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Facing Codependence

Author : Pia Mellody
ISBN : 9780062031808
Genre : Self-Help
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Pia Mellody creates a framework for identifying codependent thinking, emotions and behaviour and provides an effective approach to recovery. Mellody sets forth five primary adult symptoms of this crippling condition, then traces their origin to emotional, spiritual, intellectual, physical and sexual abuses that occur in childhood. Central to Mellody's approach is the concept that the codependent adult's injured inner child needs healing. Recovery from codependence, therefore, involves clearing up the toxic emotions left over from these painful childhood experiences.
Category: Self-Help


Author : Robert Weiss
ISBN : 9780757320361
Genre : Self-Help
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Do you love an addict? Do you sometimes feel like their addiction is your fault? Are people calling you codependent? If our treatment toward loved ones of addicts alienates them, it's time we change our approach. With Prodependence, Dr. Robert Weiss offers us the first fully new paradigm in over 35 years for helping those who love and care for addicts. An attachment-focused model, prodependence recognizes that no one can ever love too much, nor should anyone be pathologized for whomever they choose to love as is often the case. Prodependence informs caregivers how to love more effectively, but without having to bear a negative label for the valuable support they give. When treating loved ones of addicts and other troubled people using prodependence, we need not find something "wrong" with them. Instead, we acknowledge the trauma and inherent dysfunction that occurs when living in relationship with someone whose life is failing and keep moving forward. Validating a caregiver's painful journey for what it is opens the door to support them in useful, non-shaming ways. Helping people take incremental, positive steps toward intimate healing is what Prodependence is all about!
Category: Self-Help

Confessions Of A Codependent

Author : Jacqueline Williams
ISBN : 9780595400867
Genre : Self-Help
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After enduring more than her share of codependent relationships, author Jacqueline Williams knew she needed to change her behavior patterns. Through a great deal of soul-searching, therapy, and prayer, Williams came to understand her codependency and how to eradicate it from her relationships.Written especially for women, Confessions of a Codependent: How to Identify and Eliminate Unhealthy Relationships defines codependent relationships, explains why they are so self-destructive, and explores why these relationships can at times lead to physical violence.Confessions of a Codependent shares other women's stories of codependent, abusive, and/or dysfunctional relationships, as well as the ways these women were able to leave them and move on to healthier partnerships. Confessions of a Codependent also includes practical advice on how to recognize signs that your relationship may be heading toward emotional and/or physical abuse, how to move away from self-defeating and self-destructive behaviors, and resources that you can use to escape a codependent relationship.If you're struggling in your current relationship and feel trapped by codependency, break the cycle with Confessions of a Codependent!
Category: Self-Help

Self On The Shelf The

Author : Gary Greenberg
ISBN : 9781438404752
Genre : Psychology
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The Self on the Shelf examines the cultural and philosophical determinants of popular “recovery” books. Greenberg argues that this literature can be read as documents of the prevailing understanding of the self in American society. The construction of the self promoted by recovery literature is seen as a nihilistic one insofar as it denies the significance of what continental philosophy calls the Other. In this sense the self-help books are correct in their assertion that we have lost sight of how to love, but their proposed solution shows up as a recapitulation and strengthening of the conditions that gave rise to this situation in the first place. Greenberg’s critique provides a commentary on the difficulties that face our culture in achieving any sense of meaningful community, and on the way that this problem surfaces in a highly popular discourse.
Category: Psychology

Why Is My Partner Sexually Addicted

Author : Paul Becker
ISBN : 9781468550108
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Why is My Partner Sexually Addicted,? provides critical insight into the nature of sexual addiction. A woman rarely need to probe the origin and consequences of sexual addiction until her partner is found-out. Each chapter reveals aspects of sexual addiction, all to help a woman decide how she will live after she discovers her partners aberrant sexual behavior. Meet a Reviewer: This book is outstanding. It's wildly packed with valuable information. I learned a lot and feel every woman married to a sex addict should get this book in order to have a very deep understanding about what is likely going on in her husband's mind/brain. Darcy H. Meet the Author: For Paul Becker, LPC, counseling and writing are second careers. He was a federal government economist and executive for over 36 years. Working with men in prison led him back to school where he earned a Master's degree in counseling education. He works in Virginia in private practice.
Category: Health & Fitness

