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A deep dive into the impact of growing up in an dysfunctional family and how to heal the unresolved pain of the past. Join Andrea and guests for raw & vulnerable conversations on topics including - codependency, complex trauma (CPTSD), alcoholism/addiction and toxic shame. (Start on episode 1!!!) Follow Andrea on social - www.instagram.com/adultchildpod/ www.tiktok.com/@adultchildpod

Adult Child Andrea

    • Education
    • 4.8 • 18 Ratings

A deep dive into the impact of growing up in an dysfunctional family and how to heal the unresolved pain of the past. Join Andrea and guests for raw & vulnerable conversations on topics including - codependency, complex trauma (CPTSD), alcoholism/addiction and toxic shame. (Start on episode 1!!!) Follow Andrea on social - www.instagram.com/adultchildpod/ www.tiktok.com/@adultchildpod

    The Fear of Abandonment w/ Joe Ryan

    The Fear of Abandonment w/ Joe Ryan

    Returning guest, Joe Ryan, is on the pod to discuss the fear of abandonment and how to overcome it. Joe is the host of the podcast "It’s Not You, It’s Your Trauma - Trauma, PTSD, Abuse, Anxiety & Recovery". 

    The fear of abandonment is common amongst those who grew up in an alcoholic or dysfunctional family.  Many of us grew up in homes where we were either physically or emotionally abandoned. As a result, our abandonment issues show up in adulthood as either avoidance or codependency. In order to address our abandonment trauma, we must revisit our childhood abandonment scenes and stories and feel the associated feelings we have avoided our entire lives.
    https://joeryan.com

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    Mid-roll music source - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSQp7YOPdJ8
    (I do not own the rights of song - for entertainment purposes only)
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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Why Dysfunctional Families Are Cannibalistic Cults

    Why Dysfunctional Families Are Cannibalistic Cults

    In today's episode, Andrea dives deep into Step 2 of the ACA program - "Came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity." We discuss what insanity looks like for an adult child and within the dysfunctional family system, the intergenerational & emotional cannibalization and cult-like tendencies of a dysfunctional family, how all that is required to heal is the belief that healing is possible, and the many forms of a power greater than ourselves.
    Jerry Wise Relationship Systems

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    • 30 min
    The Unresolved Trauma of A Trauma Therapist w/ Dr. Melissa Fenton

    The Unresolved Trauma of A Trauma Therapist w/ Dr. Melissa Fenton

    Dr. Melissa Fenton - licensed psychotherapist (and MY former therapist!!!) - joins us today - except this time - I get to ask all the questions!! Melissa shares about her own childhood trauma, how this surfaced in adulthood, and how she healed this unresolved trauma.  We discuss many modalities of healing - hypnosis, EMDR, spiritual healing - and how to find the right therapist for you.
    http://mindbodyandbeyondcenter.com
    Ro-Hun Therapy: The Greatest Transformational Process of Our Time by Janice Hayes
    Find a RoHun Therapist Near You

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    • 1 hr 18 min
    Paul Gilmartin on Shame, Boundaries & Intimacy

    Paul Gilmartin on Shame, Boundaries & Intimacy

    Paul Gilmartin is on the pod today to discuss healing from his traumatic childhood, his struggles with addiction & intimacy, toxic shame, and setting boundaries with toxic family members. Paul is an American stand up comedian, podcast host and television personality best known as the longtime host of TBS's Dinner and a Movie. Since 2011, he has been the host and executive producer of the podcast The Mental Illness Happy Hour.
    https://mentalpod.com/

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    • 1 hr 6 min
    CPTSD & Emotional Dysregulation w/ The Crappy Childhood Fairy

    CPTSD & Emotional Dysregulation w/ The Crappy Childhood Fairy

    Anna Runkle - "The Crappy Childhood Fairy" - is on the pod today to talk about her crappy childhood having grown up in an alcoholic and poor family, how her unresolved trauma surfaced in adulthood, her realization that she was suffering from CPTSD, and the tool she created to combat emotional dysregulation - one the hallmark symptoms of the Adult Child Trauma Syndrome.
    Crappy Childhood Fairy on YouTube

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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Conscious Creation w/ TJ Woodward

    Conscious Creation w/ TJ Woodward

    Returning guest TJ Woodward is back on the pod to discuss his new book, Conscious Creation: 5 Steps to Embracing the Life of Your Dreams. He explains the 4 levels of consciousness, why making peace with the past and overcoming faulty core beliefs is the key to manifesting a fulfilling life, and what it means to live an awakened life.
    Conscious Creation: 5 Steps to Embracing the Life of Your Dreams
    https://tjwoodwardcourses.com/
    www.tjwoodward.com

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    • 1 hr

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

Bushyuppie ,

So on topic for any Adult Child

I came across Andrea on TikTok and these podcasts have been so helpful. I hadn’t come across a pod dealing with ACA until now. The first four pods have been great, entertaining as well as really targeting the things us Adult Children struggle with. Thank you!

Charlotte Tilley ,

Hilarious and healing

I listen to many trauma healing podcasts but this one is my favourite! Andrea is so entertaining and has a way of talking about hard topics in a way I can not only digest but laugh and enjoy. I would recommend this to anyone on their healing journey!

Shardub ,

Exactly what I have needed to hear

Thanks so much for this series, I feel like all the years I have wondered if something is wrong with me this series has helped assure me that what I am feeling at times is very normal and the journey I am on, I am excited to make you a part of it!!

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