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Self Care and the Inner Child with Faith Agugu
February 21 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
“Care for your inner child and heal it. When you do so, you are healing yourself for a better you” childinsider.com
As women we are used to taking care of those around us, making sure that their needs are being met.
If you’re a woman, no matter how self-reliant you are, you have a little girl who’s very tender and needs your love, support and encouragement.
As children, when something went wrong, we tended to believe that there was something wrong with us.
Children develop the idea that if they could only do it right, then parents and caregivers would love them, and they wouldn’t punish them.
In time, the child believes, there is something wrong with me. I’m not good enough. As we grow older, we carry these false beliefs with us. We learn to reject ourselves.
It’s then no wonder that as adults, we set goals for our self-care and although we begin enthusiastically, we quickly let ourselves down.
We may plan to rest more, take time out to meditate, exercise, read a book, go for a run or walk, eat more healthily, manage our finances better, or not get into destructive relationships.
We set these intentions with such conviction, believing that this time we will follow through.
Yet time and time again, we let ourselves down and we are back to our old limiting and unhealthy patterns of behaviour because these are familiar thus more comfortable.
We become frustrated with ourselves and we may wonder why we do this?
Can we truly love ourselves if we continue to repeat this pattern of letting ourselves down?
Is there a missing link to this puzzle?
I believe so. I believe that we have not yet made peace with our inner children.
No matter how enthusiastic we are about setting self-care goals, if we have not met, acknowledged and made peace with the scares within our inner selves, it is difficult to be consistent with loving and nurturing ourselves.
Love is the greatest healing power in the universe. Love can heal even the deepest and most painful memories because love brings the light of understanding to the dark corners of our mind.
No matter how painful our early childhood was, loving our inner child now will help us to heal it.
In the privacy of our own minds we can make new choices and think new thoughts. Thoughts of forgiveness and love for our inner child will open pathways, and allow us to truly show up for ourselves.
WHAT THIS WORKSHOP WILL OFFER YOU!
If you are new to the inner child process you will:
- Meet your inner child
- Learn what she needs from you
- Learn about your inner saboteur
- Meet the key people in your life that are blocking your inner child
- Meet the key people in your life that uplift your inner child
If you are familiar with the inner child process you will:
- Reconnect with your inner child
- Discover the blocks in your inner child that are stopping you from moving forward in any area of your life
- Evict the inner critic
- Re-commit to your inner child
By doing the above, you will begin to follow through on your self-care goals and show up consistently in areas of your life where the inner saboteur usually dominates.