I read this book while I was taking Jay Earley's Inner Critic telephone class, and it has made a big difference in my life. There is much less of that critical, nippy voice in the background. And when something does activate my critic, I`m not so barraged by it. This has been quite a miraculous process. I am really taken by it.
The book is very easy to read--simple, straightforward, and clear. It is quite approachable for the layman. Anyone can read it, get a sense of the process, and do the work. The illustrations of the characters in the book really touched my heart, especially seeing how the critic is actually well-meaning. I really like how the authors spelled out the dialogue of therapy sessions so I could see how to work with the critic.
The Help Sheets provide a very simple guide to working with the process. I made copies of them to use in working on myself each morning after my meditation. Recently I have found a partner to work with, as they suggest in the book, and that has been tremendously helpful.