Labels That Give Me Heartburn

No, seriously.  There are some terms  that just won’t go away and have become, well, rather judgmental and I have deleted them from my vocabulary.

Ok, so the only time I mention a 12 step “recovery” group is to notify clients that if they are invested in an Anonymous group and it works, okfine.  Otherwise, and even though I myself achieved abstinence in AA, my approach to the “addictions”, which I now refer to as “attachments” is with Feeling State Addiction protocol, which is a form of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing.

As we thumb through these terms, it will be revealed why, when I hear them, I just (internally) roll my eyes and shake my head.

So here we go.

Co-Dependent

Co-Dependence.  John Bradshaw, Melody Beattie, are you listening?

http://www.mybestrelationship.com/2013/05/09/the-myth-of-codependency/

In Denial

Inner Child

In Recovery

Any Anonymous group.

These are the biggies but I’m sure you have your own.

Please, please, share your thoughts.