Most people are unconscious of the inner child and how it affects their lives. The inner child is the part of us that is wounded and needs healing. It is the part of us that feels voiceless, powerless, and alone. When we have unresolved issues from childhood, they can lead to unhealthy patterns in our adult lives. Fortunately, there is a way to heal the wounds of the past and that is through inner child work.
Inner child work can be done in many ways, but the most important thing is to be gentle with yourself. This type of work can emotionally trigger memories that you may have forgotten. It is important to go at your own pace and not to force anything. The goal is to gradually begin to heal the wounds of the past so that you can live a more fulfilling life in the present. One way to start inner child work is to journal about your childhood. To elaborate, write about the difficult and positive periods of your life, which entails relationships with your parents and siblings, fears, and aspirations. This is a way to begin to connect with your inner child and to start to understand and identify its needs.
Another way to do inner child work is to imagine yourself as a child. Visualise yourself in different situations and imagine what you would say or do. This is a way to start to give voice to your inner child. Nevertheless, inner child work can be difficult but beneficial, especially, when you are able to heal the wounds of your past. Lastly, internal work will lead to living a more authentic, joyful, and peaceful life.
How can I do inner child work?
There are many ways to go about doing inner child work. Some people prefer to journal, others to use visualisation, and still, others to use various forms of art. Ultimately, the best way to do inner child work is what feels right for you.
If you're not sure where to start, here are a few ideas:
The benefits of doing inner child work are many. Some of the most common benefits include: