"Robert Jackman's Healing Your Lost Inner Child is a rare find among the tens of thousands of self-help books. Jackman brilliantly communicates his original ideas, concepts, and clinical direction while staying true to cutting-edge information on the subject of trauma resolution. Those suffering from attachment trauma will feel enveloped by Jackman's authentic and highly relatable passion for this subject. Readers will be forever transformed by his understanding of complex trauma and his coherent instruction on how to solve it. This brilliant book instills optimism and courage to dig deep into the shame-stained areas of your life, so that you can heal."
--Ross Rosenberg, MEd, LCPC, CADC, CSAT Psychotherapist, author of The Human Magnet Syndrome: The Codependent Narcissist Trap, and creator of the Codependency Cure™ Treatment Program
"Healing Your Lost Inner Child is a beautiful, accessible book written by a highly empathic and compassionate therapist. It flows seamlessly from beginning to end and, despite its depth, is easy to read. In his own unique, artistic way, Robert Jackman weaves his hard-won practical wisdom into the book in a helpful, concrete, and grounded way, using his own painful experiences to help others transform theirs. As I read it, I could feel the unhealed pieces of me that needed to receive it gently opening up to absorb its wisdom. Your inner child will thank you for reading this book."
--Stacy Dicker, PhD, Psychologist and author of Psychstrology: Apply the Wisdom of the Cosmos to Gain Balance and Improve Your Relationships
"If you make the time to work through Robert Jackman's Healing Your Lost Inner Child and the HEAL process, I am confident you will see profound results. This is a clear, compassionate, and effective guide to healing and thriving written by a master therapist. This book can be used as a blueprint to create an internal and external relational balance that can bring real joy. I highly recommend this gentle yet direct, trauma-informed guide to anyone looking to do the sometimes uncomfortable work of deep healing. It will be an essential resource for therapists and clients alike. The exercises alone are worth much, much more than the cost of the book."
--Scott Conklin, MFA, LCPC
"If you've found yourself stuck in the same patterns of sadness, anger, or fear, or if you're reliving the same relationship pain over and over, Healing Your Lost Inner Child is for you. Robert Jackman has created a beautiful and detailed roadmap for identifying and healing the internal dynamics that impact our repetitive and painful life patterns. It is highly accessible, user-friendly, and full of heart and hard-earned wisdom. Jackman walks us through focused exercises, and uses examples from his personal life and from case studies to bring clarity to the confusion. Inspiring and a delight to read."
--Mark Pletcher, MA, LCPC Psychotherapist and Relationship Coach
"This masterpiece allows the reader to develop self-awareness in order to reach deep down, heal, and awaken into a new being. We all have our own inner guides that help us grow. Robert Jackman brings out the strengths that we already have in healing the lost part of ourselves."
--Jamie Kruse, MSW, LCSW and trauma therapist
Most people don't realize how much unresolved emotional pain they carry around. They don't know why they always feel depressed, anxious, victimized, or disappointed. They wonder why they keep making the same self-sabotaging impulsive decisions.
These patterns often stem from their lost inner child, which carries a false narrative that has been on repeat since childhood. The hurt emotions resulting from childhood experiences of abuse, neglect, or trauma show up in adulthood as explosive anger, isolation, bad relationship choices, negative self-talk, feelings of being overwhelmed, being a people pleaser, and keeping others at arm's length.
In Healing Your Lost Inner Child, Psychotherapist and Reiki master Robert Jackman takes you on a personal journey to explore unresolved wounds from your early life using the HEAL process for healing and embracing an authentic life. Through stories and exercises, this easy-to-read book will encourage you to learn how to stop giving in to your wounded inner child's emotional pain frozen inside a snow globe within you. Each chapter gently takes you closer to this original wounding so you can acknowledge and finally heal your pain. Move from being an impulsive reactor to an authentic, conscious creator in your life.
The Healing Your Lost Inner Child Companion Workbook is also available to help you develop a deeper understanding of your relationships, codependency patterns and triggers, and create a self-nurturing plan.
Why I Wrote This Book and Companion Workbook: I wanted to share with others what I have learned in my search for healing my lost inner child who was emotionally frozen around the age of ten. I wanted others to know what it feels like to "come home" to oneself, to feel free, open, authentic and grounded. To heal the wounded parts or the false narratives that hold us back from living our best life possible. Like so many of us, when I was a young adult I didn't realize that I had an inner child inside of me who was carrying this emotional wounding, directing the show and making impulsive choices that my adult self would later have to clean up. I was living on autopilot, reacting out of habit. I felt unhappy and unfulfilled. I kept making falling into the same patterns, interacting with the same sorts of people or situations that were emotionally toxic. It's hard to describe what it feels like when you start to heal and feel like yourself again, when you let go of the wounded responses and take charge, set healthy boundaries and start making choices with your authentically aligned self. As time went on I was no longer confused about myself or about the choices I was making. As a Psychotherapist I have helped many people discover their wounded inner child that keeps showing up wanting acknowledgment. I saw in my patients what I saw in myself; the wounded part that did not mature emotionally. I wanted to create a book and a workbook that would combine all of the types of therapy approaches I went through myself and those I use in my office to help you explore the many dimensions of yourself in a very clear, thoughtful process. Know that you are reading this book for a reason and you are ready to explore these parts of yourself. Know that the answers are within you. All you have to do is find the courage to be vulnerable and begin the process of exploring with your lost inner child. All my best, Robert Jackman
Author Robert Jackman is a board certified Psychotherapist with the National Board of Certified Counselors who has helped many people on their healing path for more than twenty years. In addition to his private practice, he has taught master's level classes at National Louis University in the Chicago area, led outpatient groups in hospitals, given lectures on mindfulness, hypnotherapy, codependency, and the role of spirituality in healing, and participated in numerous weekend retreats with Victories for Men. He brings a sense of positive psychology to his work, looking for the strengths within each person and identifying those areas that carry a false sense of self.
Robert is also a Reiki master who uses energy psychology in his practice and considers himself a codependent in recovery, always working on boundary setting, discernment and connecting with his authentic self. He lives in the far west suburbs of Chicago and in Oregon with his family. He enjoys photography, kayaking, gardening, and nurturing and delighting his inner child.