Healing the Shame that Binds You: Recovery Classics Edition

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Health Communications, Incorporated, Oct 15, 2005 - Self-Help - 350 pages
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This classic book, written 17 years ago but still selling more than 13,000 copies every year, has been completely updated and expanded by the author.

"I used to drink," writes John Bradshaw,"to solve the problems caused by drinking. The more I drank to relieve my shame-based loneliness and hurt, the more I felt ashamed."

Shame is the motivator behind our toxic behaviors: the compulsion, co-dependency, addiction and drive to superachieve that breaks down the family and destroys personal lives. This book has helped millions identify their personal shame, understand the underlying reasons for it, address these root causes and release themselves from the shame that binds them to their past failures.

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Highly recommended, but not for a quick overview. - Goodreads
I appreciated a lot of the insights in this book. - Goodreads
This is definitely going into my reference library. - Goodreads

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Some parts were good, some parts were boring. For me, some parts were applicable, some parts were not. The main message is to have healthy shame instead of "toxic shame." We have worth as people ... Read full review

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I got a lot out of this book. Made me think of how when an abuse, such as psychiatric abuse is dismissed as 'nothing' or 'lying' or 'exaggerating', the mind of the psychiatric survivor tries to come ... Read full review

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John Bradshaw is a counselor, speaker and one of the leading voices of the recovery movement, especially inner child and family issues. His classic books include Healing the Shame that Binds You (1.3 million copies sold), Bradshaw on: The Family (1.2 million copies sold) and Homecoming (3 million copies sold).

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