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Books by Dr. Reedy

The Audacity to Be You

The Audacity to Be YouThe Audacity to Be You: Learning to Love Your Horrible, Rotten SelfDr. Reedy recently released The Audacity to Be You: Learning to Love Your Horrible, Rotten Self talks about how all our relationships are connected to the relationship we have with ourselves. He shows how the foundation for intimacy with partners, our ability to parent effectively, and the meaningfulness of our lives can be tied to how well we have unraveled our unique childhood history. The book is a simple but bold exploration into what makes us human and why happiness and connection are elusive for so many. Dr. Reedy's work is counter-intuitive, but the reader will often have the experience of being found and understood as they make their way through his work. Many readers say that reading his work is like hearing something for the first time that you already knew but just didn't have the words for.

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The Journey of the Heroic Parent

The Journey of the Heroic ParentThe Journey of the Heroic Parent: Your Child's Struggle and the Road Home, Dr. Reedy uses his personal story and stories from thousands of clients, to share wisdom on how to think about parenting. Parents are asked to shift from relying on experts for advice to learning how to think about parenting questions by truly understanding themselves and doing their own work. Miles Adcox, Onsite Workshops CEO, praises the work as a "must-read for any parent" and Harriet Lerner, author of The Dance of Anger, calls Dr. Reedy a "gentle, authentic, and wise guide."

 Praise for The Journey of the Heroic Parent:

Important, relevant, and vulnerable is Dr. Brad Reedy’s message and road map for parents seeking deeper understanding, clarity, and happiness in The Journey of the Heroic Parent. I'm on the front lines daily with codependency and emotional trauma that parents often experience when their child needs or is in treatment and see first-hand the dramatic effect these conditions have on relationships. Unfortunately, far too many parents are torn apart by not having the tools Brad provides in this must read for any parent. This book is also an awakening to behavioral health professionals as this vital information is often overlooked. Parents looking for more than another self-help surface guide should take the time to invest in this smart and impactful resource.

Miles Adcox, CEO Onsite Workshops


Dr. Brad Reedy and his partners have created, owned and operated one of the most successful wilderness treatment programs for more than 15 years. One of the keys to their success has been the skilled way in which Dr. Reedy helped parents understand their role and the path forward in helping themselves and their children negotiate the difficult struggles and obstacles of adolescence. For many years we have had parents talk about the insight and wisdom they gained from watching Brad’s webinars on parenting. He has now produced an excellent book that is well written and provides a clear path for all parents in considering and improving their own journey of parenting.

John Santa, Ph.D., CO-CEO Montana Academy


With The Journey of the Heroic Parent, Dr. Reedy is not standing behind a lecture pulpit with microphone in hand, demanding for parents to change based on a prescriptive formula. He follows the pattern of many of the master-teachers. Such a pattern is characterized by asking the reader important questions. In his book, Dr. Reedy never provides a pat answer but through personal experiences is setting the stage of self-discovery—the most profound way of learning.

Jared Balmer, Ph.D., Co-Founder, Executive Director Waypoint Academy


Brad’s compassionate approach invites healing for children and for parents. His ability to help parents and children find their own voice comes as he takes you on the journey of exploring your relationship with yourself and your child. As a clinician I've watched countless families transform & heal. Most powerfully, I've experienced this process first hand as a parent. Trusting Brad's pioneering process is a transformative and healing experience like no other in the field of mental health.

Dirk Eldredge, CIP, BRI I, CADAC Alchemy Intervention


I have had the honor and pleasure of knowing Dr. Brad Reedy for over twenty years. His dedication to the lives of adolescents and their families is commendable. I often refer families and have yet to encounter an adolescent or family who has not found the experience to be a life-changing first step on what is often a long and painful journey. I hear nothing but praise from parents for Dr. Reedy’s webinars, and this book is a perfect adjunct to those presentations.

Teri Solochek, Ph.D., C.E.P. Educational Consultant


When we sent our son to Second Nature Wilderness Therapy we thought we were sending him there to get "fixed". We couldn't have been more wrong! Instead, we embarked on a journey that broke our family open and became the greatest gift we have ever received. The Journey of the Heroic Parent beautifully incorporates all the lessons and tools we received while working with Brad and Second Nature. It is a thorough guide book for the journey through parenting, and absolutely the best one I have ever read. Brad taught us to look within and ask ourselves the deep personal questions that enabled us to find our own answers we needed to parent effectively. We also learned that our own personal growth and self care are the back bone to successful parenting. We now understand this to be a life long journey with no destination, but instead an ongoing process of exploration into ourselves and with our loved ones. I am deeply grateful to Brad for the tool box he gave our family, that we now have for a lifetime. Our family has had the benefit of Brad Reedy’s guidance and support for the past three years, ever since our teenage daughter spent several months learning and growing at the Wilderness Program. Our understanding of our own family dynamic has continued to deepen through an ongoing series of parent workshops offered by his program. Brad’s insightful new book, The Journey of the Heroic Parent: Your Child’s Struggle and the Road Home makes his thoughtful approach available to anyone who struggles with the demands of parenting a troubled child, adolescent, or young adult. The book offers many vitally important lessons, including: 

  • We interfere with our children’s growth if we try to shield them from pain or control their journey.
  • We can work on ourselves. This involves taking a hard look at our own role in the family dynamic.
  • We can talk less, fix less, and listen more.
  • We can identify what boundaries we wish to set with our kids.

This helps us to be clear and consistent in the messages we impart to them. These lessons are valuable for all parents (whether their kids are struggling or not). We find we’re becoming better parents to both of our children by incorporating these principles into our everyday behavior — and we’re finding more room in our lives for peace and happiness.

Tim and Jennifer, Southern California Parents


What I love about Brad’s work is that he doesn’t preach or give advice. Rather he guides the parent and child through a process of self-discovery. Learning that we have all the wisdom we need, buried beneath our fears, shame, and myriad of voices in our head is an empowering experience.

Elisa Hallerman, Founder/C.E.O. Recovery Management Agency


In The Journey of the Heroic Parent, Dr. Reedy shows us how to parent with an Open Heart. He is able to help parents see through the confusion, frustration, and anxieties to discover their own voice in parenting, and to discover that the journey of being a healthy parent is really the journey of being a healthy person. As we embrace our journey, we will be able to add greater insight and skills to a most profound love—the love of that between a mother and her children.

Jane Seymour, Emmy & Golden Globe Winning Actress, Author, Artist, Entrepreneur, and Mother


The Journey of the Heroic Parent shows how the generation gap that exists between parents and children can be bridged as a parent embraces their own journey of self discovery.

Nikki Sixx, Bass Player/Motley Crue, Sixx A.M. and Sixx Sense Radio Host