Awakening Hope. A Developmental, Behavioral, Biological Approach to Codependency Treatment. (Paperback)

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Awakening Hope. A Developmental, Behavioral, Biological Approach to Codependency Treatment. (Paperback)


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Awakening Hope (Updated Edition - 2018)

Since the release of the 2011 edition Mary has delved deeper into the neurological and structural brain changes that result from early trauma and interrupted attachment. While the previous edition identified the impact on the immune system that can make Codependency so deadly, Mary felt it was important to draw from the Kaiser ACE (Adverse Child Experiences) Study to clearly demonstrate the connection between interrupted early attachment and adult immune system damage. As a result the 2018 edition of Awakening Hope fills in important areas in the third area of Codependency, the biological area.

This updated edition also adds a new attachment quiz, Dr. Wilson's Adrenal Fatigue Questionnaire, Responses to Stressful Experiences Scale, and expands biological chapters to discuss Normal Stress and Immune Responses, Allostasis and the Upside of Adversity, Neurological Biology of Attachment and Love, and the Impact of Interrupted Attachment on Neurology. In addition, Mary has included additional emotional regulation interventions.

Awakening Hope speaks to the need for an evolving treatment approach to a serious disorder that has previously been primarily addressed from a behavioral perspective. Awakening Hope is based on the premise that Codependency stems from early attachment disruptions, leading to ongoing anxious and avoidant attachment styles. These styles create a series of defensive behaviors in response to a foundational distrust of attachment that pervades every relationship. The frequent perceptions of attachment threat can lead to serious depletion of the adrenal system, and results in systemic and chronic illness.
You will discover:

  • Explanations for lifelong patterns of anxiety in relationships that are grounded in research and clinical experience.
  • Long established behavior patterns in relationships will "make sense" and you will have access to a clear path for change.
  • The physical consequences of these long term patterns, and clearly see the connections between your anxious or avoidant codependent behaviors and physical illnesses that compromise your quality of life.
  • A clear structure for treatment planning and relapse prevention planning is provided for personal use and clinical use by therapist treating codependent clients.

The Author:

Mary Crocker Cook, D.Min., LMFT, LPCC, LAADC, CADCII is a licensed Marriage and Family Counselor and a certified addiction counselor in San Jose, California. She is a national and international educator and trainer. In addition, she developed and coordinates the San Jose City College Alcohol and Drug Studies Program.

Product Details ISBN: 9781611700312
ISBN-10: 1611700310
Publisher: Robertson Publishing
Publication Date: June 8th, 2011
Pages: 256
Language: English