Self-healing through self-parenting, a concept introduced a generation ago, has helped thousands of adult children of alcoholics who are codependent and have conflicts in their primary relationships. Now Patricia O'Gorman, PhD, and Phil Diaz, MSW, authors of the classic book The 12 Steps to Self-Parenting for Adult Children and its companion workbook, expand the reach of that successful healing paradigm to anyone who has suffered from any kind of trauma. Whether they grew up in a dysfunctional home, were victims of violence, or suffered other types of acute distress, many people struggle to determine the impact of earlier trauma on current adult decision making. O'Gorman and Diaz show how trauma is a driver of dysfunctional behaviors and linked with codependency, and they offer a concise yet detailed resource for survivors and thrivers as well as the professionals who work with them.
Through a process modeled after the 12 Steps of AA, Healing Trauma Through Self-Parenting: The Codependency Connection offers help to a broad array of listeners (not just those who are ACOAs) by healing the wounded inner core and helping listeners reconnect to their inner child.
©2012 Patricia O’Gorman and Phil Diaz (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
The book itself was wonderful and as a counseling student, I found it very useful and applicable. However, the man who read half of the book has a rather disturbing voice and it was very difficult for me to focus when he was reading. I gained much more knowledge from the chapters read by the woman and less from the ones he read.
Rebecca Rogers: Soothing, interesting, engagingWinter Rogers: Monotone, off-putting, unpleasant
Top 2 of all-time favorites. I've read over 30 books in the past year and this is an all-time favorite.
That I spent a year every week in therapy, thousands of dollars later and this book is an exceptional start for anyone who wants to understand Trauma work. It is well-worth the purchase.
Rebecca Rogers was outstanding. Winter Roger's...was very difficult to listen to. His presentation could have been so much better. I felt as if he went too slow, his monotone voice needs a little improvement. I'd be reluctant to purchase another book that was narrated by him. I recommended this book to a friend and she said the same. When you want to listen to such exceptional material, his voice is a little distracting. But, by the end of the audio, I relished the material and forgave the authors for choosing the narration.
If you love Trauma Work, listen to Michele Rosenthal on iTune Podcast. It's free and there is so much great material. Her old radio station (Contact Radio) has great material and her own station is exceptional.
"Decent content, but one of the 2 readers is awful."
As a self-help book goes, it contains some useful information about understanding where one comes from in order to adjust how one looks at the world today. The book is read by a woman and a man. The woman is excellent, but the man is so bizarre and awkward. Buy it for the content. I found it helpful, even though I skipped all the sections read by the man.
An excellent book. very educational. A powerful insight into the behaviours with many areas covered.
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