Inner child healing Technique

  • When you’re feeling triggered, take a few deep breaths and close your eyes.

  • Place your hands on your heart and root space, and breathe deeply.

  • Now visualize your inner-child (the little you at say three years old) and tell them they’re safe.

  • Remind yourself that big emotions are ok and that it’s safe to feel.

  • You can move some of the energy by crying, thrashing and screaming into pillows. When the energy begins to shift, move into a more meditative space, eyes closed, hands still on your heart and root center, allow whatever comes up and be still with yourself.

  • Simply observe any thoughts or emotions as they arise, and then let them go. (Tip for the visual folks: you visualize your thoughts/emotions floating from your body, out through the top of your head.)

  • Keep breathing, and remember, this is a healthy expression of your emotion even if it feels messy and chaotic.

Notes: As you do this practice, you’re learning to take responsibility for your energy and training yourself to learn how to self-soothe in moments of stress. As you begin to feel safer in your own emotions, you may find yourself less drawn to your old numbing behaviors.

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