Inner Child Therapy
During the early years of our lives we absorb many things in our environment, both consciously and unconsciously; and consequently we develop many of our internal belief patterns based on the information and behaviour we observe in the world around us and from the people in it. These people might be our parents or other members of our family, but they can of course also be our teachers, our neighbours, our friends and the people and ideas that we see on TV.
Unfortunately for some of us, the unconscious part of our mind that creates our internal belief systems and programmes often doesn’t judge whether the incoming information is right or wrong and so it is possible that any given thing that we experience, whether good, bad or indifferent becomes a part of our belief or value system.
Sometimes these can be very simple everyday phrases that we don’t even think of as damaging. I had a client who has tremendous problem regarding money. She had a couple of challenges in that she found it difficult to find jobs that paid her well for her efforts and she found it incredibly difficult to spend the money that she did earn on anything other than essentials, and especially difficult to spend on herself. She came from a family that had struggled to get by when she was a child and she was easily able to remember her parents’ beliefs were that you had to work long hours in tough jobs in order to get by. In trance she also remembered quite clearly that a common phrase in her childhood was “Money doesn’t grow on trees, you know”. Both the core belief and the phrase were deeply entrenched in her unconscious behaviour. Two sessions later and the old belief was replaced with a new positive one, and then a couple of months down the road she found herself a new job that paid her well for her efforts, and equally importantly she was able to start spending some of the extra money on a few little rewards for herself.
Sometimes the beliefs and patterns that we inherit may be even more serious. If our parents show us a lot of love at an early age, then it is easy for us to believe we are loveable and worthy of good things. However if we are not shown that love then we may grow up thinking a different truth about ourselves. Early comments from people that we are no good, stupid or abuse may hurt deeply at the time, but may be easily forgotten, however they may also lead us to live lives where we actually believe that we are no good and stupid and in some case we only believe we are worthy of (and thus attract) abusive partners or friends.
How Does Inner Child Therapy Work?
With many of these early beliefs and patterns it is possible in hypnosis to regress right back to the very first time our Inner Child developed this belief. Using our adult perspective we can reframe this belief, and then develop a new understanding and perspective about the circumstances of our childhood and replace the old belief with a new and empowering belief. We can start to remember that we are deeply loveable and create a new positive belief patterns about ourselves at a deep unconscious level that will start to manifest into our external reality i.e. our everyday lives. We also use the hypnotic trance to state to integrate some special qualities that are inherent (but sometimes forgotten) within us, such as feelings of self-confidence, strength and self-acceptance amongst many others.
Inner Child therapy is a simple and safe process which often results in powerful life changing transformations.
How Many Inner Child Therapy Sessions Do I Need?
Often one session of inner child therapy will produce a tangible shift for clients, however sometimes we may need more than one session. The number of sessions is assessed and agreed on an individual basis depending on the nature of the issue. Most people notice a huge change which is very noticeable in their lives after 2-3 inner child therapy sessions. .
Prices for inner child therapy are £150 for a two hour session
Doug Buckingham is a Hypnotherapist, Regression Therapist and Hypnosis & Regression Trainer