Co-dependency occurs when a person is distracted from meeting their own needs by prioritising the needs of someone close to them. This pattern of behaviour was identified in the field of addiction and is often labelled as enabling but it can also be seen in relationships where there is no evidence of substance issues such as some parenting styles where the parent is unable to allow their child to be fully independent. The purpose of the behaviours is to distract the individual from focusing on their own needs and to find their sense of value and esteem from 'being needed' by the other person in the co-dependent relationship. For people to break the addictive cycle they need to adopt a healthy way to relate to themselves and others. To break the cycle of co-dependece, they need to have insight into how self-limiting this approach is. By learning more about the various approaches you can adopt to help a person to break their co-dependent relationships, professionals can help those they work with to more rapidly progress in addressing those destructive behaviours, grow their self esteem and be better equipped to progress to independent living and creating healthy relationships as they move forwards.
The Betterminds Co-dependency course is designed to upskill you and your teams to recognise co-dependent behaviour. The learners will be able to recognise a healthy relationship and challenge any co-dependent relationships.
The course will offer practical and easy to implement tools and techniques to help you to upskill your service users to identify their own behaviours, recognise their own responsibilities and employ the strategies to adhere to healthy boundaries.
The training will help challenge colluding, enabling and any rescuing behaviours that serve to undermine the development of those negatively impacted by it.
The Betterminds Co-dependecy Course usually runs for a single day, however, this may be extended depending on the requirements of your organisation.
This training is an invaluable extension to the skills of any practitioner who works with vulnerable service users. This can include substance misuse services, criminal justice services, prisons, social care practitioners, social housing and support housing teams and social workers.
It is especially useful where a partner or parent derives part of their own esteem by caring for the service user.
This course can also be a key piece of training to carers of those with substance misuse issues, gambling issues, eating disorders, mental health issues and self esteem issues resulting in destructive behaviours.