Recovery from Co-Dependency: It's Never Too Late to Reclaim Your Childhood

Recovery from Co-Dependency: It's Never Too Late to Reclaim Your Childhood

by Laurie A. Weiss
     
 

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Healing for the inner child: a guidebook for therapists and clients.

Recovery from Co-Dependency may be used as a map for therapists and Adult Children on the road to recovery from Co-Dependency. Developmental issues are addressed, patterns of substitute behavior are identified and a treatment plan to meet the needs of the Inner Child is created.

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Healing for the inner child: a guidebook for therapists and clients.

Recovery from Co-Dependency may be used as a map for therapists and Adult Children on the road to recovery from Co-Dependency. Developmental issues are addressed, patterns of substitute behavior are identified and a treatment plan to meet the needs of the Inner Child is created.

Adult Children are in the position of trying to manage their adult lives on the basis of decisions made by mistreated children. Sometimes the pain of carrying out these life-repressing decisions becomes so overwhelming that they try to self-medicate it. The resulting addictive or compulsive substitute behaviors, which represent a denial of what their Inner Child really needs, typically make the situation even more unmanageable. Even though Co-Dependents are usually unaware of the source of their own dysfunctional patterns, they recognize that their lives aren't working and come for help.

In therapy, Co-Dependents can gain permission, information and modeling in order to learn what children who grow up in healthy families naturally learn. Through this corrective parenting the Inner Child can be healed.

Editorial Reviews

Richard D. Daetwiler,
"The authors argue that skills not learned in childhood can be learned as an adult through corrective parenting. Hopefully, it will encourage all adult children (including therapists) to enter the [treatment] process. For therapists working with adult children, put this on your list for "must" reading.
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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780595190546
Publisher:
iUniverse, Incorporated
Publication date:
06/11/2001
Pages:
236
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.54(d)

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