The number one reason we go to addiction is,  

we cannot handle our emotions…


What is Codependency?

  • Have you ever felt that you have tried everything to overcome challenging behaviours or emotional issues and still not achieved the outcome you desire?
  • Do you know there is something better out there, but feel you don’t have the right support in place to make it happen on your own?
  • Is your addiction, or the addiction of someone you know, preventing you from moving forward?
  • Do you acknowledge you have an addiction to struggle, work, food, sex, alcohol, or drugs, but unsure how to address it?

The emotions you are feeling are more common than you think.

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Understanding Codependency

  • Codependency is an addiction that presents itself in many different forms.
  • Codependency is the disease of control – We try to control or we are controlled by people, places or things outside of ourselves, because we are so out of control inside of ourselves.
  • Codependency is the disease of low self-esteem or self worth.  We have difficulty making decisions, and valuing others’ approval, thinking, feelings and behaviour over our own.
  • Codependency is the disease of compliance.  Our own values and integrity are compromised to avoid the rejection of others.  We are extremely loyal and remain in harmful situations too long, putting ourselves at risk.
  • Codependency is the disease of denial – We have difficulty identifying what we are feeling, or perceiving that we are completely unselfish and dedicated to the wellbeing of others (martyrdom).

Although you may not identify it as co-dependence, you may recognise it if you have you ever experienced:

1.  Symptoms of depression, anxiety and panic attacks.

2.  Waking with a feeling of foreboding, as if you feel you can’t cope with the day ahead (wanting to stay hidden under the doona).

3.  A fear of losing people in your life (you couldn’t live without them).

4.  A fear of people not liking you (people pleasing).

5.  Being so busy giving and doing for others you have nothing left for yourself.

6. Agreeing to things you don’t want to do, and doing them despite your own inner voice telling you otherwise (needing to be needed).

These are just some of the many acute symptoms of this potentially terminal disease.

Roslyn’s approach to her coaching and mentoring is a refreshing balance of soft and nurturing, coupled with firm guidance. While the ‘no nonsense’ approach is very important and has become popular with leading practitioners in this field, clients facing a crisis still need the right balance of understanding and sensitivity, so as not to feel judged or “less than”.I have experienced firsthand Roslyn’s supportive response to “crisis” situations and her immediate action to ensure you feel validated, worthy and better able to manage the challenge you’re facing.This is followed by Roslyn walking with you hand in hand through the frightening journey of getting honest with yourself to answer questions like why is what’s happening come up in my life? How can we improve the situation and find sustainable all round wealth and peace in this area? I have no hesitation, and in fact I insist on recommending Roslyn and her ventures to anyone. Why wait till you’re at breaking point when help can be accessed right now wherever you are. As a business owner my recommendation is two fold, because I would also strongly suggest anyone looking to invest in or partner for mutually beneficial business outcomes in this field should not underestimate or look further than Roslyn Saunders and her future plans. Thanks Roslyn, from just one of the many people who have you on speed dial.

K. Hooper

Brisbane, Australia


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