John Bradshaw is synonymous
with inner child, codependency, adults from dysfunctional
families, and healing your original pain. John has
written many books on this subject including Homecoming
and Healing The Shame That Binds You. The John Bradshaw
Center developed affiliations with therapists throughout
the country so that his work could be offered to more
people than he alone could reach. Art was a Partner
in the San Diego Affiliate, Miramar-Scripps Psychology
Associates, and has been doing this work since 1991.
We often find that left over issues from our past
continue to subtly influence our success in the present.
For some reason we keep making the same mistakes,
or falling into the same dysfunctional behaviors,
without really knowing why. We only know that we are
not reaching our potential, either in relationships,
work, or just feeling happy day-to-day. Sometimes
we adopt pain masking behaviors such as drinking,
using street drugs, shopping, gambling, sex, over-exercise,
eating, smoking, or other habits which when engaged
in excessively bring along their own problems.
Sometimes the root cause is very apparent, we know
that we were abused and have vivid memories of physical,
verbal or sexual abuse perpetrated upon ourselves
or other family members. Sometimes the problems were
less clear, consisting of emotional abandonment, sibling
rivalry or simple indifference. These scars run no
less deep, and are often more confusing because the
cause has been pushed aside and forgotten.
Art has counseled many hundreds of patients in resolving
these issues so that they can go on to live a happier,
more successful life. If you know something has been
holding you back but just aren't sure what, give Art
a call. He will be happy to speak with you on the
phone free of charge to help you decide if this approach
could be right for you.