Healing the Shame That Binds You

Healing the Shame That Binds You
Author: John Bradshaw
Pages: 245
ISBN: 9780757399435
Available:
Release: 2010-01-01
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In an emotionally revealing way John Bradshaw shows us how toxic shame is the core problem in our compulsions, co-dependencies, addictions and the drive to super-achieve. The result is a breakdown in the family system and our inability to go forward with our lives. We are bound by our shame. Drawing from his 22 years of experience as a counselor, Bradshaw offers us the techniques to heal this shame. Using affirmations, visualizations, "inner voice" and "feeling" work plus guided meditations and other useful healing techniques, he realeases the shame that binds us to the past. This important book breaks new ground in the core issues of societal and personal breakdown, offering techniques of recovery vital to all of us.

Healing the Shame that Binds You

Healing the Shame that Binds You
Author: John Bradshaw
Pages: 316
ISBN: 9780757303234
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Release: 2005-10-15
Editor: Health Communications, Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Shame is the motivator behind many toxic behaviors like compulsion, codependency, addiction, and drive to superachieve. This title identifies personal shame, explains the underlying reasons, and addresses root causes.

Healing the Shame that Binds You

Healing the Shame that Binds You
Author: John Bradshaw
Pages: 245
ISBN: 9780932194862
Available:
Release: 1988
Editor: Health Communications, Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Argues that shame is the core problem in compulsions, co-dependencies, and addictions, and suggests techniques for healing shameful feelings

Healing the Shame That Binds You

Healing the Shame That Binds You
Author: John Bradshaw
Pages: 245
ISBN: 9780757399435
Available:
Release: 2010-01-01
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In an emotionally revealing way John Bradshaw shows us how toxic shame is the core problem in our compulsions, co-dependencies, addictions and the drive to super-achieve. The result is a breakdown in the family system and our inability to go forward with our lives. We are bound by our shame. Drawing from his 22 years of experience as a counselor, Bradshaw offers us the techniques to heal this shame. Using affirmations, visualizations, "inner voice" and "feeling" work plus guided meditations and other useful healing techniques, he realeases the shame that binds us to the past. This important book breaks new ground in the core issues of societal and personal breakdown, offering techniques of recovery vital to all of us.

Bradshaw On The Family

Bradshaw On  The Family
Author: John Bradshaw
Pages: 230
ISBN: 9780757397332
Available:
Release: 2010-01-01
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Family Secrets The Path from Shame to Healing

Family Secrets  The Path from Shame to Healing
Author: John Bradshaw
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780553374988
Available:
Release: 1996
Editor: Bantam
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Identifying the differences between healthy family secrets and dangerous ones, a step-by-step guide to uncovering dark family secrets from the past and present explains how to use the genogram to chart key relationships. Reprint.

Reclaiming Virtue

Reclaiming Virtue
Author: John Bradshaw
Pages: 516
ISBN: 9780553095920
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Release: 2009
Editor: Bantam
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The best-selling author of Creating Love sets out to redefine what it means to live a moral life in today's world by helping readers reclaim and cultivate their inborn moral intelligence by developing one's instincts for goodness in childhood and nurturing them through one's adult life to promote good character and moral responsibility. 75,000 first printing.

Creating Love

Creating Love
Author: John Bradshaw
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9780804150392
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Release: 2013-04-24
Editor: Bantam
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“Why are so many of us at times completely baffled by a relationship? How can we think we know someone so well and admit in the end that we hardly knew that person at all? Why do many people who work diligently and strenuously to gain wholeness and balance still feel so frustrated about having a fulfilling relationship? Why have so many people given up on love?”—from the Prologue John Bradshaw’s bestselling books and compelling PBS series have touched and changed millions of lives. Now, in Creating Love, he offers us a new way to understand our most crucial relationships—with our romantic partners and spouses, with our parents and children, with friends and co-workers, with ourselves, and with God. Bradshaw’s compassionate approach shows that many of us have been literally “entranced” by past experiences of counterfeit love, so we unknowingly re-create patterns that can never fulfill us. Here he provides both the insights and the precise tools we need to keep those destructive patterns from repeating in the present. And then he shows how we can open ourselves to the soul-building work of real love—and create healthy, loving relationships where we can be fully ourselves in every part of our lives.

