Breaking Free of the Co-dependency Trap YouTube identifies co-dependency as the result of developmental trauma during the first nine months of life that prevents the completion of the infant-parent bonding process.The premise of Breaking Free of the Co-dependency Trap radically challenges the prevailing definition of co-dependency as a permanent, progressive, and incurable addiction. Co-dependency is a set of behaviors that can be changed through inner work, by using effective self-healing tools, through conscious, committed relationships, and through self-help groups such as CODA.
Drawing on our decades of clinical work with individuals, couples and families, we correlate developmental trauma with co-dependent behaviors and relationship problems. Co-dependency issues typically involve problems establishing and maintaining boundaries, clinging and dependent behaviors, people-pleasing, and difficulty achieving success in the world. This YouTube talks about our developmental approach to healing co-dependency. It also talks about our book, Breaking Free of the Co-dependency Trap, contains compelling case histories and practical activities to help you heal your early trauma and transform your self and your primary relationships.
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