Home is Where the Start Is (Paperback)Richard Hogan (author)
Families are complicated, even the 'normal' ones.
Our early years at home are when we lay down the blueprint for being a partner, parent, sibling, friend, colleague, neighbour, and even a citizen. Home is where we become who we are.
Even the best of childhoods is imperfect. And if there were difficulties - whether due to simple personality clashes, or issues such as authoritarian parenting, family break-up, illness, loss or addiction - it may be an ongoing struggle to manage our moods and emotions, though we may have no idea why. Psychotherapist Richard Hogan has seen it all when it comes to how the early years shape us - and he knows we can work on ourselves to rewrite the blueprint. In this book he draws on extensive research and thousands of conversations in the therapy room to explain how.
Packed full of eye-opening and liberating ideas, fascinating case studies and practical tools, Home is Where the Start Is also includes a remarkable account of Richard's own challenges as a child and teenager. He knows exactly what it's like to face the past squarely, grapple with the legacy of childhood unhappiness and work on creating a better future.
Home is Where the Start Is will help you become the best version of yourself you can be. And it is an invaluable source of advice for parents to give your child the best possible start.
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 313 g
Dimensions: 234 x 153 x 19 mm
Filled with articulate and fundamentally encouraging advice * Sunday Independent *
An essential guide for anyone who wants to break free from the cycles of family dysfunction * Irish Examiner *
Refreshing and encouraging . . . for everyone who's interested in simply living better, with a little less stress and a little more joy * The Anglo-Celt *
Focusing on elements such as our family of origin, our personality traits and how we express love, Home is Where the Start Is aims to change how we think and allow us to live more positively * Business Post *
Filled with articulate and fundamentally encouraging advice * Sunday Independent Life Magazine *
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Loved every minute of this book. Really didn’t want to finish it. Have read it twice and can’t recommend it highly enough. Read it. It will change your life.
This book has changed my life. Totally fascinating read. Loved every minute. I didn’t want to finish it. Actually have read it twice now. Couldn’t recommend more.
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