Homecoming: Reclaiming and Championing Your Inner Child
Are you outwardly successful but inwardly do you feel like a big kid? Do you aspire to be a loving parent but all too often “lose it” in hurtful ways? Do you crave intimacy but sometimes wonder if it’s worth the struggle? Or are you plagued by constant vague feelings of anxiety or depression?
If any of this sounds familiar, you may be experiencing the hidden but damaging effects of a painful childhood—carrying within you a “wounded inner child” that is crying out for attention and healing.
In this powerful book, John Bradshaw shows how we can learn to nurture that inner child, in essence offering ourselves the good parenting we needed and longed for. Through a step-by-step process of exploring the unfinished business of each developmental stage, we can break away from destructive family rules and roles and free ourselves to live responsibly in the present. Then, says Bradshaw, the healed inner child becomes a source of vitality, enabling us to find new joy and energy in living.
Homecoming includes a wealth of unique case histories and interactive techniques, including questionnaires, letter-writing to the inner child, guided meditations, and affirmations. Pioneering when introduced, these classic therapies are now being validated by new discoveries in attachment research and neuroscience. No one has ever brought them to a popular audience more effectively and inspiringly than John Bradshaw.
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Review: Homecoming: Reclaiming and Championing Your Inner ChildUser Review - Katja - Goodreads
I had mixed reactions to this book. On the one hand, the basic concept (how childhood wounds escalate into adult problems) is incredibly important. However, this book is a product of its time. Among ... Read full review
Review: Homecoming: Reclaiming and Championing Your Inner ChildUser Review - David - Goodreads
Bradshaw shed light as to connecting with your "inner child". He defines this to be your young self that resides inside of you regardless of your age. He goes into steps to reconnect with your real ... Read full review
THE PROBLEM OF THE WOUNDED INNER CHILD
How Your Wonderful Inner Child Got Wounded
Parable The Almost Tragic Story of a Tender Elf
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