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Self-healing through self-parenting, a concept introduced a generation ago, has helped thousands of adult children of alcoholics who are codependent and have conflicts in their primary relationships. Now Patricia O'Gorman, PhD, and Phil Diaz, MSW, authors of the classic book The 12 Steps to Self-Parenting for Adult Children and its companion workbook, expand the reach of that successful healing paradigm to anyone who has suffered from any kind of trauma. Whether they grew up in a dysfunctional home, were victims of violence, or suffered other types of acute distress, many people struggle to determine the impact of earlier trauma on current adult decision making. O'Gorman and Diaz show how trauma is a driver of dysfunctional behaviors and linked with codependency, and they offer a concise yet detailed resource for survivors and thrivers as well as the professionals who work with them.
Through a process modeled after the 12 Steps of AA, Healing Trauma Through Self-Parenting: The Codependency Connection offers help to a broad array of listeners (not just those who are ACOAs) by healing the wounded inner core and helping listeners reconnect to their inner child.
©2012 Patricia O’Gorman and Phil Diaz (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
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By Kathleen on 05-10-13

Great book and information, terrible readers

What made the experience of listening to Healing Trauma Through Self-Parenting the most enjoyable?

The book itself was wonderful and as a counseling student, I found it very useful and applicable. However, the man who read half of the book has a rather disturbing voice and it was very difficult for me to focus when he was reading. I gained much more knowledge from the chapters read by the woman and less from the ones he read.

What three words best describe Rebecca Rogers and Winter Rogers ’s voice?

Rebecca Rogers: Soothing, interesting, engagingWinter Rogers: Monotone, off-putting, unpleasant

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By JEANETTE on 10-03-13

Excellent material - Male Narrator Not Easy On Ear

Where does Healing Trauma Through Self-Parenting rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Top 2 of all-time favorites. I've read over 30 books in the past year and this is an all-time favorite.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Healing Trauma Through Self-Parenting?

That I spent a year every week in therapy, thousands of dollars later and this book is an exceptional start for anyone who wants to understand Trauma work. It is well-worth the purchase.

What about Rebecca Rogers and Winter Rogers ’s performance did you like?

Rebecca Rogers was outstanding. Winter Roger's...was very difficult to listen to. His presentation could have been so much better. I felt as if he went too slow, his monotone voice needs a little improvement. I'd be reluctant to purchase another book that was narrated by him. I recommended this book to a friend and she said the same. When you want to listen to such exceptional material, his voice is a little distracting. But, by the end of the audio, I relished the material and forgave the authors for choosing the narration.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Oh yes.

Any additional comments?

If you love Trauma Work, listen to Michele Rosenthal on iTune Podcast. It's free and there is so much great material. Her old radio station (Contact Radio) has great material and her own station is exceptional.

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By tinyNorman on 04-05-15

Decent content, but one of the 2 readers is awful.

As a self-help book goes, it contains some useful information about understanding where one comes from in order to adjust how one looks at the world today. The book is read by a woman and a man. The woman is excellent, but the man is so bizarre and awkward. Buy it for the content. I found it helpful, even though I skipped all the sections read by the man.

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By Lara on 11-03-15

Terribly slow narrator and content is restrictive & directive

I really did not enjoy the male narrator who is terribly slow and speaks like he is conducting a seance or tries to hypnotise the listener.

Content appeared overall quite restrictive and very directive in its approach. It seemed very much like CBT type approach of just thinking something positive and getting on with it, which seemed at times to deny the unheard, unvoiced and unexpressed feelings necessary to be resolved not just ignored and cognitive behaviourally changed. The importance of mind-body memory and emotions seemed entirely ignored. Instead it seemed to focus heavily on religion and spiritual belief systems to provide healing, which has a lot of value in healing and trauma, however, it seemed again a bit short sighted and more like a short cut and quick fix approach for self-help.
I guess the purpose was more of a self help book however, I'd question some of the suggested approaches without any additional further support or as an adjunct to a more skilled psychotherapy approach.

I did not enjoy it and would not want to recommend it to my clients as I found it not practical and open minded enough to suit different people's needs and issues.

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