Healing Your Inner Child: How To Do Inner Child Work

healing your inner child

Accessing our wounded inner child is one way in which we can find the root cause for many of the emotional issues we experience as adults. Through it, we can learn to tap into the emotions, beliefs and negative experiences that we have over the years learned to suppress. It allows us to bring these feelings and emotions into our conscious mind so that they can be addressed. This self-discovery work allows us to shine the light on our inner world and affords us the opportunity to restore our unique and authentic nature. Through it, we can heal. Read more

Trauma, Wounding And The Inner Child

inner child

We can all act childish every now and then especially when we our world is challenged. While we may appear to be adults on the outside, when situations occur, that trigger one of our scripts, our wounded “inner child”, can appear and take over the show. This unconscious part of ourselves can at times covertly control our demeanor. In some situations this part of ourselves can unknowingly run our lives. Read more

How to Recharge Your Life By Healing Your Chronic Stress

chronic stress

We experience stress when we lose our jobs, or do not having enough money to buy food or pay our bills. Anything that elicits fear within us can contribute to this unspoken physical and emotional tizzy and strain our adrenal reserves. This state is amplified for trauma survivors who find themselves trapped in cycles of worry or rumination or whose stress response is always turned on. Read more

Finding Your Authentic Self: What It Means To Be The True You

authentic self

Many people want to be happy and experience a life filled with joy and bliss. One component to being happy on a consistent basis is through connecting with your authentic self. We stay true to who we really are when we are authentic to ourselves. There is a level of congruency within us. Our inner world aligns with our outer world. What we think and believe matches what we say and do. Read more

Trauma & The Biology of the Stress Response

biology of the stress response

When our nervous system detects a threat or we are faced with a distressing situation, our bodies naturally and instinctively react by activating our stress response. These threats trigger the body to engage defensively where it sets off a series of rapid well-orchestrated physiological and hormonal changes. They spring into action and allow us to respond quickly in an effort to ensure our survival. All of this happens instantaneously and outside of our conscious control. Read more

Emotional Regulation & The Fight, Flight, Freeze, Fawn Stress Response

Fight, Flight, Freeze, Fawn Stress Response

Our body is naturally and automatically programmed to respond to frightening situations. Its goal is to minimize or avoid real or perceived danger. It is designed to protect us and survive physical, mental and emotional challenges. In the modern world, it can help us to perform better under pressure and better cope with demanding circumstances. Read more

Emotional Regulation / Dysregulation And The Stress Response

Emotional Regulation

Having and experiencing emotions is a normal part of our lives. When we are able to effectively manage our response to an emotional situation we are demonstrating good emotional regulation. When we lose our cool, we are what is called emotionally dysregulated. Read more

C-PTSD, Trauma And Our Stress Response System

C-PTSD - Trauma

Trauma affects everyone differently. Trauma affects everyone differently. Traumatic events push the nervous system outside its ability to regulate itself. Children who constantly experience emotional stress, such as a fear, judgment or rejection can end up developing c-PTSD. People who suffer from c-PTSD can have difficulty controlling their emotions and emotional responses. Read more

A Journey Unraveling Our Inner World: The Path Of The Wounded Healer

wounded healer

The term “Wounded Healer” refers to a person who has undergone intense pain and suffering and used these injuries to transform him or herself. They emerge from this profound transformation more in touch with their authentic inner nature with a greater awareness of themselves. These individuals become a source of wisdom and inspiration for others. Read more