My ongoing road to manage codependency continues. While hiking, I reflected on events and my codependent thinking. This podcast is the result of that reflection, looking at it through the lens of systems thinking.
Listen as I discuss living consciously, finding self-acceptance, living responsibly and living an authentic life.
In the second episode of the Mental Health Round Up, I talk about something dear to all of us: Relationships. Listen as I discuss how relationships can go spectacularly wrong or be everything we ever wanted. I talk about the foundations of good relationships and what factors can destroy them. Finally, I discuss how couples therapy can help people decide their futures.
Meet Nancy who has recently found out she is codependent. This helped her to understand better her marriage. A marriage that was affected by infidelity, emotional abuse and limited support but also codependent control from her side. Nancy has now found the strength to take a break from the marriage and is doing the hard work needed to recover.
Karpman’s Drama Triangle describes dysfunctional relationships where the people in the relationship shift between three roles, Persecutor, Rescuer, and Victim, all held in place by guilt and blame.
As a therapist, I am used to helping clients to see and deal with their codependency. I have not been as vigilant with myself and my own codependent tendencies. After turning 60, I have decided that I do not want to live my life as I have. This is my Path To Freedom.
I’ve done an excellent job of explaining how things work to others, but I’ve done a poor job of following my own advice at times. With my self-disclosure, I’m hoping that it may be able to assist or encourage others who are going through similar situations.
Listen as I talk about the advantages of group therapy generally and give details about the group therapy programme for 2022, starting in March.
Self-esteem is a big issue for all of us and we could all do with more. In therapy, it is one of the most sought after goals that clients put on their wish list...
When you are knowingly aware that you are doing or not doing something that could move you forward, you are living a lie. It starts as a small lie and turns into a much larger lie that tells you "I can't"...