Facing Codependence

Pia Mellody creates a framework for identifying codependent thinking, emotions and behaviour and provides an effective approach to recovery.

Author: Pia Mellody

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062031805

Category: Self-Help

Page: 272

View: 678

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

Now in this innovative new workbook, she presents a step-by-step journal-keeping method for moving toward recovery from codependence.

Author: Pia Mellody

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062505904

Category: Self-Help

Page: 448

View: 946

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 Mother and the Manager

3 Robert Subby, Lost in the Shuffle: The Codependent Reality (Deerfield Beach,
FL: Health Communications, Inc., 1987), 15. 4 Pia Mellody, Keith J. Miller and
Andrea Wells Miller, Facing Codependence (New York: Harper & Row, 1989), xi.

Author: Elizabeth Ralston

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 1452595267

Category: Self-Help

Page: 220

View: 147

In The Mother And The Manager Elizabeth Ralston courageously explores how our traditional gender roles create codependent behaviors in men and women and offers positive, workable solutions toward dealing with this problem. The Mother And The Manager takes an in-depth look at how our society has evolved and impacted gender roles into the twenty-first century. As 12-Step recovery groups have flourished in recent years, women have been educated about why they have issues such as low self-esteem, perfectionism, rigidity, relationship failures, inability to get their needs met and fear of conflict. Elizabeth has bravely shared about how patriarchy has impacted her life and how recovery has helped her to empower and heal herself. She will help many who are searching for answers to their questions and will help them on the road to recovery. I salute her ability to face her fears about “rocking the boat” in writing this book and taking the risk to speak her truth and stay on her God-inspired path.” Ginger S. Edwards, Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Addictions Specialist Specializing in Codependency and Trauma

Confessions of a Codependent

... Carroll Nelson Facing Codependence: What It Is, Where It Comes from, How It
Sabotages Our Lives by Pia Mellody Breaking Free: A Recovery Handbook for
Facing Codependence by Pia Mellody Reclaiming Your Self: The Codependent's

Author: Jacqueline Williams

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595400868

Category: Self-Help

Page: 116

View: 180

After enduring more than her share of codependent relationships, author Jacqueline Williams knew she needed to change her behavior patterns. Through a great deal of soul-searching, therapy, and prayer, Williams came to understand her codependency and how to eradicate it from her relationships.Written especially for women, Confessions of a Codependent: How to Identify and Eliminate Unhealthy Relationships defines codependent relationships, explains why they are so self-destructive, and explores why these relationships can at times lead to physical violence.Confessions of a Codependent shares other women's stories of codependent, abusive, and/or dysfunctional relationships, as well as the ways these women were able to leave them and move on to healthier partnerships. Confessions of a Codependent also includes practical advice on how to recognize signs that your relationship may be heading toward emotional and/or physical abuse, how to move away from self-defeating and self-destructive behaviors, and resources that you can use to escape a codependent relationship.If you're struggling in your current relationship and feel trapped by codependency, break the cycle with Confessions of a Codependent!

Cold Blooded Kindness

Neuroquirks of a Codependent Killer, or Just Give Me a Shot at Loving You, Dear
, and Other Reflections on Helping That ... One of the earliest works onthe subject
was the 1989 book Facing Codependence: What It Is, Where It Comesfrom ...

Author: Barbara Oakley, PhD

Publisher: Prometheus Books

ISBN: 1616144203

Category: Psychology

Page: 387

View: 967

In this searing exploration of deadly codependency, the author takes the reader on a spellbinding voyage of discovery that examines the questions: Are some people naturally too caring? Is caring sometimes a mask for darker motives? Can science help us understand how our concerns for others can hurt everything we hold dear? This gripping story brings extraordinary insight to our deepest questions. Is kindness always the right answer? Is kindness always what it seems?

Finding the Healer Within

Beth Moran, Kathy Schultz. Codependency and Illness Beattie , Melody . ...
Codependent No More : How to Stop Controlling Others and Caring for Yourself .
Center City , MN ... Breaking Free : A Recovery Workbook for Facing
Codependence .

Author: Beth Moran

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 9780887376818

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 219

View: 431

Finding the Healer Within is a contemporary guide for women to take co ntrol of their health. "Listen to your body and seek out the informati on you need," says Beth Moran, to help in finding your healer within. Women will find the intelligence, honesty, and humor that Beth Moran b rings to her practice a very welcome discovery. These are firsthand ex periences and insights of a successful women's health nurse practition er, with a holistic emphasis. Includes extensive bibliography.

My Eating Disorder

Facing. Codependence. A. CERTAIN THERAPIST FOR EATING disorders wrote
many recovery books. Nearly everyone ... I wanted to understand why everyone
said “stop being codependent” whenever I offered a tissue box to a tearful peer.

