Healing the Shame That Binds You

  • by John Bradshaw
  • Narrated by John Pruden
  • 11 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Healing the Shame That Binds You is the most enduring work of family relationship expert and New York Times best-selling author John Bradshaw. In it, he shows how unhealthy toxic shame, often learned young and maintained into adulthood, is the core component in our compulsions, co-dependencies, addictions and drive to superachieve. While positive shame empowers us and sustains the fabric of our social system, inappropriate or misdirected shame results in the breakdown of our self-esteem, the destruction of the family system, and an inability to move forward with our lives. In an honest and emotionally revealing style based largely on his personal experience with addiction and his decades as a counselor, John Bradshaw moves from the source and manifestation of toxic shame to the practical tools---affirmations, visualizations, inner voice and feeling work, guided meditations, and other healing techniques---that will release the shame that binds us to our past.
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Enlightening read

This it seems taboo subject is well tacked by Bradshaw. The book covers many elements of shame and will assist the reader who needs greater insights into how such a powerful debilitating emotion can grip ones life. First steps to healing are in understanding.
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- andy 1971

Great Discovery

I really really enjoyed the book and found it helpful to understand my issues I was struggling with.
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- abbey

Book Details

  • Release Date: 18-07-2011
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio