People who genuinely love themselves in a healthy manner are not abusers. They don’t abuse themselves or others. (Hay, Louise L. You Can Heal Your Life. CP 15. CA: Hay House, Inc., 1984.)

Once programmed into the subconscious, verbal abuses (e.g., stupid child) become defined as “truths” that unconsciously shape both the behavior and potential of the child throughout life. (Lipton, Bruce, PhD. The Biology of Belief. p 160-164. CA: Mountain of Love / Elite Books, 2005.)