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Healing Your Inner Child

What does “inner child” mean?

The inner child is a form of a person’s inner self that arises from childhood experiences and memories. A person’s inner child can have positive or negative qualities based on past experiences.
While someone who experienced childhood trauma may carry their wounds within their inner child, someone who had a positive childhood may bring out their inner child through their imagination and creativity. Some psychologists see the inner child as a set of different life stages and not just childhood moments.

After reading the definition of the “inner child”, you may wonder if this idea is real or just a marketing ploy. Inner child labor is not a real child within you; It is a psychological theory. However, many clients find this theory useful in dealing with symptoms and reflecting on the inner self in therapy. It can be easier to project compassion and self-love onto a child than it is sometimes to love yourself. Therapy can help you develop self-compassion and help you appreciate the person you used to be.

How to start the work of the inner child

Inner Child Therapy is a healing process that requires time and reflection. Consider these steps to stop self-destructive actions and reclaim your inner child.

Connect with your inner child with Quantum Reiki .Inner Child Work combines different forms of therapy and techniques to help the injured child recover. A person’s inner child contains sources of strength, lightness, and/or skills acquired through the stages of growth. But it also includes injuries and traumas that occurred as an adult. Although it may take some time, it is possible to heal these wounds of your inner child. The quickest way to do this is with Quantum Reiki.

Find your unmet needs. Write down the things that trigger you every day. Find out what actions or exchanges trigger an old childhood trauma. When working with a reiki healer, shadow work and visualization are two common psychotherapy techniques for discovering the needs of your inner child. We will work with you during the session to process the traumatic events that have affected your injured child, their relationship with caregivers, and their internal family system. You will be able to satisfy your unsatisfied desires and understand how your inner child feels when you realize what hurts you.

Promotes self-knowledge. Self-discovery is an important part of a child’s inner work, because constant reflection helps you understand your younger self better. To recover from past trauma, you must be open to recognizing how your pain affects your behavior and decisions. Your self-esteem grows by remembering the past and increasing your emotional awareness.

To take care. Prioritise time for activities you enjoy. By taking care of your creativity and passion, you can shape the youthful part of your adult self. Taking care of your own daily needs is an essential part of practicing self-love and room for improvement.

Healing your inner child can be helpful in treating:

Transgenerational trauma: Transgenerational trauma occurs across generations. Young people continue to engage in maladaptive behaviors after early exposure to codependency, peer satisfaction, and trust issues. These wounds can begin to heal and intergenerational trauma can be stopped by healing and repairing the inner child.

Attachment issues: The “feeling safe strategies” that you have developed during childhood, can turn into harmful coping strategies in adulthood that harm the individual. By working with your inner child, you will learn more flexible ways to take care of yourself and your needs.

Perfectionism: As an adult, perfectionism may stem from the desire to keep the caregiver happy or to receive praise from the caregiver in childhood. It is crucial to distinguish between what is happening today and what worked in childhood. Habits adopted since childhood often do not work in our adult lives.
Low self-esteem: Growing up, we learn about the world from our caregivers. If we are spoken to harshly or insultingly, we interpret that critical voice as our own internal dialogue. You can better understand who you are now by learning about your child’s inner needs, feelings and experiences.

Before you begin the healing process with your inner child, it is important to understand that this will take time. Suffering from childhood trauma or anxiety cannot be alleviated with cures or miracle solutions. It turns out that inner child work is actually a conscious, ongoing conversation between the inner child and the adult self.

Here are eight ways to start the journey of healing your inner child:

1. Recognize and accept your inner child
Even if you don’t remember many memories from your childhood, you know that you were a child at some point and that moment in your life affected you. Recognising your inner child can start by looking at photos from your childhood. Although it may be difficult at first, it is important that you admit to yourself that there were difficult times in your upbringing and remember the past memories.

2. Listen to your inner child
Pay attention to your inner child and accept that your inner child is hurt. This is a good time to observe the reactions of your own adults and try to perceive what they are trying to convey to you. When you show love and affection, think about what your inner child expects from you as an adult.

Here are some other questions you can ask your inner child:
• Why do you judge or blame yourself?
• How are you?
• How can I support you better?
Listening to your inner child and feeling the emotions and feelings that may arise is a valuable way to grow and overcome the past.

3. Write a letter
Writing a letter from your grown-up self to your inner child can be a loving and deeply healing practice. This frees up some of the responsibility your inner child has always felt and at the same time gains the wisdom of your adult self. You could start this letter with the words “Dear young me.”
Writing a letter from the perspective of your inner child is another useful exercise. The inner child is free to write whatever comes to mind in this letter with colored pencils or markers. “Dear Big Me” would be the first line.

4. Try meditation
When we meditate, we calm down and can control our thoughts and attention. Dealing with internal wounds from childhood often causes us to lose focus and makes it difficult to consider the past. A simple, guided method to help you access past emotions is to practice Inner Child Meditation.

5. Try journaling
Using text, audio, art, videos, apps, or other media to express ideas and feelings can help you understand them. Journaling is an active therapeutic approach. Setting new goals for your life and changing unhealthy coping mechanisms can be easier if you can identify and let go of these thoughts, feelings, and behaviors as an adult.
Another approach is to keep a journal from the perspective of the inner child. This allows the inner child to express itself instead of suppressing the inner feelings.

Below are signs that your inner child is on the mend:
• You will learn healthy coping mechanisms
• You broke avoidance patterns
• You show empathy and can recognize their needs.
• You can set limits
• You can control your emotions better
• You can create daily routines and rituals.
• You can express your needs clearly.
• You are able to take care of yourself and meet your needs
• You allow yourself to have fun and be impulsive.

 

Are you intrested in healing your inner child, or have you already started your healing journey but are not sure if you have actually connected with your inner child?
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