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Re: Inner child work

Posted by Daisym on September 30, 2011, at 0:07:48

In reply to Re: Inner child work Daisym, posted by yellowbird01 on September 29, 2011, at 9:45:57

Well, I actually meant to type "per week" not per work. Freudian slip, I think.

The more you've described it, the more I agree that you are intellectualizing all of it. How embarrassing would it be to let yourself really "be" that little girl? I have a hard time with this but when I can get out of my own way, I often surprise myself by what I say.

The other thing about this type of work is that it is important to continue to tell the truth - and the truth is, no one comforted that little girl. So perhaps right now she needs to feel mad and upset about that before you rush in and try to change the script. Otherwise you are one more person telling her (you) that you shouldn't be upset. And, you are also being forced (again) to take care of yourself. How do you feel about that?

I know for me, I have taken care of myself my whole life. And while I'm really aware how important it is to be able to do that, my younger part just wants her mommy. And sometimes, so do I.

So - honor the resistance.

btw - I fell apart after sessions all the time when I started. I think we worked more than a year on the dissociated feelings before I could truly feel all of the upset in front of him. It still happens sometimes. I hate when it does.

Take care of yourself.

 

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