What Everybody Ought To Know About Inner Child Work
Updated: Oct 17, 2018
“Inner child work” is all about understanding, getting in touch with, & embracing and healing your inner child. “Your inner child represents your first original self that entered into this world; it contains your capacity to experience wonder, joy, innocence, sensitivity and playfulness.”.
I was inspired to create this Press Release based on the article entitled; Inner Child Work: 4 Healing Techniques to Rediscover Your Original Innocence – written by, Mateo Sol.
"No matter how big or small, almost all of us experienced some kind of trauma as children." - Mateo Sol
According to Sol, when childhood trauma keeps reoccurring or is severe, it may result in soul loss. He talks about the different types of childhood trauma; physical (including sexual), mental, & emotional. Soul loss doesn’t happen to everyone who has gone through traumatic experiences in childhood. Nevertheless, it does cause deep emotional or psychological injury that can bring about anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, destructive behavioral patterns, phobias, and chronic illnesses.
Sol, believes that “Inner child work is a vital component of soulwork because it reconnects us with a wounded element of ourselves: the child within.” When we reunite with this shattered piece of ourselves, we begin learning the root causes of many of our phobias, sabotaging life patterns, and insecurities. He believes that “Inner child work” is where the true healing occurs…
I must say I completely agree with Sol, doing “Inner child work” is where the real healing happens!
I was sexually abused by relatives between the ages of 4 to 8 yrs. old. Through counseling and self-help books, by age 31, I thought I had resolved and healed from the traumatic events in my childhood. However, a little over 15 years ago I gave birth to my daughter. Shortly after my daughter was born it triggered my childhood traumas to resurface. It was then that I began working on healing my “Inner child,” for the first time in my life. My daughter’s father, at the same time was experiencing a similar situation, we actually began working on our “Inner child” workings together. We kept daily journals about our “Inner child” work, and then would read and share them with each other.
In addition, during that time we were in family counseling, and I recall the therapist asking us one day, “How old do you feel not physically, but emotionally?” At that time my partner was 30 yrs. old, and I remember him distinctly saying, emotionally he felt like he was only 18 yrs. old. It completely changed my perspective about a lot things.
“Inner child work” is all about understanding, getting in touch with, & embracing and healing your inner child. “Your inner child represents your first original self that entered into this world; it contains your capacity to experience wonder, joy, innocence, sensitivity and playfulness.”
I shared my personal story with you for 3 reasons:
1) Sol, discusses in his article, how unfortunate it is that we reside in a world that actually forces us to repress our inner child and “grow up.” However, reality is while the majority of adults grow up physically, they never end up reaching psychological or emotional maturity in adulthood. This means almost everyone on this planet is walking around with childhood fears, angers, and traumas that have been festering in our minds for decades, and are not even aware of it. Because of this we end up carrying around heavy psychological baggage. Our “unexplored and unresolved” baggage ends up turning into other issues such as, psychological & physical illnesses, and dysfunctional relationships.
2) I wanted to provide you with a real life story of how working on your “Inner child” can be a powerful, beneficial, and therapeutic experience.
3) To let you know, “You’re not Alone.”
So, reconnect, nurture, embrace, and learn to love your Inner child. It absolutely will be one of the most rewarding healing experiences of your life.
Wishing you much courage, strength, and blessings as you begin to embark on your journey of “Inner child work” and healing.
Resources for “Inner Child Work” –
Inner Child Work: 4 Healing Techniques to Rediscover Your Original Innocence – written by, Mateo Sol
Another excellent resource for working with your inner child is the book “Home Coming, by John Bradshaw. I have read it personally, many years ago.
Sending Love, Peace, & Positive Vibes,
Sherri Pentzien (Owner & Founder of Savannahsmiles Life Coaching)