"This shocks pious minds"
"I started teaching this (when I got back to Houston from the seminary) and lo and behold I almost got run out of town"
".. No. I do believe in providence, it's just that too often I see people going to providence without realizing that we are created in the image of God. And to be creative is how we are most like Jesus"
Bradshaw repeats a quote about codependent self deprecation:
"For worms to harbor such thoughts, not for beings made in the image of God!"
Bradshaw on the topic of N.L.P and prayer:
"What I tell people in counseling is that if they have religious background, I tell them to use this... Frequently I ask people to 'go to a resource that they have within themselves', and they say they don't have one (that they trust), I tell em to get God the Father and include that in a reframing, include that in a collapse anchor. This is a resource that they can go to. And this is very powerful stuff."
"Greater things that I did you'll do"
From Right Brain Healing- the Jesus Nature, an audio presentation by John Bradshaw
"A symbol participates in that which is reveals"
John Bradshaw from 'Right Brain Healing- the Jesus Nature"
Excerpts from some of Bradshaw's taped lectures and workshops:
Bradshaw on the topic of Shame- from "Healing the Shame that Binds You"
Bradshaw on the topic of Boundaries- from "Bradshaw on the Family"
John Bradshaw on the Topic of N.L.P from "Right Brain Healing- the Jesus Nature"
"... all theologies have a language system, all religions have a language system."
"... have you ever been to a Jungian center? Jung centers are like cults. You'd better have the language down if you want to get in on the Illuminati!"
"...so words are hypnotic...Language is a jailer, language is hypnotic. That's what we learned from the NLP stuff"
"...when you think a thought, it's in your body with the speed of light...any thought you think, it's going in your body. So every word is hypnotic, and the words we use are hypnotic"
"Remember John Grinder's story about Moshe Feldenkrais, (he) was working with a Schizophrenic and the woman (in the crowd) raised her hand and asked "(are you talking about) Schizophrenia organic?" and Feldenkrais said "What's it to ya?"
...and in essence what he meant by that is "if I tell you it's organic, then you'll stop working on her".
"That is if we decide it's organic, then we'll quit working on this patient and I'm having great results with her".
So you see the very fact of calling it organic is a stopper. And where ever we have language that is stopping us from our freedom and our creativity, we want to get rid of the language."
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