THAW - Freedom from Frozen Feelings

By Don Carter, MSW, LCSW

THAW - Freedom from Frozen Feelings, is a book about the emotional wounds of abandonment, shame, and contempt created by growing up in a less-than-nurturing family. If you like this website, you will love this book! If you can relate to the Iceberg Model, or help people who can relate, THAW - Freedom from Frozen Feelings is a "must have". I was asked on many occasions to make the Iceberg and other information on this site available in print and EBook formats - Here it is!

THAW - Freedom From Frozen Feelings outlines the wounding process experienced by those who were raised in a less-than-nurturing family; how those emotional wounds show up in various personal and interpersonal problems in adulthood. An innovative, easy to understand, integrated model of addiction, codependency, enabling relationships, Adult/Child Syndrome and other manifestations of emotional abandonment are presented. Moderate to severe cases of abandonment come from situations in which the child does not fully or consistently get their emotional dependency needs met. THAW - Freedom from Frozen Feelings outlines these needs and the impact they have on our lives and relationships later on in life.

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THAW - Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1: "What the hell is wrong with you?" Motivation, Dependency Needs, Iceberg Model
  • Chapter 2: Anatomy of an Emotional Wound Abandonment, Shame, & Contempt - False Self
  • Chapter 3: The Art of Survival External Focus, Impression Management - Invented Self
  • Chapter 4: Who am I Really? Imperfect World & Spirituality - True Self
  • Chapter 5: Distractions & Dependencies Addictions, Obsessions/Compulsions, and Other Issues
  • Chapter 6: Codependency & Control Drama Triangle, Punish/Forgive, Enabling, Distance & Pursuit
  • Chapter 7: Creating Frozen Feeling-States Fight-Flight-or-Freeze and Figure 8
  • Chapter 8: Meeting the Family of Self Ego-States and the Wounded Inner Children
  • Chapter 9: Homeostasis & Hitting Bottom Reaching Out, Resistance, & Relapse
  • Chapter 10: The Tip of the Iceberg First things First, Networks of Addiction, Signs of Addiction
  • Chapter 11: Developing a Safe Container Letting Go of Codependency & Turning the Focus Inward
  • Chapter 12: Thawing Frozen Feeling-States Rewiring the Brain, Logical Levels, Neural Nets & the 12-Steps
  • Chapter 13: Pathways of Ongoing Recovery Thawing the Iceberg Series: Thawing Adult/Child Syndrome, Thawing Childhood Abandonment Issues, and Thawing Toxic Relationships


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