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  • ASIN: B005E91J48
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,728,718 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Penny Parks (born 1943) is an American, with British citizenship, who has lived in the UK since 1982. She is a psychotherapist, who after overcoming her own childhood abuse experiences, pioneered and developed the first 'inner child' therapy model in the United Kingdom - designed to successfully resolve childhood abuse issues.

Penny continues her work as a Communications Consultant, Motivational Speaker, and a Life & Health Coach. She presents Masterclass seminars renowned for humour, high-energy and life-changing impact.

Penny has worked with the NHS, MIND, Relate, B.T., Social Services, Police Departments, Probation Services, Solicitors, Universities and Colleges, Psychotherapy & Hypnotherapy Training Organisations, Professional Associations, Private Agencies and diverse businesses. She has appeared on national and local television and radio.

Penny is a Fellow Member of both the National Counselling Society and the National Council of Psychotherapists and since 2012 has been a voluntary NCP Management Team member.

She is married and lives in Suffolk where she is well known as a jazz/blues vocalist.

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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Rosalyn Young on 3 April 2007
Format: Paperback
by reading this gem and it's companion book, and then set off on your own path, not the path laid out for you by those who would only abuse and hurt you.

As part of the reading list when training with Penny Parks herself, it could so easily have been yet another of those so-hard-to-digest, dry and tortuous books that only ever get read in order to pass an exam. However, this is nothing of the sort, and instead includes in its clear and easy to understand English all the information you should need to begin to regain control over your own life, and for the counsellors, all the information, tools and guidelines for helping those who come to you for help with their abusive pasts. Anger, repressed memories, blocks to getting better all are covered, and the counsellor is also reassured that to have tears at times when we hear the stories of horror and abuse is a natural reaction.

Highly recommended.
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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Shabra Dowson on 10 Jan. 2007
Format: Paperback
I've found this book really empowering. It talks about any form of abuse in childhood, not just sexual abuse or other extreme abuse. The main idea of the therapy is to construct a list of representative events from childhood where mistaken beliefs about yourself spring from. She suggests putting the list in reverse order of difficulty so you start with the easier ones first. For each one you use the methods she explains in some detail basically to re-empower the inner child. I've done three so far, the simplest was when a teacher told me off in Infants school. For each event I can now look back at them and they've become just something that happened rather than something that I feel like crying about. My list is still work-in-progress but life does look better already. My life was not as difficult as the previous reviewer but this book has still helped me enormously.
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94 of 100 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 14 Feb. 2000
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I have been in pain for years trying to work out why I did things to harm myself.I suffered years of knowing that something was different about me.It felt like I was never alone and it scared me to death at times.I would suffer panic attacks, weird memories and never know why.I started hypnotherapy and suddenly found 3 inner children.I scoured libaries for books to help me understand but they did'nt give much information and I felt very alone. I then went to our book shop in town and found this wonderful book dedicated to giving me the answers I was craving.Suddenly everything I have done good and bad in my life seemed to make sense for the first time in my whole life. I have since managed to have quite alot of feedback from my inner children and have gained knowledge of ten years of my life that I had no recollection of.I am most days still taking it step by step.I truly believe this book has saved my life.Suicide seemed the only answer at times and resulted in me taking an overdose last year.I now feel I can look to my future with hope and a better understanding.Please read this life-saving book and learn who you are and how to live with yourselves. You deserve happiness after the trauma these people have put us through. Last but not least I want to thank Penny Parks from the bottom of my heart for giving the will to survive and for giving me a special family inside of me.Good luck for the future Penny.We all who read this book owe you so much.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Jo Mac on 27 Oct. 2009
Format: Paperback
A very useful guide to assist work with adult sufferers of childhood abuse. Practical and informative. It goes well with the other Penny Parks' book.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By J. Carvell on 9 April 2010
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This is a dificult subject to help people with & the author of this book (Penny Parks) was recommended at a conference I went to. there is a lot of reading to do in this book and I found it was necessary to read each chapter more than once before I got full benefit from the book.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By basketcase on 12 April 2013
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As a Psychotherapist there are some books I lend out I never get back, and this is one of them. It's an essential part of my tool kit, as this is very powerful stuff without being too 'technical'
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