Bradshaw On: The Family: A New Way of Creating Solid Self-Esteem

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Health Communications, Incorporated, 1996 - Family & Relationships - 305 pages
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Based on the public television series of the same name, Bradshaw On: The Family is John Bradshaw's seminal work on the dynamics of families that has sold more than a million copies since its original publication in 1988. Within its pages, you will discover the cause of emotionally impaired families. You will learn how unhealthy rules of behavior are passed down from parents to children, and the destructive effect this process has on our society.

Using the latest family research and recovery material in this new edition, Bradshaw also explores the individual in both a family and societal setting. He shows you ways to escape the tyranny of family-reinforced behavior traps--from addiction and co-dependency to loss of will and denial--and demonstrates how to make conscious choices that will transform your life and the lives of your loved ones. He helps you heal yourself and then, using what you have learned helps you heal your family.

Finally, Bradshaw extends this idea to our society: by returning yourself and your family to emotional health, you can heal the world in which you live. He helps you reenvision societal conflicts from the perspective of a global family, and shares with you the power of deep democracy: how the choices you make every day can affect--and improve--your world.

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Do your self a gentle smart favor, ignore any negative review of this book. If you want to help yourself and help your friends and loved ones, summon whatever it takes for you to read this book. I had ... Read full review

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Pretty interesting on family dynamics. The interpersonal relationships and all the various roles family members are sometimes set up to play. Read full review

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John Bradshaw has been at the forefront of the self-development and recovery field for more than ten years. He has helped million of people improve their lives through his ongoing lecture series, his nationally broadcast public television series and his bestselling books.

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