The Iceberg Model
The video presentation above describes the wounding process that leads to Adult-Child Syndrome, then to Codependency, and finally to Addiction. The pain of abandonment, shame, and contempt can set a person up for various types of addictions, chronic depression, anxiety, relationship problems, and so on. We don't like pain! When we encounter it we are compelled to seek comfort and relief - but NOT from within, we don't go there! People often sense that addictions are just the "Tip of the Iceberg" and that there are usually underlying issues as they are often referred to - and rightly so! However, it is not a good idea to go to the root of the pain without first arresting the addictions.