The Mindful Path To Addiction Recovery

Author : Lawrence Peltz
ISBN : 9781590309186
Genre : Self-Help
File Size : 77.55 MB
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Introduces the practice of mindfulness while explaining how it can offer beneficial approaches to addiction recovery, drawing on the author's expertise as an addiction psychiatrist to outline mindfulness-based stress reduction techniques while sharing illustrative patient stories. Original.
Category: Self-Help

Thawing Toxic Relationships

Author : Don Carter MSW, LCSW
ISBN : 9781632877512
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Thawing Toxic Relationships is number three of a four part series entitled Thawing the Iceberg. The Thawing the Iceberg Series is designed to address various issues outlined in the author's bestselling book, Thaw - Freedom from Frozen feelings. The other two books in the Series are: Thawing Adult/Child Syndrome and Thawing Childhood Abandonment Issues. Thawing Toxic Relationships is a book about healing and co-creating healthy, functional relationships for those who grew up in a dysfunctional family. If you relate to Don Carter's Iceberg Model, would like to have a genuinely happy and functional relationship then this book is for you. Building healthy relationships, a skill that eludes most people who have been raised in a less-than-nurturing family, is the ultimate objective for Thawing Toxic Relationships. These three books take the reader into three specialized pathways to healing the abandonment, shame, and contempt outline in Carter's Book Thaw - Freedom from Frozen Feelings Read about the Cycle of Drama, the Chemistry of drama how to save your marriage, improve communication, how to set and maintain healthy boundaries, be assertiveness, identify relationship mind games (Distance and Pursuit games, the Punishment Cycle, the Drama Triangle - and why we play them). Gather the tools and skills necessary to overcome these and many other dysfunctional relationship patterns. Growing up in a moderate-to-severely dysfunctional family does not offer the necessary training to co-create a healthy, happy & functional relationship. Just as Thawing Adult/Child Syndrome heals your relationship with yourself; Thawing Toxic Relationships helps you heal your relationships with those who are most important to you.
Category: Health & Fitness

Tricky Coaching

Author : K. Korotov
ISBN : 9780230362963
Genre : Business & Economics
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Bringing together cases written by experienced leadership and executive coaches from all over the world, this project explores the most demanding and challenging situations they have faced in their professional practices. By analysing and reflecting on the real life case studies the authors show how to deal with these situations in daily life.
Category: Business & Economics

Let S Talk

Author : Nikki Goldman
ISBN : 9781469121710
Genre : Psychology
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Let's Talk... If you're a teen and you're alive....then you've got problems! If you're a parent and you have a teen....then you've got problems! What if you had your own personal guide to help you through...Someone to whisper directly in your ear and give you the solution for your particular dilemma? Dr. Nikki Goldman Ph.D. spent years listening to parents and teens. They wrote to her, called her and spent time with her in her office. They asked her for solutions to their problems. They questioned her about the very personal: Sex, Pregnancy and Romance, Drugs and Addiction to the worldly such as Money and Work and Internet Dangers. They wanted to know about Loss, Emotions and Fear. These are their conversations.
Category: Psychology

