In Part 1: The use of the learning material: The Body Keeps the Score is used. This is a 5-part workbook designed to help people of different ages, genders, races, cultures, and boundaries to see the world in a different light that is free from trauma. The lessons learned from each chapter bring to the fore important points that are essential for the integration of the different parts of the self.
In the Part 2 of this series, we look at codependency, an important relationship issue often confronted during the recognition of trauma. Codependency is one of the most frequently encountered stumbling blocks on the road to recovery. If individuals in treatment reengage in codependent relationships without understanding the dynamics of the situation, the trauma often continues.
In Untangling Relationships, this is a 28-page, 12-session workbook designed to systematically treat codependency issues in group and individual settings. The program is cognitive-behavioral, and it addresses the deep-seated issues often at the heart of domestic violence, alcohol and substance abuse, and legal problems. Areas included in the programs’ focus are honesty, lack of trust, acceptance, awareness in relationships, making good decisions, control issues, desire, and obstacles. The program is in wide use in a variety of treatment settings and is easily implemented in ongoing programs. (Note: The use of videos and other helpful materials/exercises will be utilized; during this class.)