Do you aspire to be a loving parent but all too often 'lose it' in hurtful ways? Do you crave intimacy but wonder if it's worth the struggle? Are you consumed at times by anxiety or depression? Coming home to your true self may help. We first see the world though the eyes of a little child, and that 'inner child' remains with us throughout our lives, no matter how outwardly 'grown-up' and powerful we become. If our vulnerable child was hurt, abandoned, shamed, or neglected, that child's pain, grief, and anger live on within us.
In this powerful life-changing book, HOMECOMING: Reclaiming and Championing Your Inner Child, John Bradshaw shows us how we can learn to nurture that sometimes needy inner child, in essence offering ourselves the good parenting we needed and longed for. Through a step-be-step process of exploring the unfinished business of each developmental stage in our childhood, we can break away for the destructive family rules and roles and free ourselves to live responsibly in the present. HOMECOMING: Reclaiming and Championing Your Inner Child offers a wealth of unique case histories and interactive techniques, including indexes of suspicion questionnaires, non-dominant-hand letter writing, guided meditations, grief work, and affirmations.
Pioneering when first introduced by John Bradshaw, these classic therapies are now being validated by the new discoveries in attachment research and neuroscience. No one has ever brought them to a popular audience more effectively and inspiringly than John Bradshaw.