April 3, 2024

Addiction and Coping: Insights from Laura K. Connell (Bonus Episode 9)

Addiction and Coping: Insights from Laura K. Connell (Bonus Episode 9)

Join me in a powerful conversation with Laura K. Connell as she talks about her experiences growing up in a dysfunctional and emotionally abusive family, where she was subjected to a narcissistic mother and an emotionally neglectful father. And how she battled with alcoholism while addressing the deep-seated trauma she endured. 

✅ How and why survivors turn to various addictions (alcohol, substance abuse, eating disorders, etc) to cope 

✅ Feelings of relief from our emotional pain addictions initially bring. 

✅ Ah-ha moments that awaken the need to change 

✅ What triggers help us turn our lives around 

✅ Both the growth and the grieving of toxic family dynamics are round/whole rather than linear 

✅ It’s Not Your Fault -realizing your parents are character-disordered 

✅ Going No Contact 

✅ Stay the course, life gets better after definitive boundaries have been set on our toxic family members 

Laura K. Connell is a trauma-informed author and coach who helps professional women discover the subconscious reasons they self-sabotage and how to finally have the fulfilling life they deserve and desire. She writes about the impact of dysfunctional family dynamics on her website, laurakconnell.com. 

Her guest articles have reached millions through personal development websites Life Hack, Pick the Brain, Dumb Little Man, Highly Sensitive Refuge, the anthology Chicken Soup for the Soul, and national newspapers The Globe and Mail and Toronto Star. 

She has helped thousands heal from dysfunctional family trauma through her popular online retreats. Her book It's Not Your Fault: The Subconscious Reasons We Self-Sabotage and How to Stop is available now at the Simon & Schuster website.

Mentioned in the episode:

📌 (Book) It's Not Your Fault: The Subconscious Reasons We Self-Sabotage and How to Stop - https://amzn.to/48Xpi8A 

📌 TEDx Talk Not All Parents Are Good by Dr. Sherrie Campbell - https://youtu.be/deyHwDkG7oc 

📌 (Book) Learned Optimism: How to Change Your Mind and Your Life - 

📌 (Book) A Million Little Pieces - 

Connect with Laura K. Connell:

📌 Website: https://www.laurakconnell.com/ 

📌 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/soulminimalist 

📌 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/laurak.connell/ 



Adult Survivors of Emotionally Abusive Parents: How to Heal, Cultivate Emotional Resilience, and Build the Life and Love You Deserve - https://amzn.to/3UhURWI 


Books by Dr. Sherrie Campbell:

⚉ Adult Survivors of Toxic Family Members: Tools to Maintain Boundaries, Deal with Criticism, and Heal from Shame After Ties Have Been Cut. - https://amzn.to/3L3sMuA 

⚉ But It’s Your Family…: Cutting Ties with Toxic Family Members and Loving Yourself in the Aftermath - https://amzn.to/3tuNQEn 

⚉ Your Pocket Therapist: Quick Hacks for Dealing with Toxic People While Empowering Yourself - https://amzn.to/3JBql1R 

⚉ Success Equations: A Path to Living an Emotionally Wealthy Life - https://amzn.to/3uobd1u 

⚉ Loving Yourself: The Mastery of Being Your Own Person - https://amzn.to/36mlXp5 

Connect with Dr. Sherrie Campbell:

⚉ Website: https://drsherriecampbell.com/ 

⚉ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SherrieCampbellPhD 

Check out the Sherapy Master Class: The Toxic Family Sherapy Course designed to help people master toxic family members and turn their life around to one of freedom, peace, and empowerment. Click here https://bit.ly/SherapyMasterclass 

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