Author: Branch Kimball

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1490763228

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 314

View: 648

This book summarizes how anorexia and bulimia affected my life in the past and how it troubles my present. It has affected my relationships at home, school, and work. Indulging in behaviors brought me to rock bottom when I had to quit my job and nearly separated from my wife. I spent three months in residential treatment for my eating disorder. All my meals and bathroom breaks were monitored. I could not stop my behaviors on my own; I was literally addicted to them. This book also summarizes principles of recovery I used to help me fix the cognitive distortions that kept me blind from reality. It summarizes things I learned in residential that I hope all who struggle with an eating disorder, or any addictive behavior, can use. All names and places have been fictionalized at the request of my publisher. The stories are real.

Facing Love Addiction

Author: Pia Mellody

Publisher: HarperOne

ISBN: 9780062506047

Category: Self-Help

Page: 272

View: 437

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.

Facing Love Addiction reissue

Designed to be used with her new workbook for codependents, Breaking Free, this is a powerful tool for understanding the nature of codependence.

Author: Pia Mellody

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062031821

Category: Self-Help

Page: 272

View: 444

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.

Codependent Cure

So if you’re tired of looking for love and validation outside of yourself in order to function, then take control of your life. Order this book and begin your journey today!

Author: Jean Harrison

Publisher: Bernard Pardieu


Category: Self-Help

Page: 92

View: 967

Do you want to stop relying on relationships to meet all of your emotional needs? Then keep reading... Do you need to find love and validation outside of yourself to be able to function properly? Are your abandonment issues so severe that you feel as if one of your limbs is being amputated when someone leaves you? Like most psychiatric concepts, codependency causes, symptoms, and effects are complicated. In almost all cases, codependency disorder begins in childhood. Of course, all children are completely dependent on their caretakers in the first few years of their life, but as an adult, they shouldn’t be dependent to the extent that it becomes harmful to both themselves and their family. When you have a codependent personality, you tend to have low self-esteem and turn to anything outside of yourself for comfort, such as alcohol, drugs, relationships, or compulsive behaviors. This can take a toll on your life and leave you in a state of constant fear of abandonment, a compelling need to please and control others, poor communication, lack of boundaries, and obsession with your partner. However, recovering from codependency and healing is possible! Anyone who struggles with codependent behaviors such as abandonment, trust, assertiveness, people pleasing, and dependency will greatly benefit from reading this book. Codependent Cure: The No More Codependence Recovery Guide for Obtaining Detachment From Codependency will provide you with steps to identify codependent behaviors and strategies to get rid of them for good! In this book, you’ll discover: The severity of codependency and its impact on individuals The real “culprit” who is to blame for your codependency Which dysfunctional character describes you Why codependents are dangerous to certain individuals The horrifying stages of codependency relationships/codependent marriage The telltale signs of a codependent relationship A simple technique for setting boundaries to open up the lines of communication When it’s time pack and leave a toxic relationship How to make the road to recovery less bumpy Proven techniques for maintaining your recovery And much much more! Many people struggle for years to let go of their codependency, but our codependency workbook provides proven techniques that makes facing codependence much simpler than other codependent books on the market. So if you’re tired of looking for love and validation outside of yourself in order to function, then take control of your life. Order this book and begin your journey today!

Everything You Need to Know about Codependency

The Codependency Conspiracy . New York : Warner Books , 1991 . Lee , Mary
Price , and Richard S . Lee . Drugs and Codependency . New York : The Rosen
Publishing Group , 1995 . Mellody , Pia . Facing Codependence . San Francisco

Author: Al Septien

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780823925636

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 692

Discusses the unhealthy relationships that exist in some families and how to break the cycle of codependency.

The Mindful Path to Addiction Recovery

CODEPENDENCE Beattie, M. Codependent No More: How to Stop Controlling
Others and Start Caring for Yourself. Center City, Minn.: Hazelden, 1987. Mellody
, P. Facing Codependence: What It Is, Where It Comes From, How It Sabotages ...

Author: Lawrence Peltz

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 1590309189

Category: Self-Help

Page: 270

View: 449

Introduces the practice of mindfulness while explaining how it can offer beneficial approaches to addiction recovery, drawing on the author's expertise as an addiction psychiatrist to outline mindfulness-based stress reduction techniques while sharing illustrative patient stories. Original.

Thawing Toxic Relationships

... and J. Keith Miller (1992) Facing Love Addiction: Giving Yourself the Power to
Change the Way You Love Pia Mellody, Andrea Wells Miller, and J. Keith Miller (
1989) Facing Codependence: What It Is, Where It Comes from, How It Sabotages

