Recovery of Your Inner Child: The Highly Acclaimed Method for Liberating Your Inner Self by Lucia Capacchione
Since we are holding the Healing and Re-parenting the Wounded Child Within workshop this month I thought Lucia Capacchione’s workbook would be a great choice to highlight. Don’t let the pink cover fool you, this book is for grownups to do grownup emotional work!
In a previous blog post, I talked about what it means to re-parent your inner child. This workbook walks you through structured readings and exercises and helps you through this process. It is designed to help you identify your inner child, listen to and understand this part of you and to reclaim the emotions and heal the wounds that you may have been carrying with you for years.
The Way of the Heart: Connecting to God Through Prayer, Wisdom and Silence by Henri J. M. Nouwen
If you are not familiar with Henri Nouwen, allow me to introduce you. Nouwen was a Catholic priest who once ordained, sought special permission to study psychology instead of theology as he was particularly interested in the human side of faith.
Over the course of his career he taught at the University of Notre Dame, Yale and Harvard Divinity Schools and wrote prolifically publishing 39 books and hundreds of articles. After two decades of teaching he made a major shift and went to live and serve mentally and physically handicapped people at the L’Arche Daybreak community in Ontario, Canada.
Many of his books focus on action, contemplation, connection to our deepest inner self and connection to God. He wrote very openly about his own faith journey with all its various struggles, disappointments, and questions. But at the heart of much of his work is a constant refrain of what it means to be deeply connected to God.