The author examines the significance of identifying and rescuing the inner child in terms of recovery, spiritual growth, freedom, and full adult functioning...
|Title||:||Homecoming: Reclaiming and Championing Your Inner Child|
|Publisher||:||Bantam 1st edition July 1, 1990|
|Number of Pages||:||288 pages|
|File Size||:||989 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Homecoming: Reclaiming and Championing Your Inner Child Reviews
Based on other reviews, I was worried about this book being ridiculous. This was recommended to me by my therapist and we're going over the exercises in my therapy sessions. It is a little different, but I do better with unconventional methods. Not that this book is REALLY unconventional; it just uses a different approach. Going through each developmental stage helped me to locate where the disconnect happened and how I can fix it.
THIS BOOK HAS SAVED ME IN SO MANY WAYS. READING THIS BOOK MAKES ME FEEL LIKE I HAVE THE MOST AMAZING THERAPIST RIGHT IN FRONT OF ME. THIS BOOK HAS HELPED ME HEAL MY INNER CHILD. FROM CHAPTER TO CHAPTER IT BREAKS DOWN THE HABITS, THE WHO, THE WHAT, THE WHERE, THE HOW, THE WHY AND THEN WHEN OF THE BROKEN INNER CHILD TO THE HEALED INNER CHILD WHO BECOMES A HEALTHY ADULT. BRADSHAW EXPLAINS EVERYTHING IN A VERY EASY WAY TO UNDERSTAND--NO "PSYCHO BABEL" MANNER. BRADSHAW EXPLAINS EVERYTHING IN A WAY THAT KEEPS YOU FOCUSED, ENCOURAGED, ENLIGHTENED AND EDUCATED.EACH CHAPTER BREAKS DOWN YOUR AGES TO EXPLAIN DEVELOPMENT. IN SOME CHAPTERS THERE ARE 16- 20 QUESTION INFORMATIVE QUIZZES AND MIND EXERCISES TO HELP YOU UNDERSTAND YOURSELF AND OTHERS. THESE EXERCISES FOR EXAMPLE...."IMAGINE YOURSELF AS A SMALL CHILD...." THIS BOOK SHOULD BE A REQUIREMENT FOR EVERY COLLEGE STUDENT B/C IF EVERYONE TRULY UNDERSTOOD HOW, WHAT, WHY, ETC.....ABOUT THEIR INNER CHILD AND OTHER PEOPLE'S INNER CHILD..THIS WORLD WOULD HAVE SO MUCH HEALING AND FREEDOM TO BE AT PEACE, BE HAPPY, BE ACCEPTING AND LOVING OF THEMSELVES AND OTHERS. HIGHLY RECOMMEND FOR EVERYONE. I WISH THAT JOHN BRADSHAW WAS MY THERAPIST IN PERSON...
The first half of the book is terrific and very eye-opening, and mind opening. The second half of the book is good if you want to actually follow along and practice all of the procedures. This part was a little overwhelming for me. But overall, the book reveals just how messed up millions of people are because they didn't have a good "we" before trying to create an "I".
This book is life-changing especially for those who have grown up in a dysfunctional "family" and were abused as children. Healing the inner or wounded child is the main key to beginning the healing and recovery process. Going through the grief work is extremely painful but a necessary part of loss and healing. Anger also must be dealt with in productive ways since anger and grief are two sides of the same coin. I also recommend "Toxic Parents" and "Mothers Who Can't Love" both by Dr. Susan Forward since it introduces a person to soothing or healing the wounded child that each of us were.
I have shared this book with people that I love deeply because I want them to experience the same joy and fulfillment that I have since reading Homecoming and and participating in the activities outlined in this Homecoming. I'm so thankful for John Bradshaw sharing his personal experiences with the world. This book has set me free to be me, finally. Thank God!
This is the second time around for me reading this book which initially saved my life. The inner child work is key to successful recovery for me. It helped me change the destructive patterns of behavior that challenged my quest for happiness. I re-wrote my inner script and stopped substituting actors!! Thanks John Bradshaw!
Although I chose to believe that everything happens FOR us rather than TO us (victim no more), we are all still uniquely wounded and adopt patterns of survival that don't serve our creative potential. Our caretakers, parents, siblings, teachers, school mates, aunts, uncles, cousins are our benevolent dictators and frequently our torturers.
Brilliant, practical, timeless. Bradshaw covers the stages of early childhood development in a unique way, so that one can easily identify one's own interrupted development at different stages. Bradshaw then offers a simple way to come home to oneself, by embracing, protecting and nurturing the Wonder child within.