How do I care for my Inner Child if I was never taught how?
I often hear from clients how difficult and awkward it feels to listen to their inner child. Many of times it's because:
- There was no one to role model self-care
- Their childhood was unhappy and they're scared to re-visit old feelings
- They feel silly because they are grown now
The list could go on and on. We find ways to resist those places inside that make us most nervous. Dissociation of childhood memories is a common phenomenon. With dissociation of memories, the inner child is often n…
2 Minute Doodle Teaching - Relational Repair
Repair in Relationships
Join the little doodle characters as they explain the importance of honoring the timing of both yourself and the other person as you seek to repair a recent relational rupture.
A disagreement, fight, or misunderstanding is to be expected in our most important relationships. This is a relational rupture. A rupture can also be unintentional as with a preoccupied parent, a partner that is looking at their phone when they say their listening to you, or a friend that forget…
We're "under construction" when we do Inner Work
As we do our own Inner Work it is important that we create an environment that feels supportive and nurturing as we uncover, grow and heal.
I like to think of it like building the safe construction site to do the work in.
Explore what you need in that environment? Who you need on your construction team? What tools or comfort items need to be readily available?
We are all a work in progress and the more we can build our strong and kind foundation the deeper the work we can do.
Thank you for b…
Our Body as A Barometer During Difficult Conversations
Staying in a difficult conversation can feel very challenging. Our bodies are wired to alert us of any potential threat and when we are in a heated conversation with a co-worker, discussing an important topics with a loved one, or exploring a delicate subject with our teenager our body may be trying to tell us to ABORT THE CONVERSATION RIGHT NOW!
Leaning into a difficult conversation we can learn to read our own internal body signals as signs to where we may be closed off, have some inner work …
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