Bradshaw on the Family A New Way of Creating Solid Self-Esteem

ISBN-10: 1558744274
ISBN-13: 9781558744271
Edition: 1990 (Revised)
Authors: John Bradshaw
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Description: Based on the public television series of the same name, Bradshaw On: The Family is John Bradshaw's seminal work on the dynamics of families that has sold more than a million copies since its original publication in 1988. Within its pages, you will  More...

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List price: $13.95
Copyright year: 1990
Publisher: Health Communications, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/1/1990
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 230
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.408
Language: English

Based on the public television series of the same name, Bradshaw On: The Family is John Bradshaw's seminal work on the dynamics of families that has sold more than a million copies since its original publication in 1988. Within its pages, you will discover the cause of emotionally impaired families. You will learn how unhealthy rules of behavior are passed down from parents to children, and the destructive effect this process has on our society.Using the latest family research and recovery material in this new edition, Bradshaw also explores the individual in both a family and societal setting. He shows you ways to escape the tyranny of family-reinforced behavior traps--from addiction and co-dependency to loss of will and denial--and demonstrates how to make conscious choices that will transform your life and the lives of your loved ones. He helps you heal yourself and then, using what you have learned helps you heal your family. Finally, Bradshaw extends this idea to our society: by returning yourself and your family to emotional health, you can heal the world in which you live. He helps you reenvision societal conflicts from the perspective of a global family, and shares with you the power of deep democracy: how the choices you make every day can affect--and improve--your world.

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 to the First Edition
Preface to the Revised Edition
A Parable: The Story of Hugh
Overview: The Crisis
The Family as a Rule-Bound Social System
Profile of a Functioning Family System
Profile of a Chronically Dysfunctioning Family System
Compulsive Families: Checklist for How Your Self-Esteem Was Damaged in an Addicted Family
The Persecuted: Checklist for How Your Self-Esteem Was Damaged in a Sexually or Physically Abusing Family
The "Bad" Child: Checklist for How Your Self-Esteem Was Damaged in an Emotionally Abusing Family
The Most Common Impact of Chronic Family Dysfunction: Co-dependency
Road Map for Recovering Your Disabled Will: Stage I--Finding a New Family of Affiliation
Road Map for Uncovering Your Lost Self: Stage II--Breaking the Original Spell
Road Map for Discovering Your True Self: Stage III--Spiritual Awakening and Compassionate Social Action
Epilogue: Revising Traditional Values
References
Index
Videotapes and Audiotapes

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