Healing the Child Within: Discovery and Recovery for Adult Children of Dysfunctional Families (Recovery Classics Edition)

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Health Communications, Incorporated, 1987 - Self-Help - 152 pages
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Have you ever heard of your inner child? Well, this is the classic book that started it all.

In 1987, Charlie Whitfield's breakthrough concept of the child within—that part of us which is truly alive, energetic, creative and fulfilled—launched the inner child movement. Healing the Child Within describes how the inner child is lost to trauma and loss, and how by recovering it, we can heal the fear, confusion and unhappiness of adult life.

Eighteen years and more than a million copies sold later, Healing the Child Within is a perennial selling classic in the field of psychology. And it is even more timely today than it was in 1987. Recent brain research, particularly on the effects of trauma on the brain of developing children, has supported Whitfield's intuitive understanding as a psychiatrist.

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Review: Healing the Child Within: Discovery & Recovery for Adult Children of Dysfunctional Families

User Review  - Lisa Lee - Christianbook.com

For my senior thesis in school my teacher told us to write about a self improvement project. An area in our life that we wanted to improve. I chose self esteem. It was always low. I was raised with ... Read full review

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User Review  - Mike Nicoll - Christianbook.com

I have just started the book. What I have read so far is very informative. I am going to go through the book with my Christian Therapist. I feel that this book is going to expose a lot of anger and emotional pain. Read full review

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About the author (1987)

Charles L. Whitfield, M.D., is a physician, psychotherapist, and internationally recognized expert on mental illness, behavioral problems, and recovery. He has been on the faculty of the Rutgers University Summer Institute of Alcohol and Drug Studies from 1978 to 2003, and in private practice of medicine and psychotherapy since 1976. He has been voted by his peers as one of the Best Doctors in America every year since 1994. He lives in Atlanta, GA.

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