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It is no surprise that a child prefers its mother’s voice to those of strangers. Beginning in the womb, a foetus’s developing auditory pathways sense the sounds and vibrations of its mother. Soon after birth, a child can identify its mother’s voice and will work to hear her voice better over unfamiliar female voices.

Therapeutic Encounters

The bedroom door is shut. I hear voices, recognize my parents’ and hear another unfamiliar voice. I stand in front of the keyhole, covering one eye with my hand; another eye is wide open close to the keyhole trying to catch what is happening behind the closed door. I feel the tension in the air. I don’t dare leave my room, so instead I’m hiding behind the door and checking what is happening through the keyhole.


Jeffrey Smith, MD offers his definitive self-help guide to personal change in therapy and in life. He believes that healing takes place when feelings are shared with an empathically attuned and safe other and together you will explore motivations, behaviors and places that harbor resistance to change in order to let go and grow forward.