• The Child in You

  • The Breakthrough Method for Bringing Out Your Authentic Self
  • By: Stefanie Stahl
  • Narrated by: Leslie Howard
  • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (39 ratings)

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The Child in You

By: Stefanie Stahl
Narrated by: Leslie Howard
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Publisher's Summary

The breakthrough million-copy international best seller about how to befriend your inner child to find happiness.

"Compassionate, clear-eyed, and insightful.... The Child in You is like your own personal therapist that you can carry around with you." (Lori Gottlieb, New York Times best-selling author of Maybe You Should Talk to Someone)

We all want to be loved and to feel safe to express who we really are. But over time we grow estranged from what brings us our purest happiness - because everyday traumas, unyielding societal expectations, and the judgment of our parents and peers submerge our true self beneath layers of behaviors rooted in fear and shame and mistrust. 

In The Child in You, psychologist Stefanie Stahl guides you, step by step, through her therapeutic method that has helped millions to peel away these layers and reconnect with their inner child - both the shadow child, representing our deepest insecurities and the part of our self-esteem that is injured and unstable, and the sun child, representing our greatest joys and the part of our self-esteem that remains positive and intact.

The many examples and exercises in this book will help you discover your shadow child and sun child, identify which of the shadow child's dozen self-protection strategies are at work in you, and put into practice the array of proven self-reflection strategies to overcome negative influences and beliefs. Because it's never too late to have a happy childhood or to bring your authentic self out from the shadows so you can embody your radiant individuality. 

A Penguin Life title

This audiobook includes a downloadable PDF of the sun child and the shadow child illustrations from the book.  

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2020 Stefanie Stahl (P)2020 Penguin Audio

Critic Reviews

“[An] insightful exhortation for self-acceptance . . . It’s easy to understand why . . . it was the number one bestselling non-fiction title for three consecutive years [in Germany]. . . . A helpful guide that offers lots to think about, combined with practical advice.” ―Booklist

“A fascinating insight into how our childhoods can cause us problems now but how simple exercises can give your inner child back the confidence and clarity we all want.” ―Stylist

“At long last, this million-copy international bestseller is available for English-speaking readers. Clinical psychologist Stefanie Stahl explains how to shed past traumas and societal pressures to uncover your most joyful, most authentic self.” ―Next Big Idea Club Magazine

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Necessary reading for inner child healing work

you'll find practical exercises for nurturing both aspects of your inner child. Powerful healing work

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Transformative

I would recommend this book to anyone and; since the first exercise, I have been.

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Do not read this compulsive and lack of diversity book.

No words for you. Depressing writing.
Does this book represents children of the world? NO!