"Robert Jackman's Healing Your Lost Inner Child is a rare find among the tens of thousands of self-help books. It is a game changer that the world needs. Jackman brilliantly communicates his original ideas, concepts, and clinical direction while staying true to cutting-edge information on the subject of trauma resolution. Those suffering from attachment trauma will feel enveloped in his authentic and highly relatable passion for the subject. Readers will be forever transformed by his understanding of complex trauma and his coherent instruction on how to solve it.
Never have I read a book where the author's voice was so sensitively vulnerable while expertly establishing itself as informative, instructive, and concretely helpful. This brilliant book will instill the optimism and courage to dig deep into the shame-stained areas of your life so that you can heal and integrate your long invisible and misunderstood trauma. With Robert Jackman by your side, you will have the opportunity to transform your trauma into irreplaceable and beloved gems of self-love."
-Ross Rosenberg, MEd, LCPC, CADC, CSAT Psychotherapist, author of the "The Human Magnet Syndrome: The Codependent Narcissist Trap," and creator of the Codependency Cure™ Treatment Program
Healing Your Lost Inner Child is a beautiful, accessible book written by a highly empathic and compassionate therapist. Given Robert Jackman's deep level of insight and vision into the human psyche, he could have easily written a book that was too hard to connect with, but that is not the case This book flows seamlessly from beginning to end, and despite its depth, it is surprisingly easy to read.
In his own unique, artistic way, Robert weaves his hard-won practical wisdom into the book in a way that feels helpful, concrete, and grounded instead of dry, didactic, and preachy. As I read it, I could feel the unhealed pieces of me that needed to receive it gently open up to absorb its wisdom.
Robert is a shining example of Jung's wounded healer archetype, using his own painful experiences in order to help others transform theirs. Readers are fortunate that he has chosen this path, as he is an extremely kind, empathic, and wise guide. Your inner child will thank you for reading this book.
-Stacy Dicker, PhD Psychologist and author of Psychstrology: Apply the Wisdom of the Cosmos to Gain Balance and Improve Your Relationships
"There must be a reason why you are looking at Healing Your Lost Inner Child. Perhaps you desire enlightenment or relief from pain. If so, you will likely benefit from reading it carefully. The examples given are easy to read and have real power. The underlying ideas are rational and connect with the plans for making desired changes. Robert Jackman is a profoundly insightful and dedicated healer with many years of experience, and there is deep wisdom in this book. He has distilled underlying truths of what exists in each of us and how those truths affect our outlook on life and behavior with others. Using this knowledge, he gives readers a way to find insight based on their personal history. He then guides readers in developing tools to foster a
deep satisfaction and greater happiness for themselves and their loved ones. Using the HEAL process road map to work through the complex maze of one's past, and to find the way to understanding, forgiveness, and well-being, is a wonderful feeling. Enjoy!"
-David Brumwell, MD
If you find yourself stuck in the same patterns of sadness, anger, or fear, or if you relive the same relationship pain over and over, Healing Your Lost Inner Child is for you. Robert Jackman has created a beautifully detailed roadmap for identifying and healing the internal dynamics that impact our repetitive and painful life patterns. It is highly accessible, user friendly, and full of heart and hard-earned wisdom. Jackman walks the reader through focused exercises, and uses examples from case studies and his personal life, to bring clarity to the confusion. He describes how to bring compassion and resolution to the wounded parts inside, and shows that by transforming the inner life, we have the chance to transform our relationships and our world. This work is useful for everyone, whether you are new to or experienced in inner child work. It is inspiring and a delight to read.
-Mark Pletcher, MA, LCPC Psychotherapist and Relationship Coach
"In Healing Your Lost Inner Child, Robert Jackman has created a comprehensive resource for therapists and those who want to heal inner wounds. Through research, stories, and case examples, Jackman helps the reader who seeks wholeness to move forward from wounds of childhood. I imagine the world will be better because of this book, as we all need to heal our lost inner child. I highly recommend this book to therapists and anyone who wishes to feel lighter."
-Joe Sanok, Podcaster and Licensed Counselor, creator of Practice of the Practice
Whether you have been in therapy for years, a few months, or have never been to a therapist, this book is for you. Whether you are aware that the traumas you experienced as a child continue to play a role in your current adult reactions and behavior patterns, or you think you turned out pretty good, this book is for you. If you just want a better understanding of why you respond to certain triggering events the way you do, this book is for you. Not all self-help books are worth your time and effort; this one is.
In his succinct, articulate offering Healing Your Lost Inner Child, Robert Jackman provides empathetic, step-by-step encouragement for anyone who has ever asked, "Why do I always do that?" Jackman's technical explanations of the HEAL process are neither intimidating nor pedantic, and are infinitely relatable. Using nonjudgmental language, the book gives multiple examples of real people struggling to identify the source of their childhood wounds and the boundaries they created to protect from, and cope with, triggering events in adulthood.
Each of the eight chapters provides practical exercises to help readers grasp the concepts and the process for exploring the depths and sources of childhood wounding events and their effect on the management (or mismanagement) of their adult experiences. The tone is gentle and positive without being patronizing. The optional Companion Workbook allows the reader who so wishes to delve deeper into the HEAL process at a personalized pace.
Clarity is key. The inner child harbors blocked emotional energy that will forever suppress efforts at self-actualization, and attainment of an authentic life, unless it is given permission to release the pains of the past. Identifying and healing past wounds, developing comfortable and safe boundaries for the future, and embracing an authentic life are goals toward which we all should strive. Mr. Jackman has provided an excellent road map for the journey.
- Karen L Hawkins, Attorney at Law, JD, LLB (honorary), MBA
Former Director, Office of Professional Responsibility, Internal Revenue Service, United States Treasury Department