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First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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While recounting the journey of his healing from incest as a child, Knight sometimes sets aside his personal narrative and draws on his training as a psychotherapist to interpret and evaluate various theories on trauma and recovery, memory and personality. He is helped by Mark Falstein, a veteran ghost writer in business, professional, and self-help. There is no index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780789010643
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 3/28/2002
  • Pages: 328
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents


  • Foreword
  • Preface
  • Chapter 1. Robert: A Proposition From My Inner Child
  • June-October 1987
  • My Experiences with Hypnotherapy
  • I Awaken the First Monster
  • More Family Skeletons
  • Splits, Ego States, and Multiple Personalities
  • Chapter 2. Young One, Honey, Dream Woman, and Bear: Memories Are Made of This
  • November 1987-February 1988
  • Struggling to Believe the Memories
  • Young One: A Second Child Within and a Second Monster
  • Block That Fantasy!—Or Not?
  • The Insiders
  • More Splitting
  • Chapter 3. Child Abuse and Its Discontents
  • March-May 1988
  • The Rewards and Frustrations of Amnesia
  • Coping with Wine and Weed
  • “The Courage to Heal,” the Cowardice of Denial
  • 100 Ways to Kill My Father, Give or Take 85
  • Trying to Show Kindness to the Inner Children
  • Chapter 4. Anger, Despair, Self-Hate, Binges
  • June-November 1988
  • I Try to Hide, but They Still Find Me
  • Eddie and How He Died
  • This Is Not What's Meant by a Rich Inner Life
  • Feeling Abandoned
  • Chapter 5. My Man-of-Anger Takes Charge
  • November 1988-April 1989
  • Massaging the Feelings Loose
  • A Child Molester in a Survivors' Group
  • The Insiders and I Deal with Betrayal
  • The Return of Red: That's What You Get for Theorizing
  • Trauma, Ego States, and Why I'm Not a Multiple
  • Chapter 6. Sex Rears Several of Its Heads
  • April-August 1989
  • Working It Out with Linda
  • Remembering Abuse, Reading About Recovery
  • Big Honey, the Champion
  • Grace, the Sexually Needy
  • Chapter 7. Earthquakes, Within and Without
  • September-November 1989
  • Another Group, Another Perp
  • Torture
  • Loma Prieta
  • Listening to the Insiders . . . and a Few Bureaucrats
  • Chapter 8. Q: The Memory of Pain
  • December 1989-April 1990
  • Looking for Structure Among the Insiders
  • Memories in and out of Time
  • Hitting Bottom with Linda
  • Feeling Q's Pain
  • Chapter 9. Frankie: Befriending the Monster
  • May-October 1990
  • Talking About Sex—and Enjoying Some
  • A Workshop on Ego-State Therapy
  • Confront My Mother? The Insiders Say No
  • All Ego States Have a Positive Function
  • Working with Jack and Helen Watkins
  • The Dad Introject Becomes Frankie
  • Chapter 10. Male at Risk
  • October 1990-April 1991
  • Grace's Sexuality—and Mine
  • More Depression, More Theory, More Denial . . . Less Sex
  • Choosing to Confront Mom
  • Shut Down
  • Chapter 11. The “Oh, No!” Experience
  • May-November 1991
  • Couples Therapy
  • Me and My Shadow
  • The Inner Pervert: Crystallizing My Sexual Conflict
  • Q's Sexuality—and Linda's
  • Chapter 12. The Cost of Denial
  • December 1991-May 1992
  • Being OK Sexually: Therapy for Christmas Haters
  • Linda and I Deep in Each Other's Stuff
  • Pain, Screams, and Other Unfinished Business
  • The Cost of Ignoring Mom
  • Memoirs of a Child Prostitute
  • Chapter 13. Disintegration
  • June-September 1992
  • Bobby and Red: The Insiders Prepare for War
  • Oedipus and I
  • “Moments of Healing”: Working with Mariah Gladis
  • Die Soon, Mommy
  • Night of Horrors
  • Chapter 14. Healing
  • September-December 1992
  • “The Mother Wound Is Always Deepest”
  • Breaking the Fantasy Bonds
  • Another Christmas with the Insiders
  • Chapter 15. Burning Mom
  • January-May 1995
  • Gestalt at Esalen
  • The Insiders Are Healing Each Other
  • Putting the Anger Where It Belongs
  • Trusting the Process
  • Letting Mom Die
  • The Pyre
  • Postscript
  • Bibliography
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