Inner Child Therapy
Inner Child Therapy is a therapeutic method that explores the roots of (traumatic) experiences that arise in the time transition from infancy to early adulthood.
In this method we go to the origin of what prevents you from being yourself, and reconnecting with your original vibrancy and zest for life.
The way we function and react in our daily life has its roots in the survival strategies that we learned as a child. You can be triggered in the here and now as an adult but experience the old feelings and survival strategies of the time as a child, which hinder your functioning.
This method works with hypnotherapy but also with biographical stories, Transactional Analysis and voice dialogue.
Basically, you make contact with the child that you are in your unconscious. This could be an angry child or a hurt, anxious, sad child. It is the young child that you were who has negative experiences.
It is important to rediscover which feelings have been hurt or damaged. This emotional wound will not heal until it is worked through and examined.
Inner Child therapy can be applied to: depression, fears and phobias, feelings of guilt, sub-assertiveness, dependence, feelings of inferiority, feelings of loneliness and shyness, etc.