This healing process of recognizing that we all possess an inner child who is looking for the same needs to be met is deeply transformational work. As a holistic practitioner, inner child work has created some of the most profound shifts into wellbeing and wholeness. You realize that you do not need to seek the support and validation from those who may have caused you pain as a child in the first place, whether it be your parents, family, or close relatives. It is empowering to understand that you can truly create all of the healing within yourself by turning inward with a new level of understanding that you have now as an adult.
In 2.0 of this series yoga teacher and psychotherapist Shirley Johnson offers practices for communicating with our inner child, leading us through a meditation that guides us through this process.