Codependence and the Power of Detachment: How to Set Boundaries and Make Your Life Your Own

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Conari Press, Sep 1, 2011 - Self-Help - 176 pages
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Codependency--living as if what others think matters more than what we think, and trying to please or change others--is an insidious and pervasive addiction. And there is a simple way out of it: detachment.

In Codependence and the Power of Detachment, bestselling author Karen Casey shares her story and the story of others who have suffered from codependency. Based on the insights and tools she’s discovered during her many years of sobriety to address codependency, Casey takes readers through the steps of detaching from a bad situation: admitting the attachment, surrendering the outcome, forgiving, and focusing attention on what works. She describes how to pay attention, be aware, and take care of ourselves, and let others--husbands, family, and coworkers--become accountable for themselves.

Codependence and the Power of Detachment shows that detachment is a power anyone can claim. It is the power of sanity, of peace, of finding one's own inner strength.

 

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Workshop leader and author Casey (Change Your Mind and Your Life Will Follow) here advocates to develop a healthy interdependence, one that frees individuals to be who they can be but assures that ... Read full review

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No one has a right to use the Alanon name in a book to support it's ideas. Sounds like a need for a law suit for the use of defining it's ideas as related to Alanon. One area in this book has nothing to do with Alanon and that is the use of the word "qualifier" in referring to Alcoholics. The book goes against the copy write laws by basing it's information is supported by Alanon WSO.  

Contents

Preface
9
Introduction
13
From enmeshment to Freedom
17
Detachment in action
25
an acquired habit
29
Surrender at Last
35
Breakthrough
43
relief
51
From Darkness to Dawn
95
Choices
103
Learning to Let Go
109
a Journey Begun in Youth
117
enough Is enough
123
Changes
131
revising expectations
143
hope revisited
149

Strength Does Come
57
Choosing Survival
65
a Spiritual action
73
Following the Footsteps
79
tempering the Inner Fire
85
Fellowship through the Back Door
89
Letting Go
157
Nothing Less than Freedom
165
Choosing a New Perspective
169
the twelve Steps of alanon
173
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Karen Casey is a writer and workshop facilitator for 12-step recovery. Her first book,Each Day a New Beginning, has sold more than 2 million copies. She has published 28 books since then including Change Your Mind and Your Life Will Follow, which was a finalist for the MS Society Books for a Better Life Awards. She has traveled throughout North America and Europe carrying her message of hope for others on the road to recovery. Visit her at www.womens-spirituality.com.

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