Do you suffer from persistent problems such as addiction, depression, troubled relationships and chronic dissatisfaction? If so, this book may help you find and heal their cause. We first see the world though the eyes of a little child, explains John Bradshaw, and that ‘inner child’ remains with you throughout your life, no matter how outwardly ‘grown-up’ and powerful you become. So, if your vulnerable child was hurt, abandoned, shamed, or neglected, that child’s pain, grief, and anger may live on within you. Now, through a step-by-step process of exploring the unfinished business of each developmental stage in your childhood, you can break away from destructive family rules and roles and free yourself to live responsibly in the present. Then, says Bradshaw, your healed inner child will become a new source of vitality and creativity, enabling you to find joy and energy in living. Home Coming offers a wealth of unique case histories and interactive techniques, including questionnaires, non-dominant-hand letter writing, guided meditations, grief work, and affirmations.