About Cathryn

Cathryn Taylor

is the author of the best-selling Inner Child Workbook which was published by Jeremy P. Tarcher, Inc. in 1991. Since that time, her book has been translated into Dutch and Spanish, and more recently into Korean and Czech.

Past its 40th printing, it can still be found on the bookshelves of Barnes and Noble as well as independent bookstores.

The Inner Child Workbook also continues to be one of the best selling books purchased from Amazon.com on this subject. It was one of five books released on the topic which popularized the concept of the inner child in the late 1980s and early 1990s.


Cathryn was licensed in the state of California in 1979 as a Marriage and Family Therapist, and certified in Chemical Dependency in 1985. Currently, she is 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 EFT practitioner by EFT Master, Lindsay Kenny.

Cathryn also obtained certification in David Bercelli’s Tension and Trauma Release Exercises, commonly referred to as TRE®. This particular technique now completes Cathryn’s healing modality.

She weaves each of these additional methods of healing with her expertise of the inner child & soul work in a very dynamic and expansive way. Her approach incorporates consultation and facilitation to assist individuals in building the relationship between their Higher Self, their Adult Self and their Children Within.

Cathryn’s Approaches

Cathryn’s signature brand of tapping referred to as Interactive Tapping™ assists individuals in arresting addictive behaviors and addressing all concerns of the psyche. The muscular release experienced with the Trauma Release Exercises (TRE®) supports the body’s ultimate health.

To obtain insight regarding the spiritual aspect of childhood traumas, Cathryn acquired additional training as an Akashic Records Consultant which provides the Soul’s perspective on issues needing resolution.

She is one of the first practitioners to merge the psychological, addictive, and spiritual perspectives with the energy therapies of EFT and TRE® to offer one of the most comprehensive modalities available today.

About the Author

The Inner Child Workbook is considered a classic in the inner child field and positioned Cathryn as one of the field’s 5 leading experts. Of those five authors, Cathryn is the only one who has continued to develop and apply this concept to all areas of the personality and soul. She does so because she finds it to be invaluable both in her personal growth and in her professional work with others.

This dedication earned her the honor of being referred to as “the mother of inner child work.” Cathryn has been conducting workshops, lectures, and classes for over three decades.

She has authored several additional books and recorded a series of lectures and YouTube videos. These resources 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 is never-ending.


Cathryn continues to be interviewed in all areas of her expertise in newspapers, radio, and television and presents at numerous expositions around the country. She was a featured columnist in The Edge, a mid-western, metaphysical, monthly newspaper for over eighteen months. She also co-hosted a radio talk show in San Francisco for over a year. As a seasoned lecturer and facilitator, Cathryn is well-known in the mental health community and an integrationist.

She has an uncanny ability to integrate each of these methods of healing together and continues to offer ongoing assistance and direction through radio broadcasts and her 100+ YouTube educational videos, all of which have established Cathryn as a leading inner child and soul expert throughout the world.

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