Healing the Shame That Binds You

ISBN-10: 0932194869

ISBN-13: 9780932194862

Edition: 1988

Authors: John Bradshaw
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Description: In an emotionally revealing way John Bradshaw shows us how toxic shame is the core problem in our compulsions, co-dependencies, addictions and the drive to super-achieve. The result is a breakdown in the family system and our inability to go forward with our lives. We are bound by our shame.Drawing from his 22 years of experience as a counselor, Bradshaw offers us the techniques to heal this shame. Using affirmations, visualizations, "inner voice" and "feeling" work plus guided meditations and other useful healing techniques, he realeases the shame that binds us to the past.This important book breaks new ground in the core issues of societal and personal breakdown, offering techniques of recovery vital to all of us.

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Book details

List price: $9.95
Copyright year: 1988
Publisher: Health Communications, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/1/1988
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 245
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

John Elliot Bradshaw was born in Houston, Texas on June 29, 1933. He received a bachelor's degree in sacred theology and a master's degree in philosophy from the University of Toronto. He taught at the University of St. Thomas for a year. In 1964, just days before he was to be ordained, he left the Basilian Order. He eventually checked himself into an alcohol-treatment program at a state hospital in Austin. On being released, he returned to Houston and attended Alcoholics Anonymous meetings daily for the next three years. He soon began teaching adult Sunday school classes at Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church and working with addicts in the church's drug-abuse program. He also appeared on local television as the host of a talk show entitled Spotlight and found himself in demand as a lecturer on family psychology. In the early 1980s, he did a television series on the psychologist Erik Erikson's eight stages of man, which was broadcast on PBS. He also created a 10-part series entitled Bradshaw On: The Family, which also aired on PBS. He wrote numerous books during his lifetime including Bradshaw On: The Family, Bradshaw On: Healing the Shame That Binds You, Homecoming: Reclaiming and Championing Your Inner Child, Creating Love, Family Secrets: What You Don't Know Can Hurt You, and Post-Romantic Stress Disorder: What to Do When the Honeymoon Is Over. Many of his books were turned into PBS specials. He died of heart failure on May 8, 2016 at the age of 82.

Preface
The Problem
The Many Faces Of Shame
The Sources Of Toxic Shame
The Hiding Places Of Toxic Shame
The Solution
Introduction: The Externalization Process
A Parable: The Prisoner In The Dark Cave
Coming Out Of Hiding And Isolation
12 Steps For Transforming Toxic Shame Into Healthy Shame
Liberating Your Lost Inner Child
Integrating Your Disowned Parts
On Loving Yourself
Healing Your Memories And Changing Your Self-Image
Confronting And Changing Your Inner Voices
Dealing With Toxic Shame In Relationships
Spiritual Awakening
Epilogue
Appendix
Bibliography
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