Codependency is a set of learned coping behaviors that result from experiencing betrayal trauma, either as a child or as an adult. It is a natural response to unnatural and traumatizing events that overwhelm the system and create difficulties in relating to others from a whole and solid sense of self.
Treating codependency involves working with the original traumatizing event(s) as well as the way in which the learned coping behaviors are manifesting themselves in your life and relationships in the present.
The Clinical Team utilizes Pia Mellody’s Post Induction Therapy model to address codependency as well as the underlying trauma issues that are at the core of the problems individuals struggle with. Trauma treatment at CRR is based on a head and heart model where we teach you to understand how trauma impacts the brain and is also registered in your body. Then we help you to reconnect to your body in a safe manner so that the experiences long held in the body can be released and integrated into your present day life.
Nan Long on our Clinical Team is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and well-know and research validated treatment for trauma. Cheryl Schenck is in the process of completing training in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy a type of therapy rooted in working with bodily based emotions and sensations to resolve trauma.