Healing the Shame That Binds You is the most enduring work of family relationship expert and New York Times best-selling author John Bradshaw. In it, he shows how unhealthy toxic shame, often learned young and maintained into adulthood, is the core component in our compulsions, co-dependencies, addictions and drive to superachieve. While positive shame empowers us and sustains the fabric of our social system, inappropriate or misdirected shame results in the breakdown of our self-esteem, the destruction of the family system, and an inability to move forward with our lives. In an honest and emotionally revealing style based largely on his personal experience with addiction and his decades as a counselor, John Bradshaw moves from the source and manifestation of toxic shame to the practical tools---affirmations, visualizations, inner voice and feeling work, guided meditations, and other healing techniques---that will release the shame that binds us to our past.
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©1988 John Bradshaw, Renewed 2005 by John Bradshaw (P)2011 Tantor
This it seems taboo subject is well tacked by Bradshaw. The book covers many elements of shame and will assist the reader who needs greater insights into how such a powerful debilitating emotion can grip ones life. First steps to healing are in understanding.
I am amazed by the depth of this book and the knowledge it contains. This is an absolute must read for those in search of deep meaning of life. I have particularly enjoyed the solutions healing techniques offered by the author. The book left me with the sense of self-acceptance and inner peace.
"I thought it was worth my time"
I am , it's difficult to follow everything so I'm listening to it again.
It's not that type of book - this is a textbook really
I am able to identify where I have carried shame in my own life.
Again, this is pretty much a text book. Don't expect it to roll like the catcher in the rye. There are parts that won't apply to you but the parts that do may make it all worth it.
Yes ---held my attention----my mind tends to wonder when I read and I find myself rereading certain parts
the truth about shame --the toxic
Really like Pruden's presentation-----the manner the book was read helped me visualize so many of the concepts
Both....cry primarily ----I truly identified with the writings and work of James Bradshaw
Truly the book I have searched for years to answer my questions about why I and others responds to situations the way we do-----Thank you so much for this informative and interesting audio book! I listened whenever I had a spare moment---then listened to the audio book a second time.....
"A MUST READ FOR ANYONE WITH PAST PAIN"
If you have experienced tragedy, in any way in your life, THEN READING THIS BOOK IS A MUST. It opens your eyes to understanding what you went through, why you went through it, and how to not only survive it, but overcome it and prosper. Great Book.
"Inner peace of the mind. "
listen then evaluate the context without over processing you life.
....then listen again an again for your thoughts and move through the process of healing shame an embrace the intended purpose of your inner person.
I believe this book is like a perfect recipe.
Finding the why then now what and what to do
His articulation and voice tone
Stay in the now
Schools should integrate books like this one into their program. Start sooner then later
it is the best book I've heard or read for overcoming the hangups we are burdened with in our youth.
"very insightful to my childhood and inner thinking"
even the chapters that didn't apply to me had insight to my behavioral actions. it was a great listen. the last few chapters are mostly meditations which need more attention than during a drive or at work.
"Everyone should read this book!!"
I can't believe how much I learned from this book. It was like a mirror where I said yes yes yes.
Easy to read and understand
I love this book. My present for everyone!
As I grow so does my family. Excellent!!!
"Good, But Not As Good As Homecoming !"
No. A bit dry and boring in comparison to Homecoming & Bradshaw's other books.
No particular character. This is a book on information.
Good book, just not as helpful as some of Bradshaw's other books. He seems to have become much less spiritual in his approach to healing.
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