“Don’t shout, this is a classroom, not your house”, “You are a boy, you cannot cry”. “You are supposed to sit with your legs crossed”, “You are grown up, you cannot laugh like this, it is not done.”
Remember the opening scene of 3 idiots, the above sentences are our versions of what each one of us go through since the day we are born. And then we are guilty of saying the same things to our kids. We live in a society where we are taught to suppress our inner child and behave in a certain way as that is what is expected by the society. As a result though physically we may grow to become adults, emotionally and psychologically we never reach adulthood. Somewhere inside we still crave to be children and “want another chance to grow up”
At every age we want to feel and be told that we are loved unconditionally and are lovable. Many a times these needs are not met, and this leads to many insecurities, fears, belief’s about ourselves and the world which creates life and health challenges.
A lot of these challenges can be solved by “Inner Child Therapy” which is given at the subconscious level, since it is innocent as a child. This therapy helps the person look at thinks in a different perspective and it eventually changes the thought process and has a positive impact on the health and life challenges. Whatever the conscious mind thinks or does gets imprinted in the subconscious level. Hence it is important to rectify the issue from the subconscious level and this can be done by the Inner Child Therapy.
The first comprehensive method of reparenting the Inner Child in therapy was originated by Art Therapist, Dr. Lucia Capacchione, in 1976.
In the Indian context, we go back to the story of Krishna and Subhadra, how Abhimanyu learnt the technique of breaking the Chakravyūha while he was in his mother’s womb. The journey begins at the womb stage and the fetus can understand mother’s pain and problems. Hence it is often said that whatever a mother to be experiences in her pregnancy has an impact on the baby’s personality.
Some areas, where this therapy is helpful,
Inner Child has origins in India from yogis, but now has become popular all across. Inner Child is a study of past (childhood) experience of a client, here we give more importance to know how was the mothers experience before and after the birth of baby. This problem can be also related to her past life experience. The sessions can take anywhere from 30 minutes to 1 hour depending on the issue and how receptive the client is.
This should be done under a trained healer, he or she should have the knowledge and experience to analyse the problem and treat accordingly.
We have multiple healers who do Inner Child Healing session online, if you feel there is something blocking you from moving forward, try a session.