Free From Lies

Free From Lies

Discovering your True Needs

Book - 2009
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Since the landmark publication of The Drama of the Gifted Child, no one has been more influential than Alice Miller in empowering adults whose lives were maimed emotionally and physically during childhood. Now Dr. Miller goes even further, presenting groundbreaking theories that enhance communication between therapist and patient and enable adults to express powerful emotions that have been trapped for years. Practical and perceptive, Miller's work explains what we can expect from therapy, how we can identify the causes of our own pain, and why subconscious pain, unaddressed for decades, manifests itself later as depression, self-mutilation, primal inadequacy, and chronic loneliness. Containing searing excerpts from "The Diary of a Mother," in which a mother learns how to communicate honestly with both herself and her daughter, as well as a trove of Miller's own moving answers to her thousands of readers, Free from Lies is the culmination of a life devoted to healing others.
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, 2009
ISBN: 9780393069136
0393069133
Branch Call Number: Health & Wellness 616.8582 MIL
Additional Contributors: Jenkins, Andrew

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Jun 13, 2012

Alice Miller came very highly recommended and seems to be at the forefront of her field. Free From lies had some good insights into how abuse is passed from one generation to the next. Ultimately though I thought many of her assertions are simply that, her own assertions. They not backed up by any factual information. She continually says the facts show, or the fact is, but she doesn't site where she gets these facts from. There may in fact be scientific information that backs her up out there, but she doesn't include it. I found this to be incredibly frustrating as I read the book.

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