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Taming Your Outer Child: A Revolutionary Program to Overcome Self-Defeating Patterns

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FINALLY, THE BREAKTHROUGH BOOK THAT PUTS YOU BACK IN CONTROL OF YOUR LIFE
 
Most of us have met our Outer Child once too often. The self-sabotaging, bungling, and impulsive part of the personality. This misguided, hidden nemesis—the devil on your shoulder—blows your diet, overspends, and ruins your love life. A menacing older sibling to your emotionally needy Inner Child,
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ebook, 288 pages
Published January 25th 2011 by Ballantine Books (first published January 1st 2011)
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Nancy
Sep 28, 2012 Nancy rated it it was amazing
This is a great book if you tend to sabotage your own efforts. It puts the "outer" child in his or her place - the part that is still mad about slights from childhood etc...the part that says, I was _____ed in childhood so now I can't______ , or I have a free pass to ______ (put off deadlines, overeat, over drink etc). and says...

Outer, I know you mean well and are trying to speak for me, but you are actually messing up the things I want to do, such as getting a job, keeping a partner, being hea
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Zooey
Dec 25, 2016 Zooey rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Don't like how she splits the person into three parts and makes you do dialogues between big and little all the time. Doesn't get to the core. No background theories in why we become self sabotaging and fearing abandonment, which means no opportunities to gain more understanding in our own psyche. Each chapter is short and has no deeper insights provided whatsoever. Doesn't reach the core issues at all, I don't think the author herself even got to her own core issues. It feels like she's touchin ...more
Morgan Schulman
Dec 25, 2015 Morgan Schulman rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is by far the most helpful self-help book I've ever read-it's like years of therapy distilled into one program (and I say that as a therapist). It helps supply this missing link between insight and behavior to begin positive change.
Shannon
Feb 05, 2017 Shannon rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book introduces you to your Outer Child - that part of you that throws tantrums, reaches for a second cookie, and blames others when things go wrong. Through a series of exercises (visualizing, writing, and dialogues) you get to know your outer child and learn how this part of you prevents you from achieving your goals. You develop empathy for the outer child - it`s only trying to protect you - and learn how to meet its needs and curb its self defeating patterns. The book teaches you how to ...more
Andrienne
Feb 05, 2011 Andrienne rated it liked it
I found some interesting tips like the one about visualization. This book is suitable for those who have a lot of emotional turmoil. It tackles a lot of heavy issues.
Maya
May 05, 2016 Maya rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Oh, bother. This is one of those read it because it is good for you. It was recommended by a friend and indeed she was correct that it was a pertinent read for me. Lots of items to work on.
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