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ACOA Trauma Syndrome Audiobook

ACOA Trauma Syndrome: The Impact of Childhood Pain on Adult Relationships

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Publisher's Summary

Growing up in a home where there is addiction or relationship trauma puts a child at great risk for long-term, post-traumatic stress effects that adversely compromise adult relationships. Best-selling author, psychologist, and psychodramatist Tian Dayton examines this trauma through an exploration of the way the brain and body process frightening or painful emotions and experiences in childhood. She shows how these traumas can become catalysts for unhealthy, self-medicating behaviors including drug and alcohol abuse, food issues, and sex, gambling, and shopping addictions.

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©2012 Tian Dayton (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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    Devon 01-19-15
    Devon 01-19-15

    I listen to a lot of Audio Books while working :)

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    "I loved it"

    I found this book not only helpful but enjoyable! Great content and great narration. Also, this book can help a wide range of people, not just ACOA's.

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Jean Gray Narrator USA 02-05-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Excellent Update for a Timeless Topic"
    What made the experience of listening to ACOA Trauma Syndrome the most enjoyable?

    I do not have time to sit and read a book. I do have time to listen to one so this was the perfect version for me.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The whole book is a great read. You will find one section that provides updated content especially worthy of your attention. A contemporary review of existing medications and uses which may be pertinent for the reader (or you, or your client; wink wink). I was pleasantly surprised with these updates (Part II, Neurobiology of the ACOA Syndrome).


    What does Elizabeth Hanley bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The narration provides a great backdrop for the content; inflection, tone, pacing etc. all bring the words on the page to life. Nice narration.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    YES, and I did.


    Any additional comments?

    This topic has had thorough review over the years, but many texts are lacking in depth of content. I found this book offering detailed content superior to most of the 'pop-psych' books similar in the '90s (when the concept became more popularized). The historical texts I have found with great content for this topic ----- On the Family - John Bradshaw ----- It will Never Happen to Me.... Claudia Black ----- Struggle for Intimacy - Janet Geringer Woititz ----- Most others over the years I have found..... less robust. This book is well worth your time!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Tim 12-02-15
    Tim 12-02-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Eye-opening! Insightful!"

    I needed help processing infrequent and unprovoked tantrums of anger (though I dared not call it that before). This book pleasantly helped me to process and recognize behaviors in myself and others. It has become a tool to help be more compassionate toward others. This is not limited to ACOAs, but to children of divorced homes, and other PTSD cases. Tian Dayton does a wonderful job of telling the story and bringing peaceful awareness of the people around you.

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    Will Smith Florida 11-28-15
    Will Smith Florida 11-28-15 Member Since 2014
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    "A Better Understanding"

    If you had an alcoholic or dysfunctional parent, this book gives you a better understanding of why you feel and behave the way you do. This book is a wonderful opportunity to gain more awareness and compassion for yourself. Understanding the trauma syndrome and working to help yourself become more emotionally sober will not only bring huge benefits to your life but to the people around you, especially your children.

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    Samuel C. Brown arizona 05-26-16
    Samuel C. Brown arizona 05-26-16

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    "my characteristics make sense now."

    This book explained why I react to things the way that I do. For many years I thought my response was due to personality but now I see that I have fast more choice in my behavior than I believed I did.

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    "It's great if you can relate"

    Coming from a family in similar circumstances, this book was really enlightening. It felt as if someone finally was able to explain what had been inexplicable my whole life.

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    Daniel Schneider 02-03-16 Member Since 2015
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    it was interesting for a while then became quite repetitive. worth it to listen though.

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