Lesson 1 of 7  - free your true Self to guide you

Lesson-1  LINK INDEX

Articles, Worksheets, Inspirations, and Applications

By Peter K. Gerlach, MSW
Member NSRC Experts Council


The Web address of this article is https://sfhelp.org/gawk/links1.htm

 Updated  01-13-2015

      Lesson 1 in thus Web site provides a way to assess for inherited inherited psychological wounds and start to reduce them as needed. As you do, proactively guard your descendents from inheriting lethal wounds and ignorance.

Links to Lesson-1 Resources

      These resources are used in the free online Lesson-1 study guide. They're in four groups:

  • Research summaries supporting premises in this Lesson;

  • Basic concepts

  • psychological wounds and recovery from them using "parts work;" and...

  • Selected recovery inspirations

      Many of these articles and worksheets include YouTube video clips by the author to augment the text. The clips are grouped as basic concepts and wound recovery.

      Note: the Lesson-1 guidebook Who's Really Running Your Life? (4th ed. 2011) integrates many of these Web pages and worksheets. It may be ordered from Xlibris.com and other booksellers, and is available in hardback, softcover, and ebook formats. If you have a prior edition of this guidebook, see this note.

online order form for hardcover and papeback editions.

1) Basic Concepts

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1-1)  Unsolicited testimony about the impact of Lesson 1 on a typical parent

1-2)  Checklist: are you "wholistically healthy"?

1-3)    What's a "Grown Wounded Child" (GWC)? Are YOU one?

1-4)    Detail on six common inherited psychological wounds

1-5)    What it means to be psychologically wounded (ruled by a false self)

1-6)    What is your personality? Who are you, anyway?

1-7)   An introduction to personality subselves. Who really runs your life? (2 pages)

1-8): Perspective on your "false self"

1-9)  A comparison of true-Self and a false-self behavioral traits

1-10)    Q&A about personality-subselves (2 pages)

1-11)    An open letter to people skeptical about personality subselves (2 pages)

1-12)   Exercise: interview one or more of your subselves. Experience an inner dialog.

1-13)  Perspective on "mental illness

2)  Psychological-wound Assessment and Recovery

1-14)    An overview of recovery from psychological wounds (3 pages)

1-15)  Q&A about psychological wounds and recovery (2 pages)

1-16)  Perspective on "hitting bottom" (relative to addiction and wound recoveries)

1-17)   Outline: how to assess for psychological wounds

Wound-assessment Checklists

1-18)  Common behavioral traits of psychologically-wounded people

1-19)  A comparison of common true Self and false self behaviors

1-20)  Traits of high-nurturance families and groups

1-21)  Check your family tree for signs of inherited wounds

1-22)  Estimate the nurturance-level of a family or group

1-23)  Traits of high-nurturance families and other groups

1-24)  Convert excessive shame to guilt-free self-love and respect;

1-25)  Reduce excessive guilts to normal, and use them.

1-26)  Reduce excessive fears to normal, and use them productively.(2 pages)

1-27)  Understand and reduce reality distortions.

1-28)  Improve Self and mutual trust

1-29)  Reduce bonding disorders - perspective, symptoms, and recovery goals 

1-30)  Are your spiritual and religious beliefs toxic or nurturing? (2 pages)

1-31)  Checklist: Are you wholistically healthy?

Wound Reduction ("Recovery")

1-32)  Options for personal addiction recovery - a requisite for wound reduction (2 pages)

1-33)    Recovery: options for freeing your true Self

1-34)  Introduction to effective parts work (7 pages)

1-35) Options for effective parts work with your Inner kids

1-36)  Parts-work strategies for common psychological problems

1-37) Perspective on, and options for, forgiving yourself and others

 1-38  Options for balancing your self-control ("will power")

1-39)  Options for improving self respect and self love

1-40)  Options for improving your self-confidence

1-41)   Practical alternatives to suicide 

1-42)  The importance of physical human contact. Are you getting enough?.

1-43)  A brief YouTube video on reducing excessive procrastination

1-44   NEW  - perspective on getting free from toxic life scripts

3) Resources and Recovery Inspirations

1-45)  Research studies supporting Lesson-1 premises

1-46)  YouTube videos on (a) wounds and recovery and (b) personality subselves and "parts work."

1-47)  Selected books on personalities, wounds, and healing

1-48)  Update: the 12 Steps for full (inner-wound) recovery

1-49)  An inventory of your personal recovery assets

1-50) A profile of your personal maturity

1-51) Selected recovery inspirations to guide and comfort you along the way

Part 1 - Serenity and Gestalt Prayers, and others

Part 2 - Various inspirations;

Part 3 - On Risk, and others;

Part 4 - Big Rocks / Friendship; ...

Part 5 - Dalai Lama's Millennium Prayer, and other inspirations

Part 6 - Symptoms of Inner Peace; ...

Part 7 - The Invitation; ...

Part 8 - Clearer Vision; ...

Part 9 - Rules for Being Human, ...

Part 10 - What I Have Learned...

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 Benefitting from Lessons 2 thru 7 in this free self-improvement course depends on  significant progress on freeing your true Self and reducing related psychological wounds using these Lesson-1 resources.

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