Family Secrets: What You Don't Know Can Hurt You

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This work examines the family's mysterious power to affect our lives. The book explains how secrets are created, how they influence us, and the risks and benefits of exploring them. With the aid of a genogram, the book provides us with a step-by-step guide to uncovering the secrets of the past and present. There are many case studies which illustrate how we can recognize crucial gaps and silences, reconstruct missing information and decipher partial memories. The book provides advice on how to deal with the truths revealed and shows us ways to stay safely and honestly connected with our families.

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All families have secrets. Some secrets are healthy. But others--those John Bradshaw called "dark secrets"--limit the wholeness and freedom of every member of the family, often generation after generation. John Bradshaw's compelling new book takes us into the hear of the family's mysterious power to impact our lives. It explores how secrets are created, how they influence us (even is we don't they are there), and the risks we take in exploring them. At the core of Family Secrets is a step-by-step guide to uncovering the secrets of the past and present, using a tool called the genogram to chart key relationships. Through many fascinating examples, it shows how to recognize crucial gaps and silences, reconstruct missing information, and decipher partial memories. It also offers readers advice on how to deal with the truths revealed, plus ways to stay safely and honestly connected with our families. Family Secrets is the basis of a multi-part PBS television series.

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Therapist and theologian John Bradshaw assures us that all families have secrets–from healthy secrets to repressed secrets that negatively affect generations. While codifying secrets, the charismatic lecturer introduces various tools used in family therapy. Bradshaw teaches the listener to make a genogram, a critical document in family-systems theory. He also explains the Johari window of self-knowledge. In one of the discussions, Bradshaw tells how a fellow therapist once characterized Bradshaw's voice as frantic. The description fits the author's reading of this book. The program requires concentration, light meditation and self-assessment quizzes. For this reason, it's not suitable for listening while exercising or driving. D.W.K. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine

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