Love is Not Enough: Changing Dysfunctional Family Habits (6 hours)

David W. Earle


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Your clients already have a great capacity to love. The problem is, most do not know how to love. Love is Not Enough helps your clients during the difficult and often painful change process. Successful counseling needs clients to understand and learn their destructive habits, a game plan to change, and encouragement. This book provides the first two and you can be your client’s best cheerleader.

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

• Help clients learn a different way of loving that does not involve destructive patterns from their family of origin.

• Provides a guide as your client works through their barriers to successful loving.

• Explains the reality – hidden until revealed – that the chaos is really a collection of bad habits. With your help and this book, clients discover that they are not bad people but someone with dysfunctional habits. With this awareness, change is now possible.

• Demonstrates the various family roles often experienced in dysfunctional families. This knowledge provides a choice, continue patterns that do not work, or change.

• Explain the seven love-limiting habits.

• Understand that the roles children play in their family of origin cause problems as adults and how it is true for most families.

• Demonstrate how to overcome the love-limiting habits


David Walton Earle, LPC combines his counseling skills with his twenty-plus-years of executive management experience into a powerful matrix called Business Coaching. Using this technique, Earle assist leaders to increase their leadership effectiveness through people skills. He is also a teacher, trainer, author, counselor, and alternative dispute professional.

Earle earned a Master’s of Science in Counseling from Texas A&M and has held executive management positions in various fields including industrial construction, private investment banking, and corporate trouble shooting. He is now the president of the Earle Company, an organization dedicated to change.

As an author:

Self-published six others books: What To Do While You Count To 10, Gilligan’s Notes, Simple Communications for Complicated People, and Love is Not Enough. In addition there are three workbooks entitled The Wisdom of the Twelve Steps a separate book for each of the first three steps. Earle also wrote a three-book self-help poetry trilogy: Professor of Pain, Iron Mask, and Red Roses ‘n Pinstripes.

Future work: Contents of a Small Boy’s Pocket has a target publishing of the 4th quarter of 2016.

Co-authored books on leadership: Leadership-Helping Others Succeed and Extreme Leadership and a coauthored joke book entitled, You Might Need a Therapist if… scheduled for publication in the 1st quarter of 2016.

Earle has been on the panel as a mediator and/or arbitrator for various organizations such as U.S. Federal Court-Middle District, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Financial Industry Regulator Authority (FINRA), and the Louisiana Supreme Court. He was on the faculty of the University of Phoenix for over 10 years.

His trademarked motto is My Life Ill Change When I Change™; he enjoys tennis and he lives in Baton Rouge with his wife, Penny, and their dog, Fletcher.

Additional information

Dimensions 6 in

CD ROM, Hard Copy, Internet