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Feeling heard - inner child needs from adult self & from therapy

Discussion in 'Treatment & Therapy' started by Snowflake, Jun 4, 2018.

  1. Snowflake

    Snowflake Well-Known Member

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    What does your inner child need from your adult self and from therapy to feel heard and not ignored?
     
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  3. EveHarrington

    EveHarrington _______ in progress. Premium Member

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    Can you ask her? Have you tried non dominant hand writing?

    Mine needs to feel safe, first and foremost. If she doesn’t feel safe, she’s not coming out!

    My core adult self let her down in a big way by not protecting her so right now she’s a bit gun-shy.
     
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  4. Snowflake

    Snowflake Well-Known Member

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    My therapist asked me this today. I leave overwhelmed and suicidal. My inner child leaves feeling ignored and not heard
     
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  5. EveHarrington

    EveHarrington _______ in progress. Premium Member

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    I mean can you ask your inner child?
     
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  6. Snowflake

    Snowflake Well-Known Member

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    She wants to feel loved and special. My therapist can’t do this and I hate her too much to
     
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  7. Freida

    Freida Been There, Done That, Lived to Tell the Story Premium Member

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    Hate your therapist or hate inner child?
     
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  8. Snowflake

    Snowflake Well-Known Member

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    Inner child
     
  9. EveHarrington

    EveHarrington _______ in progress. Premium Member

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    Whoa...

    Why do you hate your inner child?

    Oh wait, it’s a protector who hates your inner child. Can you talk to this protector and see what it needs?
     
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  10. Freida

    Freida Been There, Done That, Lived to Tell the Story Premium Member

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    ahhh -- yea bout that. I think we both know I'm the last person who can help with this --- Seeing how I hate the screamer and all.
    But if your figure it out first let me know
    Sorry.....:hug::hug:
     
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  11. Snowflake

    Snowflake Well-Known Member

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    I’m thinking instead of directing anger towards my parents I’m directing it towards my inner child. The complainer-she should be happy she was loved. Therefore, I think my inner child is overwhelmed with feelings and I’m ignoring her and them.
     
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  12. HollyBeans27

    HollyBeans27 Well-Known Member Premium Member Donated

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    What would being loved and feeling special look like to you? How would she know that she is loved and special? Do you have an idea of why you “hate” (strong word there) her?

    Based on that alone, my first thoughts are reassurance and self-compassion... Can your therapist help you with that?
     
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  13. EveHarrington

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    Sounds about right.

    I don’t have an inner child who does anything I don’t like. She’s just young, scared, and in pain.

    I’m not sure how to handle things when there is animosity toward the inner child.
     
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