Recovery from Compulsive Behavior: How to Transcend Your Troubled Family

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The principles of compulsive behavior apply in some degree to most troubled or dysfunctional families. This book describes how compulsive patterns and their resulting compulsive escapes develop, as well as how these compulsions can be changed.

Compulsive working, relationship dependency, generalized rebellion, victim syndrome and perpetual-child-syndrome, five compulsive life patterns most common among adults, are covered here. The compulsive escapes specifically addressed by ...

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Overview

The principles of compulsive behavior apply in some degree to most troubled or dysfunctional families. This book describes how compulsive patterns and their resulting compulsive escapes develop, as well as how these compulsions can be changed.

Compulsive working, relationship dependency, generalized rebellion, victim syndrome and perpetual-child-syndrome, five compulsive life patterns most common among adults, are covered here. The compulsive escapes specifically addressed by the author include: alcohol, drugs and cigarette abuse; over and under eating; compulsive sexual behavior; compulsive spending - gambling; compulsive religious behavior; and compulsive exercising.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781587410826
  • Publisher: Wellness Institute, Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/28/2000
  • Pages: 140
  • Product dimensions: 6.18 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.34 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Do Compulsive Patterns Affect you? 1
2. Your Childhood Foundation 9
3. Surviving in Troubled Families 24
4. Problem Emotional Adjustments 34
5. Compulsive Life Patterns 44
6. Compulsive Escapes 62
7. The Recovery Landscape 75
8. Getting in Shape 85
9. On the Path to Freedom 94
10. Changing Our Life Patterns 100
11. Transcending Our Troubled Families 110
References 123
Self-Assessments and Recovery Tools
Your Basic Human Needs 10
Evaluating Your Childhood Circumstances 21
Your Behavioral Strategies 25
Discounting Exercise 29
Your Self-Comforting 30
Your Self-Esteem 36
Your Unresolved Emotions 38
Compulsive Working Self-Assessment 48
Relationship Dependency Self-Assessment 51
Generalized Rebellion Self-Assessment 56
Victim Syndrome Self-Assessment 58
Perpetual Child Syndrome Self-Assessment 60
Evaluating Your Escape Risk 66
Your Use of Escapes 72
Your Self-Care Plan 87
Your Personal Recovery Plan 87
Your Escape History 96
Personal Process Inventory 101
Your Entrance Exam 120
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