In her book, Talking to My Selves: Learning to Love the Voices in Your Head , Debbie Unterman delineates over twenty Sub-personalities, such as the Judge, Victim and Skeptic–different aspects that make up our personalities and sometimes cause problems. The book helps people clear out debilitating thoughts and emotional blocks, connect with their spiritual source and love themselves for exactly who they are, so they can find their purpose and live the life they were meant to live.
Debbie’s purpose in writing it was to help promote peace in the world by teaching people to stop the wars in their own minds and bodies, and instead learn self-acceptance and authentic self-expression. She asserts that her book “explores a larger paradigm than most psychology or self-help books and reaches beyond any religious affiliation to conclude that we all have the ability to embrace our own unique identity, heal our emotional distress, and find the source of our spiritual guidance right inside of us.”
In the Introduction Debbie quotes Gary Zukav that “authentic power is the alignment of your personality with your soul.” There is a foreword by David Quigley who developed the process of Alchemical Hypnotherapy upon which the book is based.
This is a self-help book with exercises at the end of almost every chapter allowing the reader to explore all the archetypal sub-personalities Debbie discusses and begin the healing process. There is also a Co-Dependency Quiz for self-evaluation at the end of Chapter 8. Debbie defines her unique “cure” for Co-dependency extensively in Chapters 7 & 8.