Focus is on family of origin and codependency issues, shame, boundaries and grief:

  • Much of the pain and difficulty we experience in our lives and relationships today began in the past – influenced by unspoken rules we learned in our family, stressful family situations, unmet emotional needs, experiences we had in school or with our peers, etc., resulting in feelings of shame and inadequacy, negative self talk, compulsive behaviors and unresolved grief.
  • Change is possible through a gradual relearning process that combines education, awareness, insight and choice-making.
  • As our negative beliefs about ourselves are challenged, we grieve our losses and learn to be responsible for ourselves, our self-esteem is restored, we begin to make healthier choices and the quality of our lives and relationships improve.


These workshops explore the origins of adult dysfunctional behaviors in relation to self and others. In this revolutionary experiential workshop based on the work of Pia Mellody LPC, RN, participants learn to identify how they were wounded as children leading to poor relationship with self, emotional dis-regulation, dysfunctional behaviors and relationship difficulties. The focus is not on blaming caregivers but rather healing the childhood trauma by detoxing the emotional distress and negative faulty beliefs about self connected to the trauma. Participants will learn how to manage emotions and behaviors related to the childhood trauma that are negatively impacting them and others in the present.

This workshop includes three phases:

Phase I
During the first phase participants will be presented with an overview of Pia Melody’s Model regarding childhood trauma and the impact it has on relationship with self and others. There will be an emphasis on the concept of boundaries with focus on violation of boundaries in childhood and its effect on functioning in child and adulthood. Focus will also be given to the negative internalized messages around value and worth given by adult caregivers.

Phase II
In the second phase, Participants in an experiential process will explore their early history in their family of origin, and identify any traumatic, less than nurturing, experiences and associated feelings.

Phase III
In the third and final phase, Participants will be guided and supported through a specific series of experiential therapeutic processes’ to help identify and heal childhood relational trauma. In a safe and nurturing environment, clients release painful emotions, connect with their inherent worth and connect with their personal power.