Holistic Treatment for Codependency. Life is relational, and relationships are a cornerstone of our ability to live well, feel connected, and be happy. When relationships are healthy, all parties demonstrate respect, caring, and understanding of each other. But when they’re unhealthy, they can become a toxic one-way street of giving without reciprocation.
In codependent relationships, we lose sight of the boundaries that should exist between us and others. These boundaries allow us to see where we end and someone else begins, and maintain our sense of identity. They’re essential to making good decisions and having positive interactions with our partners, family, and friends.
Codependent relationships can drain vital energy and lead to low self-worth, addiction, and abuse. And because they involve so much emotional confusion, they can make it very hard for the people stuck in them to see their relationship for what it is.
We know how exhausting living a life of codependency can feel. That’s why our holistic treatment program is designed to help you make a complete recovery from codependency, so you can engage fully in life once again.
What is Codependency?
Codependency, at its core, consists of one person giving their power away to another. It’s a harmful, dysfunctional relationship that can take place with a person, substance or behavior – a process that looks very much like an addiction.
Though making sacrifices for our relationships from time to time is completely natural, when this behavior is based on a more deeply held need to feel needed, this is called codependency. This unequal exchange of energy and habitual, excessive giving in a relationship can become a toxic way of life.
Codependency is based on a core belief that the world is unsafe. This is a very real fear that many people learn as “truth” when growing up in dysfunctional homes. Often codependent behaviors manifest as the need to control, manipulate, obsess, and worry about external circumstances in order to feel safe.