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Healing the Shame that Binds You : Recovery Classics - BRADSHAW JOHN

Healing the Shame that Binds You

Recovery Classics

Paperback Published: 30th December 2005
ISBN: 9780757303234
Number Of Pages: 316

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This classic book, written 17 years ago but still selling more than 13,000 copies every year, has been completely updated and expanded by the author.

"I used to drink," writes John Bradshaw,"to solve the problems caused by drinking. The more I drank to relieve my shame-based loneliness and hurt, the more I felt ashamed."

Shame is the motivator behind our toxic behaviors: the compulsion, co-dependency, addiction and drive to superachieve that breaks down the family and destroys personal lives. This book has helped millions identify their personal shame, understand the underlying reasons for it, address these root causes and release themselves from the shame that binds them to their past failures.

The author REALLY understands - he has lived it himself


During therapy my therapist recommended this book. She was absolutely right. I saw myself on every page. I knew that the author understood me perfectly well, & it was such a relief! Someone could make sense of me! to be understood AND to have recovery/healing advise in one book is wonderful. When my therapist wasn't there, I could go to the book & feel genuine support & understanding. A gift!

Perth WA


A must read book for everyone


Once again Booktopia's service was impeccable. The topic of this book is often unrecognized in the majority of people and yet we all carry our own forms of shame. John Bradshaw shows how to connect with it and let go of the unresolved grief that it really is.

Sydney Au


Healing the Shame That Binds You

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Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Preface to the Revised Editionp. ix
Preface to the Original Editionp. xv
The Problem-Spiritual Bankruptcy
Introduction: Shame as Demonic (The Internalization Process)p. 2
The Healthy Faces of Shame (HDL Shame)p. 5
The Toxically Destructive Faces of Shame (LDL Shame)p. 21
The Major Sources of Toxic Shamep. 45
The Hiding Places of Toxic Shamep. 101
The Solution-The Recovery and Uncovery Process A Parable: The Prisoner in the Dark Cavep. 150
Introduction: The Externalization Processp. 151
Coming Out of Hiding and Isolationp. 153
Twelve Steps for Transforming Toxic Shame into Healthy Shamep. 159
Liberating Your Wounded Inner Child and Redoing Toxic Shame Scenesp. 167
Integrating Your Disowned Partsp. 188
Confronting and Changing Your Toxic Inner Voicesp. 199
Choosing to Love and Forgive Yourself for Your Mistakesp. 223
Dealing with Toxic Shame in Relationshipsp. 235
Spiritual Awakening-The Discovery Process
Introduction: Healthy Shame as the Source and Guardian of Spiritualityp. 252
Spirituality and Sexualityp. 255
Shame as Revelatory and Revolutionary: Discovering Your Spiritual Destinyp. 275
Seven Major Spiritual Blessings That Come from Developing Healthy Shamep. 283
Epiloguep. 309
Sourcesp. 311
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ISBN: 9780757303234
ISBN-10: 0757303234
Series: Recovery Classics
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 316
Published: 30th December 2005
Publisher: Health Communications
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.5 x 14.0  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.39
Edition Type: Revised