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First Extraordinary Maturity video

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The notion of the "parentified child" describes many adults who feel stuck, helpless, or overwhelmed by strong emotions. The antidote is to grow up and come into yourself -- extraordinary maturity. But how is that different from just being a grown-up? We discuss four phases of maturity. Most of us get stuck in the second or third phase.

26 minutes 15 seconds

First video (high bandwidth)

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Last updated Sat, Jan 27, 2007

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