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Understanding your inner child

Have you ever wondered why sometimes adults respond in a childlike way? We may say something like "they're throwing their toys out of the pram", "grow up" or some other statement that reflects a child's way of behaving. We refer to this as their inner child response.

The concept of the "inner child" refers to a part of your subconscious that retains memories, emotions, and experiences from your childhood. Understanding and nurturing your inner child can be beneficial for emotional healing and personal growth. Here are key aspects to consider:

1. **Recognize its Presence**: Your inner child is the part of you that feels and reacts like a child. Acknowledging its presence can help you understand why you might react to certain situations emotionally.

2. **Emotional Baggage**: The inner child can carry unresolved emotions and traumas from your past. Identifying and addressing these issues can lead to emotional healing.

3. **Playfulness and Joy**: Your inner child is also the source of your creativity, playfulness, and joy. Engaging in activities that make you happy and allow you to express yourself can nurture this part of you.

4. **Self-Compassion**: Treating yourself with kindness and understanding, much like you would treat a child, can help you foster a positive relationship with your inner child.

5. **Healing Past Wounds**: Techniques such as inner child meditation, journaling, and therapy can help you connect with and heal your inner child. This process involves revisiting past experiences and providing the support and love that you might have lacked.

6. **Setting Boundaries**: Learning to set healthy boundaries is essential. Your inner child needs to feel safe and secure, and establishing boundaries can protect this vulnerable part of yourself.

7. **Integrating the Inner Child**: The goal is not to let your inner child control your actions but to integrate its needs and feelings into your adult self, creating a balanced and whole personality.

By understanding and nurturing your inner child, you can foster emotional well-being and a deeper connection with yourself.

If you have experienced childhood trauma or have memories from childhood and feel stuck in that place, then please do contact me We can work together to nurture your inner child and help you understand how to join those dots. By healing your inner child, you will be healing your adult self.

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