Everyone has a suffering child within who is young enough, hard to recognise but we all had face difficulty during childhood and many of us have experienced trauma. In order to protect and defend ourselves against future suffering, we often try to forget those painful times. Every time we’re in touch with the experience of suffering, we believe we can’t bear it, and we stuff our feelings and memories deep down in our unconscious mind. It may be possible that we haven’t pluck up courage to face this child for many decades.
Even if you can happily report having enjoyed the best-ever childhood, it’s safe to assume that there’s stuff—great and not-so-great stuff—that emerged in your early on years that impacts the way you see the world, feel about who you are, and show up in your daily life. But no matter how deeply seated these beliefs and understandings are, you don’t have to carry them as emotional baggage forever.
We move through the world in the present, but carrying the past. In order to relieve ourselves of a weight of unfelt, unprocessed emotion, our inner world needs to somehow be made manifest. It needs to come out, and psychodrama makes that very easy because it allows for the full and, if desired, cathartic expression of whatever emotions are in there. It lets us express our sadness or anger to the actual person toward whom we feel it through role players.
Though emotional abuse is just as destructive as physical and sexual abuse, there is an on going debate whether slapping a child is acceptable or not. Children are natural wonderer they want to explore everything under curiosity on other adults being overprotective exhibit anger to avoid child exploring world making them feel low and controlled.
There are certain ways parent has to be present in child’s life. Spending a quality time with child is very important contrary to this not spending a quality time has its own drawbacks, it can put huge emotional scar on child for life. The child can start blaming himself/herself for all the neglegence this undergoing process makes child pick a lens to perceive world and people which gradually affects the behaviour during adult time. Some signs which can be looked upon
– [ ] No emotional control and always regret it later
– [ ] Most of the relation are toxic
– [ ] Not taking criticism well
– [ ] Feeling resentment, blamed or regret most of the time
– [ ] Taking things personally
– [ ] Deeper fear of rejection, judgement and apprehension
Connecting with the inner child focuses on bringing these feelings to the light of your consciousness. Inner child therapy uses variety of tools and techniques to access and communicate with, to heal inner child issue. It can create positive changes in the adult suffering the childhood trauma of unattended child.
An awareness of your inner child can help you think back to lighter, carefree years, “Being in touch with the joys of childhood can be an excellent way of dealing with challenging times.” Childhood talents, skills which are lost due to traumas suffered are recuperate trough inner child therapy, your wounded child is overpowered by sparkling child enhancing joyful memories.
Not everyone associates childhood with playfulness and fun, though. If you experienced neglect, trauma or other emotional pain, your inner child might seem small, vulnerable, and in need of protection. You may have buried this pain deep to hide it and protect yourself — both your present self and the child you once were.
Hiding pain doesn’t heal it. Instead, it often surfaces in your adult life, showing up as distress in personal relationships or difficulty meeting your own needs. Working towards healing your inner child can bring immense help against these issues.
Manisha Agrawal, Mumbai based therapist, Counsellor, pioneering in the field of hypnotherapy, Inner Child issue with over 10 years of experience helping client across the globe with some unique technique and tools.
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