Updated: Jul 10
From someone who has battled self-doubt, social anxiety, and insecurity, I understand the struggles all too well. For many years I witnessed the highly spiritual community around me filled with love and light, and I couldn't help but feel like an outsider. It seemed like there was something inherently wrong with me because I couldn't relate to that type of community, especially here in beautiful Hawaii.
Comparing myself to others only deepened my insecurities, leaving me questioning my self-worth. I found myself wondering, "What was missing inside of myself that prevented me from showing up more authentically?" or "Why couldn't I feel the same connection when I bowed and said Namastè?"
However, in the midst of my journey, I made a profound realization: I didn't have to force myself to fit in with a community that didn't resonate with my true self. Instead, I embarked on a path of self-connection and self-acceptance.
It may sound cliché, but I discovered a fundamental truth: If we cannot befriend ourselves, comfort and encourage ourselves through discomfort, no one else can provide it for us and this may be true especially if we weren't brought up to experience unconditional love or support.
This realization led me to the most powerful and beautiful work I have encountered in my 20 years of therapy – the art of becoming my own mentor, friend, and nurturer.
For the longest time, I believed that the answers were external, hidden within reciting Ohm or Namastè mantras, buried in the pages of the next self-help book, or waiting to be unlocked through the next YouTube video or social media reel. However, it was during my 45th year of life that a beautiful reunion took place, forever altering my perspective.
This inner child work holds life changing way to finally connect within to cultivate unwavering self-love, allowing you to release guilt, shame and self-criticism.
The internal child work alongside Internal family systems practices can open up a world of gifts, here are some of them:
Empowering you to courageously embrace your authentic self.
Provides inner strength in facing and healing deep-seated emotional wounds.
Cultivates emotional support that extends throughout your relationships.
Feelings of inner connected and deeply loved by yourself and others.
As I delved into this transformative practice, I began to understand how childhood trauma can significantly impact our decision-making, self-perception, and overall well-being. Unresolved wounds from the past can manifest as self-doubt, fear, and limiting beliefs that hinder our personal growth and happiness.
Through this journey, I learned to navigate the complexities of my inner world, cultivating self-compassion and resilience. The healing process allowed me to embrace the unique individual I am, embracing my strengths and vulnerabilities alike.
So, if you find yourself yearning for a deeper connection with your true self, seeking liberation from past wounds, and desiring to create a more fulfilling and empowered life, I invite you to embark on this remarkable journey of self-connection and healing. If you are ready to try this highly effective and gentle approach to heal insecurities and childhood trauma, book a complimentary call to see if it feels like a good fit.