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Healing the Shame That Binds You Audiobook

Healing the Shame That Binds You

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Publisher's Summary

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.

Download the accompanying reference guide.

©1988 John Bradshaw, Renewed 2005 by John Bradshaw (P)2011 Tantor

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    Charles Wurts United States 01-08-13
    Charles Wurts United States 01-08-13 Member Since 2011
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    Would you listen to Healing the Shame that Binds You again? Why?

    I am , it's difficult to follow everything so I'm listening to it again.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Healing the Shame that Binds You?

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    Which character – as performed by John Pruden – was your favorite?

    It's not that type of book - this is a textbook really


    What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

    I am able to identify where I have carried shame in my own life.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Mary 12-18-11
    Mary 12-18-11
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    "Wonderful information"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Healing the Shame that Binds You to be better than the print version?

    Yes ---held my attention----my mind tends to wonder when I read and I find myself rereading certain parts


    What did you like best about this story?

    the truth about shame --the toxic


    What about John Pruden’s performance did you like?

    Really like Pruden's presentation-----the manner the book was read helped me visualize so many of the concepts


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Both....cry primarily ----I truly identified with the writings and work of James Bradshaw


    Any additional comments?

    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.....

    10 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    James Brown NYC, USA 12-31-13
    James Brown NYC, USA 12-31-13 Member Since 2016

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    "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.

    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    MichaelÃâàÃâàCunninghamÃâàFayetteville 12-26-14 Member Since 2014
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    "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.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    debbie 11-28-16
    debbie 11-28-16 Member Since 2014
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    "amazing book!"

    it is the best book I've heard or read for overcoming the hangups we are burdened with in our youth.

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    Winston Adkins 11-15-16
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    "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.

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    Amazon Customer 08-11-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Everyone should read this book!!"
    What did you like about this audiobook?

    I can't believe how much I learned from this book. It was like a mirror where I said yes yes yes.


    How has the book increased your interest in the subject matter?

    Yes


    Does the author present information in a way that is interesting and insightful, and if so, how does he achieve this?

    Easy to read and understand


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Stephanie Cleveland, OH, United States 06-18-16
    Stephanie Cleveland, OH, United States 06-18-16 Member Since 2011
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    "Excellent!"

    I love this book. My present for everyone!
    As I grow so does my family. Excellent!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    William 06-15-16
    William 06-15-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Good, But Not As Good As Homecoming !"
    Would you listen to Healing the Shame That Binds You again? Why?

    No. A bit dry and boring in comparison to Homecoming & Bradshaw's other books.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    No particular character. This is a book on information.


    What about John Pruden’s performance did you like?

    Good reader.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    "Healing Shame"


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Marian Hobson 05-17-16
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    "good ideas"

    overall I like and agree with the concepts taught and the way he teaches them but I got really tired of all his examples coming from. one client's life. started just skipping the story sections

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    "Great Discovery"

    I really really enjoyed the book and found it helpful to understand my issues I was struggling with.

    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • andy hanney
    12/27/15
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    "Enlightening read"

    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.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • O. Earle
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    "One of the most profound soul searching books there is"

    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.

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