the VALUES important in your family of origin that you would like to BRING into your new family? Which ones would you try to CHANGE ?
  17. 17. IV. MAKING MY EMOTIONAL FAMILY TREE
  18. 19. V. SHARING
  19. 20. VI. Q AND A
  20. 21. Carolino-Cruz Genogram 2007
  21. 22. Carolino-Cruz Genogram 2007
  22. 23. Roa-Pizana Genogram 2007

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