Once you uncover the underlying beliefs about what happened, you can re-parent yourself and begin the healing process.
Your inner child is your childlike aspect. It includes everything you learned and experienced as a child before puberty.
This inner child lives on in your subconscious mind and is heavily influencing who you are today and your experience of life.
If your childhood memories include an abused, abandoned, restricted, rigid, or severe home life, these unfortunate events are still impacting you far more than you realize.
If you were raised in a dysfunctional family, you may have had to look out for your own needs, instead of playing with friends.
You may have had to learn to care for younger siblings, instead of having free time to simply be.
You might have had to protect yourself from the emotional states of the adults around you to ensure you wouldn’t be abused in some way, instead of living in a safe environment.
Insecurity, fear of rejection, depression, and anxiety are all side-effects of a wounded child trapped inside influencing your perceptions and self-esteem.
They live on in your subconscious mind and will repeat over and over until you take time to heal your inner child.