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 intimacy but sometimes wonder if it’s worth the struggle? Or are you plagued by constant vague feelings of anxiety or depression? 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. In this powerful book, John Bradshaw shows how we can learn to nurture that inner child, in essence offering ourselves the good parenting we needed and longed for. Through a step-by-step process of exploring the unfinished business of each developmental stage, we can break away from destructive family rules and roles and free ourselves to live responsibly in the present. Then, says Bradshaw, the healed inner child becomes a source of vitality, enabling us to find new joy and energy in living. Homecoming includes a wealth of unique case histories and interactive techniques, including questionnaires, letter-writing to the inner child, guided meditations, and affirmations. Pioneering when introduced, these classic therapies are now being validated by new discoveries in attachment research and neuroscience. No one has ever brought them to a popular audience more effectively and inspiringly than John Bradshaw.
Offers ways that mindfulness, focused breathing and meditation can help bring healing and release for people suffering from childhood trauma. By the best-selling author of The World We Have. Original.
Dr. Whitfield provides a clear and effective introduction to the basic principles of recovery. This book is a modern classic, as fresh and useful today as it was more than a decade ago when first published. Here, frontline physician and therapist Charles Whitfield describes the process of wounding that the Child Within (True Self) experiences and shows how to differentiate the True Self from the false self. He also describes the core issues of recovery and more. Other writings on this topic have come and gone, while Healing the Child Within has remained a strong introduction to recognizing and healing from the painful effects of childhood trauma. Highly recommended by therapists and survivors of trauma.
Explains how to experience at first hand the portion of one's personality that feels emotions and is playful, and tells how to use this experience for personal healing
Codependence: The Dance of Wounded Souls has been called "one of the truly transformational works of our time" - and it's author Robert Burney referred to as "a metaphysical Stephen Hawking." A therapist and Spiritual Teacher whose work has been compared to John Bradshaw's "except much more spiritual" and described as "taking inner child healing to a new level" - Robert postulates in his book that Codependence (i.e. outer or external dependence) has been the Human Condition. He believes that we have now entered a new Age of Healing and Joy in which it is possible to heal the planet through healing our relationships with self. The author combines Twelve Step Recovery Principles, Metaphysical Truth, and Native American Spirituality with quantum physics and molecular biology in presenting his belief that we are all connected, we are all extensions of the Divine, and that ultimately Love is our True essence. He considers spirituality to be a word that describes one's relationship with life - and anyone (who is not completely closed minded) can apply the approach he shares in this book to help them transform their experience of life into an easier, more Loving and enjoyable journey.
Inner bonding is the process of connecting our adult thoughts with our instinctual, gut feelings—the feelings of the "inner child"—so that we can minimize painful conflict within ourselves. Free of inner conflict, we feel peaceful, open to joy, and open to giving and receiving love. Margaret Paul, coauthor of Healing Your Aloneness, explores how abandonment of the inner child leads to increasingly negative and destructive feelings of low self-worth, codepenclence, addiction, shame, powerlessness, and withdrawal from relationships. Her breakthrough inner bonding process teaches us to heal past wounds through reparenting and clearly demonstrates how we can learn to parent in the present. Real-life examples illustrate the dynamics of the healing process and show the benefits we can expect in every facet of our lives and in all our relationships. Inner Bonding provides the tools we need to forge and maintain the inner unity that makes our family, sexual, work, and social relationships productive, honest, and joyful.
An Introduction to Deep Level Healing A poor self-image, chronic depression, the trauma of incest, a bitter divorce. Sometimes emotional wounds fester, no matter how much professional counseling a person receives. It's time for Christians to understand the powerful link between spiritual warfare and inner healing and recognize the spiritual roots of our emotional wounds in order to receive deep and lasting healing. Drawing on years of ministering God's healing to hundreds of people, Dr. Charles Kraft provides a complete guide to inner healing and tackles issues like healing of memories, deep level healing and demonization. Here is real hope of finding freedom for those who suffer, as well as invaluable advice for those who minister to them.
In an emotionally revealing way John Bradshaw shows us how toxic shame is the core problem in our compulsions, co-dependencies, addictions and the drive to super-achieve. The result is a breakdown in the family system and our inability to go forward with our lives. We are bound by our shame. Drawing from his 22 years of experience as a counselor, Bradshaw offers us the techniques to heal this shame. Using affirmations, visualizations, "inner voice" and "feeling" work plus guided meditations and other useful healing techniques, he realeases the shame that binds us to the past. This important book breaks new ground in the core issues of societal and personal breakdown, offering techniques of recovery vital to all of us.
