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Taming Your Outer Child : Overcoming Self-Sabotage and Healing from Abandonment (Reprint) (Paperback)
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Take Control of Your LifeChances are, you’ve already had run-ins with your Outer Child — the self-sabotaging, bungling, and impulsive part of your personality. This misguided, hidden nemesis blows your diet, overspends, and ruins your love life. Your Outer Child acts out and fulfills your legitimate childlike needs and wants in the wrong place, at the wrong time, and in counterproductive ways: It goes for immediate gratification and the quick fix in spite of your best-laid plans.Now, in a revolutionary rethinking of the link between emotion and behavior, veteran psychotherapist Susan Anderson offers a three-step program to tame your Outer Child’s destructive behavior. This dynamic, transformational set of strategies — action steps that act like physical therapy for the brain — calms your Inner Child, strengthens your Adult Self, releases you from the self-blame and shame at the root of Outer Child issues, and paves new neural pathways that can lead to more productive behavior. The result is happiness, fulfillment, self-mastery, and self-love.
Susan Anderson identified the Outer Child in her trailblazing The Journey from Abandonment to Healing. Because her readers and counseling clients so resonated with this breakthrough concept, Anderson developed these tools, practices that allow readers to move beyond awareness of their issues (where many get stuck) and into change. Like physical therapy for the brain, her techniques comfort the scared Inner Child, calm the impulsive Outer child, and cultivate a wise Adult. As these behaviors are repeated, new neural pathways are established. The integrated Adult, Inner Child, and Outer Child can now work together to realize goals. Specifically addressing issues such as procrastination, depression, and anxiety, Anderson helps readers pause their patterns long enough to blaze healthier, happier trails.
Number of Pages: 281
Genre: Self Improvement
Sub-Genre: Personal Growth / General
Author: Susan Anderson
Street Date: February 17, 2015
Item Number (DPCI): 247-39-7362