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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Customer Reviews

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If you have experienced tragedy, in any way in your life, THEN READING THIS BOOK IS A MUST. It opens your eyes to understanding what you went through, why you went through it, and how to not only survive it, but overcome it and prosper. Great Book.
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- James Brown "JB"

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Would you consider the audio edition of Healing the Shame that Binds You to be better than the print version?

Yes ---held my attention----my mind tends to wonder when I read and I find myself rereading certain parts

What did you like best about this story?

the truth about shame --the toxic

What about John Pruden’s performance did you like?

Really like Pruden's presentation-----the manner the book was read helped me visualize so many of the concepts

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Both....cry primarily ----I truly identified with the writings and work of James Bradshaw

Any additional comments?

Truly the book I have searched for years to answer my questions about why I and others responds to situations the way we do-----Thank you so much for this informative and interesting audio book! I listened whenever I had a spare moment---then listened to the audio book a second time.....

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- Mary

Book Details

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