Pia Mellody, an internationally recognized authority on codependence, is a member of the faculty of The Meadows Institute and a consultant at The Meadows, a treatment center for addiction and trauma in Wickenburg, Arizona.
She is recognized internationally as an authority on childhood trauma, codependence and addiction. Pia Mellody creates a framework for identifying codependent thinking, emotions, and behavior and provides an effective approach to recovery. She sets forth five primary adult symptoms of this crippling condition, then traces their origin to emotional, spiritual, intellectual, physical and sexual trauma that occurred in childhood. Central to her approach is the concept that the codependent person requires healing from trauma inflicted in childhood. Recovery from codependence, involves both cleaning up the toxic emotions left over from these painful childhood experiences, as well as learning how to intervene in one’s own adult symptoms of codependence.
The Meadows is a multidisorder inpatient facility specializing in the treatment of a broad range of addictions. The facility’s intensive treatment focuses on drug and alcohol addiction, sexual addictions, depression, psychological conditions, affective disorders and compulsive behaviors.
The Meadows provides a path to personal completeness and integrity, for those seeking treatment for trauma and addictions, thus serving the individual with a lifelong recovery process. For more information please call 1-866-424-5476
The Meadows Innovative Professional Staff include:
Pia Mellody, Claudia Black, John Bradshaw, Maureen Canning, Bessel van der Kolk, and Peter A. Levine
In her first book in over ten years, internationally recognized expert on dependence and recovery Pia Mellody shows us how to break free from harmful relationships and to learn how to attain the intimacy we need and deserve. This invaluable resource helps diagnose the causes of faulty relationships–many of them rooted in childhood–and provides tools for self-healing so that we can move on to establish and maintain healthy relationships. This is accomplished through Mellody’s unique system of boundary practice, developed over her twenty years as a counselor and consultant.
A brilliant new guide to understanding the origins of codependence and the path to recovery by a nationally recognized authority on dependency and addiction. In this fresh new look at codependence, Pia Mellody traces the origins of this illness back to childhood, describing a whole range of emotional, spiritual, intellectual, physical, and sexual abuses. Because of these earlier experiences, codependent adults often lack the skills necessary to lead mature lives and have satisfying relationships. Recovery from codependence comes from clearing up the toxic feelings left over from childhood and learning to reparent oneself by intervening on the adult symptoms of codependence.
Pia Mellody describes in detail the dynamics of a co-addicted relationship, the symptoms of each partner, and the stages of addiction – from attraction and fantasy to denial and obsession. She provides a practical recovery process of love addicts and their partners, based on Twelve-Step work, exercises and journaling. Pia’s clear guidelines will comfort and motivate all those who seek to establish healthly loving relationships.