Elephant in the Living Room
An allegorical dramatization of the denial and secrecy that pervades life in an alcoholic home or any other type of dysfunctional family. The film points out the need for awareness, and the amount of courage necessary to expose the "elephant" of addiction and dysfunction in our "living rooms" and expel the 'no-talk rules' from our lives.
The program emphasizes the importance of talking about each family member's feelings rather than pretending that they don't exist. It illustrates how the "elephant" represents the fear and shame that can enmesh a family in a shroud of secrecy.
An excellent catalyst for discussion among codependents, adult children of alcoholics, children of trauma, and addicts alike because it focuses on issues that confront each member of a dysfunctional family. The captivating story provides insight into dysfunctional adn alcoholic homes, while exploring the childhood trauma brought on by addiction, rage and other inappropriate parenting behavior. An exceptional visual aid for all age groups.