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This is a must read book for anyone who wants to understand human behavior. No matter what kind of change you want in your life, you will face shame that needs to be healed. This book will put you on that road. The one point that Bradshaw makes that I see differently is he sees two types of shame, healthy and toxic. I don’t. It makes more sense to me to see the concept of shame as toxic. It’s been 20+ years since I read this book. The changes it brought about in my life were major turning points. What I learned about myself and others from this book is still true today.
Here’s the original self-help book. Although some of the examples and terms are a bit dated, what is written in this book is still true today. In all my years of studying what love is, Peck’s definition of love in this book is still the best.
Here’s John Bradshaw again. This book was published after his book “Healing the Shame that Binds You”, which didn’t sell as well as his first book “On the Family.” So, what I think he did was took the concepts from Healing the Shame that Binds You and put them in the framework of an inner child. This book helped launch a movement in the self-help world. I attended a “Homecoming” workshop one weekend here in Atlanta where there were well over 5000 participants. Bradshaw writes about healing an inner child in this book. I like the concept a lot. When I use it though, I talk of healing inner children. I believe we have many different parts of ourselves that compete for our attention and behavior. This book will give you a lovely framework to use in your personal development.
Here’s the book I mentioned above. It gives a terrific understanding of family dynamics. All families, groups and organizations in some way or another are built on the frameworks he describes in this book. When you read it, you’ll think it was written about your family.
Here’s another must-read book if you want to understand human behavior. What excites me about this book is it confirms the psychological concepts I’ve used throughout my career as a therapist. As I mentioned above. I believe we are made up of a lot of different parts who compete for our attention and behavior. This book says the very same thing from the point of view of brain science. Eagleman borrows a phrase from Doris Kearns Goodwin and her book “Lincoln.” He writes of the “team of rivals” in our brain. When you look at yourself as a team of rivals, your behavior will make perfect sense to you. This book is quite a page turner.
If you’re interested in changing your financial situation, this book is where to start. When Money is the Drug by Donna Boundy, is my go-to book when I work with clients or present workshops about money. I’m one of the few therapists who treat “money disorders,” which is simply helping people have a better relationship with their money. Your problems with money are not mathematical in nature. Just like everyone knows to eat less and exercise more, you know to spend less than you make and save for a rainy day. The reasons you struggle to feel comfortable and secure with your financial picture are emotional. This book will open your eyes to a new way of being with your money.
If you’re interested in the history and philosophy behind our culture’s view of money and our financial system, this is the book for you. It’s a great help in deepening your understanding of your personal financial world.
This book really helps give you a new perspective on what Twist calls a scarcity mentality, a mentality that truly plagues our culture.
You are codependent. Everybody else is too. To understand codependency is to understand our culture’s view of what love is. And that view is wrong. If you want to know what love truly is you’ll have to know how to not be codependent. This is my favorite book on the subject.
Irving Yalom is a psychotherapist. This book is a series of vignettes about patients he worked with. If you want to know what therapy is like from the therapist’s point of view, here’s the book that will show you. If you want an example of severe codependency, the title story is it.