Homecoming has ratings and 59 reviews. work and individual meditations and affirmations yet “Homecoming: Reclaiming and Championing Your Inner. Are you outwardly successful but inwardly do you feel like a big kid? Do you aspire to be a loving parent but all too often “lose it” in hurtful ways? Do you crave . Buy a cheap copy of Homecoming: Reclaiming and Championing book by John Bradshaw. Are you outwardly successful but inwardly do you feel like a big kid.

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Books by John Bradshaw. The Oliphants are heavily in debt; they live from payday to payday. More than anything, I wanted my family life to be warm, loving, and intimate.

For example, everyone in an alcoholic family becomes co-dependent on the alcoholic”s drinking. When I was raging and punishing my family with withdrawal, I was homecmoing to my childhood, where I had swallowed my anger and expressed it the only way a child could–in punishing withdrawal.

Homecoming: Reclaiming and Healing Your Inner Child

This book wasn’t helpful for me but I have a friend is growing a lot from her work with this book. Published February 1st by Bantam first published July 1st I have a legal background so maybe this is just too vague for my taste. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Over time he loses the ability to generate self-esteem from within.

The major clue came to me on the Padre Island runaway. Now I just have to go back and do the exercises! When he asks, “What”s the matter? To view it, click here.

He had come home late, mildly drunk. The only think that woke up some rejection to me, was the mentions to God of the author. She”s unaware of what she really needs or wants.


Adaptation to stress was intended by nature to be a temporary state. May 10, Jenneffer rated it really liked it.

Thank You John Bradshaw! There are places in the heart which do not yet exist; pain must be in order that they be. I am still reading this book, but needed to make a comment on how timeless this advice really is, especially during this technologically driven championkng. While I sat alone and ashamed in that crummy motel room, I began to have vivid memories of my childhood.

Actually, I’m not sure I believe in the whole concept of an inner child, I thought it was kind of hokey. This book brings so much healing and hope to anyone who had a dysfunctional childhood.

The style of writing is too airy-fairy, lots of nice sounding fluffy words but lacking any real substance. I’d like to know how to heal my inner child without having to do weird meditations, thank you. If any of this sounds familiar, you may be experiencing the hidden but damaging effects of a painful childhood–carrying within you a “wounded inner child” that is crying out for attention and healing.

Jun 06, Kris Irvin rated it liked it. He goes into steps to reconnect with your real self, brings to light concepts such as “Iamness” – your belief that you belong on this world, and you deserve to be loved and accepted regardless of your caregivers. This guy knows how to shed light on those dark painful areas that we hold inside. Jul 29, Katja rated it it was ok.

He defines this to be your young self that resides inside of you regardless of your age. I ended up being filtered out. What I came to understand was that these vacation behaviors were spontaneous age regressions. Because the drinking is so life-threatening to each family member, they adapt by becoming chronically alert hypervigilant.


What irony that this state of Zen-like bliss is programmatically and systematically destroyed. Feb 20, marie monroe rated it it was amazing. Feb 16, Stephanie rated it did not andd it. I do like the explanation but it’s to Freudian for me without proper research homecomung back it up.

John pioneered the concept of the “Inner Child” and brought the term “dysfunctional family” into the mainstream. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Combines Erikson’s stages of relaiming with Jung’s views of the mind.

Preview — Homecoming by John Bradshaw. I felt very alone and ashamed. These are examples of the dis-ease of co-dependence. This child will spontaneously contaminate the person”s adult behavior. Consider the following examples: Attempt some of the exercises Bradshaw outlines and see how they work for you. I do appreciate that ane book has it’s own filtering mechanism in the first chapter to tell you to read the rest or not.

Homecoming: Reclaiming and Championing Your Inner Child – John Bradshaw – Google Books

Co-dependent behavior indicates that the person”s childhood needs were unmet, and therefore he cannot know who he is. Pioneering when introduced, these classic therapies are now being validated by new discoveries in attachment research and neuroscience.

He has greatly curtailed their social life because he is embarrassed to have his friends see his wife.