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May 23, 2009
No longer "left behind"...
by: Darlene Barriere - Webmaster

Michael, for the benefit of my other visitors, I feel the need to explain that the work you are doing is with the psychological ego states of the "inner child", the "inner parent" and the "inner adult", even though you may not be identifying them outright, even though you may not be aware that you actually have these 3 psychological ego states. I offer this explanation for my visitors who might misinterpret that you are hearing voices. In the past, I've used this process myself with tremendous results.

Conversations with your "inner child" are a highly therapeutic way to give voice to that little boy (or girl) who was oppressed and suppressed. As a helpless and abused child, repression became necessary as a coping mechanism. You are now freeing that repressed little boy, now that your logical "inner adult" recognizes that repression is no longer necessary.

You detail very eloquently what to avoid when having those "inner child" conversations. Using your nurturing "inner parent" to protect that little boy is critical to healing because that little boy inside you is still vulnerable. And you are so right when you advise that such work should not be undertaken unless under the care of a counsellor or in a support group (but only if that support group is led by someone who understands the results this work can bring).

Keep up the great work, Michael; and thank you for sharing it with my visitors and me.

A Video Reading by Darlene Barriere
Darlene Barriere
Webmaster: www.child-abuse-effects.com
Violence & Abuse Prevention Educator
Author: On My Own Terms, A Memoir

May 24, 2009
Thank you
by: maurice

Michael it is always good to read about healing stories from abuse, you are courageous in your process. good on you. nice also to Read Darlene's loving words and comments to you she is my inspiration and now yours with all her visitors. She is so natural and loving in her emphatising. I believe she is an inspiration to us all, simply because she endured abuse too. She knows what she is sharing with you and me and the terribleness of abuse on anyone. This week has been a hard week for me here in Ireland. A report on abuse was launched. Oh it is so important what you say Michael and what Darlene so lovingly advised. Get to know that inner beautiful child at the age of abuse with a counsellor ever so important. Thank you.

May 26, 2009
Trying To Heal:
by: Mark1

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