After having tried to fix so many things about myself with so many therapies and techniques and meditating and what not, none of them permanently working, this book (and a few others in the inner child genre of therapy) are literally changing my life. With this book probably being the most valuable of the bunch. So many good, intelligent, well thought out and deeply perceptive exercises and questions, so much wisdom... It's truly a gem. Having read over 70 self help books, I rarely leave a review but this one earned it.
Be warned that doing this work is TOUGH (but almost immediately rewarding). It is not uncommon for my body to want to lie down for half an hour afterwards. Probably because feeling so many emotions - and not pushing them away for a change - is simply very draining.
Also, this is a work book and the exercises are pretty much mandatory for this to work. It's not a book to skim. Which means that often I have to put the book down even though I would still have some time reading on because I know I won't have time for an exercise right now so I'd better leave it for another moment.
Finally, thank you Dr. Margaret!