Thawing Childhood Abandonment Issues

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Do you experience feeling "triggered" into painful and confusing emotional states? Are you tired of fearing abandonment? Have you asked yourself, "Why does this keep happening to me?" after another bad relationship? This course is for you! (Get a Free copy of the paperback book with this course)

"The Wounding Process was Developmental in Nature. Therefore, This Healing Process is Likewise Developmental in Nature." ~ Don Carter MSW, LCSW

  • STOP living life in reaction
  • START living life on life's terms - proactively
  • STOP doing your pain in advance
  • START letting go of worries, anxieties, and fears
  • STOP re-experiencing painful emotional themes
  • START healing emotional triggers

Introducing: Thawing Childhood Abandonment Issues

Thawing Childhood Abandonment Issues mimics the developmental processes of childhood. During the developmental stages of childhood, the emotional pain that accumulated during the first stage of development was carried forward as a foundation for the work of the second stage, then the combined pain from the first and second stages are carried forward as a foundation for the experience of the third stage, etc.

Similarly, the healing that accumulates as you work through the first stage is carried forward as a foundation for healing the second stage, then the combined healing from the first and second stages are carried forward as a foundation for healing the third stage, etc. There is a strong focus on experiencing, integrating, and releasing the emotions of the past. For this reason, the program relies heavily on its many experiential audio programs to facilitate the emotional component to that healing process.

What's Included and what you will learn...

  • How the emotional wound of abandonment, the emotional infection of shame, and the emotional scab of contempt creates a counterfeit "False Self."
  • How to initiate emotional healing in all six developmental stages of childhood
  • How healing the first stage creates a foundation for healing the second stage
  • How a developmental recovery process mimics and reverses the wounding process
  • How the developmental tasks of each stage affect how we live and love
  • How to target the appropriate stage of development to heal the emotional roots of dysfunctional patterns in relationships

Don't Put This Off! Initiate Your Healing Process Today!


Understand the difference between survival skills and healthy coping skills for enriching adult relationships
Overcome the fear of abandonment, toxic shame, and/or contempt for self and/or others
Learn about the stages of human development and the developmental tasks that must be accomplished at each stage
Progress through a healing process that mimics the stages of development so as to complete critical developmental tasks
Build a foundation of healing in the first stage that sets the pace for healing in the second stage, take the accumulated healing into the third stage and so on
Develop the ability to stay in growth-mode (self-actualization) rather than being triggered into survival-mode (self-preservation)
Identify, challenge, and free yourself from limiting core beliefs about yourself, others, and life in general as you heal each stage of development


Don Carter MSW, LCSW
Don Carter, MSW, LCSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, a psychotherapist, and the author of the Thawing the Iceberg Series. Don has been a therapist for more than three decades during which time he has been employed at several mental health agencies around Mid-Missouri. He has held positions from entry-level up to manager of a chemical dependency program at a large hospital. He is in private practice with his wife, Angie Carter CRADC, SAP. His primary specialty areas include addictions, codependency, mood disorders, PTSD, and Adult/Child Syndrome. He is also on staff at Capital Region Physicians, Center for Mental Wellness in Jefferson City, MO. Don takes an integrative psychotherapy approach to help which includes the use of clinical hypnosis, EMDR, Gestalt Therapy, Ego-State Therapy, Transactional Analysis, and Precision CBT to name a few.


1: How do I access the audios?

After you register for the audio program, you will be instructed to download the Soundwise mobile app. When you sign in on the app, the program you registered for will automatically load in your library.

2: Can I listen offline?

Yes. Tap on the download icon next to an audio track will download the track to your phone. Simply download the audios when you have wifi and you can listen to them anywhere you go.

3: What should I do if I have technical issues?

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