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The Truth Will Set You Free: Overcoming Emotional Blindness

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More than twenty years ago, a little-known Swiss psychoanalyst wrote a book that changed the way many people viewed themselves and their world. In simple but powerful prose, the deeply moving The Drama of the Gifted Child showed how parents unconsciously form and deform the emotional lives of their children. Alice Miller's stories about the roots of suffering in childhood resonated with readers everywhere, and her book soon achieved cult status and became a backlist bestseller. In The Truth Will Set You Free Miller returns to the intensely personal tone and themes of her best-loved work. Only by embracing the truth of our past histories can any of us hope to be free of pain in the present, she argues. Miller's vivid true stories reveal the perils of early-childhood mistreatment and the dangers of mindless obedience to parental will. Drawing on the latest research on brain development, she shows how spanking and humiliation produce dangerous levels of denial. This denial, necessary for the child's survival, leads to emotional blindness and finally to mental barriers that cut off awareness and the ability to learn new ways of acting. If this cycle repeats itself, the grown child will perpetrate the same abuse on later generations, warns Miller — a message vitally important, especially given the increasing popularity of programs like Tough Love and of "child disciplinarians" like James Dobson and other religion-driven psychologists. The Truth Will Set You Free will provoke and inform all readers who want to know Alice Miller's latest thinking on this important subject.

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Returning to the themes of her classic The Drama of the Gifted Child, the famed psychoanalyst examines the consequences of cruelty to children and offers ways we can heal our early psychic wounds.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780465045846
Author:
Miller, Alice
Publisher:
Basic Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
Abuse
Subject:
Adult child abuse victims
Subject:
Parent and child
Subject:
Mental health
Subject:
Recovered memory
Subject:
Repression.
Subject:
Narcissistic injuries.
Subject:
Developmental - Child
Subject:
General Psychology & Psychiatry
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series Volume:
3326
Publication Date:
20010815
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.50 in

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