Free from Lies: Discovering Your True Needs

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?[Alice Miller] illuminates the dark corners of child abuse as few other scholars have done.??Jordan Riak, NoSpank.net
Since the landmark publication of The Drama of the Gifted Child, no one has been more influential than Alice Miller in empowering adults whose lives were maimed emotionally and physically as children. Now Dr. Miller goes even further, presenting groundbreaking theories that enhance communication between therapist and patient and enable the adult to express powerful emotions that have been trapped...

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Overview

“[Alice Miller] illuminates the dark corners of child abuse as few other scholars have done.”—Jordan Riak, NoSpank.net
Since the landmark publication of The Drama of the Gifted Child, no one has been more influential than Alice Miller in empowering adults whose lives were maimed emotionally and physically as children. Now Dr. Miller goes even further, presenting groundbreaking theories that enhance communication between therapist and patient and enable the adult to express powerful emotions that have been trapped for years. Practical and perceptive, Miller’s work explains what we can expect from therapy, how we can identify the causes of our own pain, and why subconscious pain, unaddressed for decades, manifests itself later as depression, self-mutilation, primal inadequacy, and chronic loneliness. With its responses to readers’ letters and powerful stories, Free from Lies is the culmination of a life devoted to healing others.

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Stephen Kamsi
“Free from Lies is a clarion call from one of the great psychological minds of our time.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780393069136
  • Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/29/2009
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 980,988
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Alice Miller(1923-2010) is the author of such classic works as The Drama of the Gifted Child, Prisoners of Childhood, The Body Never Lies, From Rage to Courage, and Free from Lies.

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Table of Contents

Preface: Telling Children the Truth 9

I The Exiled Self

1 Depression: Compulsive Self-Deception 23

2 Mommie Dearest 42

II From Victim to Destroyer

3 How Does Evil Come into the World? 47

4 What Is Hatred? 52

5 The Wellsprings of Horror 57

6 Private Mania 61

7 Ideal Soldiers: When Will We No Longer Need Them? 73

8 Sheer Sadism 82

9 The Tragedy of Jessica 86

III Therapy: Resolving the Consequences of Early Cruelty

10 The Longest Journey, or What Can We Expect from Psychotherapy? 93

11 Taking it Personally: Indignation as a Vehicle of Therapy 98

12 Misleading Information 110

13 We Can Identify the Causes of Our Sufferings 113

14 How to Find the Right Therapist 121

15 Answers to Readers' Letters 127

IV Interviews

16 The Feeling Child: Interview, March 1987 201

17 Beyond Philosophy: Interview, November 1992 211

18 Violence Kills Love: Spanking, the Fourth Commandment, and the Suppression of Authentic Feelings: Interview, June 2005 221

19 Combating Denial: Interview, July 2005 232

V From the Diary of a Mother

20 From the Diary of a Mother 243

Notes 279

References 281

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2012

    Piper

    Its ok fallensnow. So fallensnow I am doing this quest and I need your help. If you want to join in with me and pine. Go to crystal result one. Thank you!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 22, 2012

    Sora

    "You have problems."

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 22, 2012

    Rim

    Big phyiacric problems. And we all know you are trying to weasel out of this sarah. Yur friend wasnt everpn here. I take debate so dont even argue.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 22, 2012

    Bonnie

    Good riddance.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 22, 2012

    Sarah

    Ok i will bye

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    Posted December 22, 2012

    Pine

    No kidding. Can you say n-a-s-t-y?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2012

    No

    "No, Glimmer. You shouldn't be dead. I should. You had a chance to save your family. I had none." Fallensnow said shakilly, her eyes filled with grief. She pressed against Glimmer.~Fallensnow

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    Posted December 24, 2012

    Aeiro

    "Cat offering $€*, you'd better leave. NOW!!!!"
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 28, 2009

    Free from Lies by Alice Miller

    Her message is monumentally important. Her explanation of the derivation of violence and terrorism is as good as any I have ever come across. Evil is not innate but derives from childhood experiences as well as other trauma and abusive humiliation. She is a pioneer...of good!

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