The Emotionally Absent Mother

The Emotionally Absent Mother Author Jasmin Lee Cori
ISBN-10 9781615193837
Year 2017-04-18
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Workman Publishing
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The groundbreaking guide to self-healing and getting the love you missed. Was your mother preoccupied, distant, or even demeaning? Have you struggled with relationships—or with your own self-worth? Often, the grown children of emotionally absent mothers can’t quite put a finger on what’s missing from their lives. The children of abusive mothers, by contrast, may recognize the abuse—but overlook its lasting, harmful effects. Psychotherapist Jasmin Lee Cori has helped thousands of men and women heal the hidden wounds left by every kind of undermothering. In this second edition of her pioneering book, with compassion for mother and child alike, she explains: Possible reasons your mother was distracted or hurtful—and what she was unable to give The lasting impact of childhood emotional neglect and abuse How to find the child inside you and fill the “mother gap” through reflections and exercises How to secure a happier future for yourself (and perhaps for your children)

The Emotionally Absent Mother

The Emotionally Absent Mother Author Jasmin Lee Cori
ISBN-10 9781615191239
Year 2010-09-14
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher Workman Publishing
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Was your mother too busy, too tired, or too checked-out to provide you with the nurturing you needed as a child? Men and women who were “undermothered” as children often struggle with intimate relationships, in part because of their unmet need for maternal care. The Emotionally Absent Mother will help you understand what was missing from your childhood, how this relates to your mother’s own history, and how you can fill the “mother gap” by: Examining the past with compassion for yourself and your mother Finding the child inside of you and learning to mother yourself Opening to the archetype of the Good Mother Allowing friends and loved ones to provide support, guidance, and other elements of good mothering that you missed Through reflections, exercises, and clear explanations, psychotherapist Jasmin Lee Cori helps adult sons and daughters heal the wounds left by mothers who failed to provide the essential ingredients that every child needs. She traces perceived personal “defects” back to mothering deficits, relieving self-blame. And, by teaching today’s undermothered adults to cultivate the mothering they missed, she helps them secure a happier future—for themselves and their children.

Running on Empty

Running on Empty Author Jonice Webb
ISBN-10 9781614482437
Year 2012-10-01
Pages 250
Language en
Publisher Morgan James Publishing
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A large segment of the population struggles with feelings of being detached from themselves and their loved ones. They feel flawed, and blame themselves. Running on Empty will help them realize that they're suffering not because of something that happened to them in childhood, but because of something that didn't happen. It's the white space in their family picture, the background rather than the foreground. This will be the first self-help book to bring this invisible force to light, educate people about it, and teach them how to overcome it.

Mothering Ourselves

Mothering Ourselves Author Evelyn Bassoff
ISBN-10 0452267889
Year 1992
Pages 202
Language en
Publisher Plume Books
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With examples drawn from her own experience, from her patients' stories, and from myth, fairy tale, and contemporary fiction, Dr. Bassoff shows readers how to overcome the conflict between intense identification with and resentment of the mother that so often causes women deep unhappiness.

Healing from Trauma

Healing from Trauma Author Jasmin Lee Cori
ISBN-10 9780786732432
Year 2009-04-27
Pages 228
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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While there are many different approaches to healing trauma, few offer a wide range of perspectives and options. With innovative insight into trauma-related difficulties, Jasmin Lee Cori helps you: Understand trauma and its devastating impacts Identify symptoms of trauma (dissociation, numbing, etc.) and common mental health problems that stem from trauma Manage traumatic reactions and memories Create a more balanced life that supports your recovery Choose appropriate interventions (therapies, self-help groups, medications and alternatives) Recognize how far you've come in your healing and what you need to keep growing Complete with exercises, healing stories, points to remember, and resources, this is a perfect companion for anyone seeking to reclaim their life from the devastating impacts of trauma.

Mothers Who Can t Love

Mothers Who Can t Love Author Susan Forward
ISBN-10 9780062204356
Year 2013-10-01
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Harper Collins
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With Mothers Who Can't Love: A Healing Guide for Daughters, Susan Forward, Ph.D., author of the smash #1 bestseller Toxic Parents, offers a powerful look at the devastating impact unloving mothers have on their daughters—and provides clear, effective techniques for overcoming that painful legacy. In more than 35 years as a therapist, Forward has worked with large numbers of women struggling to escape the emotional damage inflicted by the women who raised them. Subjected to years of criticism, competition, role-reversal, smothering control, emotional neglect and abuse, these women are plagued by anxiety and depression, relationship problems, lack of confidence and difficulties with trust. They doubt their worth, and even their ability to love. Forward examines the Narcissistic Mother, the Competitive Mother, the Overly Enmeshed mother, the Control Freak, Mothers who need Mothering, and mothers who abuse or fail to protect their daughters from abuse. Filled with compelling case histories, Mothers Who Can’t Love outlines the self-help techniques Forward has developed to transform the lives of her clients, showing women how to overcome the pain of childhood and how to act in their own best interests. Warm and compassionate, Mothers Who Can’t Love offers daughters the emotional support and tools they need to heal themselves and rebuild their confidence and self-respect.

Dynamic Psychotherapy with Adult Survivors

Dynamic Psychotherapy with Adult Survivors Author Lori Bennett
ISBN-10 9780765708939
Year 2012-04-26
Pages 220
Language en
Publisher Jason Aronson
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Dynamic Psychotherapy with Adult Survivors: Living Past Neglect by Lori Bennett examines the aftereffects of emotional neglect in order to help clinicians to better serve survivors. Bennett makes an important contribution by expanding upon the definition of neglect to include emotional neglect while fostering a more profound understanding of the impact of childhood neglect upon adult survivors. The book compiles former clients’ stories of recovery in order to illustrate and explore effective therapy and treatment techniques that will aid in the training of the clinicians who serve survivors of neglect. How do young adults climb out of their histories of neglect? How can they hope to feel loved if they never experienced the love they needed in their families of origin? How do they combat the damage to trust? How do they learn to stop the self-blame over circumstances, to move beyond the past, and to embrace a new future? These questions are answered in Dynamic Psychotherapy with Adult Survivors.

Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents

Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents Author Lindsay C. Gibson
ISBN-10 9781626251724
Year 2015-06-01
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher New Harbinger Publications
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If you grew up with an emotionally immature, unavailable, or selfish parent, you may have lingering feelings of anger, loneliness, betrayal, or abandonment. You may recall your childhood as a time when your emotional needs were not met, when your feelings were dismissed, or when you took on adult levels of responsibility in an effort to compensate for your parent’s behavior. These wounds can be healed, and you can move forward in your life. In this breakthrough book, clinical psychologist Lindsay Gibson exposes the destructive nature of parents who are emotionally immature or unavailable. You will see how these parents create a sense of neglect, and discover ways to heal from the pain and confusion caused by your childhood. By freeing yourself from your parents’ emotional immaturity, you can recover your true nature, control how you react to them, and avoid disappointment. Finally, you’ll learn how to create positive, new relationships so you can build a better life. Discover the four types of difficult parents: The emotional parent instills feelings of instability and anxiety The driven parent stays busy trying to perfect everything and everyone The passive parent avoids dealing with anything upsetting The rejecting parent is withdrawn, dismissive, and derogatory

The Inconsequential Child

The Inconsequential Child Author Anthony Martino
ISBN-10 0988679175
Year 2016-02-05
Pages 130
Language en
Publisher
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The Inconsequential Child is an intimate memoir of one man's journey overcoming childhood emotional neglect through mindfulness and Jungian analysis. The book is written in the form of a letter where each chapter conveys one of the lessons the author has learned during his journey toward emotional well-being, love and hope. The book centers around a series of memories which were the basis of the author's personal psychoanalysis. The memories are written as he remembers them; in his voice, often in first-person, present tense. The author also offers both real-time and post analysis of the memories and feelings that have guided him through his journey.

Will I Ever be Good Enough

Will I Ever be Good Enough Author Karyl McBride
ISBN-10 9781416551324
Year 2008
Pages 243
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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A resource for daughters of mothers with narcissistic personality disorder explains how to manage feelings of inadequacy and abandonment in the face of inappropriate maternal expectations and conditional love, in a step-by-step guide that shares recommendations for creating a personalized program for self-protection and recovery. 50,000 first printing.

Adult Children of Abusive Parents

Adult Children of Abusive Parents Author Steven Farmer
ISBN-10 9780345363886
Year 1990-04
Pages 207
Language en
Publisher Ballantine Books
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Outlines the effects of growing up in an abusive family that carry on to adulthood and offers exercises for healing the inner child and breaking the cycle for the next generation

You re Not Crazy It s Your Mother

You re Not Crazy   It s Your Mother Author Danu Morrigan
ISBN-10 0232529299
Year 2012
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher Darton Longman and Todd
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Do you find yourself feeling emotionally bruised, upset and confused after being in contact with your mother?Are you left doubting yourself – feeling crazy - as she remembers some incidents totally differently to how you remember them, and denies other events even happened at all?Do you somehow feel like you’re not a real person in her company? Does it seem that she gets cross, angry or upset when good things happen in your life?And does she seem happy and energised if you have a trauma or crisis?But maybe that’s your imagination, you tell yourself, because of course your own mother isn’t going to be glad when you suffer, right?And round and round go your feelings and emotions and half-formed thoughts, till you think you must truly be crazy. And still you end up emotionally bruised and confused and hurt. If this resonates with you, it is possible that your mother has Narcissistic Personality Disorder.You're Not Crazy - It's Your Mother explains what that it is, and what it means to you in your life. It will help you to undertake a journey of recognition and recovery: of moving on, healing, and claiming your own self as the wonderful, vibrant woman you really are.

Children of the Depressed

Children of the Depressed Author Shoshana S. Bennett
ISBN-10 9781608829668
Year 2014-06-01
Pages 200
Language en
Publisher New Harbinger Publications
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Have you ever wondered, Why am I so negative? or Why is my life so chaotic? Whether or not your parent was ever formally diagnosed with depression, you’ve probably always known there was something different about your upbringing. And even though you’ve grown up and moved on, you may still feel the after-effects of living with your parent’s illness. In Children of the Depressed, a depression expert helps adult children understand and overcome common problems that stem from growing up with a depressed parent, such as poor communication skills and negative self-talk. Using skills and practices rooted in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), you will learn to shed the old dynamics and ways of thinking that have been weighing you down and keeping you from enjoying healthy relationships and the life you deserve. Most books on depression only focus on getting help for the depressed person. This book is written for you, the adult child of parents with who have struggled with depression. You need emotional healing after a dysfunctional childhood, and most importantly—you need an opportunity for your voice to be heard. You don’t have to become stuck in the past. By identifying and recognizing the feelings you experienced at a young age, you will start laying the groundwork for a happier and healthier life—socially, physically, emotionally, and psychologically.

The Tao of Contemplation

The Tao of Contemplation Author Jasmin Lee Cori
ISBN-10 1578631319
Year 2000
Pages 134
Language en
Publisher Weiser Books
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Cori presents a new look at the concept of relaxation and handling stress as she provides exercises that teach how to drop into silence, let go of control, live in the present, and allow actions to come from a deeper source.