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Hardcover Homecoming Book

ISBN: 0553057936

ISBN13: 9780553057935


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Bradshaw's Homecoming re-creates the transformative experiences of his workshops, in which participants learn to understand and mourn the damage done to their inner child--the core self with which we are born and which is damaged and hidden when the growing child adapts to life in a dysfunctional family. A #1 national bestseller, now in trade paperback. Illustrated.

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Credit where it's due

I'm giving credit here, but I'm not sure whether or not it's for Mr. B's writings, or his personal appearances. I've been privy to both. At any rate, he, along with Louise Hay, saved my life. Were it not for their books, their wonderful warmth and caring, and their testaments, I simply wouldn't be here. Both authors deal with the inner child and his/her healing. It's a subject that's not covered much, especially in books outside the "self help" catagories, but there are a few (think Conroy's Prince of Tides or McCrae's Bark of the Dogwood). At any rate, Homecoming is wonderful and if you read anything, read this and "You Can Heal your life" by Hay. God bless.

Bradshaw is courageous!

To accept our vulnerability is to be courageous. Bradshaw himself had a lot of emotional pain and he has figured out that by being honest about our feelings, it is possible to resolve past emotional pain! This concept is not new - in some cultures such as that in the Indian tradition, to grieve over losses is considered very important. A prime example is the mourning that occurs after the death of a dear one. The family cries along with friends and relatives, sometimes for days on end. After the 10th day, everybody is normal and back to business ready to face the new reality! After reading Bradshaw's book, practicing his techniques, and experiencing a sense of empowerment and emotional growth, I can fully appreciate this tradition of expressing grief, brought to us from our forefathers. Just like the body is capable of healing a physical wound by itself - all we need to do is protect the wound from being hurt again, take some precautions, etc, - thankfully, the mind is capable of healing emotional wounds by itself - otherwise there would probably be no sane people in this world. In today's fast-paced life, we need to be deliberate in providing our mind with environments conducive to healing. Bradshaw gives us techniques which will help us and our loved ones for the rest of our lives. Thanks to Bradshaw and others like him, I now thoroughly know the value of healing our emotional knots, and by implication the emotional distress we can cause our children and relatives by our improper behaviour. John Bradshaw is a gift to humanity.

Homecoming by John Bradshaw

John Bradshaw's "Family", "Healing the Shame that Binds You" and "Homecoming" changed my life. The first showed me where I came from and how I got to be the way I was. It gave me understanding, and the knowledge that I wasn't crazy and hopeless. I was taught to be that way. The second book helped me to identify the specific ways it all happened, to remember it, and then it gave me hope that I could unlearn it all and be retrained. I could learn ways to change things to make things better.The third book gave me direction, and tools to correct my behaviors and dysfunctional behaviors, and the ability to change my life. To really heal, without fear.Now years later, I am happy and doing very well. I whole-heartedly recommend these three books to anyone that is having any relationship problems or childhood issues, any type of addiction or codependent issues, feelings of inadequacy, insecurity or loss of self esteem. In these books, there is knowledge that will heal you, there is hope to change, there is courage to gain and there is a better life.My gratitude to you, Mr. John Bradshaw!CE

Fantastically Helpful Book - A Must Read!

Wow! Bradshaw picks up where his book, "Healing the Shame That Binds You" left off. He helps the reader to identify problems that arose out of his/her family setting and/or traumatic settings in early life. He then goes on to explain how one's past may well be having a negative impact on their CURRENT, adult life. Finally he helps the reader to eliminate and neutralize those negative impacts and truly become a whole and complete adult. If you find that your life is still going around in circles after reading Healing the Shame that Binds you, then you NEED this book! It is LOADED with pratical information and application. (If it doesn't become required reading for therapist courses abroad I'll be very suprised. It is fantastic! ) are NOT a screw up according to Bradshaw.

This book is a must read!

If you are tired of going around in circles with addictions, self conflicts and other things that have developed from your childhood.... this book is for you. John Bradshaw shows us how we have come to be in the place we are in at this stage of life. He shows how to stop the cycles of repeating the same negative things over and over. He shows how we all played a roll in the family and where we might have been in that roll. Why we are alcholics.. care takers... over achivers... or other addictions in life. He helps us to tune into that small self that still remains in us... even as adults. His technic of using the inner child to write with the non-perdominate hand is something unique in it's nature. He takes us from toddler stage thru to the self we are today. This book covers all kinds of things that have happened to many in life... like abandonment issues... children of alcholics and the roll each individual plays... the sexually abused... and many other issues that many of us have today. If you are wanting to stop the cycle and live a more productive and positive way? If you are willing to work at seeing how and why you came to be where you are now? Then this book is for you. It is of a greater benifit to have a counsler. Hoping this books helps all as much as it has helped me! Many wishes of campassion and happiness to all!
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