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This website is dedicated to psychogenealogy and graphology.

Psychogenealogy is a new field in psychology which allows us to better understand our family history and to discover connections from the past with our present life.
It is a topic on which I have  co-written a book with Pascale Reynaud, "Sur la piste de nos ancÍtres" which means 'On our ancestors' tracks'.

Usually, genealogy consists in collecting names and dates and organizing them in chronological order.
These items may be interesting in themselves, but they really have meaning when the links between them are discovered and we begin to understand the secret connections with what is happening in our lives. For example let us take recurring dates: we may notice, while looking at our family tree, that some dates come back more than once. For instance, someone may have died at an early age on July 1st and on another year someone is born also on July 1st. That someone with the similar birth date may be tasked during their life to complete what their ancestor was unable to accomplish because of early death.

Exploring our family tree can free us from repeating situations from the past.
In order to do that you have to make a real enquiry about your family and collect information concerning your parents and their brothers ans sisters, grand-parents and great-grand-parents on both sides, with birth, wedding and death dates and places and whenever possible handwritings and signatures as well as pictures. With this you will be able to put together the pieces of the puzzle, build your genealogical tree and make sense out of it.

The problems of the past are very often repeated again and again in our present lives, especially when we are not aware of what happened before. That is why we put this quote at the beginning of the book: 'to ignore one's past is to be condemned to live it all over again.' 

A common example is when men die before the age of forty, whether through wars, diseases, accidents or divorce, leaving their wives and children alone. Very often the same situations keep on repeating themselves through generations. Not only do problems keep repeating themselves, but also unfulfilled aspirations are passed on to the next generation, of course unconsciously. There is a family unconscious to which each member of a family is connected and which contains the memory of everything that has happened in that particular family.
Anything that is unconscious will try to become conscious. That is why a situation that has been kept secret will tend to happen again in the lives of new generations. It is always a problem if what really happened is not known. Secrets or ignorance are poisons that will lead us to reproduce the same tragedies over and over again. That is why it is very important to get to know our family's history. Of course that requires some kind of detective work as we have to find the birth, death and wedding certificates and collect all possible verbal testimonies on what happened and then cross check all the information.
Hopefully, we only have to go back five generations, which means about a hundred years.

There really are time cycles and as we study our family tree we will notice that some anniversaries may reactivate unsolved problems. For example 10 years, 50 years, 100 years might be crucial milestones marking times when problems of the past may reoccur. Identifying precisely the problem and its cause way back then will allow us and our children to be free from these repetitions. So it is really useful, and results show up very quickly.
In fact, anytime something is going wrong in one's life it is useful to do a genealogical enquiry and analysis. Of course I have been through my own family tree and, as a graphologist, I have studied every single piece of handwriting I could lay my hands on and therefore I realised how much graphology brings to the understanding of our family history.

Graphology helps in many ways:
The first and most obvious use of graphology is to analyse the handwritings of one of our ancestors when we find letters or other written documents (notebooks, recipes, address books etc).
This is really interesting because we don't necessarily have an accurate vision of who they really were through the stories we heard about them in the family. Handwriting analysis will help us understand fully this person with their bad and good aspects.

We need to know exactly who our ancestors were in order to be able to become different from them and become ourselves. We are not here just to repeat our ancestors' lives, but to realize our uniqueness and create something new. In order to do that we need to know exactly what happened in the past and that will enable us to stop repeating the same unfit family scenario. 

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