Reaching Out to Help Heal Inner Child
In counseling, we tend to do some work at least that dives into our past experiences. For each experience we've ever had is a step ladder to who we are now. We tend to carry with us not only the good, but also the things that hurt or upset us. Not all of these feelings just magically get healed. Sometimes, we need to spend a little bit of time working through them so we can heal and release them. Counseling takes this on a much deeper, more profound level.
I also do this in my coaching program. Not the counseling end, but teaching people who have done a lot for the work but just want to learn some actual skills. In life coaching, we focus only on the skills to help you move past the blocks that keep you stuck.
I thought I'd share with you a relatively easy step you can take on your own towards talking to that little you that's still inside you and needs you. All you need is some time, a piece of paper and your favorite pen...and maybe a cup of tea, if you're like me.
So, maybe you can try this:
Write a letter to yourself as you were at age 10.
1. What your life is like now
2.. What you have learned since you were 10
3. What you want him or her to know
4. What you want him or her to beware of
5. What you want him or her to enjoy every moment of
And, I always end with a reassuring comment telling her all the things she needed to hear back then...along with reassurance that we can handle whatever comes our way.
Release what no longer serves you, and set that little you free.
In healing, Beth