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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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

A Genuinely Enlightening Experience

Bradshaw combines his many experiences and knowledge into a real, raw and gut churning adventure into oneself. I became aware of parts of me I hadn't noticed before but recognised instantly. The way Bradshaw identifies the spiritual malady is excruciatingly accurate and painful, I felt forced to stop listening on many occasions so that I could process the information and come to terms with the newly discovered parts of myself.
The good news is that the second half of the book is all about solutions and healing. It's worth persevering, I thank myself for doing so.
To summarise, Bradshaw beat the crap out of me emotionally by waking me up to my inner shame and then taught me how to heal my psychological wounds.
I now have the confidence to look forward to enjoying my life by using the techniques provided in this book.
Thank you John Bradshaw RIP
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Book Details

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