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What Are The Emotional Effects of Growing up With Alcoholic Parents

Whether you are the adult child of an alcoholic, or emotionally immature or neglectful parents raised you, it is important to contemplate the effects of such a childhood. Do you worry more about what other people think about you than what you think about yourself? Were you raised to feel as if your emotions were insignificant? Was your home unpredictable, and did you feel like at any moment, your house could explode?

In this episode, Lisa A. Romano, a world-renowned mental wellness expert, dives deep into some of the not so obvious effects of growing up in an alcoholic, toxic family system. The good news is, there is a way to heal and to break through the damaging effects growing up in a dysfunctional home creates. The first step is coming out of denial. 

Lisa’s been there and paved the way for those willing to live above the veil of consciousness, challenging their faulty negative childhood programming. 

Begin your journey with Lisa’s 12 Week Recovery Program today.



Inner Child Healing: Conquering the Fear of Abandonment 12 Week Transformation

The inner child is that part of us we can easily lose touch with, who knows our truth and has witnessed and experienced every pain, known and unknown. For adult children of alcoholics or those raised in emotionally neglectful or abusive homes, the inner child is forced to go underground, minimize their emotions, make excuses for being abused, and often have no choice but to live in fear of abandonment. 

Lisa A. Romano is a world-renowned Life Coach specializing in mental wellness, codependency recovery, and narcissistic abuse. She believes that most, if not all, of our adult upsets can be linked directly to a faulty, negative subconscious belief that originated in childhood. She offers those ready to commit to the conscious healing path her 12 Week Program, which has recently been endorsed by psychologist Dr. Robin Bryman Ph.D., who routinely suggests Lisa’s course to her patients to help them develop their self-awareness and self-confidence. 

In this episode, Lisa sits down with Holly, a member of her conscious healing community. She discusses the path to healing the inner child through her holistic and integral approach to healing, which encompasses brain science, spiritual teachings, cognitive behavioral techniques, tough love, and self-compassion. 

If you’d like to become a member of Lisa’s Healing Conscious Community, you can register for the 12-Week Recovery Program here, qualifying you as a member.

Inner Child Healing; Live Life Coaching with Lisa A. Romano

We all have an inner child. However, not all of us are aware of our inner child, or the unhealed wounds we have carried around with us, since childhood. Many who are on the healing path feel a calling to heal the inner void. Those not on the healing path may not and may not be aware of an inner emptiness, or perhaps they truly are fulfilled human beings. For those of us who are aware of this gaping hole in our hearts, who have carried a sense of dread with us most of our lives, are those who feel called to heal at the level of our soul, and so we throw ourselves into the fire of our own dragons. 

In this podcast, you will hear Lisa A. Romano, the Breakthrough Life Coach, address members of her conscious healing community, discuss their personal breakthroughs, and how they are successfully navigating the many layers of emotional recovery. 

If you would like to become a member of Lisa’s conscious healing community, you can do so here:

You may also participate in Lisa’s FREE 10 Day Healing Challenge

Do You Love to Be Loved? Break Free of Unhealthy Relationship Dynamics

Love can be complicated especially when unhealed wounds are at play outside of self awareness. It’s easy to focus on the output or the return when it comes to love and keep your heart and eyes focused on what you are receiving or not receiving from another person. Whenever we focus on the outside, we lose our way and lose our alignment with the purity of the now moment. If I love you, and focus on what you are doing for me in return, then my intention is tainted because my attention on you comes with strings attached. 

Unhealthy relationship dynamics can be confusing to sort out and that’s why self awareness, and self accountability are so important. To be healthy in a relationship you must be willing to address in yourself the beliefs, assumptions, or behaviors you hold that might be working against your desire to be loving. Codependency is not love. It is a mask for unhealed wounds, and manifests in varied ways, one of which is to love others wishing to be loved in return. 

Curious and want to hear more? Listen in as renowned Life Coach and bestselling author, Lisa A. Romano, an expert in the field of codependency and narcissistic abuse recovery, explains why and how, loving to be loved is working against your chances of developing healthy relationships. 

