Cathryn Taylor is the author of THE INNER CHILD WORKBOOK, “What To Do With Your Past When It Just Won’t Go Away” which was published byJeremy P. Tarcher, Inc. in 1991. Since that time it has been translated into Dutch and Spanish; is in its 38th printing and can still be found on the bookshelves of Barnes and Noble, Borders and independent bookstores.
The Inner Child Workbook was one of five books released in the 1980’s which popularized the concept of the inner child. It is considered a classic in the inner child field and positioned Cathryn as one of the field’s leading experts. Of those five authors, Cathryn is the only one who has continued to develop and apply this concept. She does so because she finds it to be invaluable both in her personal growth and in her professional work with others. She has been conducting workshops, lectures and classes for the past twenty-one years and has authored and recorded a series of lectures which cover topics on the different stages of recovery, issues of the children within and holistic healing. Cathryn’s approach is ever-evolving –her quest for transformation– never-ending.
BACKGROUND – Cathryn was licensed in the state of California in 1979 as a Marriage and Family Therapist, was certified in Chemical Dependency in 1985 and is now licensed in the state of Minnesota as an Alcohol and Drug Counselor and as a Marriage and Family Therapist. She is also trained as a Personal Life Coach, an EMDR Practitioner, a practitioner of Gary Craig’s Emotional Freedom Techniques and is a certified Pro-EFT practitioner by EFT Master Lindsay Kenny. EFT is a self-administered form of acupressure which has shown great promise in resolving the emotional issues and bio-chemical imbalances which accompany addiction, recovery and relapse. Cathryn weaves these modalities with her expertise of the inner child work in a very dynamic and expansive way. Her approach incorporates consultation and facilitation – assisting you in building the relationship between your Higher Self, your Adult self and the Children Within.
Having obtained a BA in Sociology from Texas Christian University at Ft. Worth, Texas in 1970 and a MA in Psychology from John F. Kennedy University at Orinda, California in 1979, Cathryn has worked in the mental health field since 1971. In addition to having a successful private practice, she has also worked as a Family Therapist in Residential Treatment Centers, Inpatient and Outpatient Chemical Dependency Units and an Eating Disorders Clinic. She currently has a private practice in both the Twin Cities area and in San Rafael, California and for three years served as the lead counselor at the Carver County Matrix Methamphetamine Clinic in Chaska, Minnesota. Cathryn has a successful private practice that she conducts both in person and via phone consults throughout the world. Cathryn continues to be interviewed on the areas of her expertise in newspapers as well as on radio and television and presents at numerous Expositions around the country. She was also a featured columnist in THE EDGE, a mid-western, metaphysical, monthly newspaper for over eighteen months and co-hosted a radio talk show in San Francisco for over a year. A seasoned lecturer and facilitator, Cathryn is well known in the mental health community for her expertise.