In Intro to Bowen Theory: Your Questions Answered FSI faculty members Lily Mailler and Jenny Brown engage with questions posed at a live seminar overviewing Bowen’s theory. Many engaging questions were asked by the audience after listening to a lecture from Dr. Bowen where he discussed his 8 concepts: triangles, differentiation of self, nuclear family emotional process, family projection process, multigenerational transmission process, emotional cutoff, sibling position, and societal emotional process. The lecture is available to purchase from The Bowen Center.
In these podcasts, questions are raised and responded to in a conversational mode. Answers are spontaneous rather than prepared.
Episode 2: Questions about generational transmission and cut-off form family of origin. Questions covered include: If your family of origin is toxic and emotionally destructive to a poorly differentiated person, why try to reconnect?; Re repairing cutoff with FOO, what if the FOO is abusive (DV, sexual abuse, emotional abuse etc)?