Author Archives: Joan Childs

About Joan Childs

Joan E. Childs has been a licensed clinical social worker since 1978 specializing in change work for human potentiality, personal growth and self actualization. She was chosen to be the first affiliate of the John Bradshaw Center in the United States and is a consultant to many corporations, hospitals, universities and academic institutions. As a resource program presenter specializing in women’s issues, couple and family relationships and personal effectiveness, she has appeared on many radio and television shows and before live audiences. She is the author of THE MYTH OF THE MAIDEN: On Being A Woman which was published by Health Communications and released in July, 1995 and Why Did She Jump? My Daughter’s Battle With Bipolar Disorder in June 2014 Ms. Childs is a Certified Hypnotherapist, EMDR (eye-movement and desensitization processing) specialist, Master level Neuro-linguistic Programmer, Diplomat of Clinical Social Work and Pairs Leader.For more information about John Bradshaw-Center trained therapists, contact the Center for Creative Growth. The Center maintains a referral list of therapists in different areas of North America, Europe, and Australia. You can contact them to see if there’s a therapist or counselor in your local area. The Center’s Web site has more information and articles about John Bradshaw and an excellent Resource List of other Internet sites dealing with psychological growth and recovery. They also have an informative and inspiring page of “Quotable Quotes,” uplifting and recovery-oriented quotes and statements guaranteed to raise your spirits!

Is it Love or Codependency?

August 28th, 2014 | Posted by Joan Childs in Love Addiction | Relationships - (Comments Off)
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By now everyone has heard of the term, “codependent”.  Since the 80’s this word has been passed down for nearly 3 decades since Melody Beattie coined the word for those folks who were addicted to the addict.  (Codependent No More)  Since its original coining, that word has morphed into many meanings, until today, when it …
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