Healing My Wounded Inner Child (Paperback)
A Journey to Wholeness
Robert Reed Publishers, 9781934759967, 88pp.
Publication Date: June 1, 2015
At the age of four, a little girl sat in the corner of the small, modest living room, her knees pulled up under her plaid dress... afraid to leave the security of her corner.
Fear—that can be a huge factor in a child's life while growing up in an emotionally abusive family. The little girl's nine-year-old brother had died of leukemia; and her mother, grieving the loss of her son and unable to cope, seemed to withdraw from life and into a fog of grief. Thus, the four-year-old was left in a cold, scary, and often overwhelming world with thoughts that made her feel as if she must be a horrible child for her mother to instigate the silent treatment and “leave” her in solitude.
Healing My Wounded Inner Child is a true story of Jan E. Frazier's struggles and constant journey to uncover, accept, and love her Inner Child.
Emotional abuse is an insidious form of abuse as there are no physical scars; there is no name calling, screaming, or alcoholic rages. However, the child’s emotional scars are real. This book touches on many concepts and real-life episodes in Frazier's life which can result from a wounded Inner Child—fear, withdrawal, depression, low self-esteem, Anorexia Nervosa, co-dependency, and perfectionism.
Reading this book is like opening a window to the soul… This author has brought to light the powerful message that by communicating with our inner child, by loving our past selves, by protecting and cherishing that child that we all keep hidden within, we can become the person we were put on this earth to be. We can be free, happy, and fulfilled… – Christy Loy, secondary teacher
About the Author
Jan Frazier has been in the field of teaching for nearly 40 years, teaching at the secondary level for 25 of those years and taking early retirement in 2002 in order to find time to write. However, as her husband said, “I knew that she’d never leave the field of teaching.” She now has been at Bradley University for 12 years, teaching English and Communication.
Healing My Wounded Inner Child is Jan's first attempt at a self-help book, which is based on her life experiences. She is more noted for her young adult adventure/fantasy novels and for her creative nonfiction books, all totaling 18 to date. Jan travels to Europe every year under the guise that she needs more material for her novels since most of her books are set in Europe. She had the honor to take high school students abroad for 15 years and now teaches the January Interim in London for Bradley.
Being named in Who's Who Among America's Teachers on numerous occasions and receiving various awards for her books, Frazier continues to enjoy the creative process of writing plus the rewarding experience of teaching.