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Re: Inner child work Daisym

Posted by yellowbird01 on September 29, 2011, at 9:45:57

In reply to Re: Inner child work, posted by Daisym on September 28, 2011, at 23:09:33

Thanks Daisy. I hadnt thought of it that way, but I guess that does make sense. I'm not sure I understand what you mean though when you say "And this work usually requires multiple sessions per work for containment." Can you explain what you mean? I appreciate it.

I will definitely be honest with her about how much I'm struggling. We've discussed it before, as this has been getting slowly worse since we started this. She has been asking me to think about validating the feelings of the younger part of myself etc when I'm struggling. I guess I just dont *totally* get the whole inner child thing yet. I completely get it theoretically... but using it to comfort myself etc isnt really working and I'm not quite sure how to do it. She has explained it to me, and I get it as she's speaking, but it doesnt translate to outside the therapy room at all.

In session, she'll frequently ask me to think of a specific example of something that happened in childhood. Last week it was about a time I was crying and upset and my parents didnt care, were annoyed by me, etc. She'll ask me to basically rewrite the movie of how the specific incident went... what the young me must have felt, what the adult me would say to the young me, etc. Sometimes she'll ask me to close my eyes but I've always refused to do that so far. The thing is.... I dont ever feel much emotion having these conversation. I feel more like I'm providing her the information she wants. I guess I'm keeping it too intellectual? Could this be part of the problem? But then I fall apart in the days afterwards....... ugh.

 

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