Center for Creative Growth
About John Bradshaw

John Bradshaw has been called "America's leading personal growth expert." The author of five New York Times bestsellers, Bradshaw On: The Family, Healing the Shame That Binds You, Homecoming, Creating Love, and Family Secrets, John's books have sold over four million copies in North America. His latest book is titled Reclaiming Virtue: How We Can Develop Moral Intelligence fo Do The Right Thing at the Right Time for the Right Reason. He created and hosted four nationally broadcast PBS television series based on his best-selling books. John pioneered the concept of the "Inner Child" and brought the term "dysfunctional family" into the mainstream. He has touched and changed millions of lives through his books, television series, and his lectures and workshops around the country.

John has lived everything he writes about. Born in Houston, Texas, into a troubled family, abandoned by his alcoholic father, he became a high academic achiever who was also an out-of-control teenager. He completed his education in Canada, where he studied for the Roman Catholic priesthood, earning three degrees from the University of Toronto.

During the past twenty-five years he has worked as a counselor, theologian, management consultant, and public speaker, becoming one of the primary figures in the contemporary self-help movement. Currently a Fellow at The Meadows, he has combined his exceptional skills as counselor, author, theologian, and public speaker for the past four decades to become a world-renowned figure in the fields of addiction, recovery, family systems, and the concept of toxic shame.

For more information about John's background, go to his website and take a look at his curriculum vitae.

John Bradshaw's Books, CDs, and DVDs

Go to John Bradshaw's website to purchase his books, cds, and dvds or see a catalog.

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John Bradshaw's Schedule of Lectures and Workshops

John Bradshaw offers lectures and workshops throughout the year in different locations around the country. To view his current schedule of events, which includes contact phone numbers, please click here.

Articles of Interest About John Bradshaw

John Bradshaw: A Teacher for Our Times Written by our Center's Co-Director, Jason Saffer, this is an inspiring personal reflection on John's effect on millions of people and his influence as an agent of consciousness change world-wide.

Update, May 12, 2016:

It is with deep sadness that we share the news of John Bradshaw's passing. For his New York Times obituary, please click here.

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