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"absolutely the best"
I have used his audio cassettes judiciously in alcohol and drug counseling with adults. Bradshaw recommends that clients have 1 year of recovery before starting this work. My setting does not allow for this and after careful thought and input from fellow counselors I will allow clients to listen to Home Coming. CAUTION: Any therapist using these tapes should have already worked through their issues before using tapes to help others work through their issues.
Bradshaw does excellent job of explaining developmental stages and how stages tend to repeat themselves. He explains that if we were not successful in working through a stage, then later on in life when stage is repeated, we are apt to not be successful again. Much of this has to do with our inner child being hurt. This inner child tends to act out (or act in) in various ways, well into our adulthood and can affect our relationships with other.
Bradshaw addresses three stages: infancy, toddler and pre-schooler. After discussing a stage, he will use guided imagery to take the listener back to that stage and work through difficult experiences. He also uses NLP neurolinguistic programing to help clients reprograming their thinking.
I've had remarkable results and highly recommend thier use with supervision of a therapist/counselor.
One final note: the CD versions do not break at the same points as in his cassettes and would recommend that user re-record the audios so that they break in less akward places.
I don't know what audible tape the previous reviewer listened to (1 star by "subterfuge") but it wasn't this one. No Christian slant here, except to refer to how some religious upbringing can negatively affect our inner child.
The author swings between recordings infront of a live audience to personal meditations. A wonderful speaker and very convincing.
A useful tape for anyone, not just those with extreme childhood experiences.
"Not the "read-a-long""
This is not a read-a-long as I expected, but more like an accompanying CD-audio that should have came with the book. Missing integral parts that the book helps to explain, but if you have both you are good to go. On the audio John Bradshaw helps one to enter a meditation state. Works wonders.
Attention all co-dependents, and addicts (If that's not you, you could be in denial..) Get this book. It is basic to your healing, because you'll understand the root of your suffering.
Overall I can't complain about my family or my education. My parents did the best they could, and avoided mistakes other parents did. However, the problem is not what your parents did, but how you perceived it and how it ultimately affected you. This program, in its simplicity, allowed me to have many "ah ha!" moments that explained some of my most deeply rooted behaviors and responses. I don't think it can replace the work with a therapist for deep traumas, but for sure it can help you grt an hindsight on your own development.
If you see yourself walking life in a constant toxic cycle. Or feel unresolved pain from your childhood. Please pick this book up. It will start you on an incredible journey of healing
"Great program to start healing with"
I just finished my first round of this audio book and it is fantastic. I really feel empowered. I have learned that I can go back and safely do the work I need to get on with life and being a real parent toy great kids who need me much. Get this program and do it. You will be who you were meant to be. Champion your inner child and get strong.
Thanks John Bradshaw.
"No.1 in my list of recommendations."
I'm speechless, what a wonderful book!
If you want to work with yourself, healing the wounds of the past
this book is a great first step.
Easy to understand, easy to follow, and you get very powerful results as soon as you finish every chapter.
I just bought another book from this author to see what else can I learn.
"Take the warnings seriously"
When they say to be cautious with the sessions and ask your therapist, don't throw caution to the wind. This can reopen lots of things from the past that have been undealt with. I wasn't ready and i got close to a panic attack. Also, it's kind of new agey and humanist, being your own nurturer. Definitely not a book for me.
"Loved This One"
John walks you through a series of exercises to begin healing your inner child. Beautifully done, funny at times. My heart was healed a lot with this book.
"Interesting, but not the book."
This is an audio workshop from John Bradshaw, not simply an audio version of the book. It includes some narrative from him, extracts from his group workshops and "visualisation" to listen to as part of the process. It contains a lot less content than the book, but in a easily accessible format.
"Definitely Get this"
if you feel unmet by others, or yourself. then i suggest that you get this.
"This will help you"
A great start to becoming your true self by moving on from your past. Enjoy.
A really important message presented in a clear and accessible format. I really enjoyed and would like to send it to many many people.
"This is THE book !!!"
If you had a dysfunctional childhood, you must listen to this book which have very good insights to reparent our inner child.
"wonderful - john bradshaw"
this is my first journey into audible and I loved it - beautiful programme and if you like this try his audio cd programme
It's a great audio with himself reading. That's always a good as there is passion to accompany the words. However John in this instance is wrong in my opinion. The affirmations are merely "filling in the cracks" and not reverting to a state "preventing the cracks" in the first place. I love what he wants to do but i'm now sorrowful because he does not understand what he is looking for and has presented this great work minus the substance needed. John has brought me to the right place but with the wrong "thinking system" to process the events. To go so far and not complete leads to a "already did that, no point in going back" type philosophy. It's saddening to feel that. I purchased this on a recommendation that has now rang the bell to move on and keep searching.
Narrating, reading, passion in the voice, humor with a serious message. (like this). If you do listen to or read this book, Make a declaration to listen to or read this again! Only then will you know what is giving and what is lacking.
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