W. Hugh Missildine. The concepts – inner child of the past, being a parent to oneself, mutual respect – helped my patients as soon as I applied them. They have been in use some years now. I have taught them to others and seen them applied successfully. Many people have found in them a way to being to understand their own troubled feelings and how to cope with them.… Reading this book will not, of course, automatically solve your problems. But it may illuminate them in such a way as to make it possible for you to apply yourself to the real cause of your loneliness, anxiety and exhausting conflicts. You can learn to look at yourself and your childhood in a new way.