In this group gathering, Valerie reviewed the idea that each of us has “protective parts” and each of us have “exiled parts”.  She talks about how we came by these parts and how each of these parts of our personality is trying to be helpful and has a lot of information to share with us if our true selves are willing to listen.  She walked the group through an activity to learn more about one of their own “protective” parts and then several members of the group shared what they are learning about their own personal “protective parts” of their personalities.