Foundations Detroit and Kenneth M. Adams and Associates. P.C.proudly present a three part event with Kelly McDaniel, LPC, NCC, CSAT
Friday, May 19th (Training and Lecture located at Foundations Detroit: 117 W. Third St., Royal Oak, MI 48067)
2- 5 PM- Integrating the Divided Self: Support For Women in Recovery
Cost: $99 3 CE’s will be provided for this workshop
This training illuminates the dissociative trance that allows addictive behavior to continue despite negative consequences. Discussion will focus on early attachment trauma that causes a “split self” and creates a need for substitute love objects that become addictions. With a focus on women, McDaniel will discuss Mother Hunger and how it complicates standard interventions for healing addictive behavior.
7-8 PM- Mother Hunger: Understanding Women and Addiction
McDaniel’s ground-breaking descriptor: “mother hunger” gives name to the female tragedy leading women into addictive love and sex. Essentially, addiction is a generational inheritance; a substitute for failed early attachment. Drugs, alcohol, romance and food become foster parents, a loving mother. Acknowledging the pain breeding addictive longing allows compassion for the resourceful woman who manages to stay alive in a world that disempowers her and regulates the “feminine” into the shadows of society.
Saturday, May 20th (Workshop for Women located at Kenneth M. Adams and Associates. P.C.)
10 AM- 1PM- Mother Hunger: How Your Mother’s Love Runs Your Romantic Choices
Naming the loss of maternal guidance and love reduces shame and fuels the recovery process for women. In a sensitive, compassionate dialogue, McDaniel presents the concept of Mother Hunger. Participants will learn how their mother’s love determines both self-image and romantic choices. Discussion will illuminate the differences for daughters who were treated cruelly and women who were engulfed by their mothers while resisting “mother blame”. Mother Hunger is about understanding that all women are part of a system that creates a legacy of longing and pain, which is crucial to healing addiction.
***** Workshop located at 26862 Woodward Ave. Suite 102, Royal Oak, MI 48067*******
About the Presentor
Kelly McDaniel, LPC, NCC, CSAT, maintains a private practice in Fredericksburg, TX where she specializes in the treatment of adults and couples. McDaniel’s background includes training with Dr. Patrick Carnes and IITAP, Sue Johnson’s certification as an Emotionally Focused Therapist, Pia Melody’s certification as a PIT trained therapist, EMDR trained therapist, and a foundation in Relational/Cultural theory. In 2008, Gentle Path Press published McDaniel’s first book Ready to Heal written for women healing from addictive love and sex. In 2012, the second edition was expanded to include a chapter on McDaniel’s original term “Mother Hunger.” Mother Hunger is a concept that has assisted both clinicians and clients identify the origin of addictive relationships and foster the healing process.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Please call (248) 294-9404