Healing Trauma Through Self-Parenting

  • by Patricia O'Gormon, Phil Diaz
  • Narrated by Rebecca Rogers, Winter Rogers
  • 6 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.
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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

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.
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- tinyNorman

Terribly slow narrator and content is restrictive & directive

I really did not enjoy the male narrator who is terribly slow and speaks like he is conducting a seance or tries to hypnotise the listener.

Content appeared overall quite restrictive and very directive in its approach. It seemed very much like CBT type approach of just thinking something positive and getting on with it, which seemed at times to deny the unheard, unvoiced and unexpressed feelings necessary to be resolved not just ignored and cognitive behaviourally changed. The importance of mind-body memory and emotions seemed entirely ignored. Instead it seemed to focus heavily on religion and spiritual belief systems to provide healing, which has a lot of value in healing and trauma, however, it seemed again a bit short sighted and more like a short cut and quick fix approach for self-help.
I guess the purpose was more of a self help book however, I'd question some of the suggested approaches without any additional further support or as an adjunct to a more skilled psychotherapy approach.

I did not enjoy it and would not want to recommend it to my clients as I found it not practical and open minded enough to suit different people's needs and issues.
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- Lara

Book Details

  • Release Date: 25-03-2013
  • Publisher: Audible Studios