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.
©1988 John Bradshaw, Renewed 2005 by John Bradshaw (P)2011 Tantor
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.....
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.
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.
I can't even listen to this. The performance is so bad that I can't get through it. It's clear the reader has no idea what he's saying. He's just using standand subject, verb, object phrasing in each sentence. I really want to read this too... So I guess I'll be getting the print version.
Unless you want to feel like your in church and you should have your hand slapped for taking an extra sip of wine..... not for you. If I wanted to go to church I would of bought a book about it. I didn't need a sermon! I just wanted some good insight.
John Bradshaw does not seem to have a biblical view. I do not recommend this book to anyone who does.
I really really enjoyed the book and found it helpful to understand my issues I was struggling with.
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