What we're about

"For so many years we thought other people held the key to our happiness. Then we found out we held the key to the prison where we'd been held captive. We might have started out as legitimate victims of others, but then we became victims of ourselves."

Join us as we work through Melody Beattie's Codependent No More workbook over the next ten weeks. The exercises are powerful and exactly what one might naturally do in order to get on the path to hope, healing, and the freedom to be your own best self. In the grip of codependency, we take on other people's problems. We might be fixated on a loved one with depression, an addiction, an eating disorder, or a pattern of unhealthy decisions or other self-destructive behavior.

This group is for people who notice they tend to say "yes" when they mean "no" (or vice versa). "Many people show signs of classic codependency, no matter what generation they're in: people-pleasing, caretaking, controlling, lack of boundaries, and believing they're deprived and undeserving." This program is meant to improve your daily life by supporting you in setting and enforcing healthy limits, learning empowering ways to give and nurture, experiencing genuine love and forgiveness, and letting go and detaching from others' harmful behaviors.

We will work together to develop insight, strength, and resilience to start taking care of yourself by committing to a 10-week program. As you may already know, studies show it takes close to 12 weeks to break old beliefs and habits, and create new ones.

TIME COMMITMENT:

• 1 hour every Sunday (for ten weeks) at 6 pm EST to attend the group meeting

• About 30 minutes per week to complete the homework and tasks/activities

You will need:
- the Codependent No More Book & Workbook
- a Notebook
- a candle or incense of your liking
- your favorite essential oil (contact me if you're in need of some essential oil)

Think of this as an OPEN group, a book club / support group for those who have challenges with people pleasing, lack of boundaries, addiction, and unhealthy relationships with people/things. Participating in this group will also support you in realizing your blocks, fears, and limiting beliefs in the area of codependence/independence/interdependence. As we realize these blocks, we can then actively work to heal them. During each session will be a time of self care and healing, with the intention of a restorative experience where you gain clarity and self awareness.

The program will start Sunday, April 19th, 2020 at 6 pm EST via Zoom.

Week One (04/19/20): The Stairway to Life

Week Two (04/26/20): Codependency: A Brief History

Week Three (05/03/20): Learning the Art of Acceptance

Week Four (05/17/20): How to Set Yourself Free

Week Five (05/24/20): Codependent Characteristics

Week Six (05/31/20): Living Your Own Life

Week Seven (06/07/20): Communication & Creating Self Respect

Week Eight (06/14/20): Learning to Live and Love Again

Week Nine (06/28/20) : Finding and Aligning with Your Purpose

Week Ten (07/05/20): Reaching the Mountaintop

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