In a very personal interview, John Bradshaw talks his own recovery and the underlying cause of addiction in an article titled, The Role of Family In Addiction.
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Jan. 31, 2011
THE MEADOWS HONORS JOHN BRADSHAW FOR A LIFETIME OF WORK IN THE FIELDS OF ADDICTION AND RECOVERY.
On January 22, 2011, The Meadows, America's premier center for the treatment of addiction and trauma, honored senior fellow John Bradshaw by dedicating a lecture hall in his name. Panels lining the walls of the John Bradshaw Lecture Hall illustrate the important contributions made by this extraordinary individual to the fields of addiction, trauma and family systems.
Leading the dedication ceremony was The Meadows CEO, Jim Dredge, who said, "John Bradshaw has touched the lives of millions of people around the world through his ground-breaking work and teachings. We are honored to have him as a colleague... and to know him as a friend."
After the dedication Mr. Bradshaw, surrounded by The Meadows staff, guests and patients shared stories of his own personal journey in recovery.
John Bradshaw is a celebrated educator, counselor, motivational speaker, theologian, author and one of the leading figures in the fields of addiction, recovery, family systems and the concept of toxic shame. He was recently selected by his peers as one of the "100 most influential writers on emotional health in the 20th Century." Over the years, Mr. Bradshaw has written several New York Times bestselling books, including, "Homecoming: Reclaiming and Championing Your Inner Child," "Creating Love" and "Healing The Shame
That Binds You."
Mr. Bradshaw has been closely associated with The Meadows for over 10 years, giving insights to patients, speaking at alumni retreats and lecturing to mental health professionals at their numerous workshops and seminars.
The Meadows, with treatment centers in Arizona and Texas, has been an innovator and leader in the fields of addiction and trauma treatment since 1976.
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An Evening with John Bradshaw
What an incredible evening! The vibes and energy could be felt in Dallas recently when John Bradshaw spoke for The Meadows' Dallas Lecture Series. According to one of the 498 attendees, "Sometimes you attend an event and afterward you think, "I wish so and so had been here..." Tonight was one of those nights... I spread the word about John Bradshaw's lecture, and I brought several of my friends. But I kept wishing I had held a candlelight vigil on Monday night to prepare for this event! What an awesome scholar and spiritual force to kick off the new year. Well done. Well done!"
The Meadows' Dallas Lecture Series meets the third Tuesday of every month at Unity Dallas. The next lecture is Tuesday, February 15, when Cole Adams, LCSW, CSAT, discusses "Relapse Warning Signs."
The Meadows, America's premier center for the treatment of addiction and trauma, is pleased to present an 11-part video interview with John Bradshaw, senior fellow, world-famous educator, counselor, motivational speaker, author, and leading figure in the field of mental health.
In the 10th video of his series, Mr. Bradshaw talks about his long association with The Meadows and its people.
"When I was asked to come to The Meadows, I considered it an honor," he says. "They have some of the top people in the field."
He then describes some of those people and their contributions. Peter Levine, a pioneer on the impact of trauma on the body. Pia Mellody, whose intuitive genius and personal history helped make The Meadows’ treatment model accessible to non-professionals. Bessel van der Kolk, who shaped the field of PTSD. Maureen Canning, a leading expert in sex addiction and trauma.
"It's wonderful to be part of a class act," Mr. Bradshaw adds. "We give something to people, and they get something out of it."
Mr. Bradshaw has enjoyed a long 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. His New York Times best-selling books include Homecoming: Reclaiming and Championing Your Inner Child, Creating Love, and Healing the Shame That Binds You.
Other videos in this series include interviews with leading experts in addiction and trauma, including Dr. Jerry Boriskin and Maureen Canning. View the videos at www.youtube.com/themeadowswickenburg.
For more about The Meadows' innovative treatment program for addictions and trauma, visit www.themeadows.org or call The Meadows at 800-244-4949
Recently John Bradshaw, Clinical Consultant for The Meadows, and author of three New York Times bestselling books including Homecoming: Reclaiming and Championing Your Inner Child; Creating Love; and Healing the Shame That Binds You, was quoted in an article on NBC's Ivillage with his thoughts about alcohol addiction. See http://www.ivillage.com/once-addict-always-train-wreck/4-a-296860