Brad Blanton

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W. Brad Blanton (born September 4, 1940) is an author, seminar leader, and twice Independent candidate for United States House of Representatives.

Career in Psychology[edit]

He was trained in Gestalt Therapy by Fritz Perls, M.D., Ph.D., the founder of Gestalt Therapy[citation needed]. He was trained in hypnosis by Milton Erickson[citation needed], M.D., the founding president of the American Society for Clinical Hypnosis and a fellow of the American Psychiatric Association[citation needed], the American Psychological Association, and the American Psychopathological Association[citation needed].[1]

His first book, Radical Honesty: How To Transform Your Life By Telling The Truth, became a nationwide bestseller in 1996 and has been translated into seven languages.[clarification needed][citation needed] That was followed by books that applied the principles of Radical Honesty to personal growth, social transformation and parenting. Radical Honesty emphasizes noticing and ceasing various forms of self-deception and lying to others, including white lies.

Blanton earned his doctorate from the University of Texas at Austin in 1966 when he was 25 years old[citation needed]. He spent 25 years in the private practice of psychotherapy, becoming the Director of The Center for Well Being in Washington, D.C.[citation needed], where he worked with individuals, couples, and groups. He also served as a consultant to corporations, government and the media. In 1990 he moved to central Virginia and founded Radical Honesty Enterprises, a private corporation dedicated to promoting honesty in the world.

Blanton now lives in Stanley, Virginia, where he spends his time writing.

Political career[edit]

Blanton is the 7th District Chairman and member of the Central Committee of Virginia's Independent Party, Independent Greens of Virginia[citation needed]. He ran against Eric Cantor in 2004 election for the United States Congress in Virginia's Seventh Congressional District. In that race, he earned 24% of the vote.[2] Before the election in 2006 he announced that he no longer wished to be elected and asked his supporters to instead vote for Democrat Jim Nachman.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "WHO IS BRAD BLANTON?". Radical Honesty Enterprises. Retrieved 2011-10-30.  Archived July 21, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ "Media Release: Blanton Withdraws to Support Nachman". Committee To Elect Brad Blanton. October 16, 2006. Archived from the original on February 11, 2007. Retrieved 2008-12-15. 


  • Blanton, Brad 2011, The Korporate Kannibal Kookbook, SparrowHawk Publications, ISBN 978-1-4507-4253-5
  • Blanton, Brad 2006, Beyond Good and Evil: The Eternal Split-Second Sound-Light Being, SparrowHawk Publications, ISBN 0-9706938-5-0
  • Blanton, Brad 2005, Radical Honesty, The New Revised Edition: How to Transform Your Life by Telling the Truth, SparrowHawk Publications; Revised edition, ISBN 0-9706938-4-2
  • Blanton, Brad 2004, The Truthtellers, SparrowHawk Publications, ISBN 0-9706938-3-4
  • Blanton, Brad 2002, Radical Parenting: Seven Steps to a Functional Family in a Dysfunctional World, SparrowHawk Publications, ISBN 0-9706938-2-6
  • Blanton, Brad 2001, Honest to God: A Change of Heart That Can Change the World, SparrowHawk Publications, ISBN 0-9706938-1-8
  • Blanton, Brad 2000, Practicing Radical Honesty, SparrowHawk Publications, ISBN 0-9630921-9-7

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