To work with Lisa, or to participate in one of her online courses, visit; 

Codependency Isn't Sexy: Conquering Unhealthy Relationship Behaviors

Codependency in relationships isn’t sexy and conquering issues related to being codependent are incredibly challenging. Codependency is often related to emotional trauma tied to childhood abandonment and neglect. Feeling invisible, uncared for and unseen arrests a child’s emotional growth. Feeling abandoned, a child assumes it is their fault, which causes shame. Below the veil of consciousness, shame causes the ego to live in a defensive state, skirting around abandonment issues. 

Things like people pleasing, enabling, caretaking and looking to fix others, can be tied to expectation, disappointment, anger and even rage. And because codependency is rooted in the subconscious mind, we often don’t even know we are codependent until our lives become unmanageable. That is the value of podcasts such as this, and the work of renowned Life Coach and bestselling mental wellness expert Lisa A. Romano. Listen in as she helps us face the unhealthy ways in which codependency expresses itself in our relationships. 

And if you are ready to breakthrough the chains of the past, Lisa’s online courses can be an invaluable lifeline. 

Learn more about her limited time offer here, to participate in three of her programs for less than the price of one.

Feeling Not Good Enough–The Problems Childhood Trauma Create

Welcome to another insightful episode of Breakdown to Breakthrough with Lisa A. Romano, where we delve into topic the fascinating of “Feeling Not Good Enough.” In this episode, we explore the profound impact of childhood trauma on our self-worth and how it can lead us to seek validation from external sources. Join us as we uncover the roots of this behavior and discuss empowering strategies to break free from this cycle and cultivate a healthier sense of self.

Childhood trauma can have a lasting impact on our self-perception, often causing us to internalize feelings of inadequacy. As a result, we may find ourselves constantly seeking validation from others, looking for external sources to make us feel good enough. This pattern can manifest in various aspects of our lives including relationships,, career choices, and personal achievements. However, by understanding the connection between childhood trauma and the need for external validation, we can begin to reclaim our self-worth and break free from this detrimental cycle. By addressing the root causes of our insecurities and nurturing self-acceptance, we can embark on a journey of self-discovery and personal growth, ultimately finding fulfillment and contentment from within.

In this thought-provoking episode, we delve deep into the impact of childhood trauma on our self-esteem and the tendency to seek external validation. Join us as we explore the transformative potential of understanding and healing these wounds, allowing us to break free from the cycle of not feeling good enough. By embracing our own worthiness and cultivating self-compassion, we can pave the way for a more fulfilling and empowered life. Tune in and gain valuable insights and actionable strategies to embark on your journey towards self-acceptance and personal growth.

For a limited time only, Lisa A. Romano is offering three of her emotional recovery programs for one low fee. Get lifetime access to The 12 Week Breakthrough Coaching Program, Membership and 21 Day Inner Child Healing Adventure.

Ego Mind: It's Not the Real You

Are you stuck in the wounded ego, hearing your mind tell you you’re not good enough? What if I told you, your ego mind is not the real you and that the real you is waiting for you to awaken to the illusion your ego has you falsely believing in? What if the critical voice in your head was a shadow of the past; an echo of those who raised you as a child? And what if, you could develop the mental skills to raise your awareness, and consciousness to the point that you could program your mind as you desired and in alignment with the divinity you are?

The ego is a part of the mind that represents the ‘I’ within. It is not the real, authentic, divine you. It is the you that has been shaped by the default settings of the brain and external experiences. The real you; the authentic you is not limited by ego attachments, negative beliefs about the self, trauma or triggers. And while trauma is valid, as are trigger respones, each of these can be viewed as effects of a cause that resides in the past. The ego attaches to thoughts, beliefs, emotions and perceptions all outside detached awareness. 

If you are ready to expand your awareness and level up your consciousness, this episode is for you. Lisa A. Romano, Codependency and Narcissistic Abuse Recovery Coach, breaks ego consciousness down in this episode. 

