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 3: Questions about the Family projection Process – focussing on children. How are symptoms transmitted from the parent’s generation to some children? (The Family Projection Process.) It tackles the tricky issue of mothers passing on intensity in their care of one or more of their children. What is the influence of the father in this? While a mother may play a key part through an anxious investment in caretaking, this always sits within and is fuelled by, the whole family emotional unit.