Item description for Changes That Heal: The Four Shifts That Make Everything Better...and That Anyone Can Do by Henry Cloud...
Overview This book focuses on four developmental tasks -- bonding to others, separating from others, integrating good and bad in our lives, and taking charge of our lives -- that all of us must accomplish to heal our inner pain and to enable us to function and grow emotionally and spiritually.
Publishers Description Never before has an expert defined the steps toward self-fulfillment and satisfying relationships with such clear, insightful, and easy-to-follow guidelines. In Changes That Heal, Dr. Henry Cloud, a renowned clinical psychologist, combines his expertise, well-developed faith, and keen understanding of human nature in a four-step program of healing and growth. Dr. Cloud's down-to-earth plan shows you how to: bond with others to form truly intimate relationships, separate from others and develop a sense of self, understand the good and bad in yourself and others, and grow emotionally and spiritually toward adulthood. Filled with fascinating case studies and helpful, easy-to-adopt techniques, Changes That Heal offers sound advice that helps you get the most out of your life, heal the wounds of your past, and build lasting, loving relationships.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 6.82" Width: 4.33" Height: 0.99" Weight: 0.4 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 1997
Publisher Zondervan Publishing
ISBN 0310214637 ISBN13 9780310214632 UPC 025986214630
Availability 0 units.
More About Henry Cloud
Dr. Henry Cloud is a popular speaker, psychologist, co-host of the nationally broadcast New Life Live! radio program, and co-founder of the Cloud-Townsend Clinic and Cloud-Townsend Resources. He is the author of many books, as well as co-author of the 2003 Retailers Choice Award-winning God Will Make a Way and the Gold Medallion Award-winning Boundaries (over 1 million copies sold). He maintains a private practice in Newport Beach, California, andlives with his wife and two children in Los Angeles."
Henry Cloud currently resides in Los Angeles, in the state of California.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Changes That Heal?
Changes that Heal Mar 11, 2007
I have passed it out and have been using it for some teaching. Anyone needed a healing, this is the book to read.
Changes That Heal more than you'll believe Jan 20, 2007
All I can say about this book is, "Wow, why didn't I read this 25 years ago. It would have made all the difference in the world!"
If you want real straight-forward answers to why you can's say, 'no' or why you're suffering from depression then you'll find them here. You'll also find solutions and comfort in the fact that your issues can be overcome.
I recommend this to everyone!
Excellent Jan 17, 2007
This book is somewhat of a repeat of "Boundaries", by the same authors, but is very good reading if you are interested in what causes people to have problems in life. It would be good for counselors to use.
Great overview of bonding and maturity issues. Dec 3, 2006
If you are a Christian and you think that something went wrong somewhere back in the past, and you're a mess now because of that, this book is a good place to begin. It'll cost you a lot less than that first 10 or 20 hours of psychological counseling.
In fact, this may help you if you are not a Christian because many of the psychological priciples related to bonding and personality development are sound, I believe, even without trying to prove them by citing scripture passages.
That leads me to the primary weakness of this book, and the reason I deducted a star. The author relentlessly wrests scripture out of it's original context to buttress his already very convincing illumination of various bonding and maturity issues. This wasn't necessary, and it got more and more irritating as I progressed through the book.
That said, there is some real wisdom in this book. The pages on "separating good and bad" are priceless.
So, put the fee for your first five minutes of counseling toward the book and you might save thousands in the long run.
help without the psychobabble Aug 20, 2006
Dr. Cloud does a thoughtful and credible job of weaving his Christian beliefs in with his psychological insights to create a useful and practical self-help book. By following his advice, readers can grow deeper relationships, a stronger faith, and greater confidence in their ability to solve problems and deal with the difficulties of life.
In each of the sixteen chapters he offers readers techniques that have worked in his psychological practice for bonding with others in a healthy way, creating and respecting personal boundaries, accepting both the good things and the bad thing about life, and learning to take responsibility for our choices.
Even tough he sometimes uses examples from the Bible out of context, his insights are worth reading and should help most people to better understand the past and how it affects the way they look at life and to make positive changes in their attitude and actions to help them grow healthier relationships.