Shamanic Inner Child Healing (Shamanic Healing The Inner Child - Recovery of Your Inner Child Work)
The idea that childhood experiences come to bear on who we are as adults has now been accepted as common knowledge. One of the therapies that attempts, in a very explicit and direct manner, to achieve mental and spiritual health by addressing and healing childhood experiences is Inner Child work.
Working with an Inner Child Journey process allows for clients to become their own loving parents. By learning to listen, care for and respond to one’s inner children, we create a foundation for a new way of being – one of wholeness.
Inner Child Healing suggests that the human psyche has child-like aspects and that these aspects or parts can be accessed and communicated with to facilitate healing. In the course of Shamanic Healing the Inner Child, the focus is given to the wounded, traumatized child inside of you and the emphasis of the therapeutic work itself is on healing and nurturing this wounded aspect of your Self.
This is achieved in the course of shamanic journeying and interacting with the child as a healthy adult would with a frightened child. Much of my Shamanic Inner Child work is developed to help people who have been emotionally, physically, or sexually abused as children and display symptoms of post-traumatic stress as adults to come to terms with, and heal their past. However, the relevance of inner child work is not limited to persons who suffered such severe trauma.
We are all shaped by our childhood experiences, and this, at times, has a negative impact on our adult lives. As a psychotherapist, I find Shamanic Inner Child Healing work to be most effective in helping people heal their past traumas, and I use the technique extensively.
Psychological Inner Child Healing vs Shamanic Inner Child Healing Work
One of the most significant differences between visualization work and shamanic work is the presence of a mediator, or therapist. While inner child work done by visualization is necessarily directed by the therapist, when working shamanically, we are interacting with the child without human mediation and under the watching eye of our spirit teachers.
The benefit of not having a human mediator lies in the fact that as humans, even if we are experienced therapists, we inevitably make assumptions that may lead us to direct the interaction between child and adult in counterproductive ways. Interacting with the child in the spirit world removes the mediation, and thus removes the risk of shaping the interaction according to the therapist’s assumptions.
Working shamanically with the inner child holds even more benefits. From a shamanic perspective, trauma is one of the main causes of soul loss. According to the shaman, when we suffer trauma, parts of our soul escape and the shaman must journey to the spirit realms to return them.
While psychologists referred to the inner child as dissociated aspects of our psyche, the shaman sees it as lost parts of our soul that left us due to the force of the trauma. And although this is ultimately done for the survival and the wellbeing of our soul, as we lose that part, we also lose the wisdom and strength it has to offer us.
Trapped Trauma Preventing The Healing The Inner Child
From the perspective of the inner child, we say that when the child suffers its first trauma it is trapped in us and as years go by, it is covered in layers, like walls which surround and protect it, gradually becoming thicker and thicker. One could liken this to an onion, with the child being at the core of the onion.
To access the trapped child, we must gently peel the layers surrounding it. If we try to rush or ‘bulldoze’ into the inner child, our attempt will fail and the layers will only get thicker to protect the child.
This is why, when working with the inner child by visualization, therapists would typically take a long time to approach it. The advantage that working shamanically gives us is in bypassing our critical mind (fears or ego) while journeying, something which is very difficult to achieve during visualization or active imagination. When working with the traumatized inner child, we are naturally afraid – afraid of letting go, afraid of what we might hear. We are trapped, in other words, in our critical mind.
The Benefits Of Inner Child Healing
When areas within have gone unhealed and unheard they may show up in your outer life as problematic communications, anger issues, dysfunctional relationships, addictions or codependency. They may leave us feeling sad, lonely, abandoned or distrustful. Most of these issues were established out of earlier experiences which were learned in early childhood.
These patterns and beliefs can be healed allowing you to change your perspective and move into a place of emotional and spiritual freedom. You may not even be aware that these defensive and self defeating patterns exist or that they are causing problems in your life. Often these patterns were formed in order to protect the child you once were but now are keeping you from the life you deserve and long for.
As you learn to listen to your own inner self you begin to feel heard and are able to get some distance from old messages, emotional loops and tapes. The old wounds that you have carried can finally begin to heal. As you move along with the process you will begin to receive new messages based on truth and eventually will begin to relax and trust in your own inner guidance.
When you choose to align yourself with the truth you begin to honor who you truly are. The more you learn to trust yourself the less likely it is that you will give your power away to others. As you learn to access your own inner resources you will begin to see more clearly and feel more empowered. You will begin to find a deeper level of understanding of yourself thus affecting your own physical and emotional health and your relationships.
Here is a question for you to ponder. Would you avoid a child if you saw one standing all alone, who was scared, hurt or sad? Imagine that your inner child is that child but is now within you and all it wants is a little of your time. This inner child like an outer child deserves to be heard.
Are you ready to sit still long enough to listen?
Are you ready to meet your inner child?
Each Shamanic Inner Child Healing session purchased includes a personally prescribed healing crystal (type of crystal and it's healing properties to be determined after your session according to your personal Chi/Life-Force Energy's needs for perpetual healing--and can be recharged at any time). Your personalized pocket-sized crystal will be sent to your physical mailing address immediately after your Inner Child Healing is complete.
ALL SHAMANIC INNER CHILD HEALING SESSIONS DELIVERED IN 1-3 DAYS INCLUDING WEEKENDS & HOLIDAYS!
Distance healings are extremely powerful as energy is not bound by time or space. It can be felt across the Universe at anytime, anywhere. My healing abilities are enhanced in a deep, meditative trance-like state. This why my energy healing sessions are *NOT* done by phone, or chat.
In my energy healing and transformative sessions, I utilize a variety of healing modalities including Shamanic Reiki, traditional Reiki, aura repair, chakra balancing, soul retrieval and recovery, karmic cleansing, and soul possession clearing.