Category : Family System

The Rules of Change


Life is a journey of discovery — and change is the catalyst, the energy source, that propels us toward self-acceptance,...

Dennis Wholey
11 Nov, 2013
702

Speaking Out


There has been a sea change in the way Americans believe policy makers should be addressing addiction issues.* They want to see...

Patricia Taylor
11 Nov, 2013
614

To Raise Our Children, We Must First Raise...


We’ve heard the quote before: “what a man thinketh, a man does; what he does, he becomes…” When I  understood the...

Carey Sipp
11 Nov, 2013
546

The Trauma of Family Recovery


In 1989 Virginia Lewis and I began the Family Recovery Research Project at the Mental Research Institute in Palo Alto to address...

Stephanie Brown, PhD
11 Nov, 2013
502

Core Competencies for Co-dependents


The stories of ACOA parents struggling to do a good job of raising their children provoke thoughts of what happened in their...

Stephanie Abbott
11 Nov, 2013
532

Ten Great Things About Recovering From Someone...


The sun manages to come up without your help. Therapy finally kicks in. You can stop apologizing for what someone...

Stephanie Abbott
11 Nov, 2013
1622

Speaking Out


There has been a sea change in the way Americans believe policy makers should be addressing addiction issues.* They want to see...

Patricia Taylor
18 Sep, 2013
614

To Raise Our Children, We Must First Raise...


We’ve heard the quote before: “what a man thinketh, a man does; what he does, he becomes…” When I  understood the...

Carey Sipp
18 Sep, 2013
546

Dear Children


“Sooner or later we must give up all hope of a better yesterday.” Ashley Brilliant wrote that, but I wish I had,because it...

Stephanie Abbott
16 Sep, 2013
685

Childhood Trauma and the Wheel of Trauma and...


Feelings happen in the body. That’s why when we’re stressed out psychologically we experience it physically. If we can’t...

Tian Dayton, , TEP
16 Sep, 2013
3137

What is the ACOA Trauma Syndrome


Old pain that gets imported into new relationships is the hallmark of the ACoA trauma syndrome. The past we thought we’d neatly...

Tian Dayton, , TEP
16 Sep, 2013
253

Research on ACOAs: What are Your Positive and...


Which characteristics do you identify with and to what extent? This is something of a self-test and a survey. If you are an Adult...

Tian Dayton, , TEP
16 Sep, 2013
247

Trauma and Addiction: A Vicious Cycle


It has long been understood in the vernacular of the addictions field that those whose “lives become unmanageable” through...

Tian Dayton, , TEP
16 Sep, 2013
250

What is An ACOA?


In 1980, when the term adult child of alcoholic, ACOA, was coined, ACOAs literally came out of the woodwork, testifying in droves...

Tian Dayton, , TEP
16 Sep, 2013
218

Relationship Trauma Repair


Most of us would agree that living with addiction is a traumatizing experience for all concerned. But we are still wrapping our...

Tian Dayton, , TEP
16 Sep, 2013
223

The Set Up: Living With Addiction


What Happens to the Family When Addiction Becomes Part of It? Families where addiction is present are oftentimes painful to...

Tian Dayton, , TEP
30 Aug, 2013
193

Dear Children


“Sooner or later we must give up all hope of a better yesterday.” Ashley Brilliant wrote that, but I wish I had,because it...

Stephanie Abbott
30 Aug, 2013
685

Core Competencies For Co-dependents


The stories of ACOA parents struggling to do a good job of raising their children provoke thoughts of what happened in their...

Stephanie Abbott
30 Aug, 2013
532

Ten Great Things About Recovering From Someone...


The sun manages to come up without your help. Therapy finally kicks in. You can stop apologizing for what...

Stephanie Abbott
30 Aug, 2013
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