Heal the aloneness, emptiness, and false beliefs that lead to addictive behavior. With this six-step Bonding(r) process, you can heal past wounds by re-parenting the Inner Child and overcome obstacles that prevent you from progressing in life. Based on the pioneering principles featured in "Healing Your Aloneness" and "Inner Bonding," this easy-to-use workbook gently guides you through a powerful spiritual healing process. Whether you use it in conjunction with aforementioned books or on its own, this guide can connect us with our Inner Child, our loving Adult, and our Higher Power ultimately to create loving relationships with others. Through dynamic exercises, guided visualizations, and inner dialogues with both the Inner Child and Higher Power, Chopich and Paul give us the tools to create a powerful, spiritually connected inner loving Adult. It is a lack of a loving Adult that leads to aloneness, alienation, emptiness, and resulting addictions to substances, processes, and people. This process allows an integrated self to emerge, one that combines the playfulness, creativity, and intuition of a child with the wisdom, strength, and nurture of a loving Adult. "The Healing Your Aloneness Workbook" demonstrates how you can connect with your essence to help cultivate personal empowerment and loving relationships. Erika J. Chopich, PhD, has been a psychotherapist, noted speaker, and workshop leader. She is the co-creator of the Inner Bonding Process and co-author of "Healing Your Aloneness." She has appeared on numerous radio and television shows. Margaret Paul, PhD, is a noted public speaker, workshop leader, educator, consultant, minister, best-selling author, and Inner Bonding therapist. She is the author of "Inner Bonding" and co-author of numerous books, including "Healing Your Aloneness."
Most people get hurt and suffer painful memories as a result of living in an imperfect world. But God's original plan for humanity included spiritual, emotional, physical, and relational wholeness. Through the example of Jesus, who heals from the inside out, readers will learn how to experience this wholeness and assist in the healing of others. Let Jesus Heal Your Hidden Wounds speaks to the individual who wants to be or already is involved in healing ministry. This is not another technique for doing healing, but a description of how the prayer minister cooperates with the Holy Spirit to bring healing and deliverance to people with hidden wounds. Each chapter includes several questions for use in a Bible study setting or to provoke further personal reflection. Those called to healing ministries will be taken to a new level of understanding and greater effectiveness from reading and studying this book. And those with hidden wounds will find new hope for restoration and freedom.
Pick This Little Booklet Up and You'll Never Put Yourself Down Again! Learn the Most Effective Way to Heal Your Inner Child and Reconnect With Your TRUE Self Today! Do you suffer from emotional pain? Perhaps you feel wounded deep inside? Isolated, like no one understands how much you suffer? Inside You'll Learn: * How to find the lost inner child within * How to heal your emotional pain and suffering * Key steps in recovering and healing your self-esteem * How to avoid being a co-dependent * The most effective approach to journaling * And much more! Healing Your Inner Child and Yourself For Life is a cut-to-the-chase, practical guide-the perfect choice for anyone who suffers severe emotional pain and feels all alone. Hopelessness and despair no longer have to be your heart's dwelling place! Start the healing journey for reclaiming your state of natural happiness and joyful living!!
All of us need positive affirmation throughout our lives. As children, these powerful messages helped us to know that we were worthwhile, that it was all right to want food and to be touched, and that our very existence was a precious gift. The messages that we received from our parents helped us to form decisions that determined the course of our lives. If we were raised with consistent, nurturing parents, we conclude that life is meaningful and that people are to be trusted. If we were raised with parents who were addictively or compulsively ill, we determine that life is threatening and chaotic--that we are not deserving of joy. These are the crucial decisions that impact our lives long after we have forgotten them. Unfortunately, childhood judgments don't disappear. They remain as dynamic forces that contaminate our adulthood. When childhood needs are not taken care of because of abuse or abandonment, we spend our lives viewing the world through the distorted perception of a needy infant or an angry adolescent. The more we push these child parts away, the more control they have over us. This collection of daily meditations is dedicated to those adults who are ready to heal their childhood wounds. It is through this courageous effort that we will move from a life of pain into recovery.