This book was recommended to me 2 and a half years ago and it paved the way of the work I was doing on myself for the next stage I was ready for. John Bradshaw book truly bought me the freedoms and answers I had been searching for all my life.
The title of my review sums this up: John book, tasks and exercises especially the family tree, set me free from a history fed to me full of secrets and lies, half truths, things I knew yet had not got the right connectors for.
The book is not for the faint hearted and in many cases I think it is advisable if you have a trusted advisory/counselor/sponsor and the like you are working with who can feed back to you appropriately.
''You shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free'' is so true for me. It bought together the climax of my 7 years of input followed by another 2. It enabled to see without playing victim why I had done the things I had done and the places I had been because I was searching for answers and acting out to find them.
Alot of those answers came to me over the years I was searching for yet what John book enabled me to do was to connect all the loose ends so I had the tapestry not just pieces of a jigsaw that weren't fitted together.
It freed me from the bondage of guilt, shame, and ties and shown me the truth, for I was a prisoner to my family with a physical locked door. It shown me why I had to go where I did to unlock the doors of my life to unlock my family of origin.
I can not recommend this book highly enough.
If you are reading these reviews there is a reason and I strongly suggest you buy this book. I have recommended it too many since, worked through it with many since and will continue to recommend it to those I believe with benefit.
The book holds revelations, tears, hurt and all the other feelings that are human to man however it shows you how to deal with them, acknowledge and accept on the journey of life.