For many years Alice Miller has sought to eliminate her own repression. Having rejected her long involvement with psychoanalysis as a theory that obscures the truth, even revising her bestselling book THE DRAMA OF BEING A CHILD, she searched for, and found, a therapy that would help her resolve the consequences of her own childhood traumas. She believes that we can all, given sufficient motivation and instructions, follow her path: feel, and free, the banished and injured child within us and, by letting that child speak, condemn the abuse and achieve liberation. It is her profound conviction that only then can we give our children the love, trust, protection and openness they need to become liberated and contented adults.
Every parent should read her - EDNA O'BRIEN
Alice Miller's finest, most forthright work to date. It is a book of rare wisdom, written with the clarity and simplicity that wisdom, as opposed to mere cleverness, possesses - COLIN CHALMERS, SCOTTISH CHILD
Alice Miller lives in France. For more than twenty years she taught and practised psychoanalysis. In 1973, due to her spontaneous painting she discovered her childhood history. Now, she radically questions the validity of psychoanalytic theories. As a result, in 1988 she resigned from the International Psychhoanalytical Association and, in 1995, revised 'The Drama of being a Child'.