By Cynthia L. Wall
Secure, trusting relationships form the foundation for many of our more positive and rewarding experiences. But when individuals lose their capacity to trust others because of some painful past experience, their ability to function in our interconnected, social world is severely limited.
This book offers strategies anyone can use to help learn how, when, and whom to trust. At the root of the book is the author’s concept of the three core selves: the adult, the child, and the protector. Each of these selves influences trust.
With a clearer understanding of how and why their own personal trust pattern functions, readers will use the book’s cognitive behavioral exercises to help rewrite negative messages of shame, betrayal, and hurt that often underlie unhealthy patterns of trust.
The new skills the book teaches will help readers have faith in their instincts, develop healthy relationships, and let go of negative experiences that have made trusting frightening and difficult.