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Working with your Inner Child to Heal from Childhood Trauma



We all have an inner child. It is essentially the younger version of us that may have been forgotten. To heal from childhood trauma, we need to connect to our inner child and acknowledge the pain that we carry from our past. By nurturing and empowering the inner child,we can help reclaim a sense of self and discover renewed resilience and self-compassion. Inner child work can look something like this:


1. Acknowledging the Wounds:

Before we can start the healing process, it's important to acknowledge the wounds that have been carried for years. I offer a safe and nurturing space where individuals can explore this hurt and express their emotions without judgment. This allows for a deeper understanding of the impact of childhood trauma.


2. Inner Child Visualisation:

Visualisation can be a powerful tool to reconnect with your inner child. I guide clients back in time, to moments where their inner child experienced pain or distress. Through this exercise, clients can provide comfort, understanding, and support to their younger selves, fostering a sense of self-compassion.


3. Narrative Therapy:

Reframing the narrative surrounding childhood trauma can be a pivotal step towards empowerment. I encourage clients to rewrite their stories, focusing on resilience, strength, and the lessons learned from those experiences. This change in perspective can be very liberating.


4. Establishing Boundaries and Self-Care:

Empowering your inner child involves setting and respecting boundaries. I will emphasise the importance of self-care as a means to protect and nurture your emotional well-being. This can include activities that bring joy, relaxation, and a sense of security.


5. Inner Child Journaling:

Journaling can be a powerful tool for self-reflection and healing. I may suggest that you keep an inner child journal, where you can write letters to your younger self and where your younger self can write letters to those people who have harmed them. This can help to express feelings that may have previously been supressed.


6. Building a Support System:

No one should navigate the path of healing alone. In counselling,we will discuss your current support system and explore how you can build on this with trusted friends, family members, or support groups. This network can provide validation, understanding, and a sense of belonging.


If you would like to start on the path to connecting with your inner child, do get in touch. I offer a free 20 minute telephone call so please get in touch if you would like to book this.

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