Lesson 1 of 7  - Free Your true Self to Guide You

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 WHO'S REALLY RUNNING YOUR LIFE?

 
Free Your Self from Custody,
 and Guard Your Kids
(4th edition)

By Peter Gerlach, MSW
Member NSRC Experts Council

available summer, 2003

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      This is the guidebook for self-improvement Lesson 1 in this self-improvement Website. Based on three decades of clinical experience, it outlines how to assess for inherited psychological wounds and reduce them. Widespread social problems strongly suggest that well over half of average U.S. adults like you have significant inner wounds and unawareness - and they (you) don't know it or what it means. The fourth edition of this book is now available in hardback, softback, and ebook formats.

      This unique book provides a clear, practical answers to questions like these:

  • What are "psychological wounds" and how do they happen?

  • What are personality subselves, false selves, and my "inner family"?

  • What do psychological wounds mean to me, my loved ones, and descendants?

  • How can I assess whether I or another person has significant wounds?

  • What does psychological wounding look like in a typical family?

  • How can people heal these wounds, and typically what happens when they do?

  • Where can I find more information on this?

The book is for anyone wanting to improve their life, health, and relationships; and to protect their vulnerable kids against inheriting the lethal [wounds + ignorance] cycle. The guide2book in NOT required to do lesson 1, (which offers the same information, tho more current)..  


 Table of Contents

Preface

9

Acknowledgements

13

Introduction

15

PART 1 - Your Inner Family

 

1) Our false-self legacy

29

2) Your many-sided personltiy

34

3) Meet your inner family

46

4) The effects of false-self dominance

72

PART 2 - Recovery

 

5) Overview: recovery from psychological wounds

  95

6) Recovery: inner-family (parts) work

133

7) Basic parts-work techniques

172

8) Special parts-work techniques

198

9) Typical recovery phases, steps, and results

228

PART 3 - Wound-assessment Worksheets

 

 A) 28 Traits of high-nurturance families

257

 B) Behavioral traits of wounded people

267

 C) Scan Your family tree for clues

274

 D) Traits of high-nurturance group members

281

Worksheets E-J): premises and directions

285

 E) Symptoms of false-self dominance

288

 F) Symptoms of excessive shame and guilt

293

 G) Symptoms of excessive fears

359

 H) Symptoms of excessive dis/trust

299

 I ) Symptoms of reality distortion

304

 J) Symptoms of an Inability to bond or love

312

 K) Symptoms of codependence

316

10) Using Your Assessment results

322

11) Summing up, and next steps ............................................

336

PART 4 - Resources

 

The Internet as a recovery resource

345

A Bill of Personal Rights

350

The 12 Steps for recoverers

356

Selected inspirations

361

Selected readings

369

Index

379

      I'd value any questions you have about the book or feedback on it, Lesson 1, and/or this non-profit educational Web site. I hope you find them clear, inspiring, and useful! Option - for more perspective, study the [wounds + unawareness] cycle that silently stresses many families like yours and is silently eroding our society.

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