Inner-child work is an approach to recognizing and healing childhood trauma. Healing your inner child addresses the unmet needs your child-self longed for and your adult-self is still searching for.
So how do you know the difference between needing to heal your inner-child and just having a bad day? The first step is to pay attention to how you're feeling. Do you notice that whatever is causing you to have a bad day feels a lot like the negative feelings you had as a child.
It may take you a minute to connect the dots but when you begin to see the correlation, you know you're on the right track to healing your inner-child. As you learn to heal your inner-child you'll have less bad days and more happy days when you learn to let go of the negative emotions associated with your thoughts.
Here are some unmet needs your child-self may have longed for and your adult-self may still be thinking about or experiencing:
If you see the correlation and recognize any of the above thoughts showing up in your life, this is your opportunity to do some inner-child work. The first step to doing this work is to teach your brain to reach for a more positive thought than the thoughts you're currently thinking. If you'd like some help with this, download your free guide to Turning Your Negatives Into Positives In 4 Easy Steps.
This is how you witness the true inner-powerful you possess to stop being triggered by negative emotions associated with painful experiences.
Nancy Mueller ~ Life Sensei