Reclaiming and Healing Your Inner Child
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Are you outwardly successful but inwardly do you feel like a big kid? Do you aspire to be a loving parent but all too often “lose it” in hurtful ways? Do you crave intimacy but sometimes wonder if it’s worth the struggle? Or are you plagued by constant vague feelings of anxiety or depression?
If any of this sounds familiar, you may be experiencing the hidden but damaging effects of a painful childhood—carrying within you a “wounded inner child” that is crying out for attention and healing.
In this powerful book, John Bradshaw shows how we can learn to nurture that inner child, in essence offering ourselves the good parenting we needed and longed for. Through a step-by-step process of exploring the unfinished business of each developmental stage, we can break away from destructive family rules and roles and free ourselves to live responsibly in the present. Then, says Bradshaw, the healed inner child becomes a source of vitality, enabling us to find new joy and energy in living.
Homecoming includes a wealth of unique case histories and interactive techniques, including questionnaires, letter-writing to the inner child, guided meditations, and affirmations. Pioneering when introduced, these classic therapies are now being validated by new discoveries in attachment research and neuroscience. No one has ever brought them to a popular audience more effectively and inspiringly than John Bradshaw.
I can't explain, I'm still in disbelief
Shortly into the book i had to stop & get a hold of myself. Finally my feelings, my thoughts, my life that even at 36 years old i couldn't explain the craziness inside me to no one not even to myself. i had no words for the HOLE IN MY SOUL! This book has saved my life. I immediately went out & bought 2 more of his. I can't wait to go out & buy the 2 other books I'm missing! My higher power has lead me where I needed to be, it just took me awhile to see the signs.