The individual, social, and financial cost of both chemical dependence and codependency is immense. This DVD course is aimed at demystifying these conditions and charts a clear path to recovery for each of the individuals and the entire family. Many of the concepts in this video are the new and innovative thoughts of the author.
The first section of this course focuses on the characteristics of codependency, the symptoms of the condition, and the dynamics that develop with the addict and the entire family. The second half of the course focuses on the chemistry behind chemical dependence, the symptoms of the condition, how the problem develops and is maintained and how abstinence is best achieved.
This section defines codependence and exposes the chemical dependent/codependent game where the addict’s internal civil war is projected onto the codependent or enabler.
This section discusses the Karpman Triangle which is a gradual dysfunctional dance between the codependent and the addict where they trade the three roles of victim, rescuer, and persecutor.
The revolving, yet rigid roles of the chemically dependent family are discussed in detail in this section. These would include the addict, the codependent, the family hero, the scapegoat, and the mascot.
A conclusion to the lecture on Codependency.
A downloadable booklet to go with with the lecture.
Feel free to take this quiz after you finish the lecture and challenge yourself to get the right answers.
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.