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John Bradshaw: Former PBS Host Speaks

About “Developing Authentic Personal Power: Healing the Shame that Binds You”

WINFIELD, Ill., July 27, 2007 — Central DuPage Hospital Behavioral Health Services and Summit Clinical Services will welcome counselor, author, theologian and public speaker, John Bradshaw to the Harold D. McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd. in Glen Ellyn, Ill. Bradshaw will speak on the topic “Developing Authentic Personal Power: Healing the Shame that Binds You,” Friday, September 7, 2007 at 7:00 p.m.

Toxic shame – chronic feelings of worthlessness and inadequacy – fuels compulsive behavior, addictions, relationship difficulties and self-esteem issues. In his presentation, Bradshaw explores the many faces of shame and the steps that lead to healing.

Bradshaw, 74, one of the leading figures in the fields of family systems, and addiction/recovery, is most widely known from his PBS programs in the 1970’s and 80’s. Shows included “Spotlight,” “The Eight Stages of Man,” “Bradshaw on the Family,” “Where Are You Father,” “Healing the Shame that Binds You” and “Adult Children of Dysfunctional Families.”

He has also authored several books on family and relationships, most recently in 1992 “Creating Love” (Bantam), 1995 “Family Secrets” (Bantam) and in 1996 “Bradshaw On: The Family (revised – HCI).

For professionals in the mental health field, Bradshaw will be presenting a second session on Saturday, September 8 at 8:30 a.m. This session, “The Future of the Family: Creating Healthy Relationships,” is intended for counselors, clergy, social workers, substance abuse counselors, crisis counselors, EAPs, teachers,  physicians, nurses and others in the mental health field and is available for continuing education credit hours.

Registration is required for both events and spaces are limited – deadline is August 31. For more information about these events and to purchase tickets, please contact Central DuPage Hospital Physician Referral at 630-933-4CDH (4234). 

About Central DuPage Hospital
Central DuPage Hospital is a 361-bed facility located in Winfield, Illinois, a suburb west of Chicago, and nationally recognized by U.S.News & World Report as one of  “America’s Best Hospitals in 2007.” It is a leading center for surgical innovations and was one of the first institutions in the nation to offer minimally invasive heart surgery, robotic-assisted surgery, minimally invasive spine surgery with bio-engineered bone protein and was the first Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in DuPage County.

The hospital is a part of an interdependent network of health-care organizations and services, including convenient care centers, occupational health services and a full range of options for senior living, home health and hospice care. For more information or to find a doctor, visit www.cdh.org or call (630) 933-4CDH.

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