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Monday, 18 April 2011 20:00

John Bradshaw: Talking about his affiliation with The Meadows

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As part of its ongoing video series on addiction and trauma, The Meadows is pleased to present a 10-part interview with John Bradshaw, world-famous educator, counselor, motivational speaker, author, and a leading figure in the treatment of addiction, recovery, family systems, and the concept of toxic shame.In the first video, Mr. Bradshaw discusses his affiliation with The Meadows, which started in 1979, when he began referring clients to its inpatient treatment program.

"When I found out about The Meadows' treatment model, I sent a lot of people to them," he explains.

Over the years, Mr. Bradshaw has had a long and mutually beneficial association with The Meadows, giving insights to staff and patients, speaking at alumni retreats, lecturing to mental health professionals at workshops and seminars, and helping to shape its cutting-edge treatment programs. In recognition of Mr. Bradshaw's contributions to the fields of addiction and recovery, The Meadows has dedicated an on-campus lecture hall in his honor.

Identified as one of the 100 most influential writers on emotional health in the 20th century, Mr. Bradshaw has changed the lives of millions of people around the world through his best-selling books and sold-out workshops and seminars. Over the years, Mr. Bradshaw has authored several New York Times bestselling books, including Homecoming: Reclaiming and Championing Your Inner Child, Creating Love, and Healing the Shame That Binds You.

In other videos in this series by John Bradshaw, he discusses such topics as The Meadows' Survivor Week, the importance of after-care facilities, and the relationship between shame and depression, among others. To view this and other videos in this compelling series, see www.youtube.com/themeadowswickenburg.

For more about The Meadows' innovative treatment program for addictions and trauma, see www.themeadows.org or call The Meadows at 800-244-4949.

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