For anyone looking to heal from past hurts, inner child work and reparenting is crucial. No matter what we do in our lives, we’re trying to feel something. When we don’t feel secure and confident within ourselves, we can find ourselves acting out with maladaptive behaviors caused by underlying hurts. Whether we know it or not, we spend years abusing ourselves and people around us, repeating patterns, and when we struggle with addiction can get caught in a cycle of chronic relapse. Oftentimes, it’s these underlying hurts that have us wanting to be acknowledged, seen, and valued. Some of these issues can only be addressed with inner child work and reparenting ourselves.
Inner Child Work and Reparenting
In today’s SHAIR Recovery Coaching call, the group helped Angie. Struggling with asking a woman to become her sponsor, she’s committed to her recovery but feels unsure of herself to ask for help. The group also helped Lynne. Struggling to find long-term sobriety, she finds herself relapsing time and time again. The group helps her find empowerment by changing the scope of her recovery language and takes her back to a time in childhood where she found the need to escape and soothe herself.
In this recovery coaching episode you will learn:
- How to effectively get in touch with our inner child
- A reparenting exercise we can all repeat to ourselves to find compassion and empathy.
- Why inner child work is crucial to recovery.
- How the language we use can influence our relapse process