Those who have suffered difficult childhoods, lacking in the consistency and safety of love, support, and guidance, generally have lingering issues that have held them back in life. Those who have done healing work are clearly functioning better than those who haven’t, but there is always something lurking below the surface. That "thing" is the wounded inner child.
The inner child is a powerful entity, separate from our waking conscious minds, that carries the wounds of past traumas and impacts much of what we say and do as adults. It is a protective device, similar to a defense mechanism, triggered by reminders of these wounded aspects of our selves. We will never be free of our pasts until we face and heal this child within.
The goal of today's show is to help you identify and get to know your inner child, explain why reparenting is so critical, and suggest ways for you heal the wounded child that has hidden inside of you for so long.