Facing Codependence

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

Publisher: HarperOne

ISBN: 9780062505897

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.

Breaking Free

Author: Pia Mellody

Publisher: HarperOne

ISBN: 9780062505903

Category: Self-Help

Page: 448

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In her pioneering Facing Codependence, Pia Mellody traced the origins of codependence back to childhood and a wide range of emotional, spiritual, intellectual, physical, and sexual abuses. Now in this innovative new workbook, she presents a step-by-step journal-keeping method for moving toward recovery from codependence. Based on such concepts as the "precious child" and the five core symptoms of codependence, along with the Twelve-Step process of recovery used by Codependents Anonymous, Breaking Free provides strategies and insights for attacking the fundamental problem in codependence--the lack of dependence on self. In a three-part approach to recovery, Mellody first shows recovering codependents how to move beyond denial of their childhood history of abuse. She then offers techniques to identify concrete ways in which the symptoms of codependence operate in their lives. Finally, Mellody guides users through the process of identifying and recording specific instances of improvement in their lives as an aid to greater self-awareness and further recovery.

The Intimacy Factor

Author: Pia Mellody,Lawrence S. Freundlich

Publisher: HarperOne

ISBN: 9780060095802

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 240

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In her first book in over 10 years, Pia Mellody—author of the groundbreaking bestsellers Facing Codependence and Facing Love Addiction—shares her profound wisdom on what it takes to sustain true intimacy and trusting love in our most vital relationships. Drawing on more than 20 years' experience as a counsellor at the renowned Meadows Treatment Centre in Arizona, Mellody now shares what she has learned about why intimate relationships falter—and what makes them work. Using the most up–to–date research and real–life examples, including her own compelling personal journey, Mellody provides readers with profoundly insightful and practical ground rules for relationships that achieve and maintain joyous intimacy. This invaluable resource helps diagnose the causes of faulty relationships—many of them rooted in childhood—and provides tools for readers to heal themselves, enabling them to establish and maintain healthy relationships.

Facing Love Addiction

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

Publisher: HarperOne

ISBN: 9780062506047

Category: Self-Help

Page: 272

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The author of the bestselling Facing Codependence unravels the intricate dynamics of toxic love relationships and shows us how to let go of toxic love. In this revised and updated edition of Facing Love Addiction, internationally recognised dependence and addiction authority Pia Mellody clearly outlines the debilitating ′toxic′ patterns played out by love addicts and the unresponsive love avoidants to whom they are painfully and repeatedly drawn.

Dementia Reconsidered Revisited: The Person Still Comes First

Author: Tom Kitwood,Dawn Brooker

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335248039

Category: Medical

Page: 256

View: 7422


The original Dementia Reconsidered: The Person Comes First by Tom Kitwood was published by Open University Press in 1997. It was a seminal text in the field of dementia studies and is still cited and referenced as core reading on person-centred dementia care. Tom died unexpectedly, just 12 months after the book was published. This book continues to inspire many people to challenge simplistic paradigms about dementia. Since the original book was written, however, there have been many changes in our understanding of dementia. The editor of this new edition, Dawn Brooker was mentored by Tom Kitwood. She has drawn together a remarkable group of writers to provide a commentary on Kitwood’s work. This new edition reproduces the original chapters but provides extra content from subject experts to update the book to a contemporary level. Dementia Reconsidered Re-visited is an ideal main text or supplementary text for all those studying or working in nursing, medicine, psychiatry, psychology, occupational therapy, social work, adult education, gerontology and health and social care more generally. “This important book does three things. It brings to a new generation the insight and vision of Tom Kitwood. It highlights the remarkable progress we have made in recent years. But most important of all it reminds us what still needs to be done if we are to fully respect the rights of people with dementia and their family care-givers. Kitwood inspired Alzheimer’s Society to knit together research, care, and societal change. We are now re-inspired to make sure all progress is evidenced and evaluated for its impact. We must realise the enormous opportunities the digital age offers people affected by dementia but in doing so constantly listen to and learn from their many and varied voices across nations and cultures.” Jeremy Hughes CBE, Chief Executive, Alzheimer's Society, UK

The Christian Codependence Recovery Workbook

Author: Stephanie Tucker

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781936451050

Category:

Page: 228

View: 9853


This second revised version offers a group leader's manual updated material. The Christian Codependence Recovery Workbook: From Surviving to Significance takes you through a truth-finding journey to reveal your system of love, life and relationships. It practically addresses the manifest behaviors, emotions and needs of the codependent, while simultaneously introducing the precious truths of God's love. This workbook doesn't just diagnose the problem, but offers the healing principles of the Lord Jesus Christ in a fresh and profound way. When applied, you will have the opportunity to walk in freedom and grace, rather than bondage and control. Above all, this journey allows you to find freedom, purpose and identity in Christ. This book is written for anyone who wants to grow closer to the Lord, and to embrace healthy and whole relationships.

Introduction to Social Work

Author: Lisa E. Cox,Carolyn J. Tice,Dennis D. Long

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1452244340

Category: Social Science

Page: 480

View: 7914


Introduction to Social Work by Lisa E. Cox, Carolyn J. Tice, and Dennis D. Long is an exciting and timely new text that takes readers to the roots of the social work profession, framing its history, practice settings, and career paths through the lens of advocacy. Closely aligned with the latest Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS), the text goes beyond standard coverage to explore such cutting-edge content as military social work, environmental issues, global/international social work, housing, and more. Robust, applied pedagogy and an emphasis on advocacy and reflective practice help underscore the transformative opportunities and contributions of social work on clinical, client, community, national, and international levels.

African American Women with Incarcerated Mates

Author: Avon Hart-Johnson

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476666822

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 201

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After nearly 40 years of mass incarceration, a disproportionate number of African American men in the United States prisons has resulted in countless African American women maintaining fragile families and trying to mend what has become a carceral state of the Black family. While the literature is scant on how African American women are affected by the imprisonment of their partners, the cases studies contained in this volume will broaden the perspectives of helping professionals, criminal justice students, and practitioners with a rare behind the scenes understanding of how these women experience grief, non-death loss, shame, emotional strains, and trauma. These women share their firsthand accounts of vulnerabilities and hardships interwoven with political, cultural, and the economic challenges that coexist with the results of having an incarcerated mated. They describe the raw and traumatizing crisis associated with having their families involuntarily torn apart with no guarantee that life will ever be the same. Their emotional stakes and social strains are high, yet these women strive to maintain their families, hold a job in the workforce under stressful conditions; and often place themselves last on the priority list of well-being as they head their households and become the de facto chief support for their incarcerated mate. However, even the most resilient women can wear down after repeated exposure to grief, trauma, and symbolic imprisonment (serving time on the outside) associated with her imprisoned male partner. This volume contains intervention strategies tailored to uniquely address the needs of this cultural group and attend to and understand what Hart-Johnson introduces and coins as Symbolic Imprisonment, Grief, and Coping Theory.

Make Miracles in Forty Days

Author: Melody Beattie

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439117705

Category: Self-Help

Page: 192

View: 5953


If you could ask for a miracle right now, what would it be? We’ve all had situations in our lives that seem beyond our control or that have no clear remedy. In this concise, inspirational guide, bestselling self-help guru Melody Beattie shows us that we have the ability to make a miracle for almost any circumstance we’re facing. Beattie, a trusted counselor for millions of readers, has shared her own stirring stories of overcoming obstacles and dealing with life’s tragedies for more than twenty-five years. In Make Miracles in Forty Days she now offers the ultimate distillation of what she knows about gratitude, surrender, and connecting with our essential power. She challenges us to be more present each day and details a six-week action plan, the Miracle Exercise, to jump-start transformation in our lives. After completing a series of activities, we’ll establish what miracles we’d like to create, and then she’ll walk us through practicing this innovative exercise alone, with a partner, and even with our children. Beattie instructs us to be thankful for everything in our lives and for how we’re really feeling; we need to express gratitude for what we have and who we are, not just for our obvious blessings. It is crucial that we are grateful for recognizing what is upsetting and bothering us. Through acknowledging the pain that we’re feeling, we can excise any denial or resistance that is holding us back. As we progress over the forty days, instead of feeling lost, numb, or confused, we’ll become more conscious, aware, and alive. Our miracle will begin to materialize. Along the way, Beattie reveals her own experiences of making miracles, individually and through working with a partner, and those of the participants in her Miracle Workshop. She shares moving stories of overcoming hardship and finding acceptance and forgiveness, and inspires us to move forward with a renewed vigor for life.

Anger

Author: June Hunt

Publisher: Rose Publishing Inc

ISBN: 1596366419

Category: Religion

Page: 94

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Has anger ever clouded your judgment to the point that you acted rashly and then regretted it later? What do you do when you are inflamed with angry thoughts and feelings? Ultimately, you have the choice to act wisely or to react foolishly. You can learn to keep your anger under control with this practical advice from June Hunt. Includes: Cues to Find Hidden Anger checklist, making it easy to diagnose different ways in which your body is reacts to anger and an Act or React checklist to help you respond to anger in a healthy way. Learn the magnitude, misuse, and misconceptions of anger. Review biblical examples of righteous anger and unacceptable anger. The last section titled Steps to Solution gives you the power to be freed from anger by providing you with the 4 sources of anger, 4 Truths that will change your life, how to measure the amount of your anger, 3 steps to resolving anger, how to release your anger prayer, and much more. Paperback, 96 pages, 4 x 7 inches.