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The Truth Will Set You Free: Overcoming Emotional Blindness and Finding Your True Adult Self

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    Alice Miller (Author)

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More than 20 years ago, a little known Swiss psychoanalayst wrote a book that changed the way many people viewed themselves and their world. In simple but powerful prose, the deeply moving 'The Drama of Being a Child' shows how parents unconsciously form and deform the emotional lives of their children. In 'The Truth Will Set You Free' Miller returns to the intensely personal tone and themes of her best-loved work. She says, 'I simply refuse to see obedience as a virtue, curiosity as a sin, and ignorance of good and evil as an ideal state'. Only by embracing the truth of our past histories can any of us hope to be free of pain in the present, she argues. Miller's vivid true stories reveal the perils of early-childhood mistreatment and the dangers of mindless obedience to parental will. Drawing on the latest research on brain development, she shows how spanking and humiliation produce dangerous levels of denial. This denial, necessary for the child's survival, leads to emotional blindness and finally to mental barriers that cut off awareness and the ability to learn new ways of acting. If this cycle repeats itself, the grown child will perpetrate the same abuse on later generations, warns Miller. 'The Truth Will Set You Free' should provoke and inform all readers who want to know Alice Miller's latest thinking on this important subject.
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  • PDF | 224 pages
  • Alice Miller (Author)
  • Basic Books (31 Aug. 2001)
  • English
  • 8
  • Health, Family Lifestyle

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