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Description - Facing Love Addiction by Pia Mellody

This is a brilliant new guide to understanding the origins of codependence and the path to recovery by a nationally recognised 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

ISBN: 9780062506047
ISBN-10: 0062506048
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 17mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: HarperOne
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
Publish Date: 6-Aug-1992
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Pia Mellody

Pia Mellody, a nationally recognized authority on codependence, is a consultant at The Meadows, a treatment centre for addictions in Wickenburg, Arizona.

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