was a day of remembering that I love Inner Child work. Our childhoods have such a far reaching influence on our lives, that this little person still inside us needs care and attention as much as anyone does. But yesterday Inner Child Healing went in a fascinating new direction.
Learning is Power
As a teacher, I believe in the power of learning and of teaching people skills to become independent. I’ve never wanted to be the kind of healer that people come to again and again to “fix” problems. I always want to teach self-healing skills alongside my healing sessions. But many of us weren’t empowered as children and our voices weren’t heard. We had to follow the rules and listen to authority figures. In the process we lost touch with our own guidance and intuition. It got squashed by following the authority figures in our lives. Times are changing and the trend in childcare is for learning to be child-led and with far greater understanding of normal child behaviour and development. But for those of us who didn’t receive this kind of nursery education, our Inner Child is dying to be heard.
Power of the Imagination
I use what Carl Jung would call “Active Imagination” in healing sessions. My clients’ unconscious minds show me symbols of what’s going on and I get guidance from spiritual guides and the creator on how best to help the client move forward. My job is to ask for healing and witness it – the mind is so powerful that using the imagination in this way really can help people feel better. But a fascinating process unfolded with a client on my narcissism programme recently. Usually I follow the guidance and use active imagination to witness the healing happen but on this occasion, I had to sit back and guide the Inner Child to do the healing herself once I’d asked for it. Just like a nursery school teacher would, I was prompting the child to come up with solutions to the problems we were seeing. And wow, was it effective! The Inner Child felt heard and more confident and the problems went away quickly and in a light, game-like way.
Everyone is Unique
I have no idea whether this technique will be needed again. Each session is best when it’s tailored to what the client needs and that’s the fun of working in this way. As long as we’ve set an intention for where we want to be, the unconscious mind and spiritual guidance will work together to get us there somehow. It’s such a fascinating process and it unfolds differently for different people.
Why not give this technique a try next time you have a problem? Set the intention to solve the problem, connect with your Inner Child in your imagination and prompt him or her to find creative solutions to it. Let me know how you get on if you try it! My contact details are to the left 🙂