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. Its 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.