Pia Mellody, a nationally recognized authority on code Pia Mellody, a nationally recognized authority on codependence, is a consultant at The Meadows, a treatment center for addictions in Wickenburg, Arizona.pendence, is a consultant at The Meadows, a treatment center for addictions in Wickenburg, Arizona.
What It Is, Where It Comes from, How It Sabotages Our Lives
Revised and Updated
Authors: Pia Mellody, Andrea Wells Miller and J. Keith Miller
Pia Mellody creates a framework for identifying codependent thinking, emotions and behavior and provides an effective approach to recovery.
Mellody sets forth five primary adult symptoms of this crippling condition, then traces their origin to emotional, spiritual, intellectual, physical and sexual abuses that occur in childhood.
Central to Mellody’s approach is the concept that the codependent adult’s injured inner child needs healing.
Recovery from codependence, therefore, involves clearing up the toxic emotions left over from these painful childhood experiences.