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The price is of nice is about your own life, and not really being connected with others, says noted New York Times Best Selling Author John Bradshaw. Nice people often finish last in many ways. In this powerful lecture, THE PRICE OF NICE, psychologist John Bradshaw exposes the hidden and frequently destructive forces behind the fa ade of being the nice guy, a people pleaser and co-dependent. This lecture is for people who use nice as a disguise to cover shame, and uncovers the dishonestly, selfishness, and resentments that build as a result and prevent us from being honestly connected with others. From our earliest years we are rewarded with acceptance for being nice while being denied the expression of our true feelings and our authentic selves, ultimately, becoming an actor playing the role of nice guy or sweetheart. In its destructive form, this repression of self can erupt into rage, spontaneous acts of violence, or can be internalized in the form of emotional
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Bradshaw, the famed family and recovery therapist, gives a live lecture on the costs of being too nice. He says that not being true to your own heart can exact a high cost to your soul. Despite his joviality and comfortable style, the lack of introduction and abrupt ends of sides, almost in mid-sentence, are jarring. A small amount of music or a transition phrase would make this good speaker more pleasant to listen to. A.G.H. © AudioFile 2001, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, MaineReview:
"People who bought this series THE PRICE OF NICE with John Bradshaw also bought RELIGIOUS ADDICTION, FINISHING YOUR BUSINESS WITH YOUR MOTHER and SPIRITUAL GIFTS OF YOUR CHILDHOOD PAIN." -- John Bradshaw Media Group "Market Research Division"
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