Co-dependence: healing the human condition : the new by Charles L. Whitfield

By Charles L. Whitfield

Of all of the books at the usually misunderstood inspiration of co-dependence, this can be most likely the clearest, such a lot whole and informative. Charles Whitfield is a frontline clinician who has been supporting co-dependents of their therapeutic for over two decades. He has researched the literature on co-dependence, which he summarizes during this commonly learn booklet. He sees co-dependence with a purpose to extra adequately describe the painful and complicated a part of the human . In cautious element he describes simply what co-dependence is and what it's not, the way it comes approximately, and the way to heal its painful aftereffects.

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In 1979 NIAAA sponsored the first national conference on children of alcoholics473. In this year Brown and colleagues began the first therapy group for adult children of alcoholics, in Palo Alto, California146. From 1977 to 1980 the first ACoA self-help meetings began5,17,615. In about 1980 residential chemical dependence treatment facilities began to add a family treatment component as part of their total treatment of the individual. In 1983 the National Association for Children of Alcoholics (NACoA) was founded by many of the pioneers who are now still active in the field.

We will explore these multiple dimensions throughout this book. Co-dependence provides us allhelping professionals and people in recoverywith a clearer and expanded way of describing the dynamic that underlies most neuroses, addictions and other disorders. It is the human condition. 2. The Multiple Dimensions of Co-dependence. 1. Some Definitions of Co-Dependence 1. A multidimensional (physical, mental, emotional and spiritual) condition manifested by any suffering and dysfunction that is associated with or due to focusing on the needs and behavior of others.

Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character. 7. Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings. 8. Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all. 9. Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others. 10. Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it. 11. Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God, as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.

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