Growing up in a dysfunctional family can impact us on an emotional level with long-lasting consequences. Whether you had a parent who was abusive, absent or alcoholic, it is possible that you reacted in a way to feel safe or still important. It is also quite possible that your way of coping may have created a pattern of relating to others that is needy and clingy or avoidant and distant.
In this enlightening conversation, Dr. Andrea and Helene Philipsen discuss the how codependency develops based on our early life experience and how they impact our relationships. From your relationship to yourself, your body or your beloved, it pays to bring more conscious awareness to your patterns of behavior so you can be certain to be living in alignment with who you want to be TODAY, not who you may have been programmed to be.
Helene Philipsen is a Life Transformation Specialist based in Copenhagen, Denmark, and a weekly columnist at America Out Loud. She works with women worldwide who are passionate about nourishing their body, mind and soul – but struggling to find the right path. Helene’s expertise personally and professionally lies within life transformation, her core specialty being Freedom from Emotional Eating. Her educational background is in psychology, Recovery and Life Coaching. She has committed her life to helping others because she wants you to know, that living lovingly and confidently inside a healthy body – is possible for anyone.