Author: Don Carter MSW, LCSW

Publisher: Speedy Publishing LLC

ISBN: 1632877511

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 207

View: 617

Thawing Toxic Relationships is number three of a four part series entitled Thawing the Iceberg. The Thawing the Iceberg Series is designed to address various issues outlined in the author's bestselling book, Thaw - Freedom from Frozen feelings. The other two books in the Series are: Thawing Adult/Child Syndrome and Thawing Childhood Abandonment Issues. Thawing Toxic Relationships is a book about healing and co-creating healthy, functional relationships for those who grew up in a dysfunctional family. If you relate to Don Carter's Iceberg Model, would like to have a genuinely happy and functional relationship then this book is for you. Building healthy relationships, a skill that eludes most people who have been raised in a less-than-nurturing family, is the ultimate objective for Thawing Toxic Relationships. These three books take the reader into three specialized pathways to healing the abandonment, shame, and contempt outline in Carter's Book Thaw - Freedom from Frozen Feelings Read about the Cycle of Drama, the Chemistry of drama how to save your marriage, improve communication, how to set and maintain healthy boundaries, be assertiveness, identify relationship mind games (Distance and Pursuit games, the Punishment Cycle, the Drama Triangle - and why we play them). Gather the tools and skills necessary to overcome these and many other dysfunctional relationship patterns. Growing up in a moderate-to-severely dysfunctional family does not offer the necessary training to co-create a healthy, happy & functional relationship. Just as Thawing Adult/Child Syndrome heals your relationship with yourself; Thawing Toxic Relationships helps you heal your relationships with those who are most important to you.

The Seven Desires of Every Heart

Codependents' Guide to the Twelve Steps. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1990.
Beattie. Codependent No More. New York: Harper/Hazelden, 1987. Mellody, Pia.
Facing Codependence. New York: HarperSanFrancisco, 1989. Subby, Robert.

Author: Mark Laaser

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310312981

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 435

A deeper probe into relationships starts with our heart’s desires.At last, a “relationship book” that looks past what separates us to examine what connects us!Dr. Mark and Debra Laaser go to the heart of the matter. Instead of focusing on how to sidestep or compensate for perceived differences, they dig deeper, to the core of our souls, to examine how the basic desires and needs of all people make us more alike than different.The Seven Desires of Every Heart explores the common desires God gives you—to be heard, affirmed, blessed, safe, touched, chosen, and included. Using stories, Biblical references, and sound psychological principles, the Laasers explain each desire and show us how we seek it and what it feels like to have it truly fulfilled. You also will learn healthy ways to embody these desires in your relationships. You will be given the tools you need to start repairing and rebuilding relationships and developing new skills for creating emotional and spiritual intimacy.

Tricky Coaching

Facing Codependence: What It Is, Where It Comes from, How It Sabotages Our
Lives. New York: HarperCollins; J. R. Gordon and K. Barrett (1993). “The
Codependency Movement: Issues of Context and Differentiation.” In J. S. Baer, A.
Marlatt, ...

Author: K. Korotov

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230362966

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 227

View: 757

Bringing together cases written by experienced leadership and executive coaches from all over the world, this project explores the most demanding and challenging situations they have faced in their professional practices. By analysing and reflecting on the real life case studies the authors show how to deal with these situations in daily life.

Counseling Criminal Justice Offenders

McShane, M. D., & Williams, F. P. (Eds.). (1996). Encyclopedia of American
prisons. New York: Garland. Mearns, D. (1994). Developing person centered
counseling. London: Sage. Mellody, P. (1988). Facing codependence. San
Francisco: ...

Author: Ruth E. Masters

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761929347

Category: Psychology

Page: 280

View: 535

Counseling Criminal Justice Offenders, Second Edition offers individuals a practical preparation for communicating with offenders. Recognising that individuals who counsel offenders in the criminal justice system often have not had the extensive training of a licensed psychologist. This book gives essential information, proven systems that have stood the test of time in American prisons and appropriate and effective counsellor attitudes.

The Spiritual Teacher s Handbook

... of Students (1999) The National Students' Learning Programme (NSLP):
Training for Trainers Manchester Nightline (1994) Training Manual Pia Mellody (
2003) Facing Codependence Harper One Liz O'Rourke (2001) Teacher Trainer
Tutor; ...

Author: Dee Apolline

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 1846949696

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 247

View: 320

The Spiritual Teacher's Handbook is for all spiritual teachers, facilitators and leaders. It contains comprehensive and easy-to-use guidance on the role of a teacher, teaching skills such as presentation & communication, ethics, humility, ego & higher self, how we learn psychologically & energetically, the aura, colours, sound, meditations, grounding, protection, UK legislation, dealing with challenging situations, self-development and much more. This practical and interactive resource aims to empower teachers to inspire others as they develop spiritually and come to their own Truth. Drawing on a wide range of experiences, this book focuses on teaching with confidence, love, compassion & humour.


... a hundred times and not get tired of it. 252 Recommended Reading and
Websites Facing Codependence: What It Is, 251 B1112 - iWant_BM #5.

Author: Jane Velez-Mitchell

Publisher: Health Communications, Inc.

ISBN: 075731371X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 268

View: 543

The author relates how her experiences trying to overcome addictions has helped her be more self-aware, embrace her ethnic identity, and accept her sexual orientation.

The Intimacy Factor

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 ...

Author: Pia Mellody

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061745195

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 240

View: 538

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.

California Supreme Court Records and Briefs

The book Facing Codependence, by Pia Mellody, further notes: “Any serious
abuse ... is also spiritual abuse, because it taints the child's trust of a Higher
Power.” For example, a Christian woman named Ellen asks: “How * See Awake!
of ...

Author: California (State).



Category: Law


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Court of Appeal Case(s): A054184 Number of Exhibits: 1