John Elliot Bradshaw was born on June 29, 1933, and died on May 8, 2016.
He was an American educator, counselor, motivational speaker and author.
He hosted a number of PBS television programs on topics such as addiction, recovery, codependency, and spirituality.
John was active in the self-help movement and was credited with popularizing such ideas as the “wounded inner child” and the dysfunctional family.
Bradshaw’s books are mainly works of popular psychology.
During his promotional materials and in interviews and reviews of his work he was often referred to as a theologian.
John was nominated for the 1991 Emmy Award for Outstanding Talk Show Host for his series Bradshaw On: Homecoming and his newest book Reclaiming Virtue, published by Bantam, a division of Random House, is Pulitzer-nominated for this body of work.
His last book, published by Health Communications, Post Romantic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a knockout best seller.
He has made many appearances on Oprah, Geraldo, Sally, Dr. Ruth, Tom Snyder, Donahue, Politically Incorrect, CNN-Talk Back Live, and Sirius Radio.
He was the author of six books, three of which are New York Times Best Sellers, and he sold over 10 million copies and was published in 42 languages.
Jonh Bradshaw was nominated by a group of his peers as “One Of The 100 Most Influential Writers On Emotional Health in the 20th Century, in 1999.
Jonh Bradshaw passed away at 82 yrs old.