Homecoming

Homecoming
Author: John Bradshaw
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780804150385
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Release: 2013-04-24
Editor: Bantam
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Facing Shame Families in Recovery

Facing Shame  Families in Recovery
Author: Merle A. Fossum,Marilyn J. Mason
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9780393711585
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Release: 1989-05-17
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"This book will be helpful to all practitioners of psychological services and to all persons who wish to understand their dilemnas better." —Virginia M. Satir Families that return for treatment time and again often have problems that seem unrelated—such as compulsive, addictive, or abusive behaviors—but that are linked by an underlying process of shame. Comparing the shame-bound family system with the respectful family system, Fossum and Mason outline the assumptions underlying their depth approach to family therapy and take the reader step by step through the stages of therapy. Case examples are used to illustrate the process.

Shame

Shame
Author: Gershen Kaufman
Pages: 263
ISBN: 0870470523
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Release: 1992
Editor: Schenkman Books
Language: en

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Toxic Shame

Toxic Shame
Author: Oliver Cooper, Jr.
Pages: 154
ISBN: 1505315565
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Release: 2015-02-11
Editor: CreateSpace
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

• Do you have low self-esteem? • When you are in a relationship, do you feel as though you are not enough? • Do you put up with bad behaviour? • Are you obsessed with self development? • Do you believe that you are unlovable? • Are you always self conscious? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you could be carrying toxic shame.Toxic Shame - Is Toxic Shame Defining Your Life? Looks into what can happen when someone is carry toxic shame. While someone might not be aware of their toxic shame, it can still end up defining their life. This book covers over twenty different ways in which toxic shame can negatively affect someone's life: from how they talk to themselves to their relationships, to if they feel they belong and to how they feel about themselves and many other areas.

Letting Go of Shame

Letting Go of Shame
Author: Ronald Potter-Efron,Patricia Potter-Efron
Pages: 228
ISBN: 9781592858460
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Release: 2009-12-10
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Letting Go of Shame: Understanding How Shame Affects Your Life helps to explain the emotion of shame and its impact on our self-image and relationships. As we identify shame and use recovery skills to work through it, Letting Go of Shame: Understanding How Shame Affects Your Like helps to explain the emotion of shame and its impact on our self-image and relationships. The authors offer us a way that we can personalize a plan of action to help build our self-esteem, and they suggest exercises to help us identify our feelings of shame.

Escaping Toxic Guilt

Escaping Toxic Guilt
Author: Susan Carrell
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780071595889
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Release: 2007-11-26
Editor: McGraw Hill Professional
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Highly qualified author: Carrell is a registered psychiatric nurse, relationship coach, therapist, and former university campus chaplain Includes a prescriptive five-step plan for freeing readers from all types of guilt, whether it’s familyrelated, religious, or self-imposed

Healing the Child Within

Healing the Child Within
Author: Charles Whitfield
Pages: 216
ISBN: 9780757397578
Available:
Release: 2010-01-01
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Dr. Whitfield provides a clear and effective introduction to the basic principles of recovery. This book is a modern classic, as fresh and useful today as it was more than a decade ago when first published. Here, frontline physician and therapist Charles Whitfield describes the process of wounding that the Child Within (True Self) experiences and shows how to differentiate the True Self from the false self. He also describes the core issues of recovery and more. Other writings on this topic have come and gone, while Healing the Child Within has remained a strong introduction to recognizing and healing from the painful effects of childhood trauma. Highly recommended by therapists and survivors of trauma.

Guilt Shame and Anxiety

Guilt  Shame  and Anxiety
Author: Peter R. Breggin, MD
Pages: 317
ISBN: 9781616147211
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Release: 2014-12-02
Editor: Prometheus Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

