Parent – Child Codependency

A few introductory links to codepedency expressed in parenting, and a few key steps to coping as an adult child of codependent parents (yes, it is a WikiHow page but the piece offers valid advice). There’s nothing special about these particular links, but I hope they might offer a starting point for further exploration of this…

introduction to dissociation

several posts from Psychcentral describing dissociation as a spectrum from: a normal everyday response (e.g. “highway hypnosis);  a useful tool for acute stress;  a useful tool for severe chronic stress/trauma;   and a tool that was previously useful but now is difficult to control.   https://blogs.psychcentral.com/organizations/2014/11/the-line-between-spacing-out-and-dissociation-is-only-degree-and-distance/ https://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2013/07/25/the-psyches-way-out-of-pain-dissociation/ https://psychcentral.com/library/dissociation_intro.htm

The Power of Addiction and the Addiction of Power

Gabor Mate, addiction, TED talk, “not why the addiction but why the pain?” Mate’s definition: any behaviour that gives you temporary relief but in the long terms causes harm and you can’t give it up.

Man’s Search For Meaning

Man’s Search For Meaning by Viktor Frankl chronicles Frankl’s experiences as a concentration camp inmate, which led him to discover the importance of finding meaning in all forms of existence, even the most brutal ones, and thus, a reason to continue living. existentialism, existential therapy Link to Book: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/4069.Man_s_Search_for_Meaning Link to Quotes: https://www.goodreads.com/work/quotes/3389674-trotzdem-ja-zum-leben-sagen-ein-psychologe-erlebt-das-konzentrationsla  

brain.fm

the science as it is presented on this site is a little vague, but it maybe worth exploring experientially. Here’s what brain.fm has to say: Music is a potent phenomenon, likely to impact cognition in various ways, the most known being pleasure inducement and aesthetic reward 1 . Why some type of music tends to induce…