How to begin your Inner Child healing journey

How to begin Your Inner Child healing journey

Healing from the wounds of a difficult childhood


So,are you getting started on your  journey of inner child healing? Welcome. This can be a profound and transformative experience. It involves reconnecting with and nurturing the wounded child within you to heal past traumas and foster personal growth. This article provides a comprehensive guide on how to begin your inner child healing journey, including practical steps, techniques, and resources to support your path to emotional well-being.

Who is your Inner Child?

The inner child represents the part of your subconscious that holds the memories, emotions, and experiences of your early years. These experiences had an impact on you and became an inseparable part of how you think, feel and behave. Your inner child lies dormant in your psyche till a situation triggers them into acting up. This could look like falling back on maladaptive coping behavior or inappropriate expression of emotions that you regret and beat yourself up about. Inner child healing begins with acknowledging and addressing the unresolved pain from childhood to improve your emotional health and experience of living.

Steps to Begin Your Inner Child Healing Journey

1. Acknowledge Your Inner Child

When you acknowledge the parts of yourself that you find difficult to understand, you begin the work of inner child healing. The first part of your journey involves recognizing that your inner child exists and that your  experiences from childhood continue to influence your adult life. This acknowledgment lays the foundation for all the steps you take to heal yourself.

2.Make time and create a safe space

You first set aside time and create a space where you feel secure to look at all the parts of your inner world. This work takes time and in the initial stages you would be committing time every week and if possible even a few minutes daily. Ensure that you are not disturbed and switch off interruptions that could distract you. 

3. Reflecting on your childhood

Look at some memories that surface often when you are sad, angry or just stressed. Doing this when you are calm and feel a degree of distance would be insightful. Notice what comes up in your awareness around a particular memory. Focus on the emotions that are still present even after a long time having elapsed between the occurrence of the incident and now that you are pondering about it. Journaling about it can be helpful both as a way of expressing your feelings and when you read it back to yourself, validating your experience. You also begin to identify what happened repetitively creating a belief pattern for you. 

4. Connect with Your Inner Child

Use guided visualization to connect with your inner child. As you are reflecting on some of the difficult childhood events, connect with the child in the narrative you remember. Visualize the adult you meeting this younger version of yourself. Communicate your love, compassion and understanding. Listen to and listen for what this child is saying to you about how they felt and how their feelings did not have the permission to be expressed. Now validate what your inner child is conveying to you about themselves and the situations and people that hurt them, 

5. Practice Self-Care

Begin to take care of yourself as you would care for a young child. Those of you that are parents know very well how you have raised your own kids with kindness and compassion. Affirm to yourself that you deserved love and care in the past and are now perfectly  capable of providing them to yourself. Your childhood experiences were not your fault and you don’t need to keep treating yourself with neglect and blame.Give yourself permission to rest and renew your commitment to yourself

6. Establish Healthy Boundaries

During this journey, keep your findings safe with healthy boundaries. Don’t feel obligated to share your journey with anyone other than those who understand you and are committed to your recovery. When you are vulnerable, give yourself the protection you need. Shield yourself from the opinions of those who don’t see how important this work is for you. They would hinder rather than help you progress.   


8.Seek Professional Support

Find a therapist who specializes in inner child work to support you with regular sessions either in a group or through personal sessions.  A professional can provide you the  guidance, support, and therapeutic techniques you require to navigate the healing process. These sessions are a structure for you to  explore and resolve deep-seated issues.


To begin your inner child healing journey is takes  courage and persistence. It  empowers you to move toward emotional well-being and personal growth. When you acknowledge the existence of  your inner child, begin connecting with them while protecting your time and space and caring for yourself, you have an opportunity to heal  past traumas and build for yourself a healthier, more fulfilling life.

Sign up 

If you’re ready to start your inner child healing journey, take the first step today. Begin your journey by finding out how you can sign up for the Inner Child Workshop. This workshop gets you to reflect on your childhood, connect with your inner child through visualization, heal and take you closer to a more balanced and joyful life.

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