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Emotional Sobriety: From Relationship Trauma to Resilience and Balance

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Do you use substances or engage in compulsive activities to regulate your mood? Do you reach for something sweet, a couple of drinks, or a pack of cigarettes after a difficult day because you can't unwind without them? Do you race to the stores to spend away the day's frustrations or run around in circles taking more time to get less done? If these self-defeating habits ...more
Paperback, 282 pages
Published December 10th 2007 by Health Communications (first published 2007)
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Jan 06, 2012 LordOfDorkness rated it it was amazing
For anyone who's had addiction in their life, if that's family, a friend or yourself, I highly recommend this book. It offers a detailed picture of how and why people get addicted to things, how addiction works and some suggestions on how to treat it. But, although this can be a complicated thing to explain, this book does so using such clear, plain language that you can just sit back and take it all in as if it weren't. It's informative, eye opening and a pleasure to read and I think it could ...more
Jul 20, 2013 Gigi rated it it was amazing
This will be a reference book for me to come back to again and again. It is full of research and anecdotes from author Tian Dayton. I highly recommend it to anyone looking for more emotional health.
Aug 30, 2012 Jen rated it it was amazing
Shelves: didn-t-finish
Is approaching the study of emotions in a fascinating and engaging way. and yet the vocab and density and within my range, which is limited .. I'm enjoying learning about how kids develop emotionally,from a physiological perspective, so like how they literally have not developed all the brain structures and areas to make all the complex decisions put forth to them. nice reminders for an impatient mom.
Oct 05, 2014 Cheryl rated it really liked it
Practical, down to earth advise. There are simple things that can be done to heal and deal with emotional trauma. If you feel your feelings BIG, the way I do, there is help in this book.

"One of the tragedies of relationship trauma is that it can make us UNABLE to take in caring and support from others with the result that we reject the good that may be coming our way."

Not an excuse, just insight. What is easy for others is hard, if not impossible for me.

Jun 01, 2009 Tyler rated it liked it
I was sceptical of the publisher's definition as "Self-Help/Recovery," because of all the spiritual/inspirational ego-trips I associate with the genre, but this book really hits home with every sentence. It stirs up a lot memories, but I guess that's the idea. It was appropriate that I started reading it on Mother's Day.

I'm totally loaning this book to my sister when I'm done with it.
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Feb 13, 2016 Kathleen Hanes rated it did not like it
Shelves: acoa
Broadly based discussions on effects of early stress, trauma, etc. on later stability and peace of mind. wordy, but...worth the read. Not limited to ACOA issues.
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Tian Dayton has a masters in educational psychology and a PhD in clinical psychology and is a board certified trainer in psychodrama, sociometry and group psychotherapy. She is a certified Montessori teacher. Dr. Dayton is the director of The New York Psychodrama Training Institute. She is a nationally renowned speaker, expert, and consultant in psychodrama, trauma and addiction, ACoAs and self ...more
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