In this revised edition of the bestseller Healing the Hidden Self, Barbara Shlemon Ryan deals with eight major stages of human development--Prenatal, Birth, Infancy, Childhood, Adolescence, Early Adulthood, and Seasoned Citizens--showing how hurt and damage to the inner self is possible, damage that may not be recognized right away, or that may not manifest itself until a later stage. With insights drawn from forty years in the healing ministry, she offers new examples and explanations of the types of problems that can be encountered during a particular stage of our growth. At the end of each section Ryan includes a specific prayer to help begin the healing process. Healing the Hidden Self emphasizes the importance of inner healing for all who seek a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ and with others. It's practical, how-to approach makes it an invaluable book particularly since there are so few priests, ministers, or counselors to help those in the beginning stages of the inner healing process.