Do you sometimes feel that no matter what yo do or how hard you strive: somehow it's just not good enough? Do you work twice has hard to compensate because possibly you feel llike "your just not good enough"? You're not alone! More adults than you know are struggling with relationships patterns developed from early attachement injuries from core relationships while growing up.
Join me as I speak with ANN W. SMITH MS, LPC, LMFT (Marriage and Family Therapist) and Executive Director, Breakthrough at Caron. For nearly 30 years, Ann’s focus has been on family systems, healthy relationships and experiential group therapy. She has provided workshops on topics ranging from addiction in the family to healing relationships. These workshops have been designed to help adults shift destructive life patterns, improve relationships and strengthen self-esteem. Ann designed and directed the original five-day program for Adult Children of Alcoholics from 1984 to 1991 at Caron, which reached more than 14,000 people.
Ann is the author of three books titled Overcoming Perfectionism: Finding the Key to Balance and Self-Acceptance, (second edition released in March 2013), Overcoming Perfectionism: the Key to a Balanced Recovery, and Grandchildren of Alcoholics: Another Generation of Co-dependency. The common thread with all three books is the struggle and recovery of people who feel “not good enough” and work very hard to compensate for their shame and low self-esteem by trying to be perfect. Chances are you, or people you know suffer with self-acceptance, perfectionism and not feeling good enough. Many of us are adult children or grandchildren of alcoholics, never realizing the profound effects it has on our lives and our relationships.
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