Links to Lesson-1 Resources
are used in the free
Lesson-1 study guide. They're in four groups:
summaries (a separate page) supporting premises in this Lesson;
psychological wounds and recovery from them
using "parts work;" and...
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.
Lesson-1 guidebook Who's Really Running Your Life? (4th ed.
2011) integrates many
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
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Review - the inherited, toxic
[wounds + unawareness] cycle that may be
stressing your family
Review - five widespread personal, marital, and family
by the cycle
Unsolicited testimony about the impact of
Lesson 1 on a typical parent
Preview - premises about
high-nurturance families (Lesson 5)
Preview - perspective on Dr. Erik Erikson's
stages of human development (Lesson 6)
Checklist: are you "wholistically
a "Grown Wounded Child" (GWC)?
Are YOU one?
six common inherited psychological wounds
psychologically wounded (ruled by a false self)
What is your personality?
Who are you, anyway?
An introduction to
Who really runs your life? (2
A comparison of true-Self and
false-self behavioral traits
about personality-subselves (2 pages)
An open letter
to people skeptical about
personality subselves (2 pages)
Excerpt from "Shadow Dancing in the USA", by Michael
one or more of your subselves.
Experience an inner dialog.
NEW Perspective on "mental
2) Psychological-wound Assessment and Recovery
overview of recovery
from psychological wounds (3 pages)
Q&A about psychological wounds and recovery
1-16) Perspective on "hitting bottom" (relative to addiction and
assess for psychological wounds
Common behavioral traits
of psychologically-wounded people
of common true Self and false self behaviors
Traits of high-nurturance families
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
excessive shame to guilt-free self-love and respect;
excessive guilts to normal, and
fears to normal, and use them productively.(2 pages)
Review - Perspective on
fear of abandonment, and recovery options
1-27) Understand and
Self and mutual trust
bonding disorders -
symptoms, and recovery goals
essential for personal and family health? (2 pages)
1-30) Are your
spiritual and religious beliefs toxic or
nurturing? (2 pages)
Checklist: Are you
1-32) Options for
personal addiction recovery
requisite for wound reduction (2 pages)
Review Options for reducing
freeing your true Self
Review - this Time article on
"The Early Roots of Empathy"
effective parts work (6 pages)
1-35) Perspective on, and options for,
yourself and others
1-36) Options for
balancing your self-control ("will power")
1-37) Options for
improving self respect and self love
1-38) Options for
improving your self-confidence
alternatives to suicide
The importance of physical human contact. Are you
A brief YouTube video on
reducing excessive procrastination
Review: NY Times article
by Dr. Richard A. Friedman -
"Like Drugs, Talk Therapy Can Change Brain Chemistry"
3) Resources and Recovery Inspirations
supporting Lesson-1 premises
1-43) YouTube video clips on
wounds and recovery and
personality subselves and "parts work."
1-44) Selected books on
personalities, wounds, and healing
1-45) Update: the 12 Steps for
full (inner-wound) recovery
1-46) An inventory of your
personal recovery assets
a profile of your personal
1-48) Selected recovery inspirations
to guide and comfort you along the way
- Serenity and Gestalt Prayers, and others
2 - Various inspirations;
Part 3 - On Risk, and others;
- Big Rocks / Friendship; ...
Part 5 - Dalai
Lama's Millennium Prayer, and other inspirations
Part 6 - Symptoms of Inner Peace;
Part 7 - The Invitation;
8 - Clearer Vision; ...
Part 9 - Rules for Being
Part 10 - What I Have Learned...
+ + +
depends on significant progress on freeing
your true Self and reducing related psychological wounds using these Lesson-1 resources.