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Home Coming: Reclaiming and Championing Your Inner Child | [John Bradshaw]

Home Coming: Reclaiming and Championing Your Inner Child

Using a combination of workshop presentations and exclusive, practical exercises, accompanied by the soothing music of Steven Halpern, John Bradshaw demonstrates how your wounded inner child may be causing you pain and offers the tools to help you gradually, safely go back to reclaim, and nurture that child - and literally help yourself grow up again. This special presentation will show you how to: validate your inner child through meditations and affirmations; give your child permission to break destructive family roles and rules; adopt new rules allowing pleasure and honest self-exploration; deal with anger and difficult relationships; pay attention to your innermost purpose and desires...and find new joy and energy in living.
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Using a combination of workshop presentations and exclusive, practical exercises, accompanied by the soothing music of Steven Halpern, John Bradshaw demonstrates how your wounded inner child may be causing you pain and offers the tools to help you gradually, safely go back to reclaim, and nurture that child - and literally help yourself grow up again. This special presentation will show you how to: validate your inner child through meditations and affirmations; give your child permission to break destructive family roles and rules; adopt new rules allowing pleasure and honest self-exploration; deal with anger and difficult relationships; pay attention to your innermost purpose and desires...and find new joy and energy in living.

©1992 John Bradshaw; (P)1992 John Bradshaw and Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Publishing, Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Publishing, A Division of Random House, Inc.

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    Phillip Clarksville, TN, USA 11-30-04
    Phillip Clarksville, TN, USA 11-30-04
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    "absolutely the best"

    I have used his audio cassettes judiciously in alcohol and drug counseling with adults. Bradshaw recommends that clients have 1 year of recovery before starting this work. My setting does not allow for this and after careful thought and input from fellow counselors I will allow clients to listen to Home Coming. CAUTION: Any therapist using these tapes should have already worked through their issues before using tapes to help others work through their issues.

    Bradshaw does excellent job of explaining developmental stages and how stages tend to repeat themselves. He explains that if we were not successful in working through a stage, then later on in life when stage is repeated, we are apt to not be successful again. Much of this has to do with our inner child being hurt. This inner child tends to act out (or act in) in various ways, well into our adulthood and can affect our relationships with other.

    Bradshaw addresses three stages: infancy, toddler and pre-schooler. After discussing a stage, he will use guided imagery to take the listener back to that stage and work through difficult experiences. He also uses NLP neurolinguistic programing to help clients reprograming their thinking.

    I've had remarkable results and highly recommend thier use with supervision of a therapist/counselor.

    One final note: the CD versions do not break at the same points as in his cassettes and would recommend that user re-record the audios so that they break in less akward places.

    18 of 19 people found this review helpful
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    D. Trumpy Saskatoon, Canada 01-13-06
    D. Trumpy Saskatoon, Canada 01-13-06 Member Since 2005
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    "Outstanding"

    I don't know what audible tape the previous reviewer listened to (1 star by "subterfuge") but it wasn't this one. No Christian slant here, except to refer to how some religious upbringing can negatively affect our inner child.

    The author swings between recordings infront of a live audience to personal meditations. A wonderful speaker and very convincing.

    A useful tape for anyone, not just those with extreme childhood experiences.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    kimberly claremont, CA, United States 06-13-10
    kimberly claremont, CA, United States 06-13-10 Member Since 2006
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    "Healing"

    Attention all co-dependents, and addicts (If that's not you, you could be in denial..) Get this book. It is basic to your healing, because you'll understand the root of your suffering.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Simon JohannesburgSouth Africa 02-19-09
    Simon JohannesburgSouth Africa 02-19-09
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    "Not the "read-a-long""

    This is not a read-a-long as I expected, but more like an accompanying CD-audio that should have came with the book. Missing integral parts that the book helps to explain, but if you have both you are good to go. On the audio John Bradshaw helps one to enter a meditation state. Works wonders.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    W. Wright DC 06-15-12
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    "very solid material"
    Where does Home Coming rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    among the best


    What did you like best about this story?

    the range and the depth of material covered and its applicability not only to me, but to many others in my circle


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    exceptional material for addiction recovery!

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    Monica fort Mill, SC, USA 09-15-09
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    "No.1 in my list of recommendations."

    I'm speechless, what a wonderful book!
    If you want to work with yourself, healing the wounds of the past
    this book is a great first step.
    Easy to understand, easy to follow, and you get very powerful results as soon as you finish every chapter.
    I just bought another book from this author to see what else can I learn.

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    michael Hanover, MD, United States 11-21-05
    michael Hanover, MD, United States 11-21-05 Member Since 2005
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    "subterfuge"

    Another author that cloaks christian proselytizing under the guise of "self help."

    Books like this should be required to have a warning label just like music that contains "explict lyrics" is required to.

    Lesson learned -- Instead of going by the 5 star ratings on this site, research the author before ordering next time.

    1 of 18 people found this review helpful
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  • Laurence
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    6/30/11
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    "Interesting, but not the book."

    This is an audio workshop from John Bradshaw, not simply an audio version of the book. It includes some narrative from him, extracts from his group workshops and "visualisation" to listen to as part of the process. It contains a lot less content than the book, but in a easily accessible format.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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