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  • Published: 18 May 2021
  • ISBN: 9780241473375
  • Imprint: Penguin Life
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $26.99

The Child In You

The Breakthrough Method for Bringing Out Your Authentic Self

The million-copy international sensation about how to find happiness by befriending your inner child

The breakthrough million-copy international bestseller about how to find happiness by befriending your inner child

Ideally, during childhood, we develop the self-confidence and sense of trust that will help us through life as adults. But as all childhoods are imperfect, we all carry shadows within us that shape our approach to life as adults, and can lead to problems with relationships, perfectionism, self-doubt and anxiety.

In The Child In You, bestselling author and psychologist Stefanie Stahl shares her proven approach for solving this -- by befriending our inner child. Powerful, imaginative and practical -- with clever exercises, from "the three positions of perception" to over-writing old memories -- she shows how in today's anxious world we can renounce our 'shadow child', embrace our 'sun child', and find the answer to all the psychological problems that come from our upbringing.

  • Published: 18 May 2021
  • ISBN: 9780241473375
  • Imprint: Penguin Life
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $26.99

Praise for The Child In You

A well-researched book that offers numerous exercises as well as approaches for solving problems


Not only will you read this book more than once, but it will also become a lifelong companion

Psychology Carries You Forward Magazine

Stefanie Stahl is compassionate, clear-eyed, and insightful, and her paradigm for getting in touch with your inner child puts your truest self within easy reach. The Child in You is like your own personal therapist that you can carry around with you

Lori Gottlieb, New York Times bestselling author of Maybe You Should Talk to Someone

This book is a revelation. I can see why so many people all over the world have found in it a path to happiness, self-love, and fulfilling relationships

Marci Shimoff, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Happy for No Reason and Chicken Soup for the Woman's Soul

For anyone who goes on a personal growth journey, it is impossible to reach full wholeness without inner child work. This breakthrough guide is a must-read for anyone who is committed to healing, happiness, and full health. Stefanie Stahl offers effective strategies to help you trust yourself so you can live a fulfilling, authentic, connected life

Shannon Kaiser, author of The Self-Love Experiment and Joy Seeker

Fantastic... it's almost impossible to read this book without contemplating your childhood and identifying areas for expansion and healing. Stefanie's practical, informative, inspiring and highly-accessible approach to addressing psychological phenomena makes this book a hit in my eyes. I highly recommend people buy this book and do the exercises provided

Vex King, bestselling author of Good Vibes, Good Life

I adored this book! Both mind-expanding and easy to digest, it is extremely helpful to me as a person, partner, mother and writer and my life is definitely better - brighter, more enjoyable, less dominated by fear - for having read it

Cathy Rentzenbrink, author of The Last Act of Love

I thoroughly recommend The Child In You, which will help anyone who wants to improve their mental wellbeing. We should all know our inner child, and Stefanie Stahl shows how we can get to do so, exploring this concept with warmth and accessibility

Julia Samuel, author of Grief Works and This Too Shall Pass

Stefanie Stahl is known as Germany's psychotherapist superstar. The Child in You is brilliant . . . I loved how practical the book is. Super simple yet transformational

Zoe Blaskey, Motherkind Podcast

Psychotherapist superstar helps with energy


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