Have you ever felt like you are still carrying some unresolved pain from your childhood? Do you sometimes act in ways that are not aligned with your true self? Do you struggle with self-love, self-compassion, and self-acceptance? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you might benefit from inner child healing.
Inner child healing is a process of reconnecting with the part of yourself that holds your childhood memories, emotions, and needs. It is a way of healing the wounds that were inflicted on you when you were young and vulnerable. It is also a way of reclaiming the joy, creativity, and innocence that you may have lost along the way.
Inner child healing is actually based on scientific research that shows how our childhood experiences shape our adult personalities, behaviours, and relationships. If you had a happy and secure childhood, you probably have a healthy and confident inner child. But if you had a traumatic or neglectful childhood, your inner child might be wounded and need some extra love and care.
Why should you care about your inner child?
Well, because your inner child is still part of you, whether you like it or not. And if you ignore or reject your inner child, you might end up feeling unhappy, unfulfilled, or stuck in life. You might also have trouble expressing your emotions, setting boundaries, or trusting others. Your inner child might act out in ways that sabotage your success or happiness, such as throwing tantrums, procrastinating, or self-sabotaging
Why is inner child healing important?
You can free yourself from the negative patterns that are holding you back. You can also access the positive qualities that your inner child has to offer, such as curiosity, playfulness, spontaneity, and authenticity. You can learn to love yourself unconditionally and embrace your true potential. And it can influence how you think, feel, and behave in your present life. If your inner child is hurt, angry, scared, or ashamed, it can cause you to experience problems such as low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, addiction, co-dependency, relationship issues, and more
But don’t worry, there is hope! By healing your Inner child can help yourself heal your past wounds and make peace with your younger self.
It can also help you unleash your creativity, joy, and passion for life. Inner child healing can be done alone or with the help of a therapist.
There are many ways to do inner child healing, such as:
- Acknowledging your inner child and listening to what they have to say
- Writing a letter to your inner child or having a dialogue with them
- Meditating and visualizing your inner child
- Journaling about your childhood memories and feelings
- Revisiting activities or hobbies that you enjoyed as a kid
- Being open and playful with yourself and others
- Reaching out for support when you need it
Inner child healing is not a one-time event, but an ongoing journey. It takes time, patience, and courage to heal the wounds of the past and embrace the gifts of the present. But it is worth it because by healing your inner child, you are healing yourself.
Inner child healing is not easy, but it can help you heal from trauma, overcome fears, and improve your self-esteem. It can also help you have more fun, love, and happiness in your life. So what are you waiting for? Go ahead and give your inner child a hug today!
If you need further help, I am here to hold your hand.
Thank you for taking the time to read this, I hope you found it useful. As always, I welcome comments and feedback, and please do share with anyone else who might enjoy the read.
Love and blessings
The High Vibe Therapist
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