Take Lisa’s 10 Day Living Above the Veil Challenge Here:

Conquer Loneliness: Expert Tips

Loneliness is common for adult children of alcoholics and those who have grown up in dysfunctional homes. As a healing adult child myself, I understand the deep-rooted struggles that individuals from toxic childhoods face, particularly when it comes to loneliness. Those who have grown up in toxic environments often struggle with forming healthy and meaningful relationships due to the lack of love, support, and emotional connection they experienced during their formative years. This can lead to a profound sense of loneliness, as they struggle to trust others and fear being hurt or abandoned once again.

Furthermore, individuals from toxic childhoods may also struggle with feelings of unworthiness and low self-esteem. The negative messages and constant criticism they received as children can leave lasting scars, making it difficult for them to believe that they are deserving of love and companionship. This self-doubt can further isolate them, creating a vicious cycle of loneliness and self-sabotage. It is essential for those who have experienced toxic childhoods to seek healing and support, as they deserve to break free from the chains of loneliness and build healthy, fulfilling relationships. 

In this episode, you will learn a few of my expert tips that can help you conquer toxic loneliness.

Ready to breakthrough the veil of consciousness and leave those subconscious self sabotaging patterns behind? Check out my 3 for 1 Coaching Package.

Codependent Narcissist Tango: Unpacking the Attraction

Codependency recovery is not for the faint of heart. Codependents often find themselves attracted to individuals with high narcissistic traits due to a complex interplay of psychological factors. One key reason is that codependents tend to have a deep-seated need to care for and please others. They derive a sense of self-worth and validation from being needed and relied upon by others. Narcissists, on the other hand, have an insatiable need for attention, admiration, and validation. This creates a dynamic where the codependent’s desire to nurture and the narcissist’s desire to be the center of attention align initially. The codependent may believe they can fulfill the narcissist’s needs, while the narcissist provides the codependent with a sense of purpose and importance.

Additionally, codependents often struggle with low self-esteem and an excessive need for validation from others. They may have grown up in dysfunctional or neglectful environments with unmet needs. This can lead them to seek validation and approval from external sources, such as a narcissistic partner. The grandiose and charismatic nature of narcissists can initially be captivating to codependents, as they see the narcissist as someone who can fill the void within and provide the validation they crave. However, this dynamic can become toxic over time as the codependent becomes increasingly enmeshed in meeting the narcissist’s insatiable demands, losing sight of their own needs and well-being.

It is important to note that not all codependents marry individuals with high narcissistic traits, and not all narcissists seek out codependents. Relationships are complex, and various factors contribute to their formation. However, understanding the dynamics that can attract codependents to narcissistic individuals can be crucial to breaking free from unhealthy patterns and fostering healthier, more balanced relationships.

In this episode, Lisa A. Romano the Codependency and Narcissistic Abuse Recovery Expert, takes you deep into the codependent narcissist tango. 

If you are ready to breakthrough the veil of consciousness, and live an autonomous and self-actualized life, free of codependency, check out Lisa’s 3 in 1 Coaching Program offer.

Faking Happiness; 3 Reason Why You Do It

Do you fake happiness, or try to pretend you are more okay than you are? If so, you’re not alone.  Faking happiness is something many of us do without even noticing we are doing it. If you grew up feeling unworthy, and not good enough, you may have been brainwashed and psychologically conditioned to fake happiness. Adult children react to adult situations much like a child would, feeling subordinate to those we perceive as authorities in our lives. 

Healthy well adjusted adults can make mistakes without being overwhelmed with shame, guilt, and overresponsibility. On the other hand, those of us who struggle with a poor sense of self, who are codependent, who seek approval are those who don’t know how to tap into our authentic selves without recoiling. We are those who have been raised to seek approval and deny our true emotions for the sake of validation, acceptance, and in fear of rejection. 

In this episode, you will learn about why so many of us fake happiness and how you can begin living a more authentic life. 

If you are ready to breakthrough the veil of consciousness so that you can live a more self actualized authentic life, check out this 3 in 1 offer.

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