by Miriam Knight March 07, 2015
Author Susan Anderson coined the term “Outer Child” nearly fifteen years ago as a way to describe the part of us that acts out the feelings our “inner child” is experiencing in inappropriate ways. She describes our Outer Child as impulsive, with problems of resisting our primal urges and regulating our behavior, even when it’s in our best interest to do so. Simply put, it’s self-sabotage at its best.
If you’re the one having a third glass of wine at a party after you’ve established a two-drink limit for yourself, you’ve just encountered your Outer Child. But don’t beat yourself up over it because the Outer Child is not a flaw, but more of a universal trait that we all share.
In “Taming Your Outer Child,” Anderson will introduce you to a number of revolutionary self-awareness tools designed to help you become more self-nurturing and less self-indulgent in an effort to achieve your goals in relationships, health, and finances. Her easy to follow program will take you from awareness to action in order to move your life forward. It includes gentle self-assessment, directed inner conversations, and alternative behavior suggestions as a response to the inner feelings that drive all of us. She is able to clearly outline functional ways to separate our feelings from our behavior in an effort to stop the self-sabotage and live the life we were meant to have.