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The Body Never Lies : Lingering Effects of Hurtful Parenting - Alice Miller

The Body Never Lies

Lingering Effects of Hurtful Parenting

Paperback Published: 17th August 2006
ISBN: 9780393328639
Number Of Pages: 224

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<p>An examination of childhood trauma and its surreptitious, debilitating effects by one of the world's leading psychoanalysts. </p><p>Never before has world-renowned psychoanalyst Alice Miller examined so persuasively the long-range consequences of childhood abuse on the body. Using the experiences of her patients along with the biographical stories of literary giants such as Virginia Woolf, Franz Kafka, and Marcel Proust, Miller shows how a child's humiliation, impotence, and bottled rage will manifest itself as adult illness -- be it cancer, stroke, or other debilitating diseases. Never one to shy away from controversy, Miller urges society as a whole to jettison its belief in the Fourth Commandment and not to extend forgiveness to parents whose tyrannical childrearing methods have resulted in unhappy, and often ruined, adult lives. In this empowering work, writes Rutgers professor Philip Greven, &quot;readers will learn how to confront the overt and covert traumas of their own childhoods with the enlightened guidance of Alice Miller.&quot; </p>

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"Alice Miller's arguments are lucid, closely reasoned, and utterly convincing." -- Elaine Kendall - Los Angeles Times Book Review

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I liked it, it is easy to read and has a clear and useful message. I am just stuck in that my body is obviously still telling me thngs are wrong but I don't know form the read who to access these areas yet.

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Prefacep. 13
Introduction: Morality and the Bodyp. 19
Saying and Concealing
Awe of the Parents and Its Tragic Effectsp. 43
The Fight for Liberty in the Dramas and the Unheeded Outcry of the Bodyp. 48
The Betrayal of Memoryp. 54
Self-Hatred and Unfulfilled Lovep. 59
The Imprisoned Child and the Necessity of Denying Painp. 64
Suffocated by Mother's Lovep. 68
A Past Master at Splitting Off Feelingsp. 77
Postscript to Part Ip. 79
Traditional Morality in Therapy and the Knowledge of the Body
Introduction to Part IIp. 85
The Familiarity of Cruelty to Childrenp. 94
The Carousel of Feelingsp. 103
The Body as Guardian of the Truthp. 121
Can I Say It?p. 127
Kill Rather Than Feel the Truthp. 134
Drugs and the Deception of the Bodyp. 138
The Right to Awarenessp. 147
Deception Kills Lovep. 164
Anorexia: The Longing for Genuine Communication
Introduction to Part IIIp. 173
The Fictional Diary of Anita Finkp. 180
Postscriptp. 203
Afterwordp. 209
Notesp. 223
Bibliographyp. 227
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ISBN: 9780393328639
ISBN-10: 0393328635
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 17th August 2006
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 13.9  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.2
Edition Number: 1

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