Based on Counselor Toolbox Episodes 036- Love Me Don't Leave Me: Addressing Abandonment Issues in Therapy; 081 -Addressing Abandonment Anxiety; 154 Addressing Abandonment Issues. Video and text materials are also provided as an option for those who prefer to learn by reading.
Help clients increase awareness of their story including beliefs about and behavioral reactions to situations that trigger their fear of abandonment
~Learn about fear of abandonment
~Explore the concept of schemas or core beliefs
~Examine common traps in thinking, reacting and relationships
Learn skills necessary to
~Accept their past as part of their story
~Acknowledge that their past does not have to continue to negatively impact them in the present