A recovery and growth handbook for anyone who feels empty - but doesn't know why.
'A masterclass in understanding' ANNIE GRACE, author of This Naked Mind
Ten questions to ask yourself, right now:
* Do you have a sense that something is wrong, but you don't know what it is?
* Do you have a feeling that you are hollow inside, that you are empty or have a void within?
* Do you react badly to rejection?
* Do you often feel sad, unhappy or down for no obvious reason?
* Would you describe yourself as highly sensitive?
* Do you have problems with relationships and intimacy?
* Do you engage in addictive behaviour - alcohol, drugs, gambling, shopping, food, sex, work, exercise?
* Do you have low self-esteem or self-worth - are you not 'good enough'?
* Do you have a sense of being numb to your feelings?
* Do you rarely experience true joy and happiness?
If you have answered 'yes' to most of these questions, there is a strong chance you have experienced emotional neglect or trauma as a child. An emotionally neglected child may struggle to form strong and secure attachments as an adult. They may feel hollow or empty, worthless (or overly important), judge themselves harshly and struggle with addictive tendencies - drinking, eating or exercising too much, for example. If this describes you, Heal Your Inner Child will change your life and give you back the love, compassion and authenticity you needed as a child, and deserve as an adult.
Fomer heavy drinker turned sobriety coach Simon Chapple is - like you - a survivor of childhood trauma. His unique brand of straight-talking, practical yet reflective and relatable advice has helped thousands of people quit drinking, and he can help you now to move on from childhood emotional neglect to a place of happiness free from past trauma. How to Heal Your Inner Child is a stepped and safe approach to confronting your past, with space for reflective and supportive strategies that will help you to foster self-compassion and break free from the destructive behaviours that have blighted your life. Clinically endorsed and verified by a psychotherapist, this deeply personal, unflinchingly honest exploration is designed to unlock your own epiphany and support you as you journey to a happier, less troubled and more authentic self.
For a long time I felt like something was missing, that I was stuck... I've read many self help books without seeing much progress, but this one is different. It's packed full of practical tips that genuinely work; a brilliant, straightforward approach. I can't recommend this book highly enough. - Sarah O., London
Masterfully written and relatable; a must read for anyone seeking help with addiction, alcoholism, substance abuse, dysfunctional relationships, career loss, or ongoing problematic situations. - Lois Badey
Simon Chapple has done it again... clear and powerful, a book that guides us expertly as we learn to navigate our own landscapes of healing and growth. - Rob Wolman, Recoverfreedom.org
Incredibly important... a great resource for anyone looking to be more whole, healed and fully alive! - Jenn Kautsch, Founder, SoberSis
Packed full of wisdom, understanding and practical techniques that help readers to recognize and release their inner child... A hugely important book. - Robert Sanders, Therapist and Coach
Honest, self-aware and warm. - Katya Lamb
How to Heal Your Inner Child provides everything required to help readers find understanding, purpose, peace and happiness in their lives by gently unpacking and making sense of their past. Filled with useful tactics and delivered in an easy-to-digest style, this book will help transform your life. - Lou Lebentz, Trauma Thrivers
Simon takes [readers] by the hand and walks them through the incredible process of change. - Annie Grace, Author of 'This Naked Mind: Control Alcohol, Find Freedom, Discover Happiness and Change Your Life'
For over two decades Simon Chapple was the classic example of a heavy daily 'at home' drinker. Enduring daily hangovers, engaging in regretful behaviour, suffering from severe anxiety and a complete lack of energy and motivation as a result of his inability to stop drinking.
Despite this he built a successful business, ran marathons and tried his best to be a father and a husband. But something was lacking in his life, which was slowly falling apart around him. He knew that something needed to change.
When eventually Simon managed to quit alcohol, joy flowed back into his life for the first time since he was a child. His experience was so profound that it became his mission to raise awareness about the dangers of alcohol and to spread the word about the huge benefits that an alcohol-free life can bring.
Simon is a Certified Sobriety Coach and the founder of Be Sober, one of the largest quit drinking communities in the world. He has worked with thousands of people from all over the world in coaching programmes and helped them make a powerful and lasting change to the way that alcohol features in their lives. He advocates quitting alcohol as a positive experience, a life-choice that we feel empowered in making for ourselves. He rejects the outdated methods of 'recovery' and 'alcoholic' that keep many people stuck for the rest of their lives, and instead works with his clients to help them find true freedom and happiness in sobriety by making choices that they feel passionate about.You can connect with Simon on Instagram, Facebook and YouTube.