By Stephen Wolinsky, PhD
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.
FOREWORD BY JOHN BRADSHAW
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.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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.”