Breaking Codependency

Author : Lesly Devereaux
ISBN : 0991327608
Genre : Codependency
File Size : 37.22 MB
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Do you suffer from codependency? Ask yourself these questions. Have you found yourself in an endless web of confusion and stress because of your need to come to the rescue of undeserving people that you love? Has helping the ones you love drained you and hurt them? Do you need help overcoming your desire to rescue people who continue on a course of self-destructive behavior? If you answered yes to any of these questions you may be an enabler with the larger issue of codependency. 10 Ways This Book Will Help You: Search your family tree to see if your actions are a result of learned behavior Identify and address your pain from the past Embrace your nurturing instincts as a woman with healthy boundaries Examine your conduct and change habits which challenge your moral compass Challenge yourself to say no even when you want to say yes Focus on self-care and not feel selfish Embrace the spiritual awakening which will take place Keep your head above the noise of fear, shame and rejection Detach from people that cause harm to your emotional stability Identify the characteristics of an enabler Dr. Lesly has been extremely transparent with us as she shares her experience and her perspective on breaking codependency. What differentiates her book from other books on this topic is that you are brought into the life of the author as she navigates being incarcerated while reflecting on the enabling behaviors that put her there in the first place. Dr. Lesly's story shows us that we can break codependence at any point in time, and the sooner the better! Through the narrative of the author, a courageous speaker, coach and ordained minister, we are provided a valuable reference on how to break codependency. Its real value begins with the recommendations of how to stop enabling others. This autobiographical journey keeps you on the edge of your seat, while offering concrete solutions to the pitfalls of codependency and enabling. Its uplifting, inspirational message teaches lessons of hope and personal transformation. It is a must read for males and females globally who are trapped in the web of codependency. This easy to understand, interactive book will reveal how codependency has sabotaged you and hurt others. Each chapter ends with a series of reflective exercises to assess and challenge codependent behavior. Step by step resolutions are given which help you navigate the traps of codependency and gain power and peace back in your life."
Category: Codependency

Shame Guilt And Alcoholism

Author : Ron Potter-Efron
ISBN : 9781317773474
Genre : Psychology
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Increase your understanding of the link between alcoholism and shame and guilt with this tremendously important book that adds to our understanding of the total recovery process. This practical volume authoritatively defines the often elusive terms of shame and guilt and provides constructive suggestions to therapists for treating alcoholic clients and affected family members who are suffering from excessive quantities of shame and guilt. Shame, Guilt, and Alcoholism thoroughly explains to therapists the significant differences between shame and guilt as displayed by clients’experiences of failure, primary responses and feelings, precipitating events and involvement of self, and origins and central fears. Author Potter-Efron includes creative approaches to the general treatment of shame and guilt, explores the positive functions of shame and guilt, describes the conscious and subconscious defense mechanisms against shame and guilt, and highlights the very crucial family behaviors that initiate and encourage shame and guilt. Shame, Guilt, and Alcoholism adds immeasurably to our understanding of the total recovery process.
Category: Psychology

Are You Really Ready For Love

Author : David Hawkins
ISBN : 9780736954129
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Singles who have never been married and those who have suffered a divorce or the loss of their mate through death are faced with a challenge: When love comes their way, will they be ready? What does that readiness look like? Clinical psychologist and counselor Dr. David Hawkins prescribes a practical and biblical approach for preparing for love. Dr. Hawkins encourages singles to spend less energy looking for the perfect mate and more energy in becoming people who can enter wholeheartedly into an intimate relationship. He demonstrates how readers can increase their capacity to... practice the sacrificial love Paul describes in 1 Corinthians 13 get to know others for who they really are and respect their uniqueness express love through appropriate love languages receive love without fear or feelings of unworthiness take risks for the sake of personal and mutual growth practice healthy boundaries humbly recognize their own weaknesses and turn them into strengths This user-friendly guide will give singles of any age a positive and constructive plan for becoming ready for love.

Emotional Health

Author : Michael David Lawrience
ISBN : 0615479170
Genre : Self-Help
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Michael David Lawrience has gathered the lifetime experiences of over 15 people from around the world. They share practical methods for overcoming physical and emotional pain and suffering, abuse, and trauma. Michael has over 40 years' experience as a holistic health practitioner with a B.A in Sacred Healing and practices as a certified Bowenwork Practitioner. Michael has vast experience as a personal development seminar leader, as well as a Residential Coach mentoring teenage girls at therapeutic schools* Break your cycle of suffering* Learn how to best heal emotional pain* Overcome sabotage of your happiness * Awaken your excitement and joy Get your owner's manual describing practical methods to release your physical and emotional chronic pain, suffering, and emotional stress.Part 1 - Improving emotional health, easing pain, healing ourselves, healing physical/emotional abuse, facing our fears, & stabilizing our minds. Part 2- Empowerment from codependency, caring for ourselves, healing physical pain, causes behind physical pain, & healing sabotage of our success. Part 3 - Making conscious choices, path of the heart, paths of service, global paradigm shift, & spiritual awakening.
Category: Self-Help