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Inner Child Wounds and Trauma

By March 27, 2024April 10th, 2024No Comments
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Inner Child Work and Trauma

Understanding Triggers: Navigating Inner Child Wounds and Trauma

Do you find yourself experiencing strong emotional reactions in certain situations, seemingly out of proportion to the present moment? You might be experiencing triggers from your wounded inner child.

Triggers are not the events themselves but rather the way we perceive or interpret them. They can take us back to a place where our worth is questioned, often rooted in childhood experiences. These triggers, when activated, can lead to feelings of not being good enough or lovable.

When conflicts arise in relationships, these wounds can be triggered, manifesting as feelings of inadequacy or vulnerability. Our natural response is to protect ourselves from feeling this pain, leading to adaptations such as withdrawal or demanding behaviours.

However, these protective mechanisms, while effective in the past, can create more consequences in the present as we struggle to navigate relationships and emotions. Understanding that these triggers stem from old wounds allows us to begin powerful inner work.

Shame, often associated with feeling not good enough, is a message we wouldn’t want to impart on a child. Yet, we often shame ourselves internally, perpetuating the cycle of self-doubt and insecurity.

To break free from these patterns, it’s essential to recognise how we protect our wounded inner child. Do our reactions acknowledge the pain and allow us to be seen, or do they further bury our emotions?

By accessing our functional adult selves, we can begin to reparent and self-soothe, offering compassion and responding thoughtfully instead of reacting impulsively. Setting boundaries and communicating our needs become essential tools in healing from past traumas and nurturing our inner child.

If you’re ready to dive deeper into understanding and healing your inner child wounds, consider exploring resources like my FIND YOU E-Book, which delves into the why and how of this transformative journey.


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