The Twelve Steps are based upon universal principles, which provide an effective model for living. “Working the steps” not only frees you of addiction, but also a holds the promise of a personality transformation, attested to by thousands of members of Twelve-Step programs. Incorporating concepts of Carl Jung, Lancer provides an in-depth examination of each step from a psycho-spiritual point of view. The result is the same whether or not one has a traditional view of God or is an atheist.
Renowned psychiatrist Carl Jung had a major influence on the founder of Alcoholics Anonymous, Bill Wilson. Jung believed that each person has a personal journey of transformation to enable expression of his or her innate potential. Jung felt that this transformation involved replacing the ego with the larger Self as the driving force of one’s life and that spirit replacing spirits could cure alcoholism.
Darlene Lancer is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and author of “Codependency for Dummies” and “Conquering Shame and Codependency: 8 Steps to Freeing the True You.” See her other ebooks: “10 Steps to Self-Esteem: The Ultimate Guide to Stop Self-Criticism,” “How To Speak Your Mind – Become Assertive and Set Limits,” and a daily reader, “Codependency Recovery Daily Reflections.”
Darlene Lancer, JD, LMFT is a marriage and family therapist. She is a relationship expert and author of “Codependency for Dummies” and “Conquering Codependency and Shame: 8 Steps to Freeing the True You.” In her private clinical practice, she has treated individuals and couples for over 27 years. For two decades, she's been a consultant and workshop presenter at many addiction rehabilitation facilities. She's a frequent guest speaker on radio and has lectured at colleges, universities, and various organizations, including the California State Bar Association.
Before becoming a psychotherapist, Ms. Lancer had a successful law career. She was a Senior Mediator for the Los Angeles Conciliation Court, where she helped families resolve custody and visitation disputes and domestic violence problems.
Her articles have been published widely in professional and popular periodicals. You can find her blogs at http://www.WhatisCodependency.com and http://www.Darlenelancer.com. More information about her seminars and coaching packages are available on her website, http://www.whatiscodependency.com.