Be assured that this book is not fostering total independence - not by a long shot. We all need others in our lives. Instead, it is about developing a healthy interdependence - that is, independence that frees all of us to be all we can be, but still allows us to get an appropriate amount of support and encouragement from other travelers.
San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) October 3, 2008
A codependent lives "as if"-- as if what others think matters more than what they think, as if they can please or change someone else, as if they have to answer to another person or persons rather than their own inner voice and Higher Power. It's an insidious and pervasive addiction. And there is a simple way out of it -- detachment.
In Codependence and the Power of Detachment (Conari Press, September 2008), Karen Casey takes us through the steps of detachment: admitting our attachment, surrendering outcome, forgiving, focusing our attention on what works. When we give up judging others, we become accountable for our own behavior and let others -- spouses, family, coworkers -- be accountable for themselves. The power of detachment is a power anyone can claim. It's the power of sanity, of peace, of finding our own inner strength.
Casey shares insights and tools she's discovered in her own decades of sobriety and in talking with dozens of other codependents. Her unique treatment of this much talked about but not clearly understood syndrome focuses not on naming or on cause, but on the individual's own power to detach from the bad situation and make a choice for recovery.
"Be assured that this book is not fostering total independence - not by a long shot. We all need others in our lives. Instead, it is about developing a healthy interdependence - that is, independence that frees all of us to be all we can be, but still allows us to get an appropriate amount of support and encouragement from other travelers." All the stories in this book have one thing in common: there is now peace where before there was pain…All it takes to change how we see our lives, how we live our lives, how we envision our lives for the future, is a willingness to look at the possibilities."
~Karen Casey, from the Introduction.
Codependence and the Power of Detachment is sure to become the new classic in the field.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Karen Casey, the author of 19 books, is a sought-after speaker at recovery and spirituality conferences throughout the country. She conducts Change Your Mind workshops, based on her best selling Change Your Mind and Your Life Will Follow. It's Up to You, her most recent book, offers daily morning and evening strategies to "change your mind."