John Bradshaw, MA
Homecoming: Reclaiming Your Inner Child
May 19-20, 2012: Mansfield/Foxboro, MA
John Bradshaw has combined his exceptional skills in his role as counselor, author, management consultant, theologian, philosopher, and public speaker. He has become one of the leading figures in the fields of addiction/recovery, family systems, relationships, spiritual and emotional growth, and management training. John brought the phrases dysfunctional families and inner child into mainstream society. His dynamic training and therapies are practiced all over the world.
John studied for the Roman Catholic priesthood at a Basilian seminary where he remained for nine and one-half years, leaving just a few days prior to being ordained. During that time he earned his Bachelor of Arts and Master’s degrees in psychology, philosophy, and theology from St. Michael’s College at the University of Toronto. He continued his post graduate studies at Rice University and earned a Master’s of Spiritual Psychology at the University of Santa Monica.
During his years of study, John developed a drinking problem, and on December 11, 1965, he took a drastic step and committed himself to Austin State Hospital for the treatment of his alcohol dependency. John continues to celebrate that day because that was the day he took his last drink.
John has hosted, appeared on, and been interviewed on more than over 800 television and radio shows worldwide. He has appeared on Oprah, Geraldo, Sally, Dr. Ruth, Tom Snyder, Donahue, Politically Incorrect, Good Morning America, CNN News, CNN-Talk Back Live, BCC and Sirius Radio. He has been interviewed for, or written articles for over 600 magazines, including, Newsweek, Rolling Stone, People, Lears and The Hollywood Reporter. He has also been interviewed for newspapers including The Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Dallas Morning News, Houston Chronicle, San Francisco Chronicle, and the Portland Oregonian.
John is the author of five books, three of which are New York Times Best Sellers – Homecoming: Reclaiming and Championing Your Inner Child; Healing the Shame That Binds You; Creating Love; Bradshaw On: The Family – A Revolutionary Way of Self-Discovery, and Family Secrets – What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You.
He is a Senior Fellow with the Meadows and an Adjunct Professor at SMU. Today, John is widely sought as a public speaker and continues to tour the world giving lectures and workshops.
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