inner child therapy

inner child therapy

Fringe psychology
A type of psychotherapy developed in the 1990s by an American theologian, John Bradshaw, which is based on the belief that individuals from dysfunctional families suffered “spiritual wounds” during their formative years, caused by an awareness that they were not loved.

Bradshaw’s therapy consists of having the client relive early development and have conversations with his or her “inner infant” by writing letters to it, ideally with the nondominant hand (which is believed to enhance the experience); at the end of the successful therapy, the inner child has evolved into a “wonder child” who has a sense of a higher purpose.
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She says: "I have had people come to see me with all sorts of phobias -even fear of vomit, fruit and tins of baked beans!" Lesley launched the business in Norton six years ago after gaining an honours degree in health and psychology and further qualifications in family therapy, NLP, hypnotherapy, energy psychology, past-life regression and inner child therapy.
Randolph does not use the term but she is advocating inner-child therapy, a subject covered much more thoroughly in John Bradshaw's wonderful book "Homecoming." Both co-dependency and inner child therapy are terms Randolph never uses-I wonder if she's even aware of them.
SOME inner child therapy would be of great benefit to you.