The Next Step

By Stephen Wolinsky, PhD



Stephen Wolinsky brings us full circle in understanding the reality of our inner child. Rather than being always "precious", Dr. Wolinsky shows us the dysfunctional shadow side of our inner child and puts us in touch with those frozen, inner-child memories or trance states that keep creating problems by filtering reality through outmoded, limited, and distorted lenses. The Next Step is to, finally, own and acknowledge this dark side and step out of our inner-child trance into the present time and uninterrupted awareness.


IIn The Dark Side of the Inner Child, Wolinsky offers us a variety of ways to become aware of how we are creating the defensive trances that constitute the frozen states of the inner child…This book further attests to the seriousness of inner child work. It offers some important clarifications with regard to the tendency to "reify" certain aspects of inner child work. Dr. Wolinsky has helped me understand my own work more precisely…I want to thank Dr. Wolinsky for his commitment to expand our consciousness. He brings together a syntheses of the most profound Eastern and Western thinking. In an age that is ravished by self-serving polarizations, Wolinsky is a most welcome teacher.

John Bradshaw
author of Bradshaw On The Family and Homecoming:
Reclaiming and Championing Your Inner Child
Bradshaw on Healing:
The Shame That Binds You


ISBN: 1883647002
List Price: $18.95
189 Pages, 5.5x8.5


Stephen H. Wolinsky, PhD, began his clinical practice in Los Angeles, California in 1974. A Gestalt and Reichian therapist and trainer, he led workshops in Southern California. He was also trained in Classical Hypnosis, Psychosynthesis, Psychodrama/Psychomotor, and Transactional Analysis. In 1977 he journeyed to India, where he lived for almost six years studying meditation. He moved to New Mexico in 1982 to resume a clinical practice. There he began to train therapists in Ericksonian Hypnosis and family therapy. Dr. Wolinsky also conducted year-long trainings entitled: “Integrating Hypnosis with Psychotherapy,” and “Integrating Hypnosis with Family Therapy.”