Wickenburg, AZ (PRWEB) February 13, 2013
The Meadows trauma and addiction treatment center in Wickenburg, Ariz., will offer a Love Addiction/Love Avoidance Workshop the week of February 18 from 8:30am to 4:30pm Monday through Friday at The Meadows’ campus. This workshop is based on Pia Mellody’s groundbreaking work on the compulsive behaviors of love addicts and love avoidants.
During the workshop the characteristics of the love addict and love avoidant are explored. Love addicts assign too much time, attention and value to another person, while neglecting to care for or value themselves. Focus on the partner is obsessive, and fear of abandonment drives the obsession. Love addicts can be addicted to anyone: lover, spouse, friend, parent or child. It is a painful, compulsive and addictive process that negatively impacts not only the love addict but also the individuals with whom he or she in in relationship. By comparison, the love avoidant systematically uses relational walls during intimate contact in order to prevent feeling overwhelmed by the other person. The workshop addresses those who associate “love” with duty or work. The love avoidant’s greatest fear is that of vulnerability and is explored throughout the workshop.
Attending a Meadows’ workshop offers an individual many benefits. A workshop can be a cost-effective alternative when long-term treatment is not an option. Individuals who cannot be away from their work or families for an extended period of time can attend a workshop and work on sensitive issues in a five-day concentrated format. This allows individuals to jump start their personal recovery by gaining insight into patterns and practicing new relational skills within a safe environment.
For more information about The Meadows’ Love Addiction/Love Avoidance Workshop and other workshops offered by The Meadows, please contact Christi Erickson, Workshop Coordinator, at 877.787.2226 or visit http://www.themeadows.com.
For over 35 years, The Meadows has been a leading trauma and addiction treatment center. In that time, they have helped more than 20,000 patients in one of their three inpatient centers and 25,000 attendees in national workshops. The Meadows world-class team of Senior Fellows, Psychiatrists, Therapists and Counselors treat the symptoms of addiction and the underlying issues that cause lifelong patterns of self-destructive behavior. The Meadows, with 24 hour nursing and on-site physicians and psychiatrists, is a Level 1 psychiatric hospital that is accredited by the Joint Commission.