Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Raised in a Bottle

 

 


Raised in a Bottle:
FREE yourself from a childhood with alcoholism
by Kristina Hermann
Genre: Nonfiction, Self-Help

My Review...

This is a self-help book and it’s written by an author who grew up or “made it” through a life of one alcoholic parent or another. But there’s another thing about this book. It’s readable. It isn’t dry or academic. It isn’t just a book of pages with lines to fill in. It’s a story too. A story that I think way too many people can identify with.

The book does have exercises you can work through and while I think they could be helpful, I felt the most important aspect of the book was the realization that many other people are experiencing the same things. A positive but honest book .


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FREE yourself from a childhood with alcoholism
Growing up in a family with alcohol abuse can leave you significantly scarred as an adult.
The addiction robbed you of a caring, nurturing, secure and playful childhood, forcing you to become an adult too early.
A lack of attention and compassion stifled your ability to grow into a whole person.
As an adult, you might experience personal and professional problems related to feelings of abandonment or loneliness, relationship problems, low self-esteem, unhealthy coping strategies, and lack of clear boundaries.
If you have felt traumatized, anxious, and depressed throughout your life, this is the book for you.

Through in-depth chapters and exercises, you will:
· Understand how families are shaped by alcohol addiction
· Gain insight into how trauma affects your body and your mind
· Learn how to build your self-esteem and become aware of your own feelings
· How to identify unhealthy patterns and relationships and break free of them
· Reshape your thoughts and beliefs about yourself and your future

This book offers extensive insight into the dynamics and consequences of growing up with addiction.
It provides the help and compassion that addiction stole from you when you were a child. In short, Raised in a Bottle offers new hope for reclaiming your own life.



Kristina Hermann is a psychotherapist and author with a clinic in Copenhagen, Denmark.
She has worked with families afflicted by alcohol abuse since 2000 and has written extensively about adult children of alcoholics.
In 2015 she published a self-help book in Danish: Du er ikke alene: en opvækst med alkoholproblemer ("You are not alone: An upbringing shaped by alcohol problems"), now in its third printing. Raised in a Bottle: A Workbook for Adult Children of Alcoholics (in progress) is her first book in English.
She received her Master in Psychology from the University of Aarhus, Denmark in 2012. In addition to her work as a psychotherapist, she also teaches seminars, conducts workshops, and is a supervisor of the work of other therapists.



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