Based on the public television series of the same name, Bradshaw On: The Family is John Bradshaw's seminal work on the dynamics of families. Within its pages, are outlines some possible causes of emotionally impaired families. It talks about how unhealthy rules of behavior are passed down from parents to children, and the destructive effect this process has on our society.
Bradshaw also explores the individual in both a family and societal setting. He shows ways to escape the tyranny of family-reinforced behavior traps--from addiction and co-dependency to loss of will and denial--and demonstrates how to make conscious choices that will transform your life and the lives of your loved ones.
Finally, Bradshaw extends this idea to our society: by returning yourself and your family to emotional health, you can heal the world in which you live. He helps you reenvision societal conflicts from the perspective of a global family, and shares with you the power of deep democracy: how the choices you make every day can affect--and improve--your world.