Synopses & Reviews
Based on the public television series of the same name, Bradshaw On: The Family
is John Bradshaw's seminal work on the dynamics of families that has sold more than a million copies since its original publication in 1988. Within its pages, you will discover the cause of emotionally impaired families. You will learn how unhealthy rules of behavior are passed down from parents to children, and the destructive effect this process has on our society.
Using the latest family research and recovery material in this new edition, Bradshaw also explores the individual in both a family and societal setting. He shows you ways to escape the tyranny of family-reinforced behavior traps--from addiction and co-dependency to loss of will and denial--and demonstrates how to make conscious choices that will transform your life and the lives of your loved ones. He helps you heal yourself and then, using what you have learned helps you heal your family.
Finally, Bradshaw extends this idea to our society: by returning yourself and your family to emotional health, you can heal the world in which you live. He helps you reenvision societal conflicts from the perspective of a global family, and shares with you the power of deep democracy: how the choices you make every day can affect--and improve--your world.
A revised self-help book to give readers insight on improving their families, their lives, and society at large. The "death of the family", is a common social problem today and the book shows how to escape from family reinforced behavioural traps, thus benefiting themselves and society as a whole.
Eight years after the initial publication of Bradshaw on the Family, John Bradshaw revisits his seminal work on the dynamics of families. In this updated edition, Bradshaw moves beyond the facts on emotionally impaired families and breaks new ground, showing how families can heal themselves and, at the same time, heal the world in which they live.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 285-289) and index.
About the Author
John Bradshaw has been at the forefront of the self-development and recovery field for more than ten years. He has helped million of people improve their lives through his ongoing lecture series, his nationally broadcast public television series and his bestselling books.