Updated: Mar 5, 2020
Have you wondered why you do the things you do? For instance, dating a person who treats you badly. Have you asked yourself why? Were you abused as a child, or did you witness your parents fighting?
That child is still hurting. When we witness something like abuse we internalize it. We start to believe things about ourselves that are not true. Things like, "I'm not good enough," "I deserve this," "No one else would love me," and perhaps, "I'm never going to be good enough for anyone else anyway." These thoughts become like a tape on replay. We can't seem to stop them. Perhaps, if we reached out to the child within and helped heal the pain from the past the negative thoughts of today will go away.