With the first unified theory of guilt, shame, and anxiety, this pioneering psychiatrist and critic of psychiatric diagnoses and drugs examines the causes and effects of psychological and emotional suffering from the perspective of biological evolution, child development, and mature adult decision-making. Drawing on evolution, neuroscience, and decades of clinical experience, Dr. Breggin analyzes what he calls our negative legacy emotions—the painful emotional heritage that encumbers all human beings. The author marshals evidence that we evolved as the most violent and yet most empathic creatures on Earth. Evolution dealt with this species-threatening conflict between our violence and our close-knit social life by building guilt, shame, and anxiety into our genes. These inhibiting emotions were needed prehistorically to control our self-assertiveness and aggression within intimate family and clan relationships. Dr. Breggin shows how guilt, shame, and anxiety eventually became self-defeating and demoralizing legacies from our primitive past that no longer play any useful or positive role in mature adult life. He then guides the reader through the Three Steps to Emotional Freedom, starting with how to identify negative legacy emotions and then how to reject their control over us. Finally, he describes how to triumph over and transcend guilt, shame, and anxiety on the way to greater emotional freedom and a more rational, loving, and productive life.

Toxic Parents

Toxic Parents
Author: Susan Forward
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780307575326
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Release: 2009-12-16
Editor: Bantam
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Dr. Susan Forward's Men Who Hate Women and the Women Who Love Them. When you were a child... Did your parents tell you were bad or worthless? Did your parents use physical pain to discipline you? Did you have to take care of your parents because of their problems? Were you frightened of your parents? Did your parents do anything to you that had to be kept secret? Now that you are an adult... Do your parents still treat you as if you were a child? Do you have intense emotional or physical reactions after spending time with your parents? Do your parents control you with threats or guilt? Do they manipulate you with money? Do you feel that no matter what you do, it's never good enough for your parents? In this remarkable self-help guide, Dr. Susan Forward drawn on case histories and the real-life voices of adult children of toxic parents to help you free yourself from the frustrating patterns of your relationship with your parents -- and discover an exciting new world of self-confidence, inner strength, and emotional independence.

Shame

Shame
Author: Dr Joseph Burgo
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781786782922
Available:
Release: 2018-12-06
Editor: Watkins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Encounters with embarrassment, guilt, self-consciousness, and remorse are unavoidable in everyday life. Although uncomfortable they often have something to teach us. This family of emotions, collectively known as shame, can help highlight our goals and values, and can be used as a tool for self-knowledge. In this accessible and engaging book psychotherapist Joseph Burgo draws on his 35 years of experience in private practice to reclaim this supposedly toxic emotion and transform it into a force of empowerment. Self-esteem canÕt thrive in the soil of nonstop praise and encouragement. Instead it depends upon setting and meeting goals, living up to the expectations we hold for ourselves, and sharing our joy in achievement with the people who matter most to us. This intimate look at the spectrum of shame emotions offers a new, positive route forward from shame to joy, dignity, and self-esteem.

Feelings Buried Alive Never Die

Feelings Buried Alive Never Die
Author: Prepress Staff
Pages: 299
ISBN: 9780911207026
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Release: 2014-02-01
Editor: Olympus Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Karol Truman provides a comprehensive and enlightening resource for getting in touch with unresolved feelings which, she explains, can distort not only happiness but also health and well-being. Leaving no emotion unnamed, and in fact listing around 750 labels for feelings, Truman helps identify problem areas, and offers a "script" to help process the feelings, replacing the negative feeling with a new, positive outlook. A chapter on the possible emotions below the surface in various physical ailments gives the reader plenty to work with on a deep healing level. FEELINGS BURIED ALIVE NEVER DIE combines a supportive, common-sense, results-oriented approach to a problem that is widespread and that can stop people from living fully.

Surviving Disclosure

Surviving Disclosure
Author: Jennifer P. Schneider, M.d.,M. Deborah Corley, Ph.D.
Pages: 216
ISBN: 1477608303
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Release: 2012-08-22
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Drs. Schneider and Corley's groundbreaking 2002 workbook, Disclosing Secrets, addressed the impact of disclosure on both addicts and their partners. Their subsequent research showed that the impact of disclosure is very different for partners than addicts. Surviving Disclosure, helps partners better understand the trauma resulting from the addict's behaviors and offers a step-by-step guide for how to begin the healing process, prepare for the impact of living with an addict (even an addict in recovery), and deal with shame, anger and fear. The book describes what to tell the children and others, how to promote self-care and well-being no matter what the addict does, and how to set boundaries as part of rebuilding trust. Relationships can heal and partners can thrive after disclosure.