The Body Never Lies: The Lingering Effects of Hurtful Parenting

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Publisher Description

An examination of childhood trauma and its surreptitious, debilitating effects by one of the world's leading psychoanalysts.

Never before has world-renowned psychoanalyst Alice Miller examined so persuasively the long-range consequences of childhood abuse on the body. Using the experiences of her patients along with the biographical stories of literary giants such as Virginia Woolf, Franz Kafka, and Marcel Proust, Miller shows how a child's humiliation, impotence, and bottled rage will manifest itself as adult illness—be it cancer, stroke, or other debilitating diseases. Never one to shy away from controversy, Miller urges society as a whole to jettison its belief in the Fourth Commandment and not to extend forgiveness to parents whose tyrannical childrearing methods have resulted in unhappy, and often ruined, adult lives. In this empowering work, writes Rutgers professor Philip Greven, "readers will learn how to confront the overt and covert traumas of their own childhoods with the enlightened guidance of Alice Miller."

GENRE
Health, Mind & Body
RELEASED
2006
August 17
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
224
Pages
PUBLISHER
W. W. Norton & Company
SELLER
W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.
SIZE
553.7
KB

Customer Reviews

ineedareed ,

This book has blown my mind

I’ll likely reread this one and study its contents. There are plenty new ideas to me that I feel precisely describe what I’ve been going through all my life. Simple ideas with profound meaning like the concept of adult children fearing punishment. Sounds silly perhaps until you consider that 10 year old me put on a mask in an attempt to avoid punishment, and here I am nearly 40 years later doing the exact same thing!

Anyway, it’s not a perfect book but I’d say it’s one the most interesting and insightful books I’ve ever read.

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