The ACOA Trauma Syndrome

Bestselling author, psychologist, and psychodramatist Dayton examines childhood trauma through an exploration of the way the brain and body process frightening or painful emotions and experiences.

Author: Tian Dayton

Publisher: Health Communications, Inc.

ISBN: 9780757316449

Category: Psychology

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Growing up in a home where there is addiction or relationship trauma puts a child at great risk for long-term, post-traumatic stress effects that adversely compromise adult relationships. Bestselling author, psychologist, and psychodramatist Tian Dayton examines this trauma through an exploration of the way the brain and body process frightening or painful emotions and experiences in childhood, and she shows how these traumas can become catalysts for unhealthy, self-medicating behaviors including drug and alcohol abuse, food issues, and sex, gambling, and shopping addictions. Through Dr. Dayton's insightful analysis and thoughtful examination, Adult Children of Alcoholics will learn how and why the pain they experienced in childhood plays out in their adult partnering and parenting, and they will learn how to restore health and happiness through their resilience.
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The Soulful Journey of Recovery

More than just a book full of the latest information, this is a dynamic, interactive, and personalized journey of recovery for those impacted by adverse childhood experiences (ACES).

Author: Tian Dayton

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780757322013

Category: Self-Help

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More than just a book full of the latest information, this is a dynamic, interactive, and personalized journey of recovery for those impacted by adverse childhood experiences (ACES). Finally, they can put their past behind them where it belongs! For those who have grown up in a family with addiction, mental illness, or other adverse childhood experiences (ACES), the heartache and pain doesn’t end when they grow up and leave home. The legacy can last a lifetime and spread to generations unseen, as author Janet Wotitiz first showed readers in the groundbreaking Adult Children of Alcoholics. In The ACoA Trauma Syndrome Dr. Tian Dayton picked up where Dr. Woititz left off, filling in the decades of research that tell us why pain from yesterday recreates itself over and over again in our today. In The Soulful Journey of Recovery, Dr. Dayton gives us the how. There is a journey of recovery that you can start today. Simple, elegantly written and researched, poignant, penetrating, and on point, Dr. Dayton will move with you through the confusion, pain, and anger you may carry in secrecy and silence. Through engaging and enlightening exercises, you will give voice to hidden wounds and space to your innermost emotions and thoughts. Online links will also offer guided meditations, film clips and other tools to enhance the work you do in the book. You will learn what happened to you growing up with dysfunction and you will learn how to deal with it in the present. You will discover that recovery is a self-affirming life adventure, and the kindest and best thing you can do for yourself and future generations. Some books can change your life. This is one of them.
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Neuropsychodrama in the Treatment of Relational Trauma

Emotional sobriety: From relationship trauma to resilience and balance. Deerfield Beach, FL: Health Communications, Inc. Dayton, T. (2012). The ACOA trauma syndrome: The impact of childhood pain on adult relationships.

Author: Tian Dayton

Publisher: Health Communications, Inc.

ISBN: 9780757318788

Category: Psychology

Page: 312

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There is a growing awareness that the body as well as the mind needs to be involved in therapy. Neuroscience and attachment theories have clearly demonstrated that emotion is a physiological as well as a mental phenomenon. Dr. Dayton's approach to experiential work has been in the forefront of what is now so commonly in use in treatment centers that it has become mainstream. Used in treating relational trauma and PTSD, neuropsychodrama is designed to be easily incorporated into existing programs regardless of length of stay, and can be used in outpatient settings, group and one-to-one practices. Additionally, she has created a model of treatment called Relational Trauma Repair, RTR which is a multi-sensory model used in the treatment of relational trauma issues. Neuropsychodrama in the Treatment of Relational Trauma provides education woven into a healing, interactive "experience." It will mobilize, engage, bond and motivate groups through a process that is interactional and relational and progressively imparts skills of emotional literacy and emotional regulation.
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One Foot in Front of the Other

This powerful little book will help readers examine their lives and recapture feelings of gratitude and positivity opening to the grace of self-renewal.

Author: Tian Dayton

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780757317897

Category: Self-Help

Page: 384

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Recovery—whether from addictive or compulsive behaviors, codependency, childhood trauma, dysfunction or loss—is not an event to be conquered, but an ongoing process of healing and self-discovery. It requires patience, perseverance, and self-awareness. Putting one foot in front of the other, moment-by-moment and day-by-day, builds courage, self-esteem, and resilience. A key component of staying on the right path is guidance from those who have walked it before. One Foot in Front of the Other gives readers a hand to hold as they face the challenges of living and provides a wellspring of knowledge from which to draw inspiration, and hope. Nationally renowned trauma and recovery expert Dr. Tian Dayton gives readers all the tools they will need on their journey of recovery, just as she has for countless of her own patients. Written in the 'I' format, each page speaks intimately to readers, offering straightforward and user-friendly wisdom through inspired readings. This powerful little book will help readers examine their lives and recapture feelings of gratitude and positivity opening to the grace of self-renewal.
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Healing Trauma Through Self Parenting

The reader will surely come out with a clarified and digestible picture of how growing up in a trauma-engendering environment may ... —Tian Dayton Ph.D., T.E.P., author of Emotional Sobriety and The ACOA Trauma Syndrome TRAUMA Through ...

Author: Patricia O'Gorman, Ph.D.

Publisher: Health Communications, Inc.

ISBN: 9780757316142

Category: Medical

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Presents a self-help guide for overcoming post-traumatic stress disorder and codependency, outlining a twelve-step program focused on promoting healing and the development of independence and self-reliance.
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Your Mental Health Workout

I was lucky enough to be trained in her trauma reduction model and continue to use parts of her approach within my ... children of addicts and alcoholics: The ACOA Trauma Syndrome, 2012 Trauma and Addiction, 2000 Emotional Sobriety, ...

