TTS Part 1: The Iceberg Model
The "Iceberg" is a unified model of addiction, codependency, and childhood abandonment issues I have developed over the past 30 years. The first part of the video above describes the emotional dependency needs of a child and explains the Iceberg as a model. Children who do get their dependency needs met fully, on a regular basis, will thrive, flourish, and grow at a healthy pace. Here we examine how not getting these needs met causes the "original" wound of abandonment, infection of toxic shame, scab of contempt, and the development of a false sense of self.