The Web address of this article is http://sfhelp.org/site/intro.htm
This ad-free, educational Web site is for people who take their lives seriously - specially those caring for minor kids (or plan to). A quick test to determine if you are such a person - have you identified your
life-purpose yet, or are you seriously seeking it? If "not yet," this self-improvement course may be of little use to you now. Either way, invest one minute in the inspirational video "The Dash" - it's about you and your life.
To see a summary of recent changes in this site, see this.
This brief YouTube
video previews what you'll read in this site-introduction:
This educational Web site exists to alert youto a widespread personal and family stressor - [psychological
unawareness] that silently passes down the generations and is weakening most (all?) cultures. This inheritance promotes social problems like abuse, neglect, divorce, crime, abortions, addictions, bigotry, "mental illness," runaways, terrorism, gangs, homelessness, obesity, depression, suicide, bankruptcy, and murder. Have any of these affected your family?
36 years' clinical experience and study,
this nonprofit site offers you a free 7-Lesson self-improvement course on how to understand and break this
lethal inheritance and reduce major personal, marital, and family problems.
Average adults are unaware of this cycle and its toxic
effects. Are you aware of them?
What Does "Break the Cycle" Mean?
The "cycle" is this: psychologically-wounded, unaware parents raise wounded, unaware kids. They grow up, choose wounded, unaware partners, and raise wounded, unaware kids - who repeat and spread the cycle and its effects in their society. For more detail, read this after you finish here.
To break this cycle, adults
like you must want to...
learn about and accept the cycle, starting with their own family tree;
assess, admit, and reduce their psychological wounds;
learn the basics in this
course - alone or with other
patiently evolve a
high-nurturance family together over many years, despite many obstacles, in order to raise "Grown Nurtured Children" (GNCs). GNCs...
are steadily guided by their
true Selves in all situations; and...
know how to communicate and grieve effectively; and how to make healthy relationship, conception, and parenting choices, and...
are apt to discover and pursue
a useful life purpose.
In my experience as a professional family-systems therapist since 1981 -
average adults have inherited the cycle and it's effects, and are unconsciously passing them on. They (you?) are Grown Wounded Children (GWCs) - and they don't (want to) know that or what it means
the international feedback to the 180 YouTube videos
augmenting this Web site, it seems that adults in most or all other cultures inherit and pass on this lethal cycle also.
To see if inherited
psychological wounds + unawareness are harming you and your
family members, read this summary
article and return here. If
they are harming your family - who should stop that?
What's in this Web Site?
The site is composed of seven sequential self-study Lessons for all lay and professional adults and older teens: These lessons are specially useful for young couples and parents. These are the Lessons:
1) Assess for psychological wounds and reduce any you find using "parts work" to. free your wise resident true Self.
2) Learn effective thinking and communicating skills
3) An overview of bonding, losses (broken bonds), and healthy three-level grief
Learn how to optimize your human relationships
Learn how to evolve a satisfying high-nurturance family
Learn how to parent (nurture) kids and teens effectively
Learn how to evolve and maintain a high-nurturance stepfamily
An eighth section of the site
is a guide for human-service professionals (under construction).
Each lesson begins and ends with a
quiz on that topic to help you see what you know and what you need to learn.
There are NO ads in this non-profit, non-denominational site For more detail on these Lessons
and links to them, see this course outline after you finish here.
Three guidebooks are available in print and e-book format, covering Lessons 1, 2, and most of Lesson 7. These Web pages can be cited, printed, and distributed with appropriate credits.
This site also includes...
Over 180 brief YouTubevideos to preview and outline key articles and concepts. Most of these videos are embedded in articles in the seven online lessons. These videos augment, but don't replace, the 7 lessons.
The free video conversion program at http://www.theyoump3.com/ turns a video soundtrack into a downloadable mp3 file so you can listen to it on any compatible device anywhere.
Muchas Gracias! to
Ms. Angels Angles Comprubi for translating the lesson 1 videos into Spanish. Find her work in the "angelsdam" YouTube channel.
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Suggestions on Using
this Self-study Course
Makefreeing your true Self (Lesson 1) your highest ongoing priority. That will maximize your return for investing time and energy in this unique self-improvement course. Consider joining the free, private FaceBook group of other Lesson-1 students from around the world..
Keep a long-range perspective (e.g. the rest of your life) and the open mind of a student. Many ideas here will differ from what you've been taught. Experiment with them, rather than pre-judging.
Do not expect these ideas and tools to resolve any crises immediately - take your time!.
Avoid using these ideas as absolutes. Sense the themes underlying them, and adapt them to fit your unique personality, style, experience, and circumstances.
Keep these ageless
guidelines in mind as you grow and heal.
To benefit from this self-improvement course...
Follow the directions
at the top of each page: click underlined links after
finishing the current article to avoid getting lost. If
you do get lost, click the "prior page" link at the top or bottom of
lesson at your own pace. The 7 lessons build on each other, so study them in order. Treat this learning as you would a sequence of college courses. The more you learn, the more all topics will make integrated sense to you.
learn to use each lesson's link-index
and/or the site-search link (top of every page) to quickly locate important articles and resources. The
indices can be found at http://sfhelp.org,linksx.htm, where "x" is the lesson number. For example, here's the
link index for Lesson 1:
print each lesson and check off each completed "assignment" to keep track of your progress.
As you study. apply your learnings to any significant personal and family problems, starting with freeing your true Self and improving your communication effectiveness.
Identify any specific questions you seek to answer here. Option: keep a log or journal of your questions, thoughts, awarenesses, and feelings, as you explore this site and its guidebooks.
Please use this feedback form to tell me your needs, reactions, and suggestions as you learn. If you find the site useful, please
let others know about the [wounds + unawareness] cycle and sfhelp.org.
knowledge in this whole Web site as a stained-glass window. Each
linked article, popup, and exercise is a pane. The more "panes" you
study, the clearer the whole "window" will become.
This introduction describes the purposes of this nonprofit ad-free Web site, the site contents, and how to get the most from using it,