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February 19

Raising Your Inner Child

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inner child Photo Credit Alexi Berry / Ian Berry

The term “Inner Child” has been around psychotherapy for what seems like forever. Jung discussed an archetype related to a child. Self-help and pop psychology had focused extensively on the inner child for decades. Lately it does not seem as popular.

The inner child is often representative of the trauma of youth. It often relates to a child feeling insecure and not good enough. It relates to other traumas that leave the child’s psyche wounded in some way. Much of therapy has focused on adults learning to self-soothe, and otherwise …