Synopses & Reviews
Since the landmark publication of , no one has been more influential than Alice Miller in empowering adults whose lives were maimed emotionally and physically as children. Now Dr. Miller goes even further, presenting groundbreaking theories that enhance communication between therapist and patient and enable the adult to express powerful emotions that have been trapped for years. Practical and perceptive, Miller's work explains what we can expect from therapy, how we can identify the causes of our own pain, and why subconscious pain, unaddressed for decades, manifests itself later as depression, self-mutilation, primal inadequacy, and chronic loneliness. With its responses to readers' letters and powerful stories, is the culmination of a life devoted to healing others.
" is a clarion call from one of the great psychological minds of our time." Stephen Kamsi, Saybrook Graduate School, San Francisco
An astoundingly moving and perceptive work on how adults can finally overcome the traumas of their childhood.
"[Alice Miller] illuminates the dark corners of child abuse as few other scholars have done."--Jordan Riak,
About the Author
Alice Miller, a Swiss psychoanalyst, is the author of such classic works as The Drama of the Gifted Childand Prisoners of Childhood. She lives in Switzerland.