Psychogenealogy…What is it?

Psychology. Genealogy. We all know what these are but what does it mean when you put these two seemingly unrelated topics together into a whole new concept? A recent interview with Jason Kelly Thompson, expert and professor of psychogenealogy, explains more about this and how it can affect each and every one of us.

Psychogenealogy isn’t exactly a well-known practice in the United States. The concept was founded by Carl Jung of Switzerland who was the first person to recognize connections between the person and their ancestors beyond the typical family tree with names and dates in their genealogy.

Jason Kelly Thompson specializes in Psychogenealogy and Biological Decoding which looks at the family tree for specific illnesses or traits. It is believed that some people have a subconscious awareness of issues that have been passed on from their ancestors. The idea is that the soul of a family issue is something that hasn’t been resolved yet within generations. The “issue” of the ancestor is passed down for the descendant to resolve. This may be manifested in a person’s DNA but it’s more of a symptom and not a cause. It’s believed this can go as far back as seven generations.

We are born into a family with connections to our ancestors that are invisible. According to Jung, these connections are in the unconscious mind. In Psychogenealogy, we call these unconscious connections invisible loyalties. They can be positive and bring us blessings and resources that enhance our lives like humor, creativity and enthusiasm. They can also bring unresolved issues like sadness, relationship problems or debts.

Psychogenealogy is a technique that allows us to discover the invisible loyalties that are interfering with our goals and dreams. Because the loyalties are in the unconscious, the person does not know that blocks and challenges are coming from their family tree. When we add psychological and emotional aspects to the family tree, the invisible loyalties begin to surface into the conscious mind to be healed. It is a fascinating journey!

Applying Psychogenealogy

Jason provided the example of a patient he treated that had a problem with overeating. An overweight man had tried many types of therapies and diets to no avail with his weight problem. In two sessions, he discovered that the cause of overeating was a conflict he inherited from an ancestor.

The conflict involved an ancestor who was widowed with numerous children. As money was tight, the ancestor would forgo meals to make sure the children were fed. This determined that his patient was overeating to compensate for the meals that the ancestor had missed. Once the idea moved from the subconscious into an actual understanding, he quickly lost 10 pounds and has now lost 70 pounds in a year and a half. The key was understanding and releasing his ancestor´s unresolved conflict.

Accepting the Concept of Pyschogenealogy

In Jason’s sessions and classes, he seeks to create an understanding of the following concepts;

  • We have a tendency to complete what our ancestors did not
  • All of our challenges have a cause
  • All of our difficulties, pain and challenges have a solution
  • We are all connected
  • Love is everything
  • The challenges are not personal. It was not your fault!
  • Opening our tree and acknowledging our ancestors is healing for us and for the clan
  • Our healing goes back to our ancestors and forward to future generations
  • The soul of the clan has a tendency toward balance
  • We live in a generous universe that gives us the opportunity to solve what was not solved in our tree

While a person might be skeptical about the ties they may have subconsciously to their ancestors and their daily lives beyond hereditary diseases or physical traits, it’s something to keep in mind if you are open to holistic healthcare alternatives. It never hurts to ask questions or look beyond what you might consider normal.

About Jason Kelly Thompson

Jason manages his own website, Total Biology Decoding, that offers an extensive library of information regarding psychogenealogy. He also travels to the United States to conduct seminars and workshops with specifics to psychogenealogy. His upcoming schedule can be found here.

Jason is a member of the Latin American Association of Research and Biological Decoding ALIDEB and a member of The Reiki Alliance, an international association of Reiki masters Usui Shiki Ryoho.

He received his B.A. degree at Davidson College, an M.A. in Latin American studies at the University of Texas, a Ph.D. in economics at the University of Massachusetts and also holds a master’s degree in psychology. Jason is writing a book It Was Not Your Fault! Decoding Your Life with Psychogenealogy which is expected to be published in 2018.



Does anything about the topic of psychogenealogy sound familiar to you? Do you think you’ve been affected in some form from activities and behaviors on a subconscious level of your ancestors? Tell us about it in the comments!