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Steps to Healing Your Inner Child

Updated: Jun 29, 2023

Healing your inner child involves taking steps to address any emotional wounds or trauma that may have occurred during your childhood. You might not even realise that you have some wounds that need to be healed, but they can be there. Taking steps to healing can mean that you can move forward and move on from things like multi-generational trauma.

a man and a therapist talking about healing inner child.

Here are some ways to start the healing process:

  1. Acknowledge your inner child: Start by acknowledging and accepting the inner child within you. This means recognising the parts of yourself that are wounded or vulnerable and treating them with compassion and care.

  2. Practice self-compassion: Cultivate a sense of self-compassion by acknowledging your feelings and treating yourself with kindness, patience, and understanding.

  3. Identify your triggers: Identify situations or experiences that trigger emotional pain or trauma from your childhood. By understanding your triggers, you can work to avoid or manage them more effectively.

  4. Validate your emotions: Allow yourself to feel and express your emotions, even if they are painful. Validating your emotions can help you process and release any emotional pain or trauma.

  5. Seek professional help: Consider working with a therapist or counsellor who can help you process your emotions and develop coping strategies for dealing with difficult feelings.

  6. Practice self-care: Practice self-care by engaging in activities that bring you joy, such as spending time in nature, engaging in creative pursuits, or spending time with supportive friends and family.

Remember that healing your inner child is a journey that requires patience, self-compassion, and a willingness to confront difficult emotions. With time and effort, you can begin to heal the wounds of your past and create a happier, more fulfilling present and future.

If you want to find out more about healing your inner child, please get in touch today.

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