How to do inner child work

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Inner child work

The inner child work is an aspect of yourself from the time when we were a child, before puberty. Things that we experienced as a child can be addressed with inner child work. In psychology, we grow in stages, and we as humans are meant to develop and grow. But sometimes it can happen that we miss a step or two, because of experiences in the childhood.

The way to do it is to start with a guided meditation or some self-hypnosis. Lay down and relax with eyes closed. Picture yourself in a park. Here you can decide the surroundings. Fill it with different kind of trees, flowers in all colors and maybe a fountain. Feel how the sun is shining and see how the sky is blue. After having to put some effort into making the park a place for a holy meeting. You end your visualization with creating a bench.

Self hypnosis, visualization with creating a bench - Inner child work

Now. See a little boy walking towards you in the distance. Wait for the boy, while sitting on the bench. While he comes closer, at the age of 5-6 maybe, you can see that it is you. You as a child. After this little innocent boy sits down with you, visualize white light surrounding you both – helping you to make this a very positive and beneficial meeting.

Then look at the boys face, you can see it is an earlier version of you. It is you, in the past. As an adult, you now have a lot of life wisdom that you can give to this child. Express in whatever way you like good things to this child. You can laugh at the child, give it attention. You can teach it things, gives it a loving hug. Feel in your chest area love for this child, the child will notice your compassion and love, just by your presence, just by your energy, how your body language is and how you look it in the eyes.

loving hug, look in the face - Inner child work

Unconditional love for the inner child:

You of all people, know what is coming for this child, you know the child path. And you have the wisdom to say and do whatever it takes to make the path that is to come, as smooth as possible. Remember you are speaking of a future reference point, so you can give the child, patience, and hope. Maybe you want to cry together with the child, help it release its emotions, let the two of you share some painful emotions together, this is safe and you do it out of compassion because you know it will help the child to release some of its emotions.

After this meeting, assure the child that you will come back for another meeting in the future. Assure him that you have a friendship and that this time is not a goodbye forever. Tell the child that you can from time to time close your eyes and summon him back and you can meet each other in this holy park.

Holy park - child work

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