The purpose of an Inner Child Healing.
Children are very emotional beings as the ability to understand has not yet developed. Many times in childhood when we expressed these emotions we were punished, or at least disapproved of and rejected. So after time the emotions become suppressed in an attempt to avoid punishment and rejection. However the energy of the emotion does not then get discharged and therefore begins to accumulate in our energy fields and in our bodies. This causes blockages to the healthy flow of emotional energy which then creates tension and pain. In our attempts to not feel this emotional pain we try to deny it by blaming others for how we feel, projecting our feelings onto others.
However the energy has to go somewhere and as it becomes denser it can somatise into the physical body and create pain and disease. Pain is a way that our self healing intelligence will try to bring our attention to these unresolved left-overs from the past.
So in a Inner Child healing we facilitate the client to heal unresolved emotional pain from childhood. This can relieve the congestion within the energetic and physical bodies to the extent that diseases can be healed.
There are three steps to the process;
Giving the Inner child attention in a loving and allowing way. This meets a deep need and allows what is in shadow to feel safe enough to emerge.
Giving a safe space for the child to express their feelings, and so run off the emotional charge that has been held since that time.
Holding and loving the child, especially after venting these feelings which are normally rejected, deeply dissolves and heals the patterns of fear, shame, and rejection out of which we create our ego defences.
For more information on the Inner Child see my previous post