The breakthrough million-copy international best seller about how to befriend your inner child to find happiness.
"Compassionate, clear-eyed, and insightful.... The Child in You is like your own personal therapist that you can carry around with you." (Lori Gottlieb, New York Times best-selling author of Maybe You Should Talk to Someone)
We all want to be loved and to feel safe to express who we really are. But over time we grow estranged from what brings us our purest happiness - because everyday traumas, unyielding societal expectations, and the judgment of our parents and peers submerge our true self beneath layers of behaviors rooted in fear and shame and mistrust.
In The Child in You, psychologist Stefanie Stahl guides you, step by step, through her therapeutic method that has helped millions to peel away these layers and reconnect with their inner child - both the shadow child, representing our deepest insecurities and the part of our self-esteem that is injured and unstable, and the sun child, representing our greatest joys and the part of our self-esteem that remains positive and intact.
The many examples and exercises in this book will help you discover your shadow child and sun child, identify which of the shadow child's dozen self-protection strategies are at work in you, and put into practice the array of proven self-reflection strategies to overcome negative influences and beliefs. Because it's never too late to have a happy childhood or to bring your authentic self out from the shadows so you can embody your radiant individuality.
A Penguin Life title
This audiobook includes a downloadable PDF of the sun child and the shadow child illustrations from the book.
PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.
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Shadow child and Sun child
I'm thrilled about this subject. The idea of your innerchild's effects on you every Day is heatbreaking.
I found the both in me and no one psychologist or pshychiatrist has got SO deep into My mind and psyche like Stefanie has. Her psycholigical skills are SO bright and sharp. Her perception of humans SO human.
I recommend this to ALLpeople to read or listen.