Uncaged is a groundbreaking new theory and approach to healing and integrating trauma. Much of trauma often takes place in childhood and doesn't have to be severe abuse to leave lasting scars. Spaulding's theory of how our psyche splinters off and creates "facets" throughout key developmental stages in childhood fills in the gaps of how various types of trauma cause arrested development and hold us back.
We've all been told we have an inner child, but Facet Theory purports there are several inner children, all frozen in time at various stages of development. Some hide and some are vocal, attempting to run the show. Spaulding teaches us how to discover them all and bring them into the fold, making sure they feel safe and that each one gets his/her needs met. It's only then that these orphan children can cultivate the courage to mature and integrate.
Discovering your Facets and how to nurture them is a radical, yet critical form of self-care. It is truly the missing link for so many who have invested in counseling, self-help books, and workshops and still feel stuck. Can't lose weight? Can't stop using alcohol or drugs? Can't seem to find lasting peace or happiness? Spaulding shares her own story along with several of her clients' journeys of discovering Facets and integrating them into everyday awareness. The results are remarkable and empowering.