Author: Zoë Aston

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781529354058

Category: Psychology

Page: 272

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In just 5 weeks, you will come out of Your Mental Health Workout with a sharper mind, clearer-decision making skills and greater resilience. Your Mental Health WorkoutTM provides you with exercises, tools, affirmations and expert guidance so you can start looking after your mental health for the long term. Zoë Aston, psychotherapist and mental health consultant to many high-profile individuals, has devised a ground-breaking 5-week schedule to help you build mental muscle; she incorporates 2 to 3 years of one-to-one therapy in one book. Our mental health is just like our physical health; we all have psychological weak spots or injuries and, just like physical injury, when they get used they may feel tender or uncomfortable. They need to be cared for in the right way so they can heal. Zoë's tried-and-tested workout plan, which helps to normalise the conversation around mental health, is split into weekly and daily sets. The weekly workouts help develop accountability, commitment to yourself and others and encourage physical exercise as a form of mood management. While your daily workouts move your focus inwards, providing space and time for you to look after the integrity of your mind through development of healthy self-talk. At the end of the book, there is a handy planner so you can easily track your progress. By following Zoë's plan you will become stronger, happier and can create the internal emotional landscape you want to live in. 'I worked with Zoë for 6 months, prior to which I had always been quite sceptical about whether I would benefit from therapy. During that time she helped me to get to know myself, understand myself, and be kinder to myself.' - Dr Zoë Williams 'Zoë's techniques are easy and give great results. Her work has given me wonderful insight into how I can look after my mind and makes mental wellness feel accessible to everyone. I highly recommend Your Mental Health WorkoutTM to anyone who has the desire to improve their emotional health.' - Pixie Lott
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Unspoken Legacy

Addressing the Impact of Trauma and Addiction within the Family Claudia Black ... Tian Dayton, PhD Senior Fellow, The Meadows Author of The ACoA Trauma Syndrome and Emotional Sobriety “One more time Dr. Claudia Black has written a book ...

Author: Claudia Black

Publisher: Central Recovery Press

ISBN: 9781942094579

Category: Self-Help

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Acute trauma and addictive disorders are often a result of psychological injuries experienced as a child while typically producing long-term and harmful generational consequences on loved ones and other family members. Claudia Black presents a portrait of a broken family system, exploring how addiction and trauma develop in families, their damaging repetition, and offers a roadmap for healing.
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Maintaining Emotional Sobriety During Covid 19

Covid-19 days can place us under unusual stress which, over time can produce many of the same symptoms as trauma; such as grief, sadness, anxiety, sleep troubles, intrusive or disturbing thoughts and body aches and pains.

Author: Tian Dayton

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ISBN: 0999232061

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Covid-19 days can place us under unusual stress which, over time can produce many of the same symptoms as trauma; such as grief, sadness, anxiety, sleep troubles, intrusive or disturbing thoughts and body aches and pains. But in this case, we're not talking about an event that happens once and is over.
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Becoming a Sage

I felt that I was seeing behind a screen, into the back stage of addiction, with insight to what we now call ACoA issues; at that time all of ... Emotional Sobriety, and The ACoA Trauma Syndrome “Courageous, transparent, and insightful.

Author: Sharon Wegscheider-Cruse

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780757319051

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

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The art of becoming a sage mixes personal life experience with learning from ancient and historical people who have gathered their own wisdom. Sages know that they stand on the shoulders of those who have gone before. In Becoming a Sage, international bestselling author and master storyteller Wegscheider-Cruse encourages readers to find their own personal path through a series of short stories, lessons learned and prudent quotes that validate each experience. Her stories span deep lows and soaring highs—a lifelong journey of lessons learned and a celebration of living with those lessons. Each tale will bring solace, comfort, and joy to readers, and inspire and teach them how to record their own stories. It will bring readers through guilt, fear, and forgiveness to reach personal transformation. Wegscheider-Cruse knows that it's not always easy to tell our stories; they can be scary or feel too private. But, as we grow older, we find courage and confidence by deciding to become "a teller of the truth." Our sharing is the legacy that we leave to family and friends; Becoming a Sage is the remarkable legacy Wegscheider-Cruse leaves to us all.
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Current Approaches in Drama Therapy

The ACOA trauma syndrome: The impact of childhood pain on adult relationships. Deerfield Beach, FL: Health Communications. Dayton, T. (2015a). Neuropsychodrama in the treatment of relational trauma. Deerfield Beach, FL: Health ...

Author: David Read Johnson

Publisher: Charles C Thomas Publisher

ISBN: 9780398093440

Category: Psychology

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This third edition of Current Approaches in Drama Therapy offers a revised and updated comprehensive compilation of the primary drama therapy methods and models that are being utilized and taught in the United States and Canada. Two new approaches have been added, Insight Improvisation by Joel Gluck, and the Miss Kendra Program by David Read Johnson, Nisha Sajnani, Christine Mayor, and Cat Davis, as well as an established but not previously recognized approach in the field, Autobiographical Therapeutic Performance, by Susana Pendzik. The book begins with an updated chapter on the development of the profession of drama therapy in North America, followed by a chapter on the current state of the field written by the editors and Jason Butler. Section II includes the 13 drama therapy approaches, and Section III includes the three related disciplines of Psychodrama and Sociodrama, Playback Theatre, and Theatre of the Oppressed that have been particularly influential to drama therapists. This highly informative and indispensable volume is structured for drama therapy training programs. It will continue to be useful as a basic text of drama therapy for both students and seasoned practitioners, including mental health professionals (such as counselors, clinical social workers, psychologists, creative arts therapists, occupational therapists), theater and drama teachers, school counselors, and organizational development consultants.
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