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Lesson 1 in this self-improvement Website is about understanding, assessing
for, and reducing psychological
from early-childhood abandonment,
neglect, and abuse (trauma). The Lesson has four sequential four parts:
1) Foundations - learn about
and Grown Wounded Children (GWCs),
2) Assess yourself for
inherited psychological wounds;
to free your true Self
to guide you,
harmonize your "inner family" of subselves, and
psychological wounds; and...
4) Learn how to spot and
relate to wounded adults and kids.
Take a few moments to scroll down
Lesson 1 page to
gain an overall sense of how it's organized. Then come back here.
The first two parts in Lesson 1 offer a LOT of information, and can take
many hours to read and integrate. Some people already know most of these
fundamentals, and don't need to study parts 1 and 2.
Audio/visual learners can get the essence of parts 1 and 2 by watching some
or all of the 48 videos in
1b) on the
channel (search YouTube with "gerlach 1b").
If you can answer the questions below without ambivalence,
you can skip to part 3. It will show you how to
reduce your inherited psychological wounds by doing
to see that your
before you answer these questions.
If not, expect skewed results.
Follow the link/s in each question, read each article, return
here, and then answer the question.
1) Was I significantly
(traumatized) as a young child? Note that a common
psychological wound is
3) If so, which of the six
do I have, and which are the most impactful in
my current life?
4) Can I describe what it
be a GWC?
5) Am I currently
to anything? If so, do these
preliminary steps in
Lesson 1 ("First Things First") and/or view the videos in playlist
1a) on the "gerlach" YouTube channel. .
6) Do I accept that my
is comprised of three types of talented
Can I name the types?
7) Can I describe
to another adult?
8) How often in recent life have I
by my true Self?
See this trait-comparison for
9) Can I clearly describe the toxic
cycle of [wounds + unawareness] to another person?
Has it significantly affected me and my family?