What better and more transformative place to heal from codependency than in the beautiful landscape of Hawaii. Codependency can be a complex issue to discuss, let alone understand and further realize if there is a problem. One of the greatest reminders of our own unique powers and strength within can be discovered while in Mother Nature. There is no coincidence that some of mankind’s greatest philosophers, teachers, writers, and poets all found their inspiration in the great outdoors. Whether it is Hawaii’s tranquil waters, lush landscapes, nourishing foods, or inner peace fulfilling qualities you seek- Hawaii can provide the perfect location for rediscovering your individual strength. Getting treatment for codependency in Hawaii means a leap in the right direction for knowing- all that you need, you already have within.
“Codependency is a circular relationship in which one person needs the other person, who in turn, needs to be needed. The codependent person, known as ‘the giver,’ feels worthless unless they are needed by — and making sacrifices for — the enabler, otherwise known as ‘the taker.” – Dr. Exelberg
Breaking Down What Codependency Is And Can Look Like
Before making a decision on whether you or a loved one should consider getting treatment for codependency in Hawaii, first understand what codependency entails. According to Jonathan Becker who is an associate professor of clinical psychiatry at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee; “Codependency is typically discussed in the context of substance use, where one person is abusing the substance, and he or she depends on the other person to supply money, food, or shelter. But Codependency is much broader than that. Codependency can be defined as any relationship in which two people become so invested in each other that they cannot function independently anymore. Your mood, happiness, and identity are defined by the other person. In a codependent relationship, there is usually one person who is more passive and cannot make decisions for themselves and a more dominant personality who gets some reward and satisfaction from controlling the other person and making decisions about how they will live.” In other words, codependent personalities typically follow a pattern of behaviors that are consistent, problematic, and directly interfere with the individual’s emotional health and ability to find fulfillment in a relationship. Someone suffering from codependency will feel as if they have lost a sense of themselves within the relationship involved in. Codependency can develop in all sorts of relationships, such as; Parent/Child, Partner/Partner, Spouse/Spouse, and even Co-worker/Boss. The dynamics of each relationship will differ, but the underlying condition is the same in each.
The Signs Of Codependency In A Relationship
Just as each of us are different and unique, so can be the signs from someone needing and getting treatment for codependency in Hawaii. However, most signs of codependency are very common and well seen and expressed amongst all sorts of different relationships. These tell tale signs give clues to loved ones and coworkers that a problem may exist for an individual’s independent strength. Some of these most commonly seen signs of codependency can include:
- The individual valuing the approval of others, more than valuing themselves.
- An exaggerated sense of responsibility for the actions of others.
- Shown fears of abandonment and/or an obsessive need for approval.
- Their empathy for the other person, even when they hurt them specifically.
- They will struggle to find time for themselves, especially if their free time consistently goes to the other person.
In 2006 a small survey was created on Google (by Lisa Romano) to try to understand what people feel, and how they secretly feel about themselves. The results came from 1,000 individuals and consisted of answers from over 200 countries. What her survey found was that ninety-two percent of the individuals surveyed feel invisible and unheard. Eighty-five percent of those surveyed secretly feel like they are unworthy of love, peace, abundance, and happiness. Eighty-two percent of those surveyed secretly worry more about the needs of others than of their own. It is important to note that people with codependency almost always have good intentions and are unlikely to be aware of their condition. But, the problem lies in their “rescue” attempts that then allows the other individual to continue with their destructive behavior. Both enabling each other, hence again why getting treatment for codependency in Hawaii is so important as soon as signs are apparent.
Why Getting Treatment For Codependency in Hawaii Will Work
Hawaii offers a supportive landscape for those searching to heal from an unhealthy mindset and weak foundation of self love. The ocean, weather, and surrounding landscape all can soothe a weary and tired soul. One that maybe is just lost and in need of some support and direction home. Many medical professionals alike avidly treat and view codependency as a ‘family disease’ due to the relationship dynamics that go along with it. Typically, emotional, mental, and physical issues are exacerbated by the disease called codependency. One of the biggest problems codependent individuals face is simply the urge to fall back into old habits, especially if their counterpart in the relationship is still in denial. Or if their counterpart is simply not interested in getting treatment for codependency in Hawaii or any other desired location. Successful recovery from codependency relies on staying level-headed and remaining consistent. Being mindful and aware of unhealthy emotional reactions rooted in unfounded fear, anxiety, and self doubt are key. Taking the power back, so to speak, from these unhealthy emotional coping mechanisms can help heal a codependent individual. The four steps for Codependency recovery are; 1- Sobriety from drugs or alcohol. 2- Awareness and acknowledgment of the codependent relationship. 3- The acceptance of unhappiness and suffering that has come from the codependent relationship. And, 4- Changing unhealthy behaviors that fuel the codependent relationship. Once these 4 steps are established, getting treatment for codependency in Hawaii becomes the journey toward life long lasting recovery.
Maui Recovery Is The Best Choice For Codependency Treatment In Hawaii
Maui Recovery’s codependency treatment plan considers and understands the implications and difficulty that goes with recovery. Our codependency recovery program incorporates recognizing behavioral issues and offers treatment for long-term success. Maui Recovery specializes in treatment for codependency by creating a unique program that aims to help every individual recognize behavioral issues they’re dealing with. Choosing Maui Recovery means getting treatment that is authentic, genuine, intimate, and successful. Maui Recovery is a unique place that focuses not only on recovery but also on finding, treating, and healing the root causes of whatever the individual is struggling with. Our program was designed to provide Ohana, the very foundation of our mission. Ohana to us means a safe, nurturing, and healing environment that our residents immediately feel upon stepping onto the sanctuary. Our serene environment allows for a balance of solitude, peace, and rest for natural healing. Getting treatment for codependency in Hawaii allows the inner work to happen for the struggling individual.
Our center is located on the south-central coast of Maui, just one block from the warm, sparkling blue waters of the Pacific Ocean. Offering a private and tranquil oasis for individuals seeking codependency treatment, we are considered the best of the west. We help those seeking healing of the Whole Self, as well as those who are newly sober individuals who are developing and nurturing themselves in their recovery. At Maui Recovery we support our clients in practicing their tools, new life skills, and continuing their inner work toward successful codependency recovery. All of which keeps the environment thriving with healthy energy, connection, intimacy, and a family spirit where deep bonds are made. If you or someone you know is struggling and suffering from an unhealthy codependent relationship, we are here every step of the way toward self recovery!