1st Edition

Inside Out Rebuilding Self And Personality Through Inner Child Therapy

By Ann E. Potter Copyright 1994

    This text is intended to provide a clear guide to inner child therapy. It explains in a simple, step-by-step process how to help clients move from resolving the past into solving present-day issues. Providing chapter summaries that correlate with information from the accompanying Workbook ISOSBN 1-55959-062-9 and Visualization Tape ISOSBN 1-55959- 076-9, it also presents a theory that offers a solid foundation for trauma resolution therapy.; Expanding inner child therapy beyond trauma resolution, this text enables the professional to both help clients rebuild functional personalities and assist in developing healthy boundaries, self-talk and decision-making and problem-solving abilities. It explains guidelines for working with and successfully moving clients through each stage of inner child therapy. The manual also includes a checklist to monitor clients' completion of activities, visualisations and homework assignments.

    Part 1 Overview of Inner Child Therapy: The Process; The Self and Shame; Child Development: What's Normal; Personality Development. Part 2 Healing the Broken-Hearted Child: Effects of Abuse and Neglect; A Safe Place to Tell the Truth; A Closer Look at Family of Origin. Part 3 Parts Regeneration: A Closer Look at Personality Parts; Dealing with the Offender; Reparenting the Children; Empowering the Adult; Conclusion.


    Ann E. Potter