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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User Review  - Bea Bolinger - Goodreads

While reading a different book this one was mentioned - it sounded like something I should read. I have struggled with my shadow side but have been fortunate enough to be on a path that has introduced ... Read full review

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User Review  - Potro - Goodreads

An informative read. As I read this book I constantly found myself saying, "no wonder." This work really is helping me calm down; to see why I have been suffering and need to let go of perfectionism ... 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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