Codependency resources saved my life!
I want you to have the best of the best Codependency Resources at your fingertips. The following are some of the top experts in the field, and were quite instrumental in my own codependency recovery.
Now, these are simply my top picks, but there are many other helpful codependency resources too. Part of any recovery journey is finding out what works for you – and by that I mean navigating your own path.
Recovery is not a one-size-fits-all approach. What resonates and helps me may not be for you when it comes to codependency resources. That’s alright!
I find value in a variety of codependency resources and experts, as well as other gurus in the spirituality, religious, and personal development fields!
The key is to get started somewhere. 🙂 It’s a journey, and educating yourself and listening to others’ stories as they plow through codependency can certainly help. I do want to caution against thinking that education alone will transform you fully. It helps, and trust me, I LOVE to learn, but my real breakthroughs came when I began a regular discipline of going inside… spiritually. Oh, and practicing. Lots of practicing.
I’ll be adding to this codependency resources list regularly! Rooting for you!
Codependency Resources: Books
Melody Beattie is one of my favorite experts in the niche. Quite instrumental in letting me know that I wasn’t crazy in my first days realizing I was indeed struggling with codependency characteristics.
⇒ The Human Magnet Syndrome by Ross Rosenberg
This really helped me see the “opposites attract” theory better, and gave me hope that I could do some things (focus on my own healing and growth) in order to attract someone less narcissistic or selfish the next go around.
⇒ You’re Not Crazy – You’re Codependent
Yet another eye opener book for me. You’ll learn a lot about the trauma and shame underneath codependency, and feel less like you’re crazy, and more like you’re on a journey of healing and hope.
⇒ Heartwounds by Tian Dayton
Tian shows readers how relationships can be used as a vehicle for healing, personal growth and spiritual transformation. Through case studies and exercises, Dayton helps readers get in touch with the deepest parts of themselves and heal the wounds that plague them.
⇒ The ACOA Trauma Syndrome: The Impact of Childhood Pain on Adult Relationships by Tian Dayton
Powerfully healing book if you’re the adult child of an alcoholic.
I ate everything up by John Bradshaw. The inner healing work I achieved through his books and videos was HUGE. Read his books and watch his videos on YouTube. I assure you it will help!
This is actually the first book I read when I learned about codependency and read it in two days. This memoir IS AWESOME!
⇒Beyond Addiction: How Science and Kindness Helps People Change
If a loved one is an addict or alcoholic, THIS IS A MUST READ!
Also, check out the 20 minute guide for partners and parents here: The 20-Minute Guide