Changing Course – Healing From Loss, Abandonment And Fear


Author: Claudia Black

In Changing Course  – now fully revised and updated – Claudia Black extends a helping hand to anyone overcoming the complex trauma of growing up in an impaired family system.

Don’t talk.  Don’t trust.  Don’t feel.

Being raised in a dysfunctional family system, whether unpredictable and chaotic or overly rigid and joyless, can set the course for chronic emotional pain in adulthood.   Changing Course is a gentle, affirming guide to healing from childhood experiences of loss, abandonment, fear, and shame.  Through carefully crafted questions, charts, exercises, and real-life stories of people impacted by various types of family impairment, Dr. Black skillfully presents an interactive process of healing from childhood wounds.  You will learn four essential steps you can use to let go of old hurtful beliefs and behaviors and develop new skills for both redefining self and negotiating relationships.

In this best-selling sequel to It Will Never Happen to Me,  Claudia Black extends a helping hand to individuals working their way through the painful experience of being raised with addiction. “How do you go from living according to the rules – Don’t Talk, Don’t Trust, Don’t Feel – to a life where you are free to talk and trust and feel?” Black asks.   “You do this through a process that teaches you to go to the source of those rules, to question them, and to create new rules of your own,” she explains.

Using charts, exercises, checklists, and real-life stories of adult children of alcoholics, Black carefully and expertly guides readers in healing from the fear, shame, and chaos of addiction.   Key features and benefits: proven seller by a trusted recovery author presents a clearly articulated process for healing excellent self-help resource for overcoming the experience of abandonment

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