Soaring Above Co-Addiction: Helping Your Loved One Get Clean While Creating the Life of Your Dreams

Soaring Above Co-Addiction: Helping Your Loved One Get Clean While Creating the Life of Your Dreams

by Lisa Espich


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In Soaring Above Co-Addiction, the author shares her own experience of overcoming codependency by utilizing tools such as affirmations and visualization. In this memoir-style self-help book, the reader learns all of the traditional methods of recovery, like detachment and tough love, while also learning to master the power of the mind. This book goes beyond teaching the tools of recovery - it shows readers how to create the life of their dreams.

Soaring Above Co-Addiction has received multiple honors and awards including:

  • 2011 Pinnacle Achievement Book Award Winner
  • 2011 Indie Excellence Book Award Winner
  • USA "Best Books 2011" Award Finalist
  • 2011 Next Generation Indie Book Award Finalist
  • 2011 Los Angeles Book Festival Honor Award
  • 2011 San Fransisco Book Festival Honor Award

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780615359755
Publisher: Twin Feather Publishing
Publication date: 01/01/2011
Pages: 162
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Lisa Espich is a manager and coach for a Fortune 500 company. Soaring Above Co-Addiction is her debut book. After nearly two decades of living through the turbulence of an addictive relationship, she created a plan to gain back control of her life. She discovered, through the process of making her own improvements, that her husband, Dean, began to make positive changes as well. Eventually, he admitted himself into treatment, and they are now enjoying a healthy marriage. Lisa is passionate about helping other families to heal from the devastating effects of addiction. Along with her husband, she facilitates workshops based on the principles shared in her book. They live in Tucson, Arizona where they are surrounded by a supportive and loving family.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

1 A Time for Change 1

2 I Take You, Dr. Jekyll... 9

3 A Familiar Story 19

4 Letting Go 31

5 You Are In Control 41

6 Taking Care of You 51

7 Gratitude 61

8 The Power of Prayer 69

9 Harnessing Your Inner Strength 77

10 Guided Meditation 89

11 Reaching Out For Help 95

12 I Am, I Have, I Feel 107

13 See It, Believe It 119

14 Creating A Clear Vision 129

15 The Path of Recovery 139

16 Just Say Yes 151

Resources 160

Suggested Reading 161

What People are Saying About This

Susan Jeffers

"This amazing book about codependency is wonderfully honest and empowering. We don't have to stay stuck in unhealthy patterns. We can all cut the cord and soar. Freedom at last!"--(Susan Jeffers, Ph.D. author of Feel the Fear and Do It anyway and Embracing Uncertainty)

Barb Rogers

“In Lisa's Soaring Above Co-Addiction the reader can find answers written in her straight forward style that apply to real life problems. this book would appeal not only to those dealing with an addict but those living in the shadow of another waiting for someone to make them happy. Through her personal stories, and the stories of others, Lisa shares how you can take your life back no matter what is going on around you. Real solutions to real problems...great!” --(Barb Rogers, author of If I Die Before I Wake)

Brian McAlister

"Soaring Above Co-Addiction is an amazing narrative that will lift the mind and raise the spirit of every reader. Lisa effectively integrates timeless wisdom, spiritual concepts, and proven recovery techniques into a format designed to help you overcome fear and take back your life."--(Brian McAlister, author of Full Recovery - Creating a Personal Action Plan for Life Beyond Sobriety)

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Soaring above Co-Addiction: Helping your loved one get clean, while creating the life of your Dreams 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read so many books on this subject and have never before found one that was so much help to me. This was written by a real woman, like myself, who found herself in a terrible situation with a man she loves and how she got herself well. I was moved by how familiar so many of her circumstances were to what I've been dealing with and I really feel inspired by her story and advice. I believe I can soar, too. I highly recommend!
vkhowll on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful book about triumphing above co-addiction and living up to your potential. Thou this book is aimed more towards a spouse with addiction, you can apply it to other situations in which you are finding yourself in a co-addictive relationship such as: a parent, sibling, or friend.As a woman who was once in a co-addiction relationship with my husband, I found myself either yelling at my spouse or pretending nothing was going on. I knew that there was wonderful person beneath the disguise that addiction created. It wasn't until the birth of our first child, a daughter, in which a change came over him and he realized his potential as both a spouse and a father. I wish that I had this book back then to help me cope and learn how to handle his addiction and to help me to realize my potential as a woman. I am happy to say that now we have been married 20 wonderful years and I have made a career for myself.Thank you Mrs. Espich for you inspiration book. I hope that many will read this book and use the mediation and journal suggestions to help them bring about an incredible happy life for themselves.