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Rules of Estrangement Changed to When Parents Hurt

Rules of Estrangement Changed to When Parents Hurt

  • 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
  • Zoom

A book study and discussion class on a topic labeled by many as a silent epidemic, estrangement can be one of the most disorienting and painful experiences of a parent’s life. Dr. Josh Coleman, Oakland psychologist, and one of the leading experts on adult child/parent alienation, is releasing a new book on Nov. 10, “Rules of Estrangement: Why Adult Children Cut Family Ties”. Having experienced adult/child estrangement himself with a daughter, he wrote “When Parents Hurt” in 2008. This is a follow-up to that book explaining the many new things he has learned about this syndrome through research and his practice. Dr. Coleman is a well-known speaker and has been interviewed on the Today Show, Good Morning American, PBS, 2020, BBC.

COVID 19 DELAY: The publisher has just announced the release date for RULES OF ESTRANGEMENT has been changed from Nov. 10 to March 2, 2021, due to a COVID related paper shortage. Therefore, instead, we will be using Dr. Coleman’s first book, WHEN PARENTS HURT for this class. It can be ordered on Amazon or at other book sellers. The class will start on Tuesday evening, Nov. 10 at 7:00-8:30 pm on Zoom and continue for 8 weeks.

Psychologist and parent, Josh Coleman, Ph.D wrote WHEN PARENTS HURT: COMPASSIONATE STRATEGIES WHEN YOU AND YOUR GROWN CHILD DON’T GET ALONG in 2008. Dr. Coleman offers insight, empathy, and perspective to those who have lost the opportunity to be the parent they desperately wanted to be and who are mourning the loss of a harmonious relationship with their child. Through case examples and healing exercises, Dr. Coleman helps parents: • Reduce anger, guilt, and shame • Learn how temperament, the teen years, their own or a partner’s mistakes, and divorce can strain the parent-child bond • Come to terms with their own and their child’s imperfections • Develop strategies for rebuilding the relationship or move toward acceptance of what can’t be changed By helping parents recognize what they can do and let go of what they cannot, Dr. Coleman helps families develop more positive ways of healing themselves and relating to each other.

Please join us. You’ll be provided a link for Zoom. Please contact Judy Dickey, class instructor, for Zoom Link. Confidentiality will be of utmost importance. Books can be pre-ordered through Amazon and other sources. Dr. Coleman’s website is Judy Dickey

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