Codependency: Why Others Are Sometimes So Much More Important Than Ourselves | Mental Health Monday
With Beverly Conyers
Originally Aired on Monday, June 6, 2022 @ 11:00 am PST
Codependency: Why Others Are Sometimes So Much More Important Than Ourselves With Hazelden Author, Beverly Conyers
A lot of people are in relationships where they put their focus and energy outside of themselves and onto another person—often at the expense of their physical, mental and spiritual health. The thing is, it’s easy to fall into a codependent relationship without even knowing it. And codependent relationships are not exclusive to another person. We can be codependent with work, money, media, and more. And once we’re in codependence, it can start to seem natural, like the only way to be in a relationship is to be all tangled up in each other or in whatever is outside of us. We can come to believe that there aren’t any alternatives. But there are. With awareness and patience and practice, we can learn to transform codependence into healthier behaviors that improve relationships in all aspects of our life and lead to a stronger, more rewarding sense of self. This presentation will help us learn how.
During this engaging session of #MentalHealthMonday Beverly will help us learn:
- What is codependency?
- How does codependency develop?
- Why are substance use and codependency often intertwined?
- How can we recover from codependency and create healthier relationships and a stronger self?
Beverly Conyers, M.A.—one of the most respected voices in wellness and recovery—has guided tens of thousands of people through the process of recognizing family roles in addiction, healing shame, building healthy relationships, releasing trauma, focusing on emotional sobriety, as well as acknowledging self-sabotaging behaviors, addictive tendencies, and substance use patterns. With her newest work, Conyers shows us how the practice of mindfulness can be a game-changing part of recovering from any- and everything. A guided introduction to mindfulness practice as a path to recovering health and sanity – even in unpredictable times. She is an editor and freelance writer who lives in New England and is the author of Addict in the Family: Stories of Loss, Hope, and Recovery; Everything Changes: Help for Families of Newly Recovering Addicts; and The Recovering Heart: Emotional Sobriety for Women.
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This series is made possible by Alkermes.
The SHE RECOVERS Foundation was awarded funding in 2021 as part of the Alkermes Inspiration Grants® program to re-launch #MentalHealthMonday in the fall of 2021. This critical grant support will help us to continue delivering our innovative #MentalHealthMonday Educational series and better meet the increasingly diverse needs of our growing community. We are humbled, grateful, and invigorated by this honor.