A journey towards wholeness through healing inner child wounds.
The Inner Child is the part of your psyche that still retains its innocence, creativity, awe, and wonder toward life. It is important that we stay connected with this sensitive part of ourselves. “Inner Child Work”, builds upon the work of renowned therapists such as John Bradshaw, Virginia Satir, Hal Stone, Milton Erickson, Alice Miller and many others whose efforts focus on the unmet needs of childhood, and how fulfilling those needs can lead to a complete, more confident and self-actualized individual.
According to Inner Child Work, early childhood development is greatly impacted by the family system. Many of us grew up in toxic or dysfunctional homes and families. The shame and chronicity of abuse, neglect and abandonment perpetuated in these families, gave rise to addictive, compulsive behaviours and sometimes even personality disorders.
Many of the survival needs to be learned in dysfunctional families no longer work and limit our personal growth and development. Once used to adapt in order to survive, these adaptive behaviours limit our ability to reach our potential. Therefore, it is essential to heal those wounded parts of our personality, discover and embrace all our parts, including our shadow to enrich our life and become the champion to our Inner Child. Once achieved, the Child can feel safe to become its original authentic self and shed the persona needed for survival.
The emotional and mental impairment that arises from denying our true self, controlling our environment, and living in a state of hyper-vigilance, give rise to many maladaptive behaviours and states such as anxiety, depression and compulsive behaviours including all addiction. Inner Child Work facilitates the healing of the Wounded Child, fostering change and personal growth and allows the true self to emerge, free from psychopathology.
Inner Child Work helps to heal and reconnect to our authentic selves and teaches us healthy ways to re-parent our Wounded Inner Child and provides tools and resources to install autonomy and corrective experiences. It helps us to look back on early wounds without judgment. Learning to connect with that Inner Child, validate the pain they felt, and heal those wounds without judgment helps us better address our own emotions & emotional needs in the present.
This course aims to be an experiential journey towards reaching out to your own Wounded Inner Child, re-connecting with him or her (even with the shadow parts), and learning ways to re-parent your Inner Child on a regular basis. A journey coming home to you … a journey towards becoming whole again.
|Dates:|| Bloemfontein: 25-27 Aug 2021
JHB and Pta: 10-12 Nov 2021
|Once you reach the check out page you will be able to choose the date for each attendee.|