We each have our own history, have experienced different things growing up throughout childhood and we have all been influenced by our environment, events and the significant people around us. Our inner child has stored these memories and experiences and they continue to impact us throughout our lives.
It is widely understood that we are now aware that a child’s brain wave state up until the age of around 7 years old is in the Theta brainwave state which means that anything and everything that a child is exposed to and experiences is absorbed like water to a sponge. At this point in our development we do not have the ability to fully differentiate between what is reality and what is not, what is truth and what is not or have the tools to emotionally or rationally process events that occurred effectively.
This means that the effect that some events have created in these moments can become blocked in our experience creating limiting beliefs or patterns in our life today.
You might have thought something along the lines of;
Why do I react in certain negative or unhelpful ways in some situations?
Where did my behaviour patterns come from?
Why do I sometimes feel so: helpless; lonely; desperate; scared; angry; suicidal; etc.?
Why am I stuck in the same pattern in my life?
Why do some people have different emotional responses to the same life experience?
Natalie uses inner child therapy to address the child within us that is still hurting from past experiences. This often still affects us in our adult lives without us realising and can be the reason we are able or unable to cope or progress in certain situations.
It is your inner child, your core emotions & beliefs that were created in a key phase of life that affect how you act and react automatically as an adult.
These can show up as low self-esteem, poor self-image, problems with boundaries being too weak or too rigid, emotional imbalances, wearing ‘masks’, self identity difficulty, intimacy difficulty, commitment problems, lack or trust of self or others, dependency or addiction, needy behaviour etc.
Whatever the presenting issue is the likelihood is that it is coming from the unmet needs of your Inner Child.