Get support for codependency recovery and move to a life beyond addiction
Codependency is the condition of the lost self.
More common than we think, codependency is being experienced at epidemic levels across the globe. It does not discern between age, culture, creed, gender, or economic status and in the words of Roslyn Saunders, Inner Help’s Codependency Recovery consultant, codependency is the ‘mother of all addictions’.
Codependency is present in normalised unhealthy behaviours and underpins all other addictions.
This includes addiction to substances like drugs and alcohol, as well as lifestyle addictions such as food, sex, work, drama, sickness, social media, shopping, gambling, exercise and relationships. These dependencies are all symptoms of unresolved codependency. Codependency becomes our identity and our focus, and like a person living in addiction to alcohol or drugs, it consumes our whole life.
We unconsciously use our codependency in cunning and manipulative ways to control and get attention or a negative form of love. We do this as a way to fulfil unmet emotional needs that developed during the formative years from birth to seven.
At Inner Help, we work with our clients to understand codependency by undertaking a practical program of change that addresses behaviours like:
Acknowledging any one or all these traits in your own behaviour is an important first step towards implementing support for codependency recovery, and moving towards a life free from addiction.
Like any addiction, the pain of unmet needs, trauma, and being unable to manage the associated emotions all underpin codependency. An addiction that presents in many forms you might know or have experienced it as:
Codependency and addiction: What’s the connection?
Like all conditions, before it can be treated codependence must be identified. How do you know if you’re codependent? Although codependency is ‘invisible’, if you’re living in addiction in any area of life, there is a high probability unresolved codependency is sitting right underneath it.
That’s why at Inner Help, our approach incorporates both addiction and codependency recovery programs. Addressing addictive behaviours and codependency together makes for a recovery program that leads to lasting personal change.
Could facing codependency help with addiction recovery?
Facing addiction and codependency requires honesty about how these behaviours have affected, and are affecting, your life. Best done with support, it isn’t easys to acknowledge and accept the degree to which we have used people, places and things to replace the nurturing, acknowledgement, and approval that were perceived missing during the formative years from birth to seven.
By working with us at Inner Help, we will identify the root cause of your codependency and support you to navigate change away from maladaptive patterns to a healthier way of living.
Inner Help: Our approach to codependency recovery
When we are living in codependency, we can feel there is no way out. With decades of experience in codependency recovery, the team at Inner Help wants you to know sustainable recovery is possible. Our ethos is grounded in fundamental principles of practice.
Roslyn Saunders is a codependency recovery coach with many years of lived experience addressing her own codependency and dealing with the addictions of her children. Now having worked as a codependency recovery coach, Roslyn’s specialty is in helping clients identify, address and heal their codependency and relationship addiction, particularly with families who have a loved one living in addiction. Roslyn has developed a unique program that helps people find the courage to heal long-standing emotional pain and embrace a fulfilling, enjoyable and more manageable life.
Ready to start your journey to recovery?
4 WEEK ADDICTION RECOVERY PROGRAM
Instead of facing addiction alone, access meaningful support to address and overcome addictions, including drugs, alcohol, sex, and relationships.
Gain the freedom of sharing authentically and transparently in addiction counselling sessions that allow for emotional release and healthy relief.
FAMILY SUPPORT & INTERVENTION
Learn about the family’s role in addiction and recovery. Be supported to stage an intervention for a loved one living in addiction.
Discover the roots of addiction in codependency and gain the understanding and practices to overcome it for a new, healthier way of living.
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