Adult children of addicts and children from dysfunctional families often carry silent, hidden wounds from the trauma of growing up with parental addiction, abuse ,or neglect. When they remai;n buried and unattended, these wounds can reemerge andf get played out in adult, intimate partnerships and parenting, re-creating relationship dynamics that mirror early pain. Leaner the science behind how trauma lives in the body/mind and shapes our neurobiology
From relationship trauma to resilience and balance. Do you use substances of get lost in compulsive behaviors to regulate you mood? Do you experience prolonged states of depression or anxiety? Are you too often pent up with anger? Perhaps you reach for something sweet or a couple of drinks or cigarettes after a difficult day to unwind. If these self-defeating habits sound familiar, this book will shed light on why and how you become vulnerable to coping mechanisms that threaten health and inhibit resiliency and how to stop them.
The impact of unresolved trauma and grief on relationships. Heartwounds is about turning wounds into wisdom so that the lessons learned from painful circumstances can lead to a more satisfying life and healthier, more peaceful and joyful relationships.