“To let go does not mean to stop caring, it means ’I can’t do it for someone else. To let go is not to cut myself off, its the realization I can’t control another human. To let go is not to enable, but to allow learning from natural consequences. To let go is to admit …∞
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Applying the 12 Step Approach to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder by Laura Russell, Ph.D. Powerlessness On the surface, this idea seems a simple one for trauma survivors. You feel totally helpless and overrun by your trauma and your trauma symptoms. In fact, when you were traumatized [whether this was child abuse, a robbery, battery or …∞
Detachment and recovery from alcoholism Like alcoholics themselves, the families and friends of alcoholics display symptoms denial, anxiety, guilt and require treatment. Al-Anon groups have proved to be an excellent resource for these people. But Al-Anon’s central concept, that of detachment, is resented and rejected by many prospective members of Al-Anon. Detachment involves realizing that …∞