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Facing Codependence What It Is; Where It Comes From; How It Sabotages Our Lives

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ISBN-10: 0062505890

ISBN-13: 9780062505897

Edition: 2003

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

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A brilliant new guide to understanding the origins of codependence and the path to recovery by a nationally recognized authority on dependency and addiction. In this fresh new look at codependence, Pia Mellody traces the origins of this illness back to childhood, describing a whole range of emotional, spiritual, intellectual, physical, and sexual abuses. Because of these earlier experiences, codependent adults often lack the skills necessary to lead mature lives and have satisfying relationships. Recovery from codependence comes from clearing up the toxic feelings left over from childhood and learning to reparent oneself by intervening on the adult symptoms of codependence. Central to Mellody's concept is the idea of the "precious child" that needs healing within each adult. She creates a framework for identifying codependent behavior and describes an effective approach to recovery that includes both therapy and self-help processes. Designed to be used with her new workbook for codependents, Breaking Free, this is a powerful tool for understanding the nature of codependence.
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Book details

List price: $16.99
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 4/29/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Pia Mellody is an internationally renowned lecturer on the childhood origins of emotional dysfunc-tion. Her recovery work-shops have benefited people all over the world and her bestselling books have been translated into many languages. She is a member of the faculty at The Meadows Treatment Center, a residential center for victims of trauma, emotional abuse, and addictions, in Wickenburg, Arizona.

J. Keith Miller, the author of A Hunger for Healing, is a popular speaker and conference leader, and author. Among his best-selling books are The Taste of New Wine and Hope in the Fast Lane. He is also the coauthor of Facing Codependence.

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction: How It All Began
The Symptoms of Codependence
Facing Codependence
The Five Core Symptoms of Codependence
How the Symptoms Sabotage Our Lives
The Nature of a Child
A Precious Child in a Functional Family
A Precious Child in a Dysfunctional Family
The Emotional Damage of Abuse
From Generation to Generation
The Roots of Codependence
Facing Abuse
Defenses Against Recognizing Abuse
Physical Abuse
Sexual Abuse
Emotional Abuse
Intellectual Abuse
Spiritual Abuse
Moving Toward Recovery
Personal Recovery
Appendix: A Brief History of Codependence and a Look at the Psychological Literature
Index