Dysfunctional Families & How to Be a Better Parent

Learn how the dysfunctional family develops, how to avoid it, and become a better parent.
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  • Lectures 10
  • Length 2 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 9/2013 English

Course Description

Dysfunctional families cause children to become dysfunctional which results in dysfunctional adults, marriage, and society. Most of the abuse, chemical dependence, and violence in the world can be traced back to this problem. If we learn how to make our families healthier these problems can dissolve.

The first section of this course teaches what shame bound dysfunctional family rules are and how these rules are perpetuated. The shame/control/ release addictive cycle is delineated. Alternative healthy family rules are offered.

Poor parenting causes children to lose heart and become discouraged. They have a tendency to either give up or become defiant. They later replicate how they were treated and the cycle of dysfunctional families continues.

The second section of this lecture teaches how children think differently than adults in many ways although they are also quite similar. It describes in detail the principles of healthy and unhealthy parenting.

What are the requirements?

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What am I going to get from this course?

  • Learn about shame bound family rules.
  • Learn about how the internalized voices create low self-esteem.
  • Learn about the shame/control/release addictive cycle.
  • Learn about spontaneous hypnotic age regression.
  • Learn about healthy family rules.
  • Learn about how children think differently than adults.
  • Learn the characteristics of good parenting.

Who is the target audience?

  • General Audiences
  • Professionals and Students of the Psychology Field
  • Self-help Seekers

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Section 1: Introduction to "Dysfunctional Families & How to Be a Better Parent"
2 pages
Section 2: Dysfunctional Families and The Shame Cycle

This section discussed the shame bound family rules that underlie the dysfunctional family.


Dysfunctional familes create splitting of the individual into 7 competing voices. This is both a map of the problem and its solution.


The shame and addiction cycle is revealed in this section of the course.

Dysfunctional family trauma cause spontaneous age regression that is often not known by the individual it is happening to. This section describes how it develops and how to resolve it.


Alternative healthy family rules are offered in this section.

Section 3: How to Become a Parenting

This section describes how children think differently than adults and also how they are similar.


The characteristics of good parenting are discussed in detail.


A conclusion to the Parenting lecture.

Section 4: Supplemental Printed Material
23 pages

Downloadable Material about Dysfunctional Families.

16 pages

Downloadable Material about Parenting.

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Instructor Biography

Jef Gazley, M.S., LMFT, Owner and Operator of AskTheInternetTherapist.com

Jef Gazley, M.S., LMFT, DCC, D.CEP has practiced psychotherapy for over thirty years and is the owner operator of www.asktheinternettherapist.com since 1998 and www.hypnosisCDsandMP3s.com . He has been practicing energy psychology since 1975. He is trained and certified in both traditional and Ericksonian hypnosis. He is a member in good standing in the American Society For Clinical Hypnosis, National Board For Certified Clinical Hypnotherapists, The International Society For Hypnosis, The American Psychotherapy And Medical Hypnosis Association, and The International Registry Of Professional Hypnotherapists.

He is fully trained in EMDR Level Two, TFT Level Two, EFT, and is certified in both Neuro Emotional Technique™, and Touch For Health. He is a member of the Energy Kinesiology Association, and the Association For Comprehensive Energy Psychology. He has written extensively about Energy Psychology for years and is in the process of writing a book on Energy Psychology. He is also the developer of the TriBrain Trauma Theory. Although adept at all forms of energy psychology Jef believes strongly that NET™ or Neuro Emotional Technique™ is the most powerful energy technique available. He was in the third Neuro Emotional Technique™ certification graduating class.

He is the author of eight mental health educational videos, numerous hypnosis CDs and MP3s and is currently writing a book on distance counseling. Jef is State Licensed in General Counseling, Marriage/Family, and Substance Abuse in Arizona. He is a member in good standing with NBCC, AAMFT, ISMHO, and ACA. He is dedicated to guiding individuals to achieving a life long commitment to mental health and relationship mastery. In his private practice in Scottsdale, Arizona, Jef specializes in ADD, love addiction, hypnotherapy, dysfunctional families, codependency, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and trauma. Jef received his B.A. in Psychology, History, and Teaching from the University of Washington, and his Masters in Counseling from the University of Oregon.

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