About this course
Recovery has a beginning but in some ways, it has no end….so to start at the beginning is to understand ‘what’ you are needing recovery ‘from.’ The beginning is to bring an educational knowledge of what happened to you and, from a 12 Step approach, to ‘accept’ that you were harmed by the pathology of someone else over which you had no control. The work in between -- of coming to know what happened and working on symptom management -- is the process of recovery.
Let’s say it like it is: the incomparable aftermath from a pathological love relationship is like no other. And it’s what The Institute has been studying for over 30 years. Just what does a personality disorder/psychopathic individual do to a non-pathological partner? The answer is -- a LOT!
Throughout the initial lessons in the Living Recovery Program, you will learn not only about our model using Four Puzzle Pieces to depict what comprises a Pathological Love Relationship™, but also, why these are the make-up of all pathological love relationships and what you are experiencing in the aftermath. Subsequent lessons build off the initial educational segment with even more educational materials, audios, videos, tools and resources as we get into symptom management, and, after that, on to Living the Gentle Life in the last dozen or so lessons. Finally, two bonus lessons give you insights on recovery by a remarkable woman, a survivor of two back-to-back pathological relationships, and none other than Sandra's own mother. Joyce created a life filled with love, laughter, excitement, and joy. You will see how she lived to the fullest for the last 16 years of her life. You'll want to channel Joyce as you go forward in your own great life!
So are you ready to begin your journey to healing and recovery? Then c'mon - let's get you started.