Synopses & Reviews
This book is designed as a gentle, step-by-step guide for re-parenting the inner child during the first seven stages of life: as an infant, a toddler, a young child, a grade school child, a young teen, a young adolescent, and a young adult. Using a wide range of tools to do this inner work, the reader is led to explore the issues of grief, shame, and loss at each of the seven stages.
Recovery therapist Cathryn Taylor offers a step-by-step guide to reparenting the children within and healing their shame, anger, and feelings of abandonment. Using written and verbal exercises, guided imagery, journaling, drawing, mirror work, and rituals, you can change your experience of the past.
For each of the seven stages of childhood, you will follow six steps:
Identify your pain.
Research its childhood roots.
Re-experience the pain.
Separate from it.
Grieve the losses of each stage.
Ritually release the pain and reclaim the joy of each inner child.
In the end, you will reap the rewards of the wisdom of your true self.
"This easy-to-follow six-step formula helps you contact true spirituality through ritual and imagery, while healing your inner children. The book is brilliant, and serves as a bridge between the psychological and the spiritual."--Laurel King, Author of Women of Power and coauthor of Living in the Light
"Cathryn Taylor takes the next step: for her, the inner child is a palpable and real force in life. Methodically she applies a healing formula for each stage of growth and development, offering each of us valuable help in completing the child s unfinished business."--Jeremiah Abrams, Editor of Reclaiming the Inner Child"
About the Author
Cathryn L. Taylor, M.A., M.F.C.C., has worked for fifteen years as a therapist and teacher in all areas of recovery, including chemical dependency and eating disorders. She conducts workshops and has a private practice in the San Francisco Bay area.