What is inner child healing and why do you need it? Inner child work is the process of contacting, understanding, embracing and healing your inner child... or your subconscious mind.
As children, we were very much influenced by the environment and the people around us. We will have made decisions at a subconscious level, about how we should be and what we should do in order to be seen as OK, and to be allowed to stay around and to survive in our families, in our peer group, isn't it?
Our later experiences will have reinforced these beliefs and formed our own blueprint/ scripts for how our life should be. We carry these immature scripts and decisions with us into adulthood when they run our lives more than 90% of the time. Most of the time we are living life like a child inside a grown-up's body - and the child within us yearns for attention, validation, understanding, care and support.
We may very frequently try to silence these deeper longings with alcohol or drugs, by being totally absorbed in smart devices and the internet, by promiscuity, gambling, over-spending, over-eating, work-a-holism, self-harming and other ways of avoiding the real and deeper needs we have. Needs which we haven't allowed ourselves to become fully aware of, or to find a way to have sufficiently met.
Pay close attention to these signs. They will help you learn the general extent to which your inner child has been wounded and the level to which you feel unsafe in this world.
Below is a quiz. Please answer a "yes" or "no" to each depending on what you resonate to.
The more times you say yes to, the more you need to seriously consider inner child work:
In the deepest part of me, I feel that there's something wrong with me. I experience anxiety whenever contemplating doing something new. I'm a people-pleaser and tend to lack a strong identity. In a rebel. I feel more alive when I'm in conflict with others. I tend to hoard things and have trouble letting go. I feel guilty standing up for myself. I feel inadequate as a man or a woman. I'm driving to always be a super-achiever. I consider myself a terrible sinner and I'm afraid of going to hell. I constantly criticize myself for being inadequate. I'm rigid and perfectionistic. I have trouble starting or finishing things. I'm ashamed of expressing strong emotions such as sadness or anger. I rarely get mad, but when I do, I become rageful. I have sex when I dont really want to. I'm ashamed of my bodily functions. I spend too much time looking at pornography. I distrust everyone, including myself. I am an addict or have been addicted to something. I avoid conflict at all costs. I am afraid of people and tend to avoid them. I feel more responsible for others than for myself. I never felt close to one or both of my parents. My deepest fear is being abandoned and Ill do anything to hold onto a relationship. I struggle to say no.
If you answered yes to ten or more of these statements, working with your inner child should be at the top of your priority list.
If you answered yes to five or more of these statements, you should seriously consider reconnecting with your inner child.
Dragonflies bring to you a one-day experiential workshop on inner child healing through hypnotic regression at Zorba, the Buddha, Ghitorni, New Delhi on 19 January 2020. This workshop will be facilitated by Dr Ashwini Kamath, Founder of "Dragonflies" who is an inner child healing therapist, a hypnotist, a hypnotherapist, a Past Life Regression Therapist and a Future Life Progression Facilitator.
The main aim of this workshop is - to reconnect to our inner child/ subconscious mind, - become more aware of our dysfunctional thoughts and behaviour patterns, - discover from where they originated and why - identify its repercussions on your life now - heal yourself through hypnotic techniques like forgiveness, acceptance and energy transformation.
And because we realise the extent of emotional catharsis this one session would bring about in you, we want to gift you another wonderful experience... something that you can carry with you back home. we are providing you with a copy of affirmations which you can read to yourself whenever you feel the need to.
And it doesn't end here... we also are bringing to you a phenomenally healing session through Nada Yoga or Sound Therapy which will be facilitated through one of the oldest energy healing methods. Tibetian Singing Bowls. This sound therapy has the potential to transform your life in a way that you only need to experience to believe it. Only Sound, through its energy, frequency and vibration can bring about phenomenal positive changes in your mind, body and soul within a short span of time. This session is conducted by Mrs.Aarti Kohli, a Tibetian Singing Bowl specialist, a Reiki Grandmaster, a Past Life Regression Therapist and a free spirit dance instructor.
Come and immerse yourself in this amazing soundbath and rediscover yourself.
Please note: - mid-noon lunch, tea and snacks will be catered for - certificate of participation will be awarded - Since it is going to be an experiential session involving hypnosis and sound therapy, please wear loose-fitting comfortable clothes with breathable fabrics. - Please do bring along your yoga mats and a pillow if you need one so that you are comfortable with using your own things. - Please do come with an open mind and after indulging in a restful sleep the previous night. - Please do reach us if you need any clarification. - All sessions are in English.
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