• Healing the Shame That Binds You

  • By: John Bradshaw
  • Narrated by: John Pruden
  • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Release date: 07-18-11
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio
  • 4.5 (328 ratings)

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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.
©1988 John Bradshaw, Renewed 2005 by John Bradshaw (P)2011 Tantor
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By Charles Wurts on 01-08-13

I thought it was worth my time

Would you listen to Healing the Shame that Binds You again? Why?

I am , it's difficult to follow everything so I'm listening to it again.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Healing the Shame that Binds You?

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Which character – as performed by John Pruden – was your favorite?

It's not that type of book - this is a textbook really

What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

I am able to identify where I have carried shame in my own life.

Any additional comments?

Again, this is pretty much a text book. Don't expect it to roll like the catcher in the rye. There are parts that won't apply to you but the parts that do may make it all worth it.

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By C. Barry on 12-13-16

Valuable information, but gruesome at times

Is there anything you would change about this book?

There were more very extreme gruesome examples than necessary, which seemed more harmful than informative at times. These examples were honestly haunting and did not have enough resolution or education information attached to them to be helpful/informative.

Would you recommend Healing the Shame That Binds You to your friends? Why or why not?

I think the book might actually be re-traumatizing for many survivors. This is really unfortunate, as there is some very good information that otherwise could be helpful.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

Absolutely not.

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6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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By MR J C WESSON on 01-12-17

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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6 of 6 people found this review helpful


By abbey on 06-05-13

Great Discovery

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

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11 of 12 people found this review helpful

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By Ms. M. J. Picot on 09-02-17

A must read for self development

There's so much baggage you carry around lots can be shed off must read enjoy

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By Catherine on 03-22-17

Confronting but effective

Hard to listen to at times due to emotional discomfort. Brought a lot of family stuff to the surface I was unaware still affected me but also gave practical tools to deal with it.

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