These days, millions of people are either championing their Inner Child, in the process of becoming Co-Dependent No More, or meditating so that they can Stop Doing Too Much. 12-Step programs are virtually everywhere. But do conventional recovery programs work for Jewish people?
No, and for very good reasons: Jewish people do not recover from psychological problems in bare storefronts or church activity rooms, for less than the equivalent of a down payment on a condo, or while holding hands with strangers. Moreover, most 12-Steps programs put a lot of emphasis on a “higher power” who is seen as a dominant male God-force. Naturally, this is out of the question for Jewish people, where dominant males exist only among the Hasidim.
But now, Anna Sequoia, author of the best-selling The Official J.A.P Handbook, returns with a recovery book for people who don't have time right now for a 12-step program because they really should call Mom.
|Are You an Adult Child of Jewish Parents?: A Simple Diagnostic Exercise||p. 11|
|What Happened to You as a Child?||p. 15|
|Are You an Adult Child of Jewish Parents?: Another Simple but Telling Diagnostic Exercise (for Women Only)||p. 30|
|The Disease Model of Jewish Parenting: A Family Systems Approach, including How to Create a Genogram of Your Own Dysfunctional Jewish Family||p. 34|
|What Is Happening to You Now?: There Is Healing in the Telling||p. 42|
|Daddy Dearest: A Quiz||p. 87|
|Daily Affirmations for Adult Children of Jewish Parents||p. 91|
|Breaking the Cycle: The Chutzpah to Change||p. 99|
|The 12 Steps for Adult Children of Jewish Parents||p. 136|
|In Summation||p. 138|
|You're Entitled!: The Adult Child of Jewish Parents Lexicon||p. 139|
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Number Of Pages: 141
Published: 2nd November 1993
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.2 x 14.0 x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.21