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Alice Miller



Alice Miller, PhD, (1923–2010) was a highly influential Swiss psychologist noted for her work on child abuse and its effects upon society, as well as on the lives of individuals. She ultimately rejected psychoanalysis in response to what she felt were major blind spots in the field.

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Banished Knowledge: Facing Childhood Injuries

In direct opposition to the Freudian drive theory, the author of the best-selling The Drama Of The Gifted Child believes that children, at birth, are inherently good. And she traces all forms of criminal deeds to past mistreatments.

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The Drama of the Gifted Child: Part 2

Childhood trauma has an effect on adult mental illness

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Thou Shalt Not Be Aware: Society’s Betrayal of the Child

Thou Shalt Not Be Aware is a provocative critique of traditional therapy’s view of childhood. It brings an essential understanding to the confrontation and treatment of the devastating effects of child abuse. Originally published in 1984, with a new introduction by the author.

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FindCenter Quotes ImageGenuine feelings cannot be produced, nor can they be eradicated. We can only repress them, delude ourselves, and deceive our bodies. The body sticks to the facts.

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For Your Own Good: Hidden Cruelty in Child-Rearing and the Roots of Violence

For Your Own Good, the contemporary classic exploring the serious if not gravely dangerous consequences parental cruelty can bring to bear on children everywhere, is one of the central works by Alice Miller, the celebrated Swiss psychoanalyst.

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The Drama of the Gifted Child: The Search for the True Self (Revised Edition)

Why are many of the most successful people plagued by feelings of emptiness and alienation? This bestselling book examines childhood trauma and the enduring effects it has on an individual’s management of repressed anger and pain.

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Alice Miller: How Is Emotional Blindness Created

How is Emotional Blindness Created?, by Alice Miller

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FindCenter Quotes ImageExperience has taught us that we have only one enduring weapon in our struggle against mental illness: the emotional discovery and emotional acceptance of the truth in the individual and unique history of our childhood.

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The Body Never Lies: The Lingering Effects of Hurtful Parenting

An examination of childhood trauma and its surreptitious, debilitating effects by one of the world’s leading psychoanalysts. Never before has world-renowned psychoanalyst Alice Miller examined so persuasively the long-range consequences of childhood abuse on the body.

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The Drama of the Gifted Child

The wisdom that Alice Miller shares with us in her famous book, The Drama of the Gifted Child, is something that every therapist who works with children revisits more often than we would like.

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