Updated: May 18, 2022
Healing the Inner Child
Your Inner Child lives in your subconscious mind, an aspect of your personality that began early in life that took shape in response to the positive and negative events and experiences you had with your parents and others. Your Inner Child is the part of you that still retains its innocence, creativity, awe and wonder toward life.
Not everyone associates childhood with playfulness, fun and happy memories if you experienced neglect, trauma or other emotional pain, your Inner Child might seem small, vulnerable and in need of protection.
You may have buried this pain deep to hide it and protect yourself, both now as an adult and for the child you once were. Hiding pain doesn’t heal it, where it often surfaces in your adult life, showing up as distress in personal relationships, difficulty meeting your own needs making you feel unhappy or empty.
Do any of the following resonate with you? The more signs you say ‘yes’ to the more you need to consider Inner Child work:
· I feel inadequate or not good enough
· I’m a people pleaser
· I don’t feel like I belong, there is something wrong with me
· I have addictions
· I have a fear of being abandoned and cling to relationships
· I have trouble saying ‘No’
· I’m ashamed to express emotions such as sadness
· When I get mad I become rageful
· I distrust everyone including myself
· I feel more responsible for others than myself
· I strive to be a high achiever
· I have trouble letting go of things
· I avoid conflict wherever possible
· I never felt close to my mother and/or father
· I feel anxious whenever thinking about doing something new
· I feel guilty about standing up for myself
· I constantly criticize myself
· I’m a perfectionist
Opening the door to working with your Inner Child helps you work through these issues, boosting confidence, self-esteem, motivation and improving relationships.
Inner child hypnosis involves a deeply relaxed hypnotic induction allowing the subconscious mind to be respective to healing the inner child, fostering a positive mindset.
When we take responsibility for our happiness in life, we have the power to feel safe, heal ourselves, and create greater wholeness. This gift can never be taken away from us.