Between The Lines Counseling Book Club

Join the Between the Lines counseling-focused book club series! Starting in May, we will read Recovering from Emotionally Immature Parents: Practical Tools to Establish Boundaries & Reclaim Your Emotional Autonomy by Lindsay C. Gibson.  This book is a sequel to Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents but you don't have to read the 1st book to participate.

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 Intern Student with Lewisville Family Counseling.

About the book: 

In this important sequel to Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents, author Lindsay Gibson offers powerful tools to help you step back and protect yourself at the first sign of an emotional takeover, make sure your emotions and needs are respected, and break free from the coercive control of emotionally immature parents.

Growing up with emotionally immature  parents can leave you feeling lonely and neglected. You may have trouble setting limits and expressing your feelings. And you may even be more susceptible to other emotionally immature people as you establish adult relationships. In addition, as your parents become older, they may still treat your emotions with mockery and contempt, be dismissive and discounting of your reality, and try to control and diminish your sense of emotional autonomy and freedom of thought. In short, EIs can be self-absorbed, inconsistent, and contradictory. So, how can you recover from their toxic behavior?

Where: Forsyth County Central Library - Reading Room. 660 W 5th St, Winston-Salem, NC 27101
When: Every Tuesday at 6 pm starting May 16th (May 16th, May 23, May 30th, June 6th, and June 13th )

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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