Synopses & Reviews
Respected psychologist, relationship expert, counselor, venerable theologian and renowned teacher, John Bradshaw has touched and forever changed millions of lives through his best-selling books, seminars, and seven widely acclaimed PBS series. In this intense lecture series THE SHAME-BASED FAMILY, John Bradshaw offers his perspective on ways multigenerational shame is transmitted in family systems and is the root cause of addictive and compulsive behaviors. John describes how family-of-origin rules and attitudes become encoded in each family member and how shame in engendered through abandonment and rejection. This type of dysfunctional family system can lead to generations of dysfunctional families, abusers and addicts contaminating each new family in its wake. Without this intervention, shame will continue to fuel the fire of addictions. John offers therapy and treatment methods to heal and stop the insanity of the past, and concrete ways to rescript, enhance and enrich lives.