Adult children of alcoholics have learned how to "survive," but often have difficulty "living" their lives. The trauma and grief of childhood losses affect every aspect of the life of an adult child of an alcoholic (ACoA). Now the authors of the bestselling After the Tears offer further insight into the origin and cost of childhood pain for those who grew up in alcoholic families. In this revised and expanded edition, Jane Middelton-Moz and Lorie Dwinell combine their years of experience in working with ACoAs, tackling issues such as intimacy, sibling relationships, codependency, breaking the alcoholic pattern, building a relationship with the inner child, forgiveness, and opening a window to spirituality.
About the Author:
Jane Middelton-Moz, M.S., is an internationally known speaker and author withmore thantwenty-five years of experience in consultation, training, and community intervention. She is the director of the Middelton-Moz Institute,has served on the Board of NACOA (National Association of Children of Alcoholics), and the Advisory Board of NANACOA (National Association of Native American Children of Alcoholics). Skilled at meeting the particular needs of an organization, Ms. Middelton-Moz is a dynamic keynote presenter and is known for her highly successful "hands on, participant driven " workshops. She is recognized for her work in the areas of adult children of alcoholics, multi-generational grief and trauma in individuals, families and communities, ethnic and cultural awareness, anger, cultural self-hate, differential diagnosis, values in the workplace and in families, empowering employees, and creating positive work place environments.
Ms. Middelton-Moz has appeared on national television shows including Oprah, Maury Povich, and Montel Williams, on the Discovery Channel, and has had her own PBS special. She is the author of Children of Trauma, Shame and Guilt, Boiling Point, Welcoming our Children to a New Millennium, and Values from the Front Porch, and coauthor ofBullies, Good and Mad, andThe Ultimate Guide to Transforming Anger. Learn more at http://www.middeltonmozinstitute.org.
Lorie Dwinell, M.S.W.,has been a therapist in full-time private practice in Seattle since 1977, andspecializes in all aspects of addictive disorders, grief, depression, stressful life events, and transitions. She was the addiction specialist at the University of Washington's School of SocialWork from 1973 to 1977,and she had the pleasure oftraining many of the leaders in the chemical dependency field who went on to esteemed careers in Washington and throughout the United States. She is known nationally as a trainer and has appeared on Oprah as aguest therapist.