Facing Codependence

What It Is, Where It Comes from, How It Sabotages Our Lives

Author: Pia Mellody,Andrea Wells Miller,J. Keith Miller

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062031805

Category: Self-Help

Page: 272

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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.
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The Mindful Path to Addiction Recovery

A Practical Guide to Regaining Control Over Your Life

Author: Lawrence Peltz

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 1590309189

Category: Self-Help

Page: 270

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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.
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Codependency

Balancing an Unbalanced Relationship

Author: June Hunt

Publisher: Rose Publishing Inc

ISBN: 1596366516

Category: Psychology

Page: 93

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You've heard plenty about getting hooked on drugs but can you really become addicted to a person? The answer is yes?codependency is a relationship addiction. A codependent is anyone who is dependent on another person to the point of being controlled or manipulated by that person. Learn how to be released from relationship addiction and have a renewed commitment to put Christ first. June Hunt starts this mini?book with stories of biblical people who ultimately compromised their relationship with God by being overly dependent on others, getting trapped in a codependent relationship. The last section titled Steps to Solution gives Biblical advice on how to keep away from idolatrous, or codependent relationships, such as recovery steps to confronting codependency, 7 steps to independent relationships, help from an unhealthy relationship, 7 principles for finding the road to relationship freedom, and much more. Paperback, 96 pages, 4 x 7 inches.
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Pathological Altruism

Author: Barbara Oakley,Ariel Knafo,Guruprasad Madhavan,David Sloan Wilson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190453818

Category: Psychology

Page: 496

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The benefits of altruism and empathy are obvious. These qualities are so highly regarded and embedded in both secular and religious societies that it seems almost heretical to suggest they can cause harm. Like most good things, however, altruism can be distorted or taken to an unhealthy extreme. Pathological Altruism presents a number of new, thought-provoking theses that explore a range of hurtful effects of altruism and empathy. Pathologies of empathy, for example, may trigger depression as well as the burnout seen in healthcare professionals. The selflessness of patients with eating abnormalities forms an important aspect of those disorders. Hyperempathy - an excess of concern for what others think and how they feel - helps explain popular but poorly defined concepts such as codependency. In fact, pathological altruism, in the form of an unhealthy focus on others to the detriment of one's own needs, may underpin some personality disorders. Pathologies of altruism and empathy not only underlie health issues, but also a disparate slew of humankind's most troubled features, including genocide, suicide bombing, self-righteous political partisanship, and ineffective philanthropic and social programs that ultimately worsen the situations they are meant to aid. Pathological Altruism is a groundbreaking new book - the first to explore the negative aspects of altruism and empathy, seemingly uniformly positive traits. The contributing authors provide a scientific, social, and cultural foundation for the subject of pathological altruism, creating a new field of inquiry. Each author's approach points to one disturbing truth: what we value so much, the altruistic "good" side of human nature, can also have a dark side that we ignore at our peril.
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Thawing Toxic Relationships

Author: Don Carter MSW, LCSW

Publisher: Speedy Publishing LLC

ISBN: 1632877511

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 207

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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.
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Tricky Coaching

Difficult Cases in Leadership Coaching

Author: K. Korotov,E. Florent-Treacy,M. Kets de Vries,A. Bernhardt,Manfred F.R. Kets de Vries

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230362966

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 227

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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.
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My Resurrected Heart:

A Codependent's Journey to Healing

Author: Diane Vernitsky Jellen

Publisher: WestBowPress

ISBN: 1490818545

Category: Self-Help

Page: 206

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The story of one woman’s life with an alcoholic spouse will resonate with anyone dealing with a loved one’s addiction. After her husband moved out, author Diane Jellen sought professional counseling and learned that she had played a leading role in the family drama. In order to achieve spiritual and emotional recovery, she had to deal with her own issues including: • Denial • Stigma of addiction • Shame • Blame • Family secrets • Divorce • Financial loss • Inability to trust This forty-day devotional memoir details Jellen’s slow but progressive recovery from crippling codependent behavior to self-respect. Follow Diane on her healing journey and learn how you, too, can face your fears and overcome your shortcomings. Along the way, you will discover that it’s okay to love and respect the person God designed you to be.
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My Rights Are Divine

A Closer Look at Children’s Rights in the Muslim Arab World

Author: Nina Abdul Razzak

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1496991362

Category: Social Science

Page: 138

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Child abuse can be curbed in the Muslim Arab World, since preventive measures are really in our hands. They are actually a part of a binding force that impacts almost each and every step we take in life; that force is simply Islam: our religion, which does not only define our relationship with God (Allah) Almighty but is also in actuality a way of life. This book makes the argument that a culture in which true or authentic Islamic values are rightly implemented measures up to being one that safeguards and recognizes the rights granted to children by no one other than their merciful and gracious creator Allah. It also proposes a practical framework that explains the types of measures, cultural changes, and structural modifications needed to be implemented to combat child abuse in the Muslim Arab World, with all the religious, cultural, and social specificities of it as a region.
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Let's Talk...

Teens and Parents Want to Know

Author: Nikki Goldman

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469121719

Category: Psychology

Page: 254

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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.
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