HEARING & HEALING MY INNER CHILD
“The way we talk to our children becomes their inner voice“
I have worked on myself tirelessly (and sometimes painfully) for decades, predominantly focusing on my traumatic childhood but frustratingly, the outcome was always the same. One thing was refusing to be silenced… My inner child!
I had assumed a very adult position in the world at a young age and although my present-day circumstances have been stripped of toxic people from days gone by; it seemed as though the negative conditioning and the trauma had left a much deeper impact on me.
I was talking to a good friend of mine who was bubbling with enthusiasm (quite uncommon for her at that point in time!) after she’d had some past-life regression work done by a lady called Lorraine Flaherty. The change in my friend’s behaviour was an undeniably positive one and I was intrigued, not necessarily drawn to the past-life work, but certainly intrigued. I looked up Inner Journeys and immediately found myself looking at the ‘inner child’ section – a method of therapy where the Inner Child (yes, we all have one!) can be accessed and positively addressed. Without any hesitation, I contacted Lorraine’s assistant and booked myself in for the following week.
I arrived at her Covent Garden office and was relieved when she walked down the stairs to meet me – she was totally normal and I clicked with her instantly. We went up to her office, discussed the things I was looking to address and before I knew it, an hour had passed and we were starting the session and heading off into the state of hypnosis.
We chatted again briefly after the session (mostly about business and brand though… I can’t help myself!) before saying our goodbyes. Now, I know my inner child was a complex and rebellious one but Lorraine’s website states that a session generally takes around 3 hours so I was genuinely surprised when I checked the time on the way out and realised it was almost 6 hours from when I’d arrived!
The following day, I reflected on the session… It was a bit surreal and I didn’t think I felt any different but a few days later, I began to notice that whenever I thought about my past (habitual thinking patterns on my part!), I remembered everything as clearly as I had before yet I didn’t seem to be able to access any negative ‘feelings’. I was quite perplexed and almost a bit sad that my familiar old negative thoughts had upped and left me without warning! I started to think about some specific ‘trigger-events’ that I knew would push my emotional buttons… Nothing! Just unfamiliar, positive and clear thinking? This ‘testing’ period went on for about 3 weeks, the negative emotions were showing absolutely no sign of reappearing and eventually, I got bored! It had worked…it had really bloody worked…!
Decades of hard work and determination had been brought to a peaceful and painless end within just 6 hours! Lorraine has successfully wiped my hard drive of negative feelings about my childhood and for that, I will be eternally grateful. I can finally move forward, free of the past and free of self-destruction. Since the session, my self-esteem has greatly improved, the sadness and pain have been lifted and I’ve given myself permission to grow up, embrace my playful inner child and to live by my own rules so watch out world… here I come!
“the creative adult is the child who survived“
If you would like to learn more about Lorraine and the sessions she offers, head on over to her website: www.innerjourneys.co.uk and thank you for taking the time to stop by my blog today.