Between The Lines Counseling Book Club

Join the Between the Lines counseling-focused book club series! Starting in March, we will read Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents by Lindsay C. Gibson. The group will meet weekly on Tuesdays to discuss two chapters at a time. Members of the group should be prepared to discuss their thoughts and feelings about the chapters in the meetings. Each meeting will last an hour and a half and every member will get a chance to share how they felt about the chapters. The group will be led by Asia Pepper, a graduate practicum student with Lewisville Family Counseling.

About the book: If you grew up with an emotionally immature, unavailable, or selfish parent, you may have lingering feelings of anger, loneliness, betrayal, or abandonment. You may recall your childhood as a time when your emotional needs were not met, when your feelings were dismissed, or when you took on adult levels of responsibility in an effort to compensate for your parent’s behavior. These wounds can be healed, and you can move forward in your life. In this breakthrough book, clinical psychologist Lindsay Gibson exposes the destructive nature of parents who are emotionally immature or unavailable. You will see how these parents create a sense of neglect, and discover ways to heal from the pain and confusion caused by your childhood. By freeing yourself from your parents’ emotional immaturity, you can recover your true nature, control how you react to them, and avoid disappointment. Finally, you’ll learn how to create positive, new relationships so you can build a better life.

Discover the four types of difficult parents:

The emotional parent instills feelings of instability and anxiety
The driven parent stays busy trying to perfect everything and everyone
The passive parent avoids dealing with anything upsetting
The rejecting parent is withdrawn, dismissive, and derogatory

Where: Forsyth County Central Library - Reading Room. 660 W 5th St, Winston-Salem, NC 27101
When: Every Tuesday at 6 pm starting March 7th (March 7th, March 14th, March 21st, March 28th, April 4th, April 11th)

Cost: FREE (You will need to purchase a copy of the book; copies of the book are available from the library)

How to